Green Tea Basil Avocado Pops

    Makes 8 Sometimes a hot summer day calls for an icy treat like these green tea pops! Skipping the sugary, cream filled ice-cream and opting for healthy and invigorating green tea, lime and basil, makes these ice pops a no-brainer for my family on scorching hot days. But they make a nice snack […]

Cranberry Coconut Bark

  Making a sweet holiday treat, whether it’s Christmastime or Valentine’s Day, doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. Whip up a batch of bark for nibbling! I love making bark for many reasons, like the fact that my kids can make it easily on their own, it’s pretty darn foolproof, and you can use […]

Strawberry Cream Bon Bons

  Ok, I have a confession…Valentine’s Day has always been a sort of “meh” holiday for me. Not that I don’t love “LOVE,” but it has always seemed uncomfortable, forced, over-marketed and a bit cheesy. I never enjoyed the huge grand gestures – it was the small everyday things that floated my boat. This April […]

Toasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds – Paleo/GF/DF/EF/SF/NF

  This simple snack and garnish appeared in my very first cookbook, The Healthy Gluten Free Life. But I share it with you today so you can go forth and make seeds! Great by themselves, sprinkled on salads or tossed on Butternut Squash Soup, these spiced pumpkin seeds deliver great taste and nutrition.  Pumpkin seeds possess anti-inflammatory […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars – Paleo/GF/DF/SF

  If you’re tired of the same ‘ol pumpkin pie for the Holidays, or you’re looking for that quick-to-make Fall inspired dessert for your next get-together, look no further than these amazingly simple Pumpkin Pie Bars! Straight from the pages of my book, Make Ahead Paleo, I give you this sneak peak recipe to hopefully […]

Cinnamon Swirl Butternut Squash Mini Loaves – Paleo/GF/DF

  Welcome to Day 4 of Chestnut Flour week!! All this week I’ve teamed up with Brittany Angell of Real Sustenance to bring you some amazing recipes highlighting this wonderful flour. Be sure to check out the first three recipes from the week: Maple Pumpkin Blondies 5-Spice Pumpkin Dinner Rolls Pumpkin Snickerdoodles As well as […]

Maple Pumpkin Blondies – And Chestnut Flour Week!

  Hello! And welcome to Chestnut Flour Week here on The Healthy GF Life! Why chestnut flour you ask? Well, because it’s pure awesomeness in gluten and grain-free baked goods, and I really wanted everyone to know about it! Guess who else loves chestnut flour? The incomparable Brittany Angell from Real Sustenance! Once we discovered our […]

Paleo Graham Crackers (No: gluten, grains, dairy, nuts, soy, cane sugar)

Summer for my family means swimming, fishing and a lot of camping.  When I was growing up, camping trips always, ALWAYS included s’mores.  And while I don’t carry on the Hostess donut, Tang (come on, you know you remember Tang!) and Snicker’s Bar traditions that took place in my childhood (there’s a reason why I struggled with my weight later […]

Paleo Red, White & Blue Cobbler Bars – free of gluten, grains, dairy, *nuts, soy, cane sugar

I don’t know about where you are, but where I live, it’s hot.  Dang hot.  And while I’m not a fan of triple digit temps, I am a fan of summer.  Ahh, the long, warm evenings, the lazy afternoons, swimming, camping, playing, and best of all, fresh summer fruits and veggies!! I typically don’t crave […]

Spiced Maple Pecans

  It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I just realized I have NO munchies for guests before dinner!  Uh-oh.  Hungry guests are a no-no in my family, so I’m whipping up some Spiced Maple Pecans, from my first book, The Healthy Gluten Free Life, to keep everyone busy while dinner is cooking.  Along with a variety of olives, munchies […]