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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.​
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 ...
Mojo Bulletproof Coffee

Mojo Bulletproof Coffee

Although it may sound unconventional, replacing coffee creamers with coconut oil and coconut butter is actually a bulletproof combination. Adding saturated fat to caffeine gives the body a lasting energy boost. The resulting coffee drink is frothy an ...
Lemon Dijon-Drizzled Roasted Root Veg Fest

Lemon Dijon-Drizzled Roasted Root Veg Fest

Want to transform a picky eater into a vegetable-lover? Roast veggies in a tangy lemon-Dijon drizzle and complaints will simmer come dinnertime. The drizzle, made with extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and parsley, brings a bold flav ...
Grilled Portabello Mushroom & Fennel Salad

Grilled Portabello Mushroom & Fennel Salad

If any mushroom puts the fun in fungus, it’s the Portabello. With its firm, meaty texture and tempting earthy flavor, it’s the life of many a dinner party—stuffed and served as an appetizer or tucked in a bun as a meat-free burger. A good grilling br ...
Cocoa-Coconut “Sandwich Cookie” Shake

Cocoa-Coconut “Sandwich Cookie” Shake

Are you a twister and licker? A dunker? Or a straight-up gobbler? No matter how you munch a cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie, the fun falls through if you get a glance of the ingredients list on the package. High fructose corn syrup? Vanillin ( ...