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Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars (Paleo)

Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars (Paleo) - these homemade Larabars are gluten free and made with only clean ingredients. | tastythin.com

Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars (Paleo) – these homemade Larabars are gluten free and made with only clean ingredients. For a quick energy boosting snack or a sweet craving fix, Larabars are a fantastic nutritious choice.  Made with only dates, fruit, and nuts, they are naturally gluten free and a nice treat for a clean eating lifestyle. I’ve been hooked for a while, and by far, my favorite flavor is the…

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Top 12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016

Top 12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016 - a look back at the most visited and popular recipes of 2016 on Tastythin. | tastythin.com

Top 12 Most Popular Recipes of 2016 – a look back at the most visited and popular recipes of 2016. Happy Holidays Friends!  I hope your holiday season has been full of family, fun, and good food! I have to say a huge THANK YOU to all who have read and supported my little project this year.  It has been such a fun and educational first year of food blogging!  I hope you will continue to…

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Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - a delicious banana muffin, super kid-friendly with no gluten or refined sugar! | tastythin.com

These Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins are a great option for a busy morning breakfast or quick snack!  This is also a great recipe to try if you’re just starting to experiment with gluten free baking.  Sweet and simple! We love muffins in this house, especially these Healthy Banana Muffins, so I decided to try a GF version.  While we are not an exclusively “gluten free” family, I like to find…

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Vegan Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Vegan Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites - flourless, gluten free, and vegan, these cute mini cookie cups are healthy AND yummy! | tastythin.com

Although I didn’t set out to develop a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, I think we have a winner!  These Vegan Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites are flourless, gluten free, egg/dairy free, and low in sugar and fat.  And they are delicious!!  What?!?  If you’re thinking they can’t possibly taste good and be all of those things, think again!  My family gobbled them up without even knowing all of the…

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Mini Monster Cookies

Mini Monster Cookies - With no butter/oil, refined sugar, or flour, these bite-sized Monster Cookies are the perfect healthier treat! | tastythin.com

These gluten free treats contain only 6 ingredients and no butter or flour!   A healthier take on the classic recipe, these Mini Monster Cookies are wholesome and yummy, perfect for kid’s lunch or an after school snack. Back to school is in full swing!  What better way to bring a smile to your kid’s face than by including a sweet treat in their lunchbox?  These tasty bites are my twist on a monster…

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Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins - Sweet berries, tart lemon, and a yummy glaze combine for an indulgent tasting muffin, but without the guilt! | tastythin.com

Treat your family this weekend with these Fat Free Blueberry Lemon Muffins!  Sweet berries, tart lemon, and a yummy glaze combine for a pretty indulgent tasting muffin, but without the guilt! I love when blueberry season arrives and I can replenish my stash of frozen berries.  Did you know West Michigan is the blueberry capital of the United States?  We are overflowing in blueberry farms and roadside stands.  Every summer…

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Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites

Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites - tasty and healthy little bites, perfect for breakfast or an energy boosting snack! | tastythin.com

These Nutty Oatmeal Cranberry Energy Bites are a great alternative to store bought granola bars and offer a nice punch of protein-packed energy!  They are sweet, nutty, healthy, and delicious all rolled into a cute little bite-sized treat. This recipe takes literally no time to prepare and is also gluten free (just be sure to use GF oats.)  I love the addition of crunchy peanut butter and ground walnuts, which packs…

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No Bake Clif Bar Cookies

No Bake Clif Bar Cookies - only simple wholesome ingredients in these energy boosting no-bake treats. Gluten free and no refined sugar added! | tastythin.com

These No Bake Clif Bar Cookies are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up snack or grab and go breakfast.  Full of energy-boosting wholesome ingredients, these delicious cookies are sure to become a family favorite.  The taste and texture remind me of a Clif Bar, but not the cost! I love to make my own healthier and more economical versions of our favorite store bought items.  My family sometimes groans about this and occasionally…

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Peanut Butter Banana Blondies

Peanut Butter Banana Blondies - a sweet treat with no butter/oil or added refined sugar. Kids will go crazy for these! | tastythin.com

Kids and adults alike will go crazy for these Peanut Butter Banana Blondies.  Who doesn’t love the combo of peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate??  This is the perfect snack for after school or anytime you need a little sweet fix. With no added refined sugar or butter/oil, you can feel a little less guilty about enjoying these sweet treats.  Honey (raw unfiltered is best) and bananas do all the sweetening, and the peanut…

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Skinny Double Chocolate Applesauce Muffins

Skinny Double Chocolate Applesauce Muffins - tastes like a cheat, but it's not! Indulgent and full of healthy swaps. | tastythin.com

These Skinny Double Chocolate Applesauce Muffins are a lightened up decadent treat, free of any added fat or refined sugar.  The perfect solution to your chocolate fix craving, without any guilt.  For real…these totally taste like a cheat, but they’re not!    Greek yogurt and applesauce add a rich moistness to these muffins – no oil or butter necessary.  In this recipe (and most baked goods recipes), I like to use…

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