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Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls

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Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls

I don’t know if you’ve seen the ‘normal’ version of cookie dough balls on Pinterest, or any other place on the internet; but it always makes me think of how horrible they must be.

Not in taste, but in safety, and feeling alright after eating them.

I always tend to think back to the toll house cookie dough that says right on the package to not eat until cooked. This isn’t because they only want you to eat it how it was designed to be enjoyed, but because of safety issues.

You wouldn’t eat a raw egg or raw flour (which also sometimes says right on the package to not eat raw), so why eat it raw in the form of cookie dough?

So, that was the inspiration I had to make this recipe.

To make cookie dough balls that are edible and healthy.

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How do you make edible cookie dough?

It’s actually not that difficult!

But, you will need a food processor, something I didn’t invest in til after my second daughter was born. (This is the one I have.)

Having little helpers won’t hurt either. My 6 year old loves helping form the dough into balls, just like when we make peanut butter balls at Christmas time.

You’ll want to start by getting out the chickpea, peanut butter, and maple syrup.

If you’re using dry chickpeas, which is what I always use because they are so much cheaper than canned; you’ll need to boil them first, until they are squish-able in between your fingers.

When boiling chickpeas, add enough water that there’s are few inches of water above the chickpeas. Once boil, cover and lower the heat to make sure it doesn’t boil over. This is the longest part of making these, so if you’re short on time, go ahead and get canned instead.

Next, take the ‘skins’ off the chickpeas. This will help the cookie dough taste smooth. Feel free to get your little helpers for this part. It needs to be done whether starting with dried or canned chickpeas.

Making the Rest of this Vegan Cookie Dough Recipe

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Once the chickpeas are skinned, add them to your food processor, along with the peanut butter and maple syrup.

Pulse or blend the mixture til smooth.

Add the mixture and the chocolate chips not meant for melting. Stir them in with a spoon and mix well.

Place the dough in the fridge for at least an hour, otherwise the dough will be too sticky to roll into balls.

Once you’re able to, roll the dough into balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze. This way they won’t fall apart when covering them in chocolate.

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Add the chocolate coating to the edible chickpea cookie dough balls

Once frozen, leave in the freezer and melt the rest of the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler.

Or, if you don’t have a double boiler, use two different sized pots.

Boil water in the larger one and put the ingredients in the smaller one, and put the small pot in the larger one.

Get the cookie dough balls out and add one or two to the melted chocolate at a time.

Roll them in the chocolate, use a spoon or fork if needed, then place back on the parchment paper to cool. Do this for all the rolled dough.

Once done, place in freezer to help the chocolate solidify.

Enjoy!

Store in the freezer til gone to make sure the chocolate doesn’t melt.

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Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls

Healthy protein rich peanut butter balls that your kids will love! They won't even be able to tell that these cookies are healthy for them.

Servings 52 balls
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas or 2/3 dry chickpeas to boil til soft
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup chocolate chips dark, vegan
  • 1 cup chocolate chips to melt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil to melt

Instructions

  1. Boil the chickpeas if not using canned.

  2. Take the 'skin' off of each chickpea. Whether canned or dry.

  3. Put the chickpeas, peanut butter and maple syrup in your food processor and turn on low til blended well and smooth

  4. Place mixture in a bowl and add in ½  cup chocolate chips ad mix well.

  5. Let dough sit in the fridge for a few hours.

  6. Roll the dough into balls, about 1 inch or so in diameter. (Does not have to be perfect.)

  7. Freeze for an hour or so.

  8. Melt the rest of the chocolate and the coconut in a double boiler. (Or, use two pots, one smaller than the other; boil water in the bigger pot, and the ingredients in the smaller pot, placed inside the bigger pot.)

  9. Once the chocolate and coconut is melted, roll each ball in the chocolate and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

  10. Freeze the balls in the freezer to help the chocolate harden up. Then keep in the fridge or freezer.

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The Best Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

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The Best Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pancakes Recipe

What’s better in the fall than apple cinnamon pancakes?

Or, really, apple cinnamon anything?

Maybe I got it from my mom, but I love anything that’s apple cinnamon flavored or scented. It reminds me home, fall, and new beginnings with the school year starting. I know, we’re a few months into that season by now. But, that doesn’t mean the apple cinnamon food has to!

A version of this recipe used to be a favorite of mine when I was younger and my mom still made my food. She used to make a ton of apple pancakes, enough for leftovers in a household of 6, and then keep the leftovers in the fridge. (It wouldn’t take long for them to disappear.)

Though, her recipe wasn’t vegan. And, not quite as healthy as I make mine. I’m a bit obsessed with making sure the food I feed my two girls have plenty of nutrients in them!

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If you’d like to check out my other apple recipes, I’ve compiled all of them I have on this blog (up to the date I publish this post) below:

And, I assure you, there are more to come, such as the apple nachos that I make my girls for snacks occasionally and they can’t get enough of!

About these Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

When I first made these pancakes, I simply made them with only all purpose flour. And honestly, I had no hope of them turning out well since I barely had a skeleton of a recipe when I started putting ingredients together. (And because I didn’t have any oat flour ground up.)

Once I started cooking these, though, I knew they were going to be a hit. My picky eater 6 year old asked me if I was making cookies, because that’s what she honestly thought they smelled like when cooking.

You know something that smells that good when cooking can’t taste all that bad!

My girls and I loved them. They were so good that I decided to experiment with different amounts of all purpose flour and oat flour, to make them a bit healthier and more filling with the fiber from the oats. Turns out, half and half is perfect. So, be assured that this recipe has be tested and tried quite a few times to make it just right.

Let’s Make Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Possible prep work to make Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

To start off, you’ll want to make sure you have oat flour and flaxseed meal. You can buy these already ground, or you can grind them yourself. I like to grind them myself because it tends to be cheaper in the long run, when using them all the time, and because I get to choose the fineness.

Use either a nutribullet or a food processor (s-blade) to grind oats into oat flour. I’ve been using my food processor lately because it can grind more at once, making life easy! I save the leftovers in a glass container in my cupboard. I’m not sure if this is supposed to be stored in the fridge or not, it tends to get used pretty quickly in my home, so I don’t bother having it take up space in my fridge.

To grind flaxseed into flax meal, I use a coffee grinder. It helps with making it more fine, which is what I prefer. I save whatever leftovers I have in a glass jar in the fridge.

Onto making the batter of these Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Once you’re done with the prep work, or if you bought oat flour and flaxseed meal to save yourself some time, it’s onto actually making these pancakes.

Start by making the flax egg, to give the flax meal time to absorb the water and turn into and egg-like consistency.

Then measure out all the dry ingredients and adding them to a mixing bowl. Stir well.

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Add in the soymilk (or other non-dairy milk of choice). Melt the coconut oil and add that. And, add in the flax egg. Stir everything together until there are no dry ingredients that are still ‘dry’.

Next, peel and dice the apple. Or, peel the apple and slice off small parts of it right into the bowl or other ingredients. This could potentially save time if you don’t care that all the pieces are different sizes. Fold the apple pieces in til mixed well.

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Place a pan on the stove, turn on medium heat with about a tablespoon of coconut oil.

Once completely heated and the coconut oil is melted, measure out about a quarter cup of batter, slightly less, and add to pan.

When the batter starts to bubble, flip it over and cook on the other side.

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They should be a light golden color when done.

Continue cooking the pancakes this way til you’re out of batter.

Once done, top with maple syrup, serve, and enjoy!

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*These freeze well, too. So, go ahead and double or triple the batch for an easy make ahead breakfast for the week!

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Healthy and delicious apple cinnamon pancakes that your kids won't even know are good for them, because they taste that good!

Servings 15 pancakes
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cup soymilk
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil 1 tbsp for pancakes, 1 tbsp for the pan
  • 1 flax egg 1 tbsp flaxseed meal mixed with 2 ½ tbsp water
  • 1 large apple diced
  • maple syrup for the topping

Instructions

  1. Make the flax egg by combining 1 tbsp flaxseed meal with 2 ½ tbsp water. If you don't have ground flaxseed, do that first. 

  2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.

  3. Add all wet ingredients in with the dry and mix well.

  4. Peel and dice the apple and add into the mixture, making sure it's all through out.

  5. Add some coconut oil to a medium pan, turn the heat on medium. 

  6. Once the coconut oil is melted add about a quarter cup of the batter to the pan.

  7. Once the batter starts to make small bubbles, flip and let it cook on the other side.

  8. Continue this process of cooking the batter til there is no more batter.

Recipe Notes

*You can sub in maple syrup for the brown sugar, just make sure to add it in with the wet ingredients, not the dry.

Be sure to share with friends and family, or anyone you know who would enjoy these.

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Beet Smoothie Recipe

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Beet Smoothie Recipe

Are you looking for a nutrient dense smoothie?

One that has vital nutrients in it for pregnancy, such as folic acid, iron, protein, omega 3’s, and more.

Or, maybe you just need a smoothie that will help get more fruits and veggies (and nutrients) into your kids. You know, because they absolutely refuse to eat them.

Either way, this beet smoothie recipe will be perfect for you and your kids!

The beets alone provide many nutrients, such as:

  • folic acid (vital to help prevent birth defects)
  • vitamin C (to boost immunity in you and your kids)
  • fiber
  • iron (to help prevent anemia)
  • potassium
  • manganese

And then add in the spinach, banana, strawberries, chia seeds and flaxseeds; and you have plenty of protein, omega 3’s, vitamin A, calcium, and more! You really can’t beet this smoothie when it comes to nutrition.

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My Opinion on Beets

Beets are an acquired taste (and smell).

The first time a tried roasting beets, haha, about six months, our whole home filled up with the smell of roasted beets. No one was happy. It literally smelt like we were roasting dirt.

From then on I’ve opted for canned and sliced beets. It’s easier and less smelly. (Our home isn’t that big, so the smell of roasting, or even boiling them, takes over the home pretty quickly.)

My girls and I had tried 3 to 4 beet smoothie recipes before I decided to simply make my own recipe. And I’m so I did, too!

My older daughter still doesn’t like beets, even in smoothies, and even though they turn everything pink. But, my almost 3 year old and I drank this whole smoothie within minutes of making my beet smoothie recipe.

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Making This Beet Smoothie Recipe

If you’re using canned beets, like I do, then this recipe can’t get much easier to make.

Fill your blender, nutribullet, or nutrininja with all the ingredients except for the ice cubes.

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Blend til smooth.

Pour into a glass, or drink right out of the cup you made it in. Put a few ice cubes in it, and enjoy!

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Beet Smoothie Recipe

Perfect for getting in a ton of nutrients all at once! From folic acid, iron, fiber, and more; this would be a great addition to your diet while pregnant, or when trying to get some veggies into your little ones diet!

Servings 20 oz
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach packed
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup beets cooked (or from a can)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • ice cubes add in after blended

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together, except for ice cubes.

  2. Add as many ice cubes as you'd like.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Make sure you share this recipe with others who will enjoy it!

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Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe

Looking for a quick and healthy homemade recipe for breakfast that your kids won't refuse? You have got to try this blueberry oatmeal! It's 100% plant based and so delicious you may need to double the recipe! #blueberry #blueberries #oatmeal #veganrecipes #healthyrecipes #stresslessbehealthy

Healthy Blueberry Oatmeal Recipe

When blueberries aren’t in season, they’re a treat in our home; and usually bought frozen. My two girls will go through blueberries like they’re candy. So, I was not surprised when they told me they loved this blueberry oatmeal!

Coming from a picky eater, who claims to hate most food I make, and an almost 3 year old; that’s saying something. If I ever plan to save any of this oatmeal for another day, I have to double the recipe.

The recipe below is gone in less time than it takes to make it! Which is quite impressive, seeing as how it only takes about 10 minutes to make it, with hungry kids at my feet.

What makes this recipe even better than other oatmeal recipes I make is that is has absolutely no add sugar, not even brown sugar. It uses the sweetness from ripe, mashed bananas and a little bit of maple syrup. So, it’s not only vegan and healthy, but also 100% plant based.

It is full of antioxidants, with the oats and the blueberries, and is perfect for any busy morning. Or, really, any morning at all, because it’s quick to make and will make eating breakfast taste like a treat. Kind of like these blueberry muffins.

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Let’s make this blueberry oatmeal!

After finding out how healthy this oatmeal is, I’m sure you’re ready to get started and just make it. And, it’s really not that hard, either. It’s almost as simple to make as my simple homemade applesauce.

First, measure and cook the oats on the stove on medium to high heat. Stir occasionally to make sure none stick to the pot.

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Mash the banana while the oats cook. Or not, it really doesn’t matter.

Add  the blueberries, maple syrup, and bananas to the cooked oats. Stir well, making sure to mash up the banana even more.

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If using frozen blueberries, make sure all of the ingredients are warm before serving.

Serve and enjoy!

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Blueberry Oatmeal

Delicious and perfect for a cold fall morning! Plus, it's quick enough to make on a busy school day morning. You're kids will love it!

Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 ripe banana mashed (can be mashed in pot with rest of oatmeal)

Instructions

  1. Cook oats in water.

  2. Once oats are mostly cooked, add in blueberries, maple syrup and banana.

  3. Mash banana in oats if not already mashed.

  4. Stir everything together well and make sure all ingredients are warm.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You may want to double this recipe, it tends to disappear pretty quickly, especially with little ones around.

**The 10 minutes to make this recipe was tested with two kids 5 and under in the kitchen with me, asking questions and trying to 'help'. So, it may not take as long for you.

Make sure you share this blueberry oatmeal recipe with anyone who loves blueberries, or who has kids!

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

What’s better than some nice warm apple oatmeal on a cold fall morning?

Not much!

Just imagine, waking up to clean dishes. Throwing together a few simple whole ingredients into a pot and letting them cook; making your home smell like fall with the scent of apple and cinnamon flowing through out.

And, in just about 15 or so minutes, you have a healthy home made breakfast ready and on the table as the chaos of your day begins!

Between the delicious cinnamon lure into the kitchen in the early morning (you know, for your kids, because you’re probably the one making it), to all the health benefits this breakfast serves up; it’s no wonder this is a favorite in my household. Even my picky eater will ask for this in the morning!

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Why Oatmeal?

This oatmeal recipe is a go to breakfast in my home. Why?

  • it’s super easy to make, I’m sure my six year old could make it herself if I cut up the apples
  • it’s cheap ($3 for a large container of oats, $3 or 8-9 apples, $2 for a thing of cinnamon, $2 for a bag of brown sugar- all of these ingredients could potentially last up to a month or longer)
  • it’s filling, no ‘mom, I’m hungry’ as you start to walk out the door to take your kids to school
  • it is super healthy for you and your kids!

Oatmeal claims many health benefits for those who eat it. In contains quite a few nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even protein.

Since it’s so filling, it’s known for helping people lose weight because they are satiated and don’t need to keep eating. I even grind oats into flour for some Christmas cookies so they last longer and my girls and I don’t eat the whole batch in one sitting!

Apples and cinnamon have their health benefits as well, such as additional antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Let’s Make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal!

Start by measuring out your oats and water; put them in a pot on the stove. DON’T turn the stove on yet.

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Peel and chop up two apples and pour into the pot. You can dice these, or simply slice them into the pot as to not dirty a cutting board. That’s what I like to do.

I’ve experimented before with adding my simple homemade applesauce in with the oats and extra cinnamon, but the slight crunch of fresher apples makes this oatmeal the best. So, just cut up and add the apples when you make this.

Add half the cinnamon.

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NOW, turn the burner the pot is on onto medium heat and let it cook. You don’t need a cover on the pot, just let it cook and stir occasionally. Don’t let it stick to the bottom.

Once it’s thickness is to your liking, go ahead and turn the heat off.

Add in the rest of the cinnamon, raisins, and the sugar.

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Stir, serve, and enjoy!

See, super simple!

I hope you and you children enjoy this healthy recipe as much as my girls and I do.

Feel free to leave out the raisins if it’s not to your liking. I feel like they get omitted every other time I make this depending on what type of mood we’re in, and whether we have them or not.

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Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

This is my families 'go to' oatmeal; it's cheap and easy to make!

Servings 5 cups
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 apples diced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Pour oats into pot.

  2. Dice both apples; about 1/4 cubes and add in. Or, simply slice them into pot.

  3. Pour in water and start to cook.

  4. Stir in 1 tsp cinnamon, and let cook.

  5. Once cooked, add in raisins, the rest of the cinnamon, and brown sugar. 

  6. Stir everything together, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can replace the brown sugar with the same amount of maple syrup.

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Craving fast food or something sweet, but don't want to ruin your healthy eating streak? Learn how to make these healthy and simple sweet potato fries! These homemade fries simply bake in your oven, and are toddler and kid approved. Check out this 3 ingredient recipe now, and save yourself from eating something you'd rather not eat!  #sweetpotatofries #sweetpotatorecipes #veganrecipes #healthyrecipes #stresslessbehealthy

Simple Sweet Potato Fries

Are you trying to get more veggies into your child’s diet, or maybe even your own?

It can be tough sometimes to do, especially when you may be craving fast food or something else that isn’t all that healthy.

So, instead of denying yourself, completely, of the food you crave, how about you make your own fries at home; sweet potato fries!

I’ve been making my own fries at home ever since my oldest was able to eat solid foods. And, to be honest, I started off with sweet potatoes, rather than regular potatoes due to their health benefits, and sweetness.

I remember when I was little and my aunt would bake fries in the oven. Before that, I didn’t know you could make your own fries, I thought they were either bought out or frozen in a bag. And, just like I had to make my own home made applesauce recipe, inspired by her my aunts applesauce; I created my own version of home made fries.

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Why Sweet Potatoes?

Of course, you could make fries with regular potatoes and have them taste more like the unhealthy ones you get at fast food restaurants. But, I like to think of every time I eat, or feed my kids, as an opportunity for it to benefit our health.

“Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body.” ~Unknown

So, again, why sweet potatoes?

First of all, they are orange and will help you to eat all the colors of the rainbow! (See if that line with work on your kids! And, grab an “Eat the Rainbow” printable worksheet for them here!)

They also contain beta-carotene, which means they are a great source of vitamin A.

Vitamin A is important for good vision, your immune system, skin health, and more.

Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C (most orange or red produce is; think oranges and strawberries); along with manganese, copper, some B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6), potassium, fiber, and phosphorus.

Plus, they’re sweet!

There’s nothing wrong with white potatoes; they contain vitamins and minerals, too. Sweet potatoes simply provide more vitamins. And, I’ve just always thought of sweet potatoes as being a bit healthier.

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Let’s Bake

Yes, I said bake!

If we’re going to be eating these healthy vegetables, we shouldn’t sabotage getting their vitamins and minerals, by deep frying them.

Sweet potatoes already have a nice sweet flavor, which comes out even more when baked.

Start by pre-heating your oven to 400ºF.

Then, peel the potatoes.

Start cutting up the sweet potato by cutting it in half, then cut into ½ inch, or so, ‘fries’.

You’ll want to make sure you’re using a ‘nice’ knife when cutting sweet potatoes. They’re a bit tough to cut through.

The first time I tried cutting through a sweet potato I used a knife that comes with a kitchen knife set. Let’s just say that the knife felt flimsy while cutting the sweet potato and my husband bought me a $20 chef’s knife for Christmas that year.

(This was around 6 years ago when I first started learning to cook on my own. The $20 knife is still in great condition, absolutely worth the money.)

sweet potato fries

Once the sweet potatoes are all cut up, place them in a container with a lid, along with the olive oil and seasoning.

Shake til everything is coated evenly.

sweet potato fries

Place some parchment paper on the cookie sheet you’re using, for easier clean up. Then, place the fries on the parchment and arrange them so none are touching. They won’t bake as evenly if they’re too close together.

sweet potato fries

Bake for 20 minutes.

Take out of the oven, flip the fries over (without burning yourself- that’s the trick here), and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure to check them at 15 minutes. The time will vary depending on how thick or thin you cut them.

When they’re done, let cool slightly and enjoy the sweetness of them!

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Simple Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

This recipes makes about 3 servings. (I'm estimating here; it feeds myself, two girls (who are 2 and 5), and then there's some leftover.)
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 to 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ to ½ tsp seasoning mortons natures seasons seasoning blend

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF. 

  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into ½ inch wide fries (does not need to be exact). 

  3. Place into a container with a top, add oil and seasoning. Shake til all fries are evenly coated. 

  4. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet and lay fries on it so none are touching. 

  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip fries over and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes. 

  6. Let cool slightly and enjoy!

If you need more fries, or are feeding more people, feel free to double or triple. But, 3 cut up sweet potatoes is usually the max that will fit on a cookie sheet without over lapping.

I hope with this simple recipe, you can get at least one more veggie into your child’s diet, or your own.

I know becoming healthier, and getting your kids to eat their veggies, can be quite challenging. But, it’s a journey that will be worth taking!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Super easy healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe! Your kids will love this and so will you; it has plenty of protein, it's vegan, great for breakfast, and tastes like milkshakes!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

Do you ever just crave a Reese’s peanut butter cup but you know you shouldn’t be eating them?  For one reason or another.

Whether you’re vegan, simply trying to eat a more plant based diet, and less processed food, or trying to get your kids eat veggies; you’ll all love this healthy smoothie!

I created it out of desperation, cravings, and not wanting to leave home to go to the store! This was created before I even became vegan, yet it’s naturally vegan, kid friendly, and delicious!

Plus, if you’re looking for a way to get some veggies into your little ones without them fighting you; this is the way to do it. My two little girls, my picky eater included, can’t even tell there’s kale in this smoothie. Which in all honestly, ends up tasting more like a frosty than a healthy smoothie!

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What do you put in a chocolate peanut butter smoothie?

In general, you need peanut butter, some type of milk, and some type of chocolate.

In this smoothie you’ll also add in some frozen bananas to up the potassium content, and to make it taste more like a Frosty.

You’ll also add in some curly kale; it’s hard enough to get our kids to eat veggies, why not include it in a recipe that they’ll end up begging you for after their first sip! My girls must have asked me to make this for them everyday this past week, no joke. We had it for breakfast a few days, then after dinner for a couple of the other nights, and for an after school snack!

For the milk, make sure you choose a dairy free kind for a vegan smoothie, we used chocolate almond milk for this. However, plain soy milk with a table spoon of cocoa powder works just as well, and will give it additional protein. We don’t get chocolate almond milk too often, so the girls wanted to make something special with it!

Super easy healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe! Your kids will love this and so will you; it has plenty of protein, it's vegan, great for breakfast, and tastes like milkshakes!

How to Make this Super Easy Smoothie

So, this smoothie isn’t only delicious, will crush your chocolate peanut butter craving, and get veggies into your kids; it’s also super easy to make.

You’ll need something to blend it in, such as a nutribullet, nutri ninja, or just a regular blender. My girls love how smooth the nutri ninja auto IQ makes this on the Auto IQ Blend setting, which is just a fancy way to say which 1 single button you push once the cup locks into place.

Fill the cup, or blender, the way you’re supposed to according to it’s directions. Using the nutri ninja, I add the kale, then frozen bananas, then peanut butter, and then the chocolate almond milk. Put the top on with the blades. Lock it in place, and blend. Simple as that!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Craving Reese's but don't want to eat something so unhealthy? This Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie will calm your chocolate peanut butter craving, just like a reese's, but provide you with some health benefits and fill you up! Kids love these , too; they'll think you're giving them a special treat.

Servings 3 Small Servings
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Handful  Curly Kale
  • 2 Frozen Bananas slice before freezing
  • ¼ cup  Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Chocolate Almond Milk

Instructions

  1. Blend everything in a blender (or nutribullet, or ntutri ninja)  til smooth. 

  2. Serve and Enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

*You can sub in 2 tbsp cocoa powder and regular almond, soy, or another type of plain milk, if you don't have any type of chocolate milk.

I hope you and your kids enjoy this smoothie as much as my girls and I do. It really helps with getting some fresh leafy greens into their diets to improve their health, and energy. Not that they need any more energy, as they’re already running circles around me before I give them this healthy dessert. But, it does help with my energy levels, too. So, that’s always a plus.

Super easy healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie recipe! Your kids will love this and so will you; it has plenty of protein, it's vegan, great for breakfast, and tastes like milkshakes!

If you’re interested, I’ve put together an ebook with 15 “mother approved” recipes that my girls love! You can sign up to get it sent right to your email here. Don’t forget to sign up to receive weekly email from me too by pushing the button in the email sent!

 


Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls (Vegan)

Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie from your childhood?

Is it healthy?

Or, is it full of sugar and butter?

(I’m going to guess the latter, mine certainly was!)

My all time favorite Christmas cookies are peanut butter balls, or some people call them buckeyes.

Since going vegan I changed the original recipe my mom always makes, slightly.

I wanted to be able to enjoy these and know that I’m not just consuming empty calories. Or, feeding my girls fat and sugar. So, I changed up the recipe to make these a bit healthier (and, with a lot less sugar)!!

My healthier version of peanut butter balls isn’t really new to me this year; I created the recipe a few years ago and wrote it down in my recipe book. (Thank goodness!! I don’t have much of a memory since having kids.) T

This recipe happened all because my moms recipe calls for almost 3 cups of powdered sugar and half a cup of butter, among other ingredients, and I wanted a healthier version to feed myself and my girls.

(Although, I still really appreciate anytime she makes them and gives me some!! When I had my second daughter right after Christmas a few years ago, my mom brought peanut butter balls to me in the hospital, and they were amazing!)

I did try finding a healthy version online a few years ago and tried out a few recipes….didn’t go over so well; most of them called for dates as the sweetener. My older daughter who was about 2 at the time was the only one who liked them, I doubt she’d like them now.

So, after those failed attempts to make something so delicious that mom makes, into something healthy by following a strangers instructions; I knew I had to just go with trial and error til I got it right!

(And, I knew it had to be more so based on my moms recipe; but with healthy alternatives I have on hand all the time.)

Let’s Bake!

Start by getting out the ingredients.

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

There aren’t that many, but look, no sugar.

That’s right, I replaced all of the sugar from the recipe I loved, with maple syrup. And, guess what?! They are still just as delicious. And, no wax! I use coconut oil instead; it’s way better for you!

Once you have out all of your ingredients; mix together the oat flour, maple syrup, and peanut butter til it forms a dough that can then be formed into balls.

If you don’t already have oat flour or don’t know how to make it, it’s simple. Start with oats, I use these(or the store brand), then grind in a nutribullet, food processor, or blender til fine.

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

If the dough is too soft after mixing you can leave it in the fridge, covered, for a half hour or so, and then try rolling the dough into balls.

Don’t forget to get your kids helping you with the cookies!! Simply remind them to wash their hands and break them off a piece of the dough to roll. In all honesty, my five year old rolled these better than I did; hers were more round than the ones I rolled. Next time, she’s rolling all of them!

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

Once all the dough is rolled, or while you let your kids roll it for you, go ahead and start melting the chocolate and coconut oil.

My mom has a double boiler for this part in her recipe. She went many years without one though, just as I probably will. (Not that they’re really all that expensive, like this one.)

So, just grab two different sized pots. Fill the larger one a quarter to half way with water, set on the stove and turn to medium heat.

Then, place the smaller pot inside the larger one, making sure the water touches it but isn’t anywhere near the top of either pot.

Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the smaller pot to melt.

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

Once the chocolate chips and coconut oil is completely melted, dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate and roll them in the chocolate til completely covered. You can do this one at a time, or more. I did 5 at a time, but that’s just me.

Lay them carefully on a baking sheet once covered in chocolate. I put parchment paper down on my baking sheet for an easier clean up; this is optional, but recommended. They should start to cool on the baking sheet when out, but you’ll need to place them in the freezer to solidify.

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

Once these are solid; enjoy!! And, try to share with your friends and family!!

I highly recommend keeping these in the freezer til you’re ready to serve them. Using coconut oil instead of wax does make them a bit more melty if simply kept in the fridge instead of freezer. But, the good thing about these is that you can eat them right out of the freezer and they are delicious cold!

One of the easiest ways to eat better, and still love the food you eat, is to swap out ingredients; go here to find out my most common food swaps for eating better!

Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Balls

Taking my all time favorite Christmas Cookie and making it vegan and adding in some nutrients. No more empty calories and loads of sugar. And, they still taste delicious!! During the holiday times you can't sacrifice taste for health, and with these cookies you aren't!!
Servings 3 Dozen
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Start by making your oat flour if all you have is oats, and no oat flour. (Simply grind the oats in a nutribullet with the milling blade, process in a food processor, or even blend in a blender, until fine.) 

  2. Then mix the oat flour with the peanut butter and maple syrup. 

  3. Once this forms a dough and you can't 'see' the flour anymore; roll into small balls. 

  4. Set aside until you melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil on the stove. (I use two small pots for this next step; the larger pot has water in it and the smaller one sits inside the larger one touching the water, but the water is not high. The smaller pot has the chocolate and coconut oil in it. If you have a double boiler then use that.)

  5. Once the chocolate and oil is melted; roll the balls in it til they are completely covered. 

  6. Then move to a parchment covered baking sheet to cool. 

  7. When all the balls are covered in chocolate, place the baking sheet in the freezer for the chocolate coating to solidify. Enjoy!! 

Recipe Notes

Keep in the freezer until ready to devour them!!

If you enjoy this recipe, please share it so we all can have a little bit healthier holiday season this year!! And, to help those with children reduce the sugar at their holiday parties!

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Vegan Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies (with peanut butter cups!)

With Christmas coming up, and all of the empty calorie foods that we eat this time of year; I wanted to share a healthier version of one of my favorite Christmas Cookies. Peanut butter blossoms!

Sure, the title of this recipe isn’t ‘Vegan Peanut Butter Blossoms’, it’s ‘Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms’ because I use vegan peanut butter cups instead of hershey kisses.

For the substitute of peanut butter cups for the hershey kisses, you can thank my husband!

A few years ago, when I was making my moms recipe for peanut butter blossoms, my husband decided to top them with mini reese’s instead of kisses. And, they were sooo much better. This was before I started trying to become vegan.

So, if you’re not vegan, don’t care about eating empty calories all holiday season, or simply want another unhealthy recipe to make your family this year; just swap the kisses with reese’s for your peanut butter blossoms.

But, if you want something that gives you some actual nutrients and helps fill you up so you don’t eat a whole tray of cookies yourself; keep reading for my healthier recipe!!

Let’s Bake

First, get out all of the ingredients except for the peanut butter cups; those can wait for now.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

Then, if you don’t have oat flour, that’s fine; simply grind your old fashioned oats til they turn into a flour. I used the milling blade with my nutribullet for this, you could also use a food processor, coffee grinder.

Make your flax eggs by mixing 1 tbsp flax meal with 2.5 tbsp water. (To make flax meal, grind flax seeds. I use my the milling blade with my nutribullet to grind this. You could also use a coffee grinder.) The flax egg needs about 5 minutes to turn into an egg like consistency, which is why you’re making it now. I tend to let it sit until it needs to be mixed in with the other ingredients, just be sure to stir it again right before adding it in.

Combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and combine the peanut butter and coconut oil in another bowl. When the peanut butter and coconut oil mixture is completely combined, go ahead and mix it into the dry ingredients, along with the rest of the wet ingredients.

It should look like the picture below when mixing is done.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

Roll the Dough

When the dough is done; roll it into balls. They should be about an inch or so in diameter, if they’re bigger or smaller that’s fine too. Just make sure they are big enough so you can fit a peanut butter cup on top.

Optional: if you think these need more sugar in them than just a half a cup, then roll the balls of dough in sugar to coat them.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

At this point, you can either bake the cookies or freeze the balls of dough to bake at another time. Or, you can bake half now and freeze the rest for another day.

The recipe does make about three dozen cookies; so it’s up to you what you would like to do.

After they are baked and topped with the peanut butter cups, I would not recommend freezing them; they’ll be too fragile and the peanut butter cups will fall off. I’ve tried it before and it just doesn’t work, freezing the dough does, though.

When you bake the cookies, bake them for 10 to 12 minutes at 375°F; this is the time regardless of the dough being frozen or not. If you bake them for too long then the bottoms will get too dark and they’ll start to crumble.

While the cookies are baking, unwrap the peanut butter cups. Top the cookies with the peanut butter cups as soon as they come out of the oven. It’s alright if they melt a little bit.

Allow the cookies to completely cool before eating. Enjoy when cool!!

peanut butter blossom cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Blossoms

Christmas cookies the healthy way!! This recipe adds in some health benefits, like fiber from oats and flax seeds and protein from peanut butter. No more empty calorie cookies that'll leave you craving for more and more til you've finished off an entire tray. Share these with friends, family, and your kids to give them a delicious sweet and keep them full.
Servings 3 Dozen Cookies
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar about ¼ cup more for rolling balls of dough in is optional
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 flax egg
  • 2 tbsp soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 dozen mini Justin's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  1. First, preheat the oven to 375°F and prepare* the oat flour if you don't have oat flour readily available. 

  2. Then prepare the flax egg; mix 1 tbsp flax meal(ground flax seeds) with 2½ tbsp water, stir well, and let sit for at least 5 minutes.

  3. Stir all of the dry ingredients together, except the peanut butter cups. 

  4. Then combine the coconut oil and peanut butter in a different bowl til completely combined. 

  5. Then add this mixture and the rest of the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. 

  6. Roll the dough into balls. 

  7. Optional: roll the balls in brown sugar.

  8.  Then bake for 10 to 12 minutes; you can unwrap the peanut butter cups while the cookies bake. 

  9. Top the cookies with the peanut butter cups as soon as they come out, then let cool. Once completely cool; enjoy!!

Recipe Notes

* Prepare the oat flour by grinding the oats with a milling blade(I use my nutribullet), or a food processor or blender will work as well.

Don’t forget to share with friends and family who need healthier/ vegan options for Christmas cookies!! Or, pin it for later on pinterest!

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vegan pumpkin cookies

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

Looking for a healthy vegan pumpkin cookie recipe this year for Thanksgiving, or just as a healthy snack?

Whether you are trying to please your health conscious family member at Thanksgiving, or making some treats for your own kids; you’re going to love these cookies!

I was looking through my recipe book for pumpkin cookies and found a recipe…but, it wasn’t very healthy…

The recipe I found required 3 eggs, a half cup of sugar, and almost a cup of shortening. There was no way I could make these cookies for my daughters. I know I loved them when I was a kid; but, I couldn’t see myself giving them to my girls.

Far too much sugar and unhealthy fats.

So, I decided to make my own recipe. Healthy and vegan!!

These cookies are:

Soft

Moist

Delicious

Healthy

Vegan

Great for Kids and Adults!!

Let’s Get Baking

First, get out your ingredients.

vegan pumpkin cookies

Preheat the oven to 350℉, because that’s the temperature cookies go on, right?

Make your flax egg by mixing 1 tbsp flax meal with 2 ½ tbsp water. (To make flax meal, grind flax seeds. I use my the milling blade with my nutribullet to grind this. You could also use a coffee grinder.) The flax egg needs about 5 minutes to turn into an egg like consistency, which is why you’re making it now.

Mix together all the dry ingredients: oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and brown sugar. (If you don’t have oat flour, that’s fine; simply grind your old fashioned oats til they turn into a flour. I used the milling blade with my nutribullet for this, you could also use a food processor, coffee grinder.)

vegan pumpkin cookies

Then mix in the rest of the ingredients until everything is combined well. The dough should be pretty sticky, that’s alright.

vegan pumpkin cookies

Line a baking sheet with parchment and use a spoon to get the dough onto the cookie sheet.

vegan pumpkin cookies

Bake at 350℉ for 15 minutes. This is the perfect amount of time, at least for my oven. Let them cool, and enjoy!!

Try not to eat them all in one sitting, like my five year old wanted to! And, don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family, or pin it so you don’t lose it!!

vegan pumpkin cookies

The Best Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

Soft, moist, and delicious pumpkin cookies that just happen to be vegan! Makes about 3 dozen cookies. (Which will hopefully last you longer than they lasted me and my two girls!)
Servings 3 Dozen Cookies
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉. 

  2. Then make the flax egg (mix 1 tbsp flax meal with 2 ½ tbsp water and stir, let sit 5 minutes, stir again before adding to rest of mixture).

  3.  Combine all other dry ingredients and mix well. 

  4. Mix in all wet ingredients, including flax egg, and stir well til everything is combined. 

  5. Use a spoon to transfer dough to a parchment lined cookie sheet, the dough will be sticky. 

  6. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool, and enjoy the soft pumpkin cookies!!

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