Category for snacks

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Posted on March 17, 2015

Guacamole Deviled Eggs are a huge hit in our house. The boys (now teenagers if you can believe it!) and their friends love this healthy after school snack. I love that it’s high protein and full of healthy fat.

If you’re looking for healthy St. Patrick’s day recipes, I’ve got you covered with this one! Craving more green-themed recipes? Take a look at my Green Eggs recipe –it’s a super healthy bright green method for making scrambled eggs.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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Goldfish Crackers

Posted on February 27, 2015

Homemade goldfish crackers are surprisingly easy to make. With just six healthy ingredients –almond flour, salt, baking soda, cheddar cheese, olive oil, and egg, they make a fantastic gluten-free snack for kids.

If you are wondering if these are Paleo goldfish crackers, the answer is, I don’t know. It depends on what your definition of Paleo is. It depends on which foods your body can digest. It depends on what you consider a real food. I can tell you for sure […]

Paleo Tortilla Chips

Posted on January 30, 2015

Paleo Tortilla Chips made with almond flour are easy to make and perfect with homemade guacamole. I like to serve this classic, yet healthy combo when we watch football or have barbecues. These paleo chips will make an appearance with other healthy Super Bowl snacks at our get together this weekend.

Made with only four ingredients –almond flour, golden flaxmeal, egg whites, and salt, you can whip up these chips in a jiffy. Now you have a gluten-free, grain-free, corn-free tortilla […]

How to Make Guacamole

Posted on January 30, 2015

Guacamole is a favorite dip in our family. This guacamole recipe is healthy, and with only seven ingredients, so easy that my boys and their friends often make it as an after school snack. All you need is ripe avocados, lime juice, red pepper flakes, cilantro, chili, chipotle, and salt.

If you want to know how to make fantastic guacamole all you really need is perfectly ripe avocados. I have a couple of quick tips so that you will know how […]

Spicy Party Mix

Posted on December 28, 2014

Spicy Party Mix is a fabulous appetizer and a great healthy snack for kids. For adults, it goes really well with a cocktail; for children it’s the perfect replacement for Chex Party Mix.

Ever since the boys were little we’ve been visiting a resort in Mexico called Palmilla. It’s an old time place in San Jose del Cabo, one where Sinatra and his friends used to hang out and it’s gorgeous. This year is the first year that we have not […]

Grain-Free Matzo

Posted on April 11, 2014

For years my friends, family, and readers have been asking me to create a grain-free matzo recipe. This year, instead of throwing matzo together the day of our Seder, I took time during the last few weeks (well prior to Passover) to work on creating an amazing gluten-free, grain-free matzo recipe.

As you can imagine, my house has become a veritable grain-free matzo factory with batch after batch of matzo spread out all over my kitchen counters.

Matzo is an interesting food. […]

Salt and Pepper Crackers

Posted on January 19, 2014

Salt and Pepper Crackers will satisfy your need for a healthy, crunchy snack.

Instead of running to the store and grabbing a box of highly processed, expensive gluten-free crackers (with who knows what ingredients in them?!) you can make these Salt and Pepper Crackers. My boys and their friends says that these Salt and Pepper Crackers are the best crackers. I like them too, especially because they’re quick and easy to make.

It’s even easier to make gluten-free, grain-free crackers from scratch […]

Dill Pickle People

Posted on September 11, 2013

Put some healthy fun on your plate and turn homemade pickles into a pickle people family.

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs? What? Why is a movie featured here?

When the reps for Sony Pictures called me to bring a food character from their movie* to life in a recipe, I could not say no. Why? Because I love movies? Well, not exactly. My children did not see a movie (or television show for that matter) until they were 8 and 9 […]

Cranberry Coconut Power Bars

Posted on August 26, 2013

Harness the power of coconut butter, hemp seed, flax meal and dried cranberries in this Paleo power bar.

Cranberry Coconut Power Bars are not only gluten-free and grain-free, they are nut-free to boot. Eat them after you go to your CrossFit workout, or if you’re more of a middle aged woman such as myself who prefers sleep to exercise, eat them after a long walk in the foothills, or a restorative yoga class.

I’m using Steve’s unsweetened dried cranberries for this recipe, […]

Paleo Graham Crackers

Posted on April 24, 2013

Paleo Graham Crackers are gluten-free, made with almond flour and lightly sweetened with yacon.

Are graham crackers gluten-free? In general, the kind you buy at the store are not, however, these homemade Paleo Graham Crackers are not only gluten-free, they are grain-free as well. And with a mere four ingredients this Graham Cracker recipe is quick and easy to make.

These Graham Crackers will satisfy your urge for a gluten-free, grain-free crunch, and go very well with a cup of Joe (which […]

Paleo Curried Almonds

Posted on April 9, 2013

Curry is a blend of spices –these Curried Almonds are packed with spices that contain highly nutritious compounds.

According to Wikipedia, curry is a generic term used in Western culture that refers to a wide variety of dishes whose origins are from India and other East Asian countries. In traditional cuisines, the precise spice blend of a curry can be determined by everything from regional preferences to family customs. The spices in curries can be both whole and ground.

Wikipedia also states […]

Chili Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Posted on October 19, 2011

Paleo pepitas will delight your little ghosts and goblins.

Looking for a delicious Halloween snack? Spicy pumpkin seeds tossed in chili powder, olive oil and a touch of salt are a healthy treat during this junk food filled time of year.

These heavily spiced seeds are also great for the change in seasons when everyone seems to be coming down with a cold or sore throat, as chili powder is full of both anti-inflammatory and anti-infectious agents, as well as antioxidants.

If your […]

Mushroom Masters: Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted on September 26, 2011

I was recently invited to develop an appetizer recipe for the Mushroom Masters, a global competition that helps celebrate National Mushroom Month (September). Since I love mushrooms, and they are so easy to prepare gluten free and Paleo, I jumped at the chance to participate.

For the competition, I created the recipe for these Herb Stuffed Mushrooms –they make a lovely gluten free appetizer for a cocktail party or nice nosh for a gluten free brunch. While this convenient finger food looks […]

How to Make Applesauce

Posted on September 23, 2011

Easy homemade applesauce with apples picked from the tree in our backyard.

This is my favorite applesauce recipe, I give it out whenever people ask me how to make homemade applesauce. It’s a simple recipe, easy, delicious and healthy too. On top of that? Kids love it –at least mine (and their friends) gobble it down every time we make it.

Another benefit of making applesauce from scratch? It’s an easy and nourishing recipe for children. Mine really get involved in peeling […]

Paleo Spiced Nuts

Posted on September 15, 2011

With black pepper, chili powder and cumin, any nut lover will enjoy the supercharged flavor of these spicy nuts!

I’m always looking for high protein snacks to keep me going during the day, and especially after a good workout at the gym. I find this little Paleo snack (my favorite recipe for spicy nuts) slightly addictive and nicely satiating.

I like to eat nuts because they’re full of good fiber, fill me up and don’t leave me hungry and lagging. In […]

Goji Power Bars

Posted on September 8, 2011

These gluten free Goji Power Bars were a hit at the gym the other day.

My fellow gym rats were delighted when I brought these Paleo friendly, high protein, gluten free snacks to the gym last week. The consensus? These gluten free power bars hit the spot.

Made with healthy, high protein almond flour and nutritious goji berries, the gang wolfed these down, then asked for more. I promised them I would post this recipe for gluten free power bars and so […]

Wheat Thins

Posted on May 24, 2011

When I was a child I loved crackers.  Still do.  I especially loved Wheat Thins.  Can’t have those anymore.  Solution?  I’ve made my own.  These tasty Wheat Thins remind me of the yummy little crackers in the yellow package of my childhood.  The ones my mother bought for parties.  The ones that weren’t gluten free.

That was back in the days before we knew about celiac disease and gluten free living.  Before my mother was diagnosed with celiac.  Before I was […]

Cherry Vanilla Power Bars

Posted on May 6, 2011

Way back when, in 1997, during the dark ages of gluten free, I was diagnosed with celiac disease.  Now, 14 years later, this disease has had a devastating effect on my family –my mother has celiac, my sister has it, even my 12 year old son was diagnosed with celiac when he was 3 years old.  On the other side of the family, my mother-in-law lives with celiac disease.  This disease has been a scourge on my loved ones.

Celiac is […]

Deviled Eggs

Posted on April 7, 2011

I’m kinda obsessed with these deviled eggs, and given that Easter is near, what could be more appropriate? They’re easy to make, full of protein and naturally gluten free to boot. My boys love to chow down on them after school and I like to snack on them all day long. Deviled Eggs are perfectly simple and elegant for a party, and make a great casual everyday type gluten free snack as well.

When I make these, I like to double the recipe below, […]

Chocolate Cranberry Power Bars

Posted on March 29, 2011

This recipe was adapted from one by Pam Vagnieres‘ in an article called Make Your Own Protein Bars that ran last year in my local newspaper The Daily Camera.  These high protein, gluten free power bars are easy to make and remind me of a Lärabar, though these are super fresh since they’re homemade, and they’re also not quite as sweet.

My boys and their friends loved these bars and gobbled them up during spring break, when our house was boys […]