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Vegan recipes that are dairy-free and meatless. These healthy gluten-free vegan recipes are perfect treats or meals for those who don’t consume animal products.

Creamy Carrot Soup (paleo, vegan)

This easy Creamy Carrot Soup with ginger and coconut milk requires only a handful of basic ingredients and not much time to prepare. Healthful, flavorful, vegan, and paleo, this is a something-for-everyone comfort food!

During the fall and winter when it gets dark early and the weather is chilly, I love curling up to bottomless bowls of soup.

Creamy vegetable soups are some of my favorites! Sweet Potato Soup always gets the limelight, but I enjoy creamy carrot soup even more! 

Carrot soup is naturally sweet, a touch earthy, and pairs magnificently with Thai flavors like ginger, cumin and coconut milk. That’s the route I’m taking with this carrot ginger soup recipe!

The recipe contains no cream, butter or oil. Simply all squeaky clean ingredients that leave you feeling nourished and happy.  The texture is pillow-y smooth and the flavor is sweet and subtly curry-like with a little kick. 

Let’s dive in to the details!

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Chocolate Covered Chickpeas

Chocolate covered chickpeas are an easy dessert recipe that only requires three basic ingredients: chickpeas, oil, and chocolate chips. This fun, crispy treat is perfect for chickpea enthusiasts! If you’re looking for the easiest chocolate dessert recipe that involves your favorite magical fruit, you’ve found it! These chocolate covered chickpeas are quick and easy to …

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Keto Hot Chocolate (With a Paleo Option)

Keto Hot Chocolate Recipe with a paleo option. This dairy-free, vegan, sugar-free, low-carb hot cocoa is a healthier alternative to the classic recipe.

Rich and creamy, you can play with non-dairy milks and refined sugar-free sweeteners to find your own version of hot chocolate perfection!

This post includes three different recipes for hot cocoa – keto hot chocolate, bulletproof hot chocolate, and paleo hot chocolate. 

One of my fondest memories from childhood was waking up to my dad’s homemade cocoa. He had a very specific way of making hot cocoa and the ritual was so special for me that I carried it into adulthood.

After I stopped drinking cow’s milk and consuming refined sugar, I continued making dairy-free hot chocolate that was either paleo or keto.

I’ve tried just about every iteration of sweetener and non-dairy milk and after much experimentation I can safely say light canned coconut milk and pure maple syrup make my favorite homemade healthier hot chocolate recipe. 

Serve it up with homemade coconut milk whipped cream and you’re in for a decadent treat!

There is so much room for variation when making healthier hot chocolate.

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Keto Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Keto Peanut Butter Buckeyes are the ultimate homemade sugar-free candy! Peanut butter and chocolate come together in one peanut butter ball of heaven for a rich, fudgy, decadent dessert. These buckeyes are perfect for gift giving or sharing throughout the holiday season (and beyond!)

This easy chocolate-covered peanut butter ball recipe can easily be made vegan (or dairy-free) by replacing the butter with coconut oil.

Peanut butter and chocolate lovers, I see you!

What you have stumbled upon is the easiest peanut butter ball recipe in all the universe. It requires minimal ingredients, hardly any fussing, is a blast to make (especially with friends, family, and children!), and results in the tastiest goof-proof candy you’ll ever make!

The only difficult part about this recipe is you must exercise your patience virtue and wait for the peanut butter balls to chill in the refrigerator.

Aside from the patience, anyone can make these buckeyes! There are no barriers to entry, no prerequisites, no candy experience needed.

Let’s talk.

Easy Low-Carb Peanut Butter Buckeyes (peanut butter balls) - keto, easy, sugar-free, delicious dessert recipe

What Are Buckeyes?:

Buckeyes are a candy made of peanut butter fudge dipped in chocolate. The soft, sensual peanut butter just melts in your mouth and the dark chocolate coating created a rich bittersweet counterbalance as well as some texture for the ultimate drool-worthy experience.

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Keto Chocolate Pie

This Keto-Friendly Chocolate Pie is grain-free, sugar-free, vegan, dairy-free, and incredibly rich and creamy! This mouth-watering, delicious chocolate pie recipe is a carb-conscious version of classic French Silk Pie and is perfect for sharing during the holidays and beyond!

What desserts are always present at your family’s gatherings?

In my family, there’s always both Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving, and always, always chocolate pie at Christmas…several, actually. One with nuts, two without 😉

…With plenty of whipped cream for engulfing the whole slice.

I’ve mentioned in past recipe posts that I’m all about embracing traditional family dishes, but have slowly over the years made my way through each and every one of them, adapting the recipes to different dietary needs along the way.

There are multiple people in my family who have to watch their sugar, be mindful of their carb intake, etc. so taking a classic family favorite and turning it into a version everyone could eat was a major win.

And you guys…this pie…is an absolute pleasure!

Low-Carb Chocolate Pie - sugar-free, grain-free, dairy-free, healthy French Silk Pie recipe

A creamy, rich, sweet chocolate filling is settled atop a perfectly nutty and crunchy crust (think a grain-free version of graham cracker crust), generating a perfect bite each and every time.

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Vegan Cranberry Crumb Bars (Paleo)

Paleo Cranberry Crumb Bars made grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free are a healthy and delicious dessert recipe that requires minimal ingredients! Use your leftover homemade cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving or prepare the easy cranberry filling provided in this recipe. Either way, these healthy gluten-free crumb bars are a breeze to make and a pleasure to share!

The holidays have been interesting this year for everyone. We had our Friendsgiving in October and Thanksgiving almost a week early, then decided to make the most epic chili EVER on actual Thanksgiving. 

I’m naturally resistant to change and used to get my feathers all in a tussle when plans changed, but 2020 taught me I must go with the flow…or drown.

So flow it is! I find embracing new traditions to be the best way we can heal from the past, keep moving forward and forming new meaningful memories to keep ourselves content.

All this to say, I had leftover Maple Bourbon Cranberry Sauce from my Friendsgiving celebration, and rather than let it go to waste, I put it to the best possible use: Dessert!

My Paleo Blueberry Crumb Bars  and Vegan Strawberry Crumb Bars were such a hit in the past that my mind instantly crumb bar-ed the sauce.

You guys…these are the easiest, most delicious little dew drops of joy you will ever encounter. If you already have cranberry sauce on hand, they require basically zero effort. 

If you don’t already have cranberry sauce on hand, no worries! I have included a recipe for cranberry filling, so you can still enjoy these treats. And they’re still ultra easy to make!

What makes this dessert recipe extremely easy is the fact that both the crust and the crumble topping are made with the same mixture. Mix once, use twice! 

AND the mixture couldn’t be any simpler to make: it’s a combination of almond flour, melted coconut oil and pure maple syrup. BAM! Geniusness!

Vegan Cranberry Crumb Bars - paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free and healthy

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