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These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

Pecan Pie Energy Bites

 These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

The holiday season is here! Who’s ready for Thanksgiving this week? We hope your getting your turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pies ready for a family feast. We know we are so excited to spend time with family around good food!

One of our holiday staples is pecan pie. Especially down here in Louisiana, where you can get the freshest pecans you’ll ever eat. Nothing beats cutting into a slice of sweet, sticky pecan pie… except maybe pecan pie energy bites that are actually healthy!

These energy bites are made with just a few simple ingredients you may already have on hand – which means you should make them ASAP. ;) They taste just like classic pecan pie, but are Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan/vegetarian. They’re a great sweet snack to enjoy in a lunch box or when the 3 p.m. slump comes along. The whole family will love these pecan pie energy bites! Let us know if you try them – you won’t regret it.

These Pecan Pie Energy Bites taste just like dessert, but are a healthy snack! Enjoy these gluten-free bites as a sweet treat any time of the day.

Pecan Pie Energy Bites
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raisins or dates
  • 1 cup pecans
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Place raisins in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let them soak for 10 minutes; drain.
  2. In a food processor, place raisins and pecans; pulse until they are finely ground and have formed a paste. Add coconut flakes, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.
  3. Pulse a few times until combined. Remove food processor base and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Using your hands, form dough into 16 small balls. Refrigerate in an airtight container to store and enjoy.
 

This Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe!

Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

Have you ever tried chia pudding? It’s a great grain-free alternative to oatmeal, and a healthy way to indulge in pudding for dessert. With some mashed pumpkin and a few spices, this Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding tastes just like a slice of pie!

When chia seeds are left to sit in liquid, they form a gel consistency that is just like pudding. They’re full of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, so you can feel good giving your kids some ch-ch-ch-chia!

This pumpkin chia pudding is great for breakfast, a healthy sweet snack, or even an after-dinner dessert. For an even smoother consistency, you can blend all the ingredients after soaking to create a silky pudding. I love topping mine with crunchy pecans for texture and a drizzle of molasses for true pumpkin pie flavor. Grab a spoon and dig in!

This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.

Healthy Pumpkin Chia Pudding
 
This Pumpkin Chia Pudding is a healthy way to indulge a pumpkin pie craving. The kids will love this dessert-for-breakfast recipe! Gluten-free/vegetarian.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1¼ cups milk or non-dairy alternative
  • ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon molasses (optional)
  • Toppings: nuts, fruit, seeds, molasses
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add chia seeds, milk, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and molasses (if using). Whisk until ingredients are combined.
  2. Place in the fridge. Let sit overnight, or at least 4 hours.
  3. When ready to eat, divide into two jars or bowls and top with nuts, fruit, and a drizzle of molasses.
 

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices (6 Ways!)

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There’s 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Snack time just got way more fun!

I love to get my kids involved in the kitchen as much as I can. From letting them stir ingredients to having them chop vegetables, I try to make the kitchen a hands-on environment.

These Chocolate Covered Apple Slices are the perfect way to get the kids involved in preparing food! They will have so much fun preparing all the toppings and dipping the apples in chocolate.

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

You can use whatever toppings your kids want, but here’s what we went with:

Shredded coconut

Chopped peanuts

Chia seeds

Chopped dark chocolate

Chopped banana chips

Granola

Let us know what toppings your kids would love on these chocolate covered apple slices! Enjoy!

Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices (6 Ways!)
 
Your kids will love getting hands-on at snack time making these Chocolate Covered Apple Slices! There's 6 ways to make them with fun & tasty toppings.
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Recipe type: Snack
Ingredients
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • Toppings:
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped peanuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Chopped dark chocolate
  • Chopped banana chips
  • Granola
Instructions
  1. Slice the apple into wedges, removing the core and seeds.
  2. In a small bowl, add chocolate chips. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted, stirring in between.
  3. On a cutting board or a sheet of wax/parchment paper, place all the toppings separately.
  4. Dip each apple slice into the chocolate, then roll into a topping. Place onto a sheet of wax/parchment paper until the chocolate hardens. Repeat until you use all the apple slices and toppings.
 

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it’s a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Are yours kids sweet snackers or savory snackers? Do they reach for fruit and cookies, or nuts and chips? One thing that my kids definitely inherited from me is their sweet tooth – they can never turn down a piece of chocolate! But they also love their salty crackers with edamame hummus.

This easy pineapple salsa is the best of both worlds! Sweet, juicy pineapple mixed with savory vegetables and a hint of spice from chili powder – it’s a snack you’ll never get tired of eating. It’s great with chips as an afternoon snack, packed in a lunch box or as a topping for grilled chicken or tacos!

If you deal with food allergies in your house like we do, don’t worry – this pineapple salsa is gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, nut-free, and still SO delicious! Let us know if you try it. Enjoy!

This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.

Easy Pineapple Salsa
 
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This easy Pineapple Salsa is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Full of wholesome ingredients, it's a great snack or topping for tacos, chips & much more.
Author:
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds moved and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Stir to combine; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve with chips, tacos, fish, chicken and much more.

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Banana Split Bites

super easy to make banana split bites via Momables.com

Easy Blender Salsa

1,2,3 blend! The blender does all the work in this easy blender salsa recipe.

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

I’m a huge fan of breakfasts that taste like dessert. Who isn’t?! Anything from decadent oatmeal to scones to chocolate pancakes is a great treat in the morning to get our day started on a good note. I know that when I serve up something sweet (but still nutritious), the whole family will love it.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is a new addition to our sweet breakfast line-up, but it’s already a favorite! I’m a huge fan of smoothies since they’re quick to make and easy to take with us on-the-go. You could double or triple this recipe to feed the whole family one morning!

The combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and banana is heavenly here, and oatmeal adds extra nutrition. Your kids will never know they’re slurping down something that’s actually good for them!

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake
 
A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter*
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Chocolate chips, for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid if needed.
Notes
*If you're allergic to peanuts, use your favorite nut or seed butter.
 

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