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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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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash has an amazing soft yet crispy texture with warm maple-cinnamon flavors. This easy, healthy side dish recipe is perfect for sharing and can easily be made any night of the week!

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is also known as that guaranteed way I will eat an entire delicata squash in one sitting each and every time.

What can I say? When it comes to vegetables that taste like candy, I just can’t resist.

Let’s back up. 

Have you tried delicata squash? 

Perhaps the most underrated of all the winter squash, delicata squash is very naturally sweet with a creamy texture and a bit of a pumpkin-meets-butternut squash essence to it. 

If I played favorites, delicata could quite possibly be my favorite squash!

When roasted with maple syrup and cinnamon, delicata squash is simply irresistible. Plus, it’s a great source of potassium and fiber, Vitamins B and C and beta-carotene. 

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is a healthy side dish #paleo #glutenfree #holiday

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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Vegan, Paleo, Keto)

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a colorful side dish with anti-inflammatory health benefits to give your immune system a little boost! Roasted cauliflower is one of those dishes I find to be a crowd-pleaser each and every time I make it.  In fact, I often double what I anticipate I’ll need, because people often end up …

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Paleo Pecan Pie Bars (Vegan)

Paleo Pecan Pie Bars that are vegan, grain-free, dairy-free, sweet, gooey, and buttery for the most amazing nutty treat. This caramel-covered dessert recipe is fun to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family during the holiday season.

Have you ever dreamt up a sinfully addictive dessert that is all-things gooey, chewy, soft yet crunchy, caramel-y yet crispy, creamy and nutty with an explosion of flavor and texture?

That is, in a nutshell, these Paleo Pecan Pie Bars.

…Or pecan goo bars as I like to call them.

The only thing that could possibly make them better is if they were dipped in dark chocolate. 

Grain-Free Paleo Pecan Pie Bars - vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, healthy dessert recipe

First things first: I mentioned this in my recent post for Keto Pecan Pie, but I find some people turn their nose up to pecan desserts because they assume they won’t like them (this was me the first 18 years of my life).

Before you decide you don’t need these bars in your life, let me line out all the reasons you do. Starting with an overly descriptive summary of what a pecan bar actually is.

If you’ve never tried pecan pie or pecan bars, here’s the basic gist: Delectably maple-y gooey pecans engulfed in homemade caramel nestled on top of a buttery shortbread crust with a perfect thin layer of crisp at the top as well as a nice crunch at the bottom. 

It’s basically two layers of wild, wild rebellion.

Don’t cancel me.

Vegan Paleo Pecan Pie Bars - gooey caramel pecan bars on shortbread crust - an amazing healthier dessert recipe that is grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and delicious! No eggs or gluten!

Aside from being paleo, vegan, dairy-free, grain-free, and sweetened with less processed sugars, these pecan pie bars are a true delight to make. 

They’re a great family project to make with kidlets as well as lovely edible gifts for friends and family. I highly encourage you to make them for dessert for Thanksgiving!

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How to Roast Green Beans

An easy tutorial on How to Roast Green Beans. All you need is a few ingredients to make this delicious, healthy side dish happen! Roasted green beans are a marvelous side to any meal, and the process is quick and easy!

This post includes everything you need to know about baking green beans in the oven as well as nutrition information and health benefits of green beans.

True story: green beans were the only vegetable I ate from ages 0 to 14 (once I hit my teenage years, I incorporated romaine lettuce 😉 ) and they continue to please me greatly.

Roasted green beans are an incredibly easy side dish to whip up any night of the week and serve with literally anything. Roasting green beans in the oven is my favorite way of cooking them because it results in that golden-brown flavor.

There are few flavors in this world that are better than golden-brown, am I right??

Well, I’m here to give you the easiest green beans recipe known to mankind. My guess is you and your family will LOVE it!

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Apple Fruit Leather

Apple Fruit Leather is a healthy, fun treat for both children and adults alike! This refined sugar-free fruit leather recipe requires only 4 ingredients and is so fun and easy to make! 

A fun way of using your fall apple harvest plus a really cool treat for kids and adults of all ages? Apple fruit leather, my friends!

Fruit leather or fruit roll-ups were a staple in my school lunches, and a regular afterschool, pre-soccer snack growing up. I learned how to make it myself a few years ago and thought I would share the process. It’s easy! 

Homemade fruit leather is time-consuming, but it doesn’t require much attention so you can easily multi-task and/or perform the whole operation in steps over the course of a day (or multiple days).

One of the best parts about apple fruit leather is it requires almost zero added sugar because apples are naturally sweet on their own. I keep it refined sugar-free using coconut sugar, but you can swap it for cane sugar if that’s what you keep on hand.

Let’s hop to it!

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Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash (Paleo, Vegan)

Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and spinach makes for a flavorful healthy side dish or light dinner. Paleo, keto, low-carb, and vegan! Make it as a meal prep recipe or for serving guests!

Feeling like a creamy, dreamy yet healthful dish that will tickle your taste buds and is crazy easy to make??

This simple 6-Ingredient Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash is here for you, AND it’s bringing with it sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.

::Swoon!::

You’ll never believe how easy this recipe is to make. The only time consuming part about it is roasting the spaghetti squash. The good news is you can multitask while it is roasting, as the squash requires zero attention once it’s in the oven!

After the squash is roasted, the remainder of the recipe comes together in a split second – ideal for those evenings you want something comforting and seemingly fancy but don’t feel like exerting yourself in the kitchen.

Let’s make it!

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Grain-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies

Grain-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies are jam packed with peanut butter flavor while staying richly chocolate. These moist and delicious brownies are perfect for PB&C lovers!

In a world so divided…

Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies will bring you great joy.

Where peanut butter and chocolate unify in cohesive fudgy moist solidarity to bring your face something worth fighting for.

Seriously, these peanut butter brownies will inspire you to behave better in life.

In case these brownies weren’t peanut buttery enough on their own, I smear them with a peanut butter frosting situation, which is a unification of peanut butter, coconut oil and pure maple syrup.

Do you like cinnamon in your brownie? DON’T NOT ADD IT!

Chocolate chips?? Put them everywhere!

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Brownies made vegan, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and healthy

All assembled, these grain-free vegan peanut butter brownies are:

  • Rich & Chocolatey
  • Flaky & Moist
  • All the peanut buttery
  • Perfectly sweet
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-less
  • Smeared with more gooey peanut buttery goodness

Grain-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies made with almond flour, coconut oil, and coconut sugar. A healthy brownie recipe

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