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Mo, the Morselist
Full Name: Maura Knowles Website: http://macnmos.com/
Info: “Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, Board Certified Health Coach (A.A.D.P.), Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, member of the International Association of Health Coaches (I.A.H.C.), recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a low-sugar, no-sodium, gluten-free, vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad, Mac, a diabetic, after he survived quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Mo’s recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.​
Cocoa-Nut Balls

Cocoa-Nut Balls

Some pre-packaged gluten-free cookies taste more like the box they came than an actual cookie. Not these dessert balls! With chunks of dark chocolate and coconut shreds rolled into a nut butter butter and protein powder base, each bite is not only bl ...
Raw Cauliflower Cashew Mash

Raw Cauliflower Cashew Mash

Mashed potatoes have always been a family favorite–but, oh, the dreaded carbs and fat! This simple cauliflower mash is not only lighter, but it’s substantially healthier. Cauliflower is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, plus it’ ...
Sesame Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Sesame Sugar Snap Pea Salad

A cross between snow peas and garden peas, sugar snaps are a delightfully crunchy addition to stir-frys, Asian salads and light summer pastas. Rarely are these pods redeemed for their ability to stand alone as a five-star side dish, but they can̷ ...
Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

Think sweet potatoes are always orange? Think again. With a similar, yet slightly more delicate flavor, purple yams – also known as Okinawan potatoes – are an ordinary-spuds substitute that surprise with more than their vibrant color. Packed with the ...
Zesty Vegan Artichoke Dip

Zesty Vegan Artichoke Dip

It’s party time, and you’re tired of serving the same old dips with your chips and carrot sticks. Give ordinary hummus the heave-ho and whip up this creamy creation with a clever combination of artichoke hearts, pumpkin purée and spicy ja ...
Ruby Red Beet Smoothie

Ruby Red Beet Smoothie

You’d expect to find strawberries, raspberries, maybe even cranberries in a ruby red smoothie. But beets? Yes! This root veggie is an excellent source of folate, fiber, iron and vitamin C (the vitamin that helps your body absorb iron). Still no ...