• Lemon Blueberry Cookies with Cassava Flour
    Baked Treats,  Cookies,  Recipes

    Lemon Blueberry Cookies with Cassava Flour

    While attempting to modify one of my beet cookie recipes into a nut-free version, I experimented my way into these lemon blueberry cookies with cassava flour. The good news? These are delicious. Bad news? They don’t have beets. Oh well, we’ll just have to eat those beets some other way. In the meantime, this sweet little snack is sure to be a crowd-pleaser that also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. These are also fairly simple to make. To get started, place the applesauce, avocado oil, eggs, Medjool dates (with pits removed), and vanilla in a blender or food processor for about 1 minute on high speed. While…

  • Recipes,  Side DIshes

    Sweet Potato Fishies

    Sweet Potatoes are delicious! And they’re also full of healthy carbs, vitamins, and antioxidants. So, why won’t my kids just eat them!?! I sneak sweet potatoes into so many dishes- into muffins, into gnocchi, into stir-fry. But what I really want is for my kids to just eat sweet potatoes as…sweet potatoes. I once heard that we have to eat a food several times before we actually find it appealing, which makes sense and I’ve even found some research on the web that supports this claim. So, this sweet potato snack has become my attempt to get a few bites of sweet potato into my kids’ mouths (repeatedly) so that…

  • Tart Cherry Gummies
    Gelatin Snacks,  Recipes

    Tart Cherry Gummies

    Made with only organic tart cherry juice and beef gelatin, these tart cherry gummies are simple, delicious, and healthy. Tart cherries first caught my attention when I read they were a natural source of melatonin. Melatonin, as you may know, is a hormone that helps control our sleep-wake cycle. Our melatonin levels rise when it’s time to sleep and go down when it’s time to wake. Certain foods, such as tart cherry, have been found to raise our melatonin levels resulting in a better quality of sleep. With two kids under the age of four, this sounds like a very good thing to me. In addition to improving our quality…

  • Paleo Spinach and Sweet Potato Muffins stacked up high in front of window
    Baked Treats,  Muffins,  Recipes

    Paleo Spinach and Sweet Potato Muffins

    These Paleo Spinach and Sweet Potato Muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened only with the delicious sweetness of maple syrup, applesauce, and banana. The organic green banana flour also gives these muffins a sweet, earthy taste. More importantly, one batch of muffins is packed with two cups of spinach and one cup of sweet potato. In other words, each muffin has over two and a half tablespoons of spinach, over one tablespoon of sweet potato, and less than two teaspoons of maple syrup. If you want to go even healthier, try adding about 10 medjool dates in place of the maple syrup. I thought this was just as tasty, but…

  • This dairy-free cashew cheese recipe is grate-able, slice-able, melt-able, and the perfect topping to your paleo pizza or nachos. | superkideats.com
    Recipes,  Sauces

    Dairy-Free Cashew Cheese

    This dairy-free cashew cheese is grate-able, slice-able, melt-able, and the perfect topping to your paleo pizza or nachos. Around the time his little sister was born, my son developed a taste for a few (admittedly tasty) frozen pizzas found in the health-food section of the grocery store. We were doing the best we could, but let’s be honest, adjusting to this diet with a newborn in the house is a tall order. However, little by little, we’ve found ways to make our favorite foods at home by using simple, nutrient-dense ingredients. This Vegan Mozzarella Cheese by Anna Banana was the inspiration for this dairy-free cashew cheese recipe as I’ve been…

  • These gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free muffins are baked with green banana flour and packed with sweet potatoes.
    Baked Treats,  Muffins,  Recipes

    Green Banana Flour Muffins (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)

    These gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free muffins are baked with green banana flour and packed with sweet potatoes. I hope you enjoy this unique recipe as much as we do. I love to sneak veggies into my baked goods and these muffins are no exception. In the muffins pictured in this post, I used an organic hanna sweet potato, which is a variety with a white flesh that turns a yellowish color when steamed. It has such a sweet, yummy flavor and I could eat it by the spoonful. I’ve also made this recipe using the orange-colored jewel sweet potato and my kids found the muffins equally delicious. Admittedly, sweet…

  • Baked Treats,  Muffins,  Recipes

    “Bet You’ll Bite a Beet” Muffins

    With two whole beets and plenty of protein in each batch, these nutrient dense muffins are a great way to start a busy morning. In our house they are also┬ákid-approved, as a certain three year old ate two of these for breakfast before noticing anything else on his plate. Surprisingly to me (but probably not to experienced bakers), these muffins actually maintain very little red color when baked. This was a little disappointing to me as I thought this would be a great Fourth of July recipe. Well, red color or not, these are awesome muffins. I’m researching ways to keep them red, so stay tuned if that sounds like…