Cherries and almonds are a classic fruit-and-nut duo. You see them together in protein bars, granola…even shampoo and body washes. Finally, you can stop sniffing your hair and fill your house with the warmth of cherry almond cookie bars. The faintness of almonds tames those tart cherries for a healthy treat that feels a bit hearty. The brownie-esque consistency and too-good-to-be-true taste will tick all the boxes – 100% dessert-certified! Read more →
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On a cold, dreary day, you crave comfort food – something warm, soft and filling. But when another bowl of steel cut oats just won’t cut it, maybe a fresh-baked muffin will wake you up. No, you won’t gain five pounds just from the smell of these fruity quick breads. Yes, you will feel pleasantly satisfied after only one. For a brunch gathering or a midday snack, these naturally sweetened strawberry muffins are your new guilt-free, heart-warming treat!
There’s always a birthday party or book club meeting that could use something sweet and spicy to get people talking. Bring on the ginger cookies! Really steal the show by shaping your batch with a gingerbread man cookie cutter and topping with cinnamon-swirl protein icing. Read more →
There’s no sweeter way to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, than with this gluten-free honey cake. Made with almond flour, a gluten-free alternative to traditional wheat-based flours, it’s not only OK for everyone to enjoy, it’s infused with natural, nutty flavor. Before serving, drizzle on extra honey and sprinkle with lightly toasted almonds—yum! Thinly sliced apples also make a nice finishing touch.
Have cookies. Will travel. Not only are these moist and chewy treats gluten free, packed with dark chocolate goodness and baked to perfection in only 10 minutes, they’re perfect for traveling. I warn you, though, you’ll probably fall in love like we did. Brandon and I make these cookies every couple of weeks, because they’re so quick and easy!
By Rachel Begun, MS, RD
I am often asked which ingredients I believe are essential to eating gluten-free healthfully and happily. While there are many I recommend, here are three that top my list right now, for their flavor, good nutrition and contribution to making a variety of gluten-free foods.
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