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Chocolate Coconut Almond Bliss Balls {paleo friendly + vegan}

These chocolate coconut almond bliss balls are a crazy easy paleo friendly and vegan dessert made using only the yummiest + cleanest ingredients – chocolate, coconut, maple syrup and coconut oil are combined to make this decadent yet healthy treat! 

These chocolate coconut almond bliss balls are a crazy easy paleo friendly and vegan dessert made using only the yummiest + cleanest ingredients.

I’m fairly sure I know exactly what you’re thinking – do we really need one more treat recipe? I’m going to go ahead and say that yes, when it’s a recipe for these chocolate coconut almond bliss balls, the answer is most definitely yes.

Because this is not your ordinary treat recipe. These little bliss balls are:

A) Dairy free

B) Naturally sweetened

C) Made with only 6 ingredients, two of which are vanilla extract and sea salt

D) Waaaaay easier to make than they seem (read: option to appear fancy AF at your next gathering without doing anything more difficult than making the easiest cookie recipe)

BOOM. So much more to offer than your ordinary truffle.

These chocolate coconut almond bliss balls are a crazy easy paleo friendly and vegan dessert made using only the yummiest + cleanest ingredients.

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Perfect Grain Free Gingersnap Cookies {gluten free}

TIS THE SEASON! For mistletoe, snow, fine company, and cookies!!! I am obsessed with these perfect grain free gingersnap cookies and so excited to share them with you for your healthier holiday baking party.

Perfect grain free gingersnap cookies! Made with chickpea flour. Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy.
 
I think it’s officially safe to say that we’re in the final stretch of holiday baking, and I’m going to sneak this perfect little grain free gingersnap cookie right into the mix because I just know you guys are going to love them. They are chewy, full of gingery spiced flavor, just sweet enough, and totally GRAIN FREE! Because with all the indulgence that comes along with the holidays, it’s always nice to add some healthier notes to the mix.

What’s the flour I used you might ask? Chickpea flour! This stuff is seriously amazing. If you’ve never tried baking / cooking / playing around with it in the kitchen, I highly recommend picking up a bag and getting busy!

Honestly, some of my favorite grain free cookies that I’ve ever made are with chickpea flour. There’s just something about the simplicity of it and the texture that it lends that are so so good. So good that you probably wouldn’t even notice the healthy flour swap if you didn’t know. I’ve made some salted mocha chocolate cookies (so delish!) with chickpea flour on the blog before if you want another cookie recipe idea for that bag of chickpea flour that you’re about to pick up. And another great place to get ideas is on the ever-so-talented blog of Dolly and Oatmeal. She actually has a cookbook called Chickpea Flour Does It All and while I don’t own the cookbook (yet! it’s on the Christmas list 😉) I have made some of the recipes from the cookbook that she’s shared on her blog and they have all been amaze.

Perfect grain free gingersnap cookies! Made with chickpea flour. Perfectly spiced, tender and chewy.

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Grain Free Paleo Green Bean Casserole {paleo + vegan}

Being from the midwest, green bean casserole was always a very big part of our Thanksgiving spread. Right up there with my grandma’s famous layered raspberry jello whipped cream dessert 😉 Okay, so the times have changed and what fills our plates on Thanksgiving has changed with it, but there are some dishes that I refuse to say goodbye to. And so, healthier paleo-friendly and vegan versions are made! Top of that list? This grain free paleo green bean casserole. It’s insanely delicious, vegan friendly, and free of all the junky ingredients that are usually in this famous casserole.

Grain free paleo vegan friendly green bean casserole! Made with all the same comforting flavors that you love in the classic casserole, with ingredients that you can feel good about.
 
This was on last years menu as well, but I didn’t have the recipe fully developed, and so I hung onto it just waiting for this year’s festivities.

Green bean casserole can be a challenging casserole to make gluten free / paleo / vegan since most cream of mushroom soups (the standard base of green bean casserole) are thickened with cream and and flour. Not so paleo or vegan friendly…

But in the name of eating clean AND enjoying every minute of it I think it’s worth re-working this classic dish. Especially during this time of year when the struggle to eat for you health and enjoy shared meals is so real.

This green bean casserole is here to tell you that you can both indulge in your favorite dishes and stay on track with your health and well-being

 

Grain free paleo vegan friendly green bean casserole! Made with all the same comforting flavors that you love in the classic casserole, with ingredients that you can feel good about.

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