10 Healthy Desserts for the Fourth of July

[Last few hours to enter my Plant Powered Families Cookbook giveaway!]

Happy Friday, friends! And to all my US readers…it’s almost the Fourth! A day of family, fun, fireworks, and let’s not forget….FOOD.

Will you be grilling out? Hitting up a BBQ? Or having a beach day?

Well regardless of where you’ll be partying it up, there will be food involved and hopefully it’s something delicious. Today I wanted to share a cool, creamy treat I came up recently! It’s light and lemony and perfect for snacking on a hot day. Not to mention it’s also NO BAKE which means you don’t have to turn on the oven and make your house a sauna as the temperature climbs this season.

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Spicy Kale Lentil Burgers

A healthy, vegan burger recipe that’s full of intense flavor! They’re spicy yet savory, crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside, and very nutritious. Lentils and kale combine to make one superfood filled patty!  

In all the baking I’ve done, I’ve never really used a flax or chia egg. I don’t know why, but I always reach for egg whites instead. Sure they make for tasty recipes, but they don’t help my vegan readers very much.

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Recipe Redux #20: No Sugar Added Apple Cinnamon Granola

A healthy solution to your apple pie craving! This granola is vegan, has no added sugar, and makes your house smell like a freshly baked pie. Perfect for a dessert-like breakfast or snack.

Did you miss me last month? If you remember I didn’t participate in the redux for May because I was away (instead I shared my undying love for kabocha 😉 ). But this month I am back and I am celebrating an American favorite. Apple Pie.

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Gluten-Free Savory Snack Bites

This post was created as part of the #NOWWellness Blogger Ambassador Campaign in which I am financially compensated blogger ambassador. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience.

This is the second installment in my #NOWWellness Blogger series! Last week I gave you peek into all the awesome new products from NOW and this week you’re getting the details on some of the foodie ones. Plus an awesome recipe that I created using some of the products.imanowellnessambassador

Ellyndale Avocado Oil -An incredibly versatile, hight heat cooking oil. It’s ideal for sautéing and stir-frying. The taste is rich and buttery just like the flesh of an avocado!

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Orange Buttermilk Muffins

[Have you entered my HUGE Swanson Vitamins giveaway yet!?]

I have a love-hate relationship with Clean Eating Magazine.


On one hand they have delicious recipes that really align with the way I like to eat. Whole, real foods from the earth with minimal processed and packaged ingredients. They have a lot of great variety in their meals…everything from gluten-free to vegan. Their pictures are drool worthy and I think they have a really great group of health and nutrition professionals on staff. I always find new, fun healthy living products to try in their pages and am I love how they ‘re-do’ traditionally heavy/unhealthy meals. I’m always getting inspiration from their pages.

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