Healthy snacking just got easier – and more delicious – with these no-bake chocolate almond fig bars, lightly sweetened with honey.
Set yourself up for a week of anti-inflammatory snacks (that happen to be also gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo). We’ve got you covered with a grocery list and plan of action to ensure you can be in and out of the kitchen in an hour flat.
This holiday crackle is the perfect sweet and salty treat — without added sugar or traditional flour.
If you’re looking for the appeal of a deep-fried appetizer without any frying at all, these just might become your go-to option. Panko makes the exotic vegetable fries deliciously crunchy, while the cool, creamy, cashew-based dip adds a fresh, bright note.
You’ve tried delicious guacamole on your burger, but IN your burger? These WHOLLY® GUACAMOLE–infused chicken sliders add the flavor inside and seal in the goodness, and hassle-free flavor throughout. But don’t stop there! Top with your favorite heat level of guacamole and cheese.
Featuring fresh peaches and an oat and nut topping, this peach crisp makes for a wholesome breakfast or afternoon treat. To save on ingredients in the plan, we use whole almonds and grind them into flour, but if you already have almond flour on hand, you can use it instead (use a roughly equivalent amount).
A high-quality bone broth in place of traditional broth not only makes this dish Whole30-compliant, but it also helps boost your immune system, treat leaky gut and improve joint health, thanks to the collagen it contains. This soup tastes even better the next day, so it makes a perfect weekday lunch.
A fun twist on a childhood favorite, these biscuits are so nutrient-dense, you can eat them anytime of day. Enjoy them as a midday snack or as a sweet take on a breakfast sandwich.
Applesauce is rewarding to make at home for its better, fresher taste, and compared to store-bought, it’s entirely free of added sugars and preservatives. Strawberries give a tangy bite and pretty pink hue and take advantage of the extra-flavorful, first-of-the-season fruit.
Stone fruits like peaches are great for grilling – they’re meaty enough to hold up to the heat and the sugars caramelize beautifully on the grates. Most dulce de leche recipes use dairy, but ours uses full-fat coconut milk instead.
Called patatas bravas in Spanish, or “fierce potatoes,” these crispy little nuggets of potato are usually deep-fried in olive oil, but they’re equally wonderful roasted in the oven with just a kiss of oil as we’ve done. Serve with romesco, a rich sauce made of roasted peppers and almonds that’s great on any roasted vegetable, and garnish with chopped almonds or a spinkle of smoked paprika.
Roasted stuffed peppers are a mainstay of tapas bars in Spain. In this fresh twist, we skip the oven and fill raw mini bell peppers with creamy sheep’s milk cheese or goat cheese and top with crispy serrano ham bits for a textural feast.
Heating whole, unpitted olives with vinegar, oil, herbs and spices wakes up their flavors and makes them soft and plump. A mix of buttery green Castelvetrano and Kalamata olives is lovely, but you can substitute whatever plain, unmarinated olives you have on hand.
Clams are popular as warm tapas in Spain. Cooked with lots of garlic and sherry, they are always served with crusty bread to sop up the delicious juices. Use a dry or semi-dry sherry, such as Fino, and follow the Spanish maxim: Never cook with a sherry you wouldn’t drink.
A classic combination, sweet-tart blueberries pair perfectly with earthy cornmeal in these dessert muffins with a buttery oat topping. We combine cornmeal with whole-wheat pastry flour in this recipe, but you can easily make it gluten-free: Swap out the pastry flour in the muffin for a gluten-free flour blend, and use 1½ tbsp each gluten-free oat flour and gluten-free flour blend to replace the pastry flour in the topping.
The final step of this recipe, removing the loaf from the pan and baking it directly on the oven rack, might seem unusual, but it’s key to achieving a gorgeous golden crust – a genius method inspired by Wellness Bakeries. Use ground golden flaxseeds for this recipe; they have a more buttery taste than regular flaxseeds and the color blends seamlessly into the bread. Wrap the finished loaf in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to three days, or refrigerate for up to one week. You can also freeze it sliced and pop it straight into the toaster oven.
This super yummy coconut yogurt is a really simple way to get good dairy-free fats and healthy probiotics into your diet. Celebrity chef Pete Evans makes this once or twice a week and uses it in smoothies, sprinkled on top of paleo muesli or eats it straight out of the jar.
In addition to a healthful mix of nuts, this blend contains another secret health weapon, edamame. Edamame is a complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids. It's also a very good source of folate, a B vitamin that helps lower your risk of stroke and heart attack. Make sure to choose an organic variety of edamame.
This smoky-sweet salsa is incredibly versatile – spoon into lettuce leaves and top with stir-fried veggies for quick wraps, spoon into halved mini bell peppers for an easy appetizer (as shown here), or enjoy as a snack with tortilla chips or over sliced baguette. Mashing some of the mixture gives it a slightly creamy, scoopable texture.
This sweet spin on a classic features nutritious cashews, which are one of the best whole-food, plant-based ways to recreate the taste and feel of dairy. Plus, cashews boast a high amount of important minerals such as iron. Strawberries are a wonderful low-sugar fruit rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant vitamin that's essential for skin health.
A key ingredient in Korean cooking, gochugaru is a sun-dried red chile pepper that is coarser than regular chile powder. (You might recognize gochugaru as the red pepper flecks in your favorite kimchi!) Here, we use it to add a light kick to these crispy collard green chips. If you can't find gochugaru, you can easily substitute with chile powder.
Keeping lunches light yet fiber-rich and filling is the best way to avoid afternoon energy slumps. Try our Radish, Fennel & Carrot Cakes, a veg-centric take on fish cakes. Pair them with a leafy green salad or serve them with sautéed or steamed greens for easy meals.
Health benefit: Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, an important antioxidant for immune and skin health, but the real supernutrients in citrus lie in its flavonoids, which are found in the peel and pith. Studies have found that citrus flavonoids help repair DNA damage, lower cholesterol and have anti-inflammatory properties.