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Cinnamon Chickpea Bites (AKA The Babe’s new favorite snack)

Cinnamon Chickpea Bites | gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

Spice things up this fall with these sinfully good cinnamon chickpea bites. Toddlers love them. Adults love them. And no one is the wiser that these bad boys are actually good for you. The Babe is still obsessed with chickpea bites. And I’m still looking for ways to switch them up so she’s not eating the same thing every single day for the rest of her life. So far, we’ve done chocolate chip chickpea bites and peanut butter chocolate chickpea bites. And while I would have been satisfied having either of those two options for the rest of my life, I felt like I owe it to The Babe to try something new. Which is how...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Bites (Yes, I know how that sounds.)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chickpea Bites | Gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free

Chocolate, peanut butter, and chickpeas (what?!?!) come together in this deliciously healthy toddler-friendly treat. Even the pickiest of eaters will agree, these chocolate peanut butter chickpea bites are the bomb diggity. We are BIG fans of chickpea bites in this house. It’s something The Babe asks for on an hourly basis. And if we don’t have any, she immediately wants to grab the step ladder and an apron so that she can help me make them. There’s only one problem. The Babe thinks it’s totally acceptable to eat all of the chocolate chips out of the chocolate chip chickpea bites without actually eating the chickpea bite. Being the smart mama...

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Bites

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Bites | Dairy Free, Nightshade Free, Gluten Free

I’m officially on the energy bite bandwagon and have these chocolate chip chickpea bites to thank for that. I’ve been having a hard time figuring out what I can eat for a quick dairy free, gluten free, and nightshade free snack that isn’t just piling more fruit and vegetables in my mouth. At first glance, that probably doesn’t sound like such a big deal. But the truth is, when you’re full on HANGRY and needsomethingimmediatelyoryouwilldie, it’s borderline impossible. And that’t pretty much how I’ve been feeling all day every day. I’ve tried my hand at a few of these newfangled energy bite recipes in the past but have never been 100% sold on the results....

Strawberry-Peach Sorbet

Strawberry Peach Sorbet

Sorbet: God’s gift to those who cannot (or chose not) to have dairy. I have never been a huge fan of ice cream. It’s always made me somewhat sick, thanks to the dairy. So it’s never been a top priority for me. As a result, I’ve generally felt left out in the summer when everyone makes the obligatory trip to get ice cream. Most times I just have to sit and watch everyone else indulge. Occasionally I’m lucky enough to have one or two (if I’m really lucky) flavors of sorbet to choose from. Which is great if you’re feeling like lemon sorbet....

Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Coconut Bites

Pupkin Truffles (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nightshade Free, Vegan) | Emily Levenson

There is something that happens every year around September. It starts out innocently at first, with a few recipes here and there. And then turns into an all out rampage, with everyone trying to one-up the other for the best flavor combination one could dream up. What am I talking about? Pumpkin season, of course. And while I’m all for pumpkin flavored things (I prefer things like Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Flax Granola), there is such a thing as taking it too far (I’m talking to you Pringles and Extra). So when I stumbled upon this recipe for Pumpkin Truffles, I kind of knew it was going to blow up....