There’s something about the word “cookie” that makes us smile. Memories of childhood, perhaps, when our biggest worry focused on which cookie to choose from Grandma’s cookie jar? But we don’t always have time to bake in our busy adult lives — and we also don’t want to resort to grabbing processed products at the store. Here’s the solution: no-bake cookie bars. This wholesome recipe is beyond simple, and better yet, it can be customized with your favorite dried fruits and berries, nuts or nut butters.
Category: Vitacost Recipes
Easy, healthy and delicious recipes compiled from Vitacost foodie bloggers and nutritionists.
Don’t feel left out when dessert time rolls around. This brownie is the bomb, and it won’t derail your bodybuilding diet. Besides an avalanche of chocolate cheat flavor, you get 78 solid grams of protein from Six Star professional-strength whey powder, plus 6 additional grams from a large egg. To save you the math, that’s 84 total grams. The best part? You don’t even have to turn on the oven.
The French have le macaron, the crunchy, pastel-colored sandwich cookies you see in the most upscale bakeries. Though tasty, they’re nothing like an American macaroon. You know the macaroon as a light-and-airy coconut delight. But this recipe has even more pride than that with its cherry-pie-like flavor which is baked to perfection and then dipped into dark chocolate. Read more →
Spring is almost here, and what a great time to start adding in more cooling, refreshing foods, especially if you’ve been cooped up all winter. While getting back outdoors sounds appealing, spring is the season when pollen and other irritants fill the air, triggering allergies for many people. To ward of sniffles and sneezes, try drinking a glass of green juice daily, or even a few times a week. Packed with nutrients, it’s an easy (and delicious!) was to flood your immune system with supportive nutrients so you’re armed when allergens start to fly.
At the end of a very long, busy day, there’s usually still one big question left to answer. “What’s for dinner?”
With a little preparation in the morning (or the night before), the answer can be, “Deliciously tender pulled pork!” This flavorful, paleo-friendly recipe is easy to follow — just toss a tenderloin, tomato sauce, seasoning and a few other ingredients into your slow cooker and let time do its thing.
Everyone’s buzzing about Brussels sprouts, but these little balls of veggie joy can be a bit bitter if they’re not done right. To tone down the taste, think small. Baby Brussels sprouts have a milder flavor than the full-sized version, and oven roasting with the right seasonings makes them an especially irresistible dish. In this recipe, they’re tossed with smooth olive oil, bright lemon juice and a dash of kelp seasoning, which is a tastier and lower-sodium alternative to salt.
When you think lasagna, rich red sauce and gooey, melted cheese–probably not vegetables–come to mind. But this raw recipe is going to turn your idea of this traditional Italian dish upside down. Layered with tender, fresh veggies, homemade tomato sauce and vegan macadamia nut “cheeze,” this raw, vegan and gluten-free entree can be eaten without an ounce of guilt. Get ready for a round of “delizioso” cheers from the family!
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