Dairy-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

 

If you have a little one with a dairy allergy/sensitivity, or if you try to limit dairy in your diet overall, it can be hard to find great dairy-free recipes for desserts.  There are hundreds of recipes for cookies made with butter, cakes made with milk, and pies made with cream – but when it comes to finding a delicious dessert without the dairy, it’s a big challenge.

This insanely good, must-try-immediately recipe for chocolate crinkle cookies uses coconut oil instead of butter, vegetable oil, or shortening.  The cookies have the perfect crispy exterior, soft, chewy inside, and just the slightest hint of coconut flavor that compliments the chocolate perfectly. 

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6 Amazing And Healthy Desserts From Chocolate Covered Katie

We have partnered up with Chocolate Covered Katie – healthy food blogger extraordinaire – to share some of her seriously amazing dessert recipes.  And the best part?  They’re all healthy!  Each recipe features at least one unique, unexpected and deliciously healthy ingredient, and many are perfect recipes for children with food allergies or sensitivities!

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Endive Boats: The Fun Alternative To Summer Salad

With summer quickly approaching, you’re probably daydreaming about neighborhood cookouts on warm, sunny days, potluck dinners with friends and family picnics at the park. From grilled hamburgers and corn-on-the-cob to Aunt Edna’s award-winning potato salad, the one thing they all have in common is tasty summer eats. If you want to impress your friends and family at your next get-together with a refreshing alternative to your usual tossed salad, try these fun and scrumptious Endive Boats.

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The Great Puff Debate: Fast Food For Babies Or Healthy Snack?

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We know your baby’s health and well-being is always your top priority. But, as a busy mom, sometimes providing nutritious and healthy snacks for in-between meals or travel is a difficult task. If you’re on-the go with your little one in tow, teething biscuits, crackers and puffs can seem like an easy solution to curb hunger until meal time. While many major baby food companies have jumped on the “organic” and “all natural” band wagon, and have created what they market as healthy snacks for teething babies and toddlers; it’s important to understand what’s really going into these tasty treats before you decide which ones are best for your child.

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Toddler Eating: “Hidden Veggie” Meatloaf

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Toddlers (and sometimes even husbands!) are a finicky bunch, and getting them to eat their veggies is oftentimes a struggle. If paired with the right ingredients, many vegetables will start to “take on” the taste of the surrounding food, hiding their taste, and making their presence unknown to people who are not in the food preparation loop.

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Good Protein Sources For Your Little Eater

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We all know that in order to have a balanced diet, we need to have a proper mixture of nutrient rich foods.

Protein, in particular, is suggested to be introduced to babies typically around 8 months old. The normal human body needs 22 amino acids, however, it only makes 13 of them. The other 9 amino acids must come from foods high in “essential acids.”

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Toxic Foods You May Be Giving Your Pets

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We’ve all been there; the doorbell’s ringing, the baby’s crying, dinner is burning in the oven and the dog is sitting on the table licking the breakfast plates clean. (Yes, it’s 6 PM and they’re still there.) It might come up as the opener to a joke you tell your neighbor while gathering the mail the next morning. “Well, at least I didn’t have to do the dishes!”

While you may think your beloved pet is lending you a helping hand, letting him sneak some table scraps now and then might actually be doing him harm. A number of human food items are quite toxic to cats and dogs.  Before you slip some leftovers in your dog’s bowl tonight or turn your back at the sight of your toddler dropping niblets into your kitty’s mouth from her high chair, take a look at this list of the most toxic foods and be sure to keep them away from your fury pals.

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3 Natural Substitutes for Pedialyte

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Whether it’s your baby’s first bout of the stomach flu, or your toddler’s fourth time catching it this year, all moms can agree that it’s a horrible feeling to see your child sick and uncomfortable.

A quick phone call to the pediatrician and a Google search will point us all in the same direction for rehydration:  Pedialyte.  It’s practically synonymous with childhood.  But have you ever looked at the ingredients?  Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose (Splenda) and Acesulfame Potassium (chemically similar to saccharin), as well as artificial flavorings & colorings.  On top of all that, Pedialyte is pretty expensive!

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