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Make Your Own Healthy Homemade Chocolate Chips (Soy-free, Dairy-free, and Honey-sweetened!)

Homemade chocolate chips | Healthy chocolate chips | Paleo chocolate chips | Soy-free chocolate chips

Finally! A chocolate chip recipe that you can bake with! I’ve been making homemade coconut oil chocolates for many years, and while they’re great for adding to ice cream or just eating straight out of the jar, they are NOT a good fit for baking. Coconut oil melts at room temperature, so coconut oil chocolates in baked goods just make a melty, oily mess. These chocolate chips, on the other hand, are made with cocoa butter, which handles oven temperatures just fine.

It took me many years to finally work up the courage to make my own homemade cocoa butter chocolate chips.…

Coconut Ice Cream Recipe Round-up: 20 Recipes for Naturally-Sweetened Coconut Milk Ice Cream

 

Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipes

Who doesn’t love ice cream? If you’re lactose- or dairy-free, however, traditional ice cream is usually off-limits. Thankfully there’s a just as tasty alternative: coconut milk ice cream! Whether you’re a tried and true coconut ice cream fanatic or are just getting started, you’ll want to check out these 20 ice cream recipes. Even if you’re not dairy-free, coconut milk ice cream is a great way to get more healthy coconut oil into your diet.

All of these recipes are sweetened with honey or another natural sweetener. Enjoy!

Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipes Round-up

Chai Coconut Ice Cream from Nourished Kitchen

Mint Chocolate Chip Coconut Ice Cream from me

Maple Coconut Ice Cream from Healy Eats Real

Maple Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream from Mommypotamus

Dark Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream from A Couple Cooks

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Ice Cream from me

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Dairy-free, honey-sweetened, and full of delicious coconut milk!

Dairy-free Green Tea Ice Cream from Happy Mothering

Chocolate Orange Coconut Ice Cream from me

Coconut Milk Pumpkin Ice Cream from The Coconut Mama

Coconut Pumpkin Ice Cream from The Coconut Mama

Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream from Wellness Mama

Cherry Chocolate Chip Paleo Ice Cream from Paleo Newbie

Roasted Banana Coconut Ice Cream from Sprouted Kitchen

Cinnamon Coconut Ice Cream from me

Cinnamon Coconut Ice Cream

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Coconut Ice Cream from Cook Eat Paleo

Vanilla Coconut Milk Ice Cream from The Nourishing Gourmet

Chocolate Coconut Milk Ice Cream from Detoxinista

Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean Ice Cream from The Coconut Mama

Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Dairy-free Coffee Ice Cream from Healy Eats Real

Fudge Tracks Ice Cream from Allergy Free Alaska

Chocolate Mint Coconut Ice Cream from me

Chocolate mint coconut ice cream

What’s your favorite coconut ice cream recipe?

Strawberry Kombucha: A Delicious Probiotic Beverage!

Strawberry Kombucha: A Delicious Probiotic Beverage!

Do you miss juice or soda? Strawberry kombucha is a delicious fermented beverage that’s actually good for you!

Like all other kombucha flavors, strawberry kombucha is full of beneficial probiotics.

While you can buy strawberry kombucha at the store, making your own is a great way to save money. And once you get the hang of it, making kombucha is so simple.

We make a lot of our own food in my house, and making our own kombucha is one habit that saves me a ton of money while requiring a very limited time investment.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 gallon fermented kombucha
  • 6 medium-sized strawberries, fresh or frozen

Instructions

  1. First, make a batch of unflavored kombucha according to the directions in my how to make kombucha post.

Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

These cinnamon sweet potatoes are a nice change from typical vegetable side dishes. Keira LOVES these, probably because the cinnamon really brings out the sweet potatoes’ natural sweetness. I love that they’re quick to pull together and make great leftovers the next day.

If you decide to start making this recipe regularly, I highly recommend buying your cinnamon by the pound, rather than in the little spice jars. You save a lot of money by buying spices in bulk, and it’s definitely worth it if you go through a lot of cinnamon like we do.

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

High-Protein Strawberry Lemon Gummies

Homemade gummies | Healthy gummies recipe | Gelatin gummies | Paleo gummies

Gelatin recipes have been everywhere the last few years. While including gelatin in your diet can help improve your bone, joint, skin, and gut health (among other things), the main reason I like gelatin is that it’s an easy way to add extra protein to your diet. I ate a lot of these strawberry lemon gummies when I was trying to eat a high-protein diet during my pregnancy. I’ve also fed a lot of them to Keira, as they’re a great toddler-friendly, high-protein snack.

Most gummy gelatin snack recipes that I’ve seen tend to include a relatively small amount of gelatin.…