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Healthy Funfetti Shortbread Cookies


Healthy Funfetti Shortbread Cookies — simple, sweet, buttery, and delicious!  You’d never know these are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan! To me, Shortbread Cookies are served at classy affairs with tea, biscuits, and people who wear fancy clothes (a stark contrast to me, as I wear pajamas and/or yoga pants …

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Healthy Homemade Animal Crackers


These simple and easy 8-ingredient Healthy Homemade Animal Crackers are the ultimate snack! They’re so simple, yet so addicting.  They’re not overly sweet, but you’ll keep coming back for more. And more. And more… You’d never know these DIY Animal Crackers are whole grain, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and vegan!  They sure don’t taste …

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Healthy Homemade French Macarons


These Healthy Homemade French Macarons are refined sugar free, low fat, and gluten free, but you’d never know it — they taste like the original! I have made (failed) macarons over thirty times.  Yes, thirty.  The number of trials is quite laughable to me now, but looking back I remember the frustration …

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Healthy Nutella Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These secretly Healthy Nutella Chip Oatmeal Cookies are sweet, chewy, addicting, and PACKED FULL of chocolatey-hazelnutty goodness.  You’ll be in utter shock when you taste these because they don’t taste healthy — not in the slightest! Awwww yissss! These Nutella Chip Oatmeal Cookies are refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy …

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Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough

DIY Protein Bars: Easy, Healthy, Homemade No-Bake Treats That Taste Like Dessert, But Just Happen To Be Packed With Protein is a collection of 48 ahhhmazing protein bar recipes! Available in Print and Kindle on Naughty or Nice: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook is a collection of 70 delicious, …

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Healthy Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve always had trouble healthifying cookies because cookies always contain ingredients I don’t use, in large quantities, such as butter, sugar, and white flour.  But ALAS, I have finally perfected the recipe for these Healthy Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies!  These secretly guilt-free cookies are refined sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, …

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Healthy Matcha Green Tea Almond Shortbread Cookies

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Almond Shortbread Cookies — sweet, buttery, sophisticated, and seriously delicious!  You’d never know these are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and vegan! I’ve made two shortbread recipes so far — Classic Shortbread Cookies and these Matcha Shortbread Cookies — and I am LOVIN’ ‘EM ?? They’re just so …

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Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

I wish I could say that I was the genius who thought this recipe up. But no, this recipe has been a family favorite for years. They start out innocent enough. They look like just a chocolate cookie with some chocolate frosting on top. But they have a special surprise …

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Gluten Free Zucchini Brownie Parfait

While there aren’t any of members of my immediate family on a gluten free diet, I know how hard it can be to stick to gluten free treats.  That is why I’m happy to see Merissa Alink is back with another great recipe, this time with a Gluten Free Zucchini …

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Chewy Coconut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing beats a chewy chocolate chip cookie and a glass a cold milk, right? How about a one that also has coconut? If you love coconut like me, you are going to love these super soft and flavorful chewy coconut and chocolate chip cookies I made last week. I ate …

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