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 […]

Grain Free Some-More-Ahh’s – Paleo/GF/DF*/SF

  My second favorite Girl Scout Cookie, next to Thin Mints, are the Samoas. Something about that gooey caramel, slightly crunchy cookie and toasted coconut, with the chocolate coated bottom for good measure – that would always make me eat a box (Hey, the boxes aren’t that big!) before I knew what hit me. Now-a-days I could probably […]

Grain Free Skinny Mint Cookies – Paleo/GF/DF/SF

  Every year, about this time, I start seeing them…those adorable little girls in the Girl Scout uniforms, selling their boxes of cookies at every retail entryway in my town. Uggh! Curse you Thin Mints!!! I finally said “Enough!” of the Thin Mint deprivation and set about to create a grain free version my family […]

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 […]

Monkey Munch

Yesterday was a little cooler and rainy which tends to make me want to snack more.  Apparently I feel the need to store calories and be prepared for a famine when the weather cools off. To satisfy my chocolate craving but with something semi-substantial, I decided to doctor up one of my favorite on-the-go snacks […]

Paleo Flourless Banana Chocolate Cakes

It’s simple really.  I love chocolate.   Yep, that about covers it. Today I was craving something dense, chocolate-y, but not a sugar-laden mess.  I’ve also been thinking about chocolate covered bananas.  I have no idea why, except that the flavor combo of chocolate and bananas really floats my boat. Sometimes you just have to face these things […]

Grain Free Peppermint Chocolate Cake

The Holiday Season is filled with lots of bad food and bad choices…but…with a little planning, it can be filled with scrumptious, healthy, flavorful foods that are also free of gluten!  For any Holiday gathering, or maybe just because it’s Tuesday, you can’t go wrong with a yummy chocolate dessert, made from scratch of course […]

Chocolate Chili Skirt Steak

  Sometimes my best ideas for meals come from simply spinning in a circle in the kitchen as I grab different ingredients, and this recipe was a product of exactly that. I really wanted something hearty, deep in flavors and easy for dinner and decided to get a little adventurous with the spices. The result […]

Microwave Measuring Cup Cake

My family and I tend to be darn good eaters.  I would say that we fall into the 80/20 rule…except we’re probably more 90/10.  My kids and I especially need to have those little sweet treats every so often – so the 3 of us pretty much take up all of that 10%!  Of course, now our sweet treats […]