Author Archives: Maura Knowles

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Info: “Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.
Homemade Balsamic-Basil Dijonette

Homemade Balsamic-Basil Dijonette

You’ve chopped, sliced, diced and assembled a stunning fresh salad. So why top it with factory-made dressing that sat in a plastic bottle on a store shelf for weeks – maybe months –before landing in your pantry? With a few simple ingredients — ...
Sun-Dried Tomato & Onion Pea Protein Dip

Sun-Dried Tomato & Onion Pea Protein Dip

Here’s a creamy dip with a twist—instead of Ranch dressing or the usual cream cheese base, this versatile vegan creation is made with pea protein powder, raw ground cashews and a splash of lemon juice. Usually scooped into smoothies, pure pea powder ...
Spicy-Sweet Cardamom Vanilla Chiller

Spicy-Sweet Cardamom Vanilla Chiller

Subtract the sugar and triple the spice—that’s what a healthy smoothie is made of. This chilly concoction combines a dash of exotic cardamom, a sprinkle of sweet cinnamon and a pinch of fiery cayenne for the perfect spicy-sweet flavor mixed into a ri ...
Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash Cubes

Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash Cubes

What dinner isn’t better with butternut squash on the side? Easy-peasy, these crispy, colorful cubes take less than 10 minutes to make and come out sweet and spicy, with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne. Just one cupful and you’ve cons ...
Non-GMO Recipe: Iced Matcha-Chia Latte

Non-GMO Recipe: Iced Matcha-Chia Latte

The secret to this luscious latte isn’t loads of milk—or a strong shot of espresso. In fact, dairy and coffee play no part at all in this irresistibly chilly sip, whipped up with brightly colored matcha green tea powder and unsweetened almond milk. T ...
Grilled Artichoke Hearts With Lemon & Olive Oil

Grilled Artichoke Hearts With Lemon & Olive Oil

Pop open a can of artichoke hearts and where do they land? In a creamy-cheesy, baked party dip or tossed into a vinaigrette salad, most likely. But these tender, sweet centers are also great grilled, giving your usual corn-on-the-cob side dish some s ...
Creamy Coconut Chili-Lime Ice Pops

Creamy Coconut Chili-Lime Ice Pops

They say opposites attract, but who would have guessed fire and ice paired so perfectly…in a dessert? These gourmet coconut pops chill your tongue while tingling your taste buds with the flavors of fiery chili and tangy, fresh lime. Freezing th ...