dessert

The Best Ever Sugar Cookies

December 18, 2014
Best Ever Sugar Cookies | InspiredRD.com (gluten-free option)

This, my friends, is the recipe for the best sugar cookies ever. Ever. It’s my great-grandmother’s recipe, and I probably shouldn’t even be giving it to you. Make a batch with your favorite people. Share with the neighbors. Have fun smashing the dough, and whatever you do, don’t forget the secret ingredient.   (Hint: You can find […]

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DIY Hot Chocolate Stirs with Van’s Snack Bars

December 2, 2014
DIY Hot Chocolate Stirs with Van's Snack Bars

I’m over at Van’s Foods today teaching you how to whip up these fun Hot Chocolate Stirs. They are so easy and make a perfect treat or handmade gift for the holidays. Click here or on the photos below to learn how to make your own!

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Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

December 27, 2013
Gingerbread Molasses Smoothie

Christmas may be over, but I’m not ready to give up the flavors of the season just yet.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy way to enjoy the taste of gingerbread!   Tis’ the season…of gingerbread! I LOVE ginger therefore, it’s natural for me to gravitate towards gingerbread cookies and […]

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Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

November 30, 2013
Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake (#glutenfree, #vegan, #raw)

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to decide what to make for the rest of your holiday gatherings.  Here is contributor McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN with a healthy twist on pumpkin pie!   Hi everyone, McKel here again! I’m glad to hear so many of you enjoyed the previous recipe I shared here on […]

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Pumpkin Hummus & Mini Apple Crisp

November 25, 2013
Pumpkin Hummus

Is it possible to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer AND stay healthy at the same time? Absolutely! Find out more about my healthy holiday strategies and grab the recipes for this easy Pumpkin Hummus and mouthwatering Mini Apple Crisp on the Van’s Natural Foods Blog.  You can find both recipes HERE!

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A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites

February 19, 2013
A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie: Raisin Nut Bites from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree

Leila and I experimented in the kitchen yesterday with some California raisins, nuts, chia seeds and cinnamon. We were trying to make a healthy snack that would be perfect for before dance class (her) or after a run (me). I thought for sure that we would have to do a few rounds to get them […]

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Peppermint Walnut Fudge

December 22, 2012
Peppermint Walnut Fudge from InspiredRD.com #glutenfree #dairyfree

How do you get a perfect photo of fudge in the glow of Christmas lights?  By having a tiny elf hold the mass of strands in the background of your shot.   Such a great helper.  And a photographer (or frittata-pher as Joe likes to call me) in training.  Ask Leila what she wants for […]

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How to make Coconut Whipped Cream

November 7, 2012
How to make coconut whipped cream. A tutorial from InspiredRD.com

Last year I finally got over my fear of making homemade whipped cream.  It was ah-mazing.  And then?  I had to cut out dairy.  Dang it! Then I found out I could make dairy-free whipped cream out of coconut milk.  Great!  Except you have to plan ahead and put the can of coconut milk in […]

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