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    Shepherd’s Pie

    When I used to think of Shepherd’s Pie, “healthy”, “dairy-free” and “easy” were definitely three words that didn’t come to mind. It was something I assumed I would never eat, because it seemed taxing to make, fattening, and filled with lots of cheese. However, over several years I have created a recipe for Shepherd’s Pie that is for all people! It is relatively simple, and super easy to make if you already have leftover mashed potatoes. I’ve even just used frozen tater tots on top instead to save time. If you’re not gluten-free, feel free to use regular flour instead of cornstarch – the nutrition info will still basically be the same.…

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    Honey Lemon Chicken Pasta

    I love pasta. When I became gluten-free, I thought I might have to give up pasta forever – not so! This light summer dish uses rice noodles, which are literally just rice and water in the shape of a noodle. You cook them like rice, too, only quicker. Another gluten-free noodle option for this recipe would be soba noodles, just make sure they’re whole buckwheat and certified gluten-free. Soba noodles are best served cold so if you find you like this recipe cold better than hot (I think it tastes good either way), then you may want to go with Soba noodles. If you’re not gluten-free, though, by all means…

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    Skinny Chunky Monkey Cookies

    Love no-bake cookies, but hate the calories and sugar that come with them? Try these skinny chunky monkey cookies! Full of fiber and protein, these cookies are chunky in nature but won’t make you that way! 😉 My family loves these cookies, not only for their flavor and nutrition, but also because they’re so versatile. They are soft enough for children with little or no teeth to chew on, and a quick and easy snack for adults. They’re sweet enough to count as dessert (though no added sugar!), yet healthy enough to eat for breakfast. These cookies have some of our favorite ingredients: Bananas – use well-ripened ones! Chocolate (cocoa…

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    Zuppa Toscana

    Olive Garden is one of my favorite restaurants, however when you’re dairy free and gluten free there’s a lot of things on the menu that are off-limits. One of these famous items is the Zuppa Toscana soup, which has milk and/or cream in it. Both my husband and I love the Zuppa Toscana, so I went about creating my own recipe that wouldn’t make me sick but would also satiate our cravings for this unique soup. This recipe has almond milk, which gives it a little creaminess, and the potatoes add to the heartiness. I love having a filling soup recipe that doesn’t have beans in it! It’s also one…

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

    When I became dairy free, I was afraid I would lose chocolate forever. But over time, I discovered brands of chocolate that didn’t contain milk, but most of them were pretty expensive. I’ve never been a huge fan of fudge, but this Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge satisfies my cravings for a high fat, cocoa-driven treat that is easy to make and doesn’t break the bank. In most fudge recipes, the high fat comes from milk or cream – from animal fat, which is generally regarded as less healthy for you. This fudge uses coconut oil which contains good saturated fat. This fudge will be cheaper than most “regular” fudge you…

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    Chicken Fried Rice

    Legal Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links which means if you purchase a product I recommend using my link I may receive a compensation for it, but it does not affect your purchasing price in any way.  Rice is a staple for a gluten-free household. This Chicken Fried Rice has been a favorite of my family’s for a couple years now and even my one-year-old likes it! It’s quick and simple to make, healthy, and most importantly – gluten and dairy free. I’ve made it several different ways but the recipe you will see below is the most common concoction. To make 6 servings of this Chicken Fried Rice (each…