Chocolate Hazelnut Pop Tarts

Gluten-free,vegan pop tarts

Hi Everyone! My name is Laura, and I am the creator of the food blog, PheNOMenal Phoods. I am so excited to be writing a guest post for Healthy Little Vittles! When I saw that Gina was looking for guest writers a few months ago, I reached out to her right away because I am a huge fan. I have loved every recipe of hers that I have tried, and some of them are in my family’s regular weeknight meal rotation!

Gluten-free,vegan pop tarts

You guys, vegan and gluten-free baking is hard. I’m sure you all know that by now, but it really does take a lot of experimentation to get it right. When you do get it right, though, it is so gratifying. A lot of the ingredients that are available for this type of baking are either over-the-top expensive, or you just have no idea what it is that you are eating. There are so many incredible options out there these days though that there is no reason that you can’t make pretty much any dessert vegan and gluten-free and have it still taste good. Pastry is one of the most difficult things to make, even when you aren’t adding dietary restrictions to the recipe. I love a challenge though, and I have succeeded in coming up with the most delicious chocolate hazelnut pop tart recipe!

Gluten-free,vegan pop tarts

BBQ Tofu Skewers

This post is a guest post from Ben Smith, a former semi-pro cyclist and a big eater. Now he is just a big eater. He writes about barbecue (mostly) for lazy chefs at The Online Grill.  Being vegan at a barbecue can be testing. Beyond salads and sometimes dull veggie burgers, it can be difficult to think up meat-free options that are both filling and fun. Enter these tofu BBQ skewers. Not only are they meat-free, but they’re delicious and filling. They are a great alternative to their chicken counterparts. Now before you click away, I know what you’re thinking: “Tofu? Really?”. But hear me out. I think tofu gets a bad rap, and unfairly. A lot of people think it’s a wet, mushy, bland mess. But the truth is there are a whole variety of ways to prepare

Kaniwa Pear Salad Sponsored by Suncore Foods

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  I think salads are just one of those things I'm good at creating. Maybe because I love them so much, and they are so versitile! They always turn out to be just what I needed when I'm feeling a little blah. And homemade dressings are also my jam (sometimes using jam!). Perhaps my new favorite ingredient to add to salads is some kind of high-protein grain or seed to really hardy it up and make it a more complete, filling meal. In this Kaniwa Pear Salad I added, you guessed it, kaniwa! Don't worry, I'll explain, because I've never heard of it

Funfetti Dessert Hummus Sponsored by Suncore Foods

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  You know what I just love? I love when a dish can be so adaptable that it can be used for multiple things. There's not too many that I can think of off the top of my head, but hummus is one of those things. Chickpeas definitely don't get the fame they deserve for being just a complete culinary rockstar! Of course we all know the traditional way to eat hummus with fresh veggies, but I've also enjoyed it on pizza (just the other night actually), with shawarma, and most recently (you guessed it) as a dessert dip! Guys, it's so

Apple Cinnamon Pecan Granola

It seems like my food craving haven't really caught up to the season... I've been craving a lot of the "fall foods" lately, and I know that it doesn't have to be fall to enjoy them, but my fall-inspired cravings have been pretty intense. Take for instance this Apple Cinnamon Pecan Granola. I suppose it doesn't have to be a fall recipe but I just get such cozy fall vibes from it. If you can imagine a warm, sweet, apple cinnamon aroma filling your house right now, that's what I'm smelling and I don't care if it's the middle of winter, it is sure to become a staple in my house for a few reasons: it's easy to make, it's freaking delicious, and it makes for one easy and nutrient packed breakfast. I am sure I could come up with more reasons to love this

White Chocolate Pear Chia Pudding Sponsored by USA Pears

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of USA Pears. The opinions and text are all mine. Have I introduced you to my newest obsession yet? Say hello to my new-old friend, Chia Pudding. I'm not sure if it's the fact that I'm about ready to pop and my pregnancy cravings are in full swing (baby please come any day now!) or the fact that chia seeds are so dang fun, healthy, and versitile that I've just been so obsessed with them lately. Now I've had my fair share of chia puddings in the past, and I sort of forgot about them up until recently, but this White Chocolate Pear Chia Pudding takes my chia game to a whole new level. This was my first time ever using fruit in the recipe as opposed to just garnishing with fruit on top of the recipe, so I

Chickpea + Cauliflower Arugula Yogurt Bowls

You ever see a recipe and you're like dang... I gotta make that asap? (I sure hope some of my recipes warrant you to say that) Well that's how these Chickpea + Cauliflower Arugula Yogurt Bowls were created. I saw a recipe from Bon Appétit and immedietly started thinking of how I could adapt it to make it my own with keeping the delcious foundation there. I'd say mission accomplished... big time! So I think it all started when I had this intense pregnancy craving for this delicious meal. And naturally I didn't have all the ingredients, but I had enough of the main ingredients to build upon to make this one fantastic meal that not only satisfied my craving, but made this recipe necessary to share with y'all. SO, this blog worthy Chickpea +

Caramel Apple Chia Pudding

Who says caramels apples are just for the fall?! I vote for caramel apple season to be all year round, and in fact after tasting these Caramel Apple Chia Puddings my family agrees. They are quite possibly the easiest breakfast (or even dessert) you can make, I mean we're talkin' 10 minutes max if you make and chill your chia pudding overnight. Five minutes of prep time the night before, five minutes to make the caramel and put it all together. Boom. Done. I happened to try this vegan caramel from Pinch Of Yum and fell in love. It's rich, and oh so amazing! I like that it's made with almond butter! I can't wait to use it to make caramel apples as it hardens pretty close to "real" caramel too. Pure geniusness. I have been quite obsessed with chia