Snacks & Dips

Mushroom Steak Sauce

As you know I don't eat meat but I've come up with a delicious steak substitute, which is my tofu steak. Although my tofu steak is pretty good, it was missing something. That's when did some research on what sauces go best with steak and mushroom sauces came up a lot. I hope you like this mushroom sauce. It was pretty good in my opinion. 

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  • 5-6 button mushrooms
  • 1/4 red onion chopped or 1 shallot
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 TBS avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 cup of tamari sauce
  • 1/4 TSP oregano, thyme, and basil 


  1. Slice the mushrooms, chop red onion or shallot, and mince the garlic.
  2. Suatee the garlic and mushroom with the avocado oil for a 1 to 2 minutes
  3. In a bowl whisk the balsamic vinegar, tamari sauce and herbs.
  4. Pour the mixture on the mushrooms and garlic. 
  5. Suatee for about another 1 to 2 minutes. 

Nut Butter Snack Balls

I love making these snack balls. They're so easy to make, plus they're full of nutrition. Not mention that you can take them anywhere! 


  • 1 C oatmeal
  • ⅓ C sliced almonds
  • 1 TBS ground flaxseed 
  • ½ C nut butter (peanut or almond are both good)
  • ¼ C honey
  • 1 TBS chia seeds
  • ⅓ C dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1-2 TSP maca powder


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well together.
  2. Then form about 1.5 inch balls and place them on a baking sheet
  3. Finally, place the snack balls in the refrigerator for minimum 20 minutes

Chia Seed Lemon Muffins

I like making simple muffins. Muffins that take very little time to make, taste delicious and have good nutrition for you. These muffins took me very little to make they taste very delicious.  


  • 1 1/2 C gluten free flour
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1/4 TSP baking soda
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1/3 C sucanat 
  • 2/3 C coconut yogurt
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS chia seeds


  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  2. In a blender add olive oil, sucanat, coconut yogurt, lemon juice and zest, egg and vanilla extract; blend until smooth
  3. In a bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to blender little bit at a time.
  4. Fold in the chia seeds
  5. In muffin cups add mixture and bake for 15-20 minutes. 

Smoothie Bowl

I learned about smoothie bowls when I lived in Hawaii. They are so simple to make and delicious. They're perfect for the summer since they're so refreshing. I love having them in the afternoon as a delicious and healthy snack.
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  • 1 packet of frozen Pitaya or Acai
  • 1 C of frozen berries
  • 1/2 C frozen fruit of your choice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 serving of vegan protein or 1/4 C of coconut yogurt
  • Splash of almond milk or coconut milk


  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  2. Add fun toppings like fresh fruit, the other 1/2 of the banana, granola and honey

Delicious Guacamole

I love homemade guacamole. It has a taste of freshness that is un-comparable to any store bought gucacamole. You can just taste the difference. What I also like is that you can make it as mild or as hot as you'd like. 


  • 1 -2 ripe avocado
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • ground pepper and garlic salt to taste
  • (optional) 1 TBS fresh chopped up cilantro


  1. Add all ingredients, except cilantro, to a blender and chop in blender or use a mortar & pestle to smash ingredients. 
  2. Add cilantro last and fold gently

What do I eat this with?

Use guacamole as a spread or a dip. 

Simple Marinara Sauce

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  • 1 or 2 (14 ounce) can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce) can of crushed tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 TSP balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TSP dried oregano
  • 1 TSP dried basil
  • 1/4 TSP sea salt
  • 1/4 TSP ground black pepper


  1. Chop garlic and onions
  2. Blend one can of tomatoes if needed 
  3. In a sauce pan add olive oil, chopped garlic and onion and dried herbs.
  4. Cook for on medium high until onion is transparent.
  5. Add crushed and chopped tomatoes
  6. Sprinkle ground black pepper and garlic salt and balsamic vinegar
  7. Cook on low for minimum 20 minutes

Almond Butter Banana Rice Cake

I love making this simple snack in the afternoon. It's easy, quick and nutritious too! My daughter loves it too.
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  • 1 rice cake
  • 1 TBS almond butter
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 TSP local raw honey
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. Spread almond butter on rice cake
  2. Slice banana and place on top of almond butter
  3. Drizzle honey
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon

What do I eat this with?

Eat this as a mid-morning or -mid-afternoon snack.

Raspberry Chocolate Pudding

I absolutely love this recipe. It's so smooth and so full of nutrients that will satisfy your sweet tooth as well as fill your body with wonderful nutrients. You can eat it as part of your breakfast, snack or a delicious dessert. 
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  • 1 C of frozen or fresh raspberries
  • 1 1/2 C non-dairy milk of your
  • choice
  • 2 TBS cacao powder
  • 1/2 C chia seeds
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS local raw honey for mixture
  • 3 extra fresh raspberries
  • 1 TSP local raw honey for garnish
  • 1 TSP cacao nibs


  1. Blend raspberries, milk, cacao powder, 2 TBS local raw honey and vanilla extract until smooth
  2. Place batter in a bowl,  add chia seeds and fold them into the batter
  3. Cover batter with a plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for minimum 4 hours
  4. After 4 hours, blend chia seeds into pudding for a smoother texture.
  5. Place 3 fresh raspberries on top, sprinkle with cacao nibs and drizzle local raw honey on top.

Oatmeal Berry Smoothie


  • 1 C almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 TBS ground flaxseeds
  • 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 1/2 C frozen berries
  • 1 TBS local raw honey
  • (optional) 1 scoop of vegan protein


  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth

What do I eat this with?

  • Drink this smoothie in them morning as part of your breakfast or as a mid-morning snack

Tuscan Hummus

I love this white bean hummus. It's so delicious and not heavy at all. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 can of great northern beans
  • 1/4 sesame paste
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 TBS low sodium tamari sauce
  • 1/4 TSP sea salt
  • 1/4 TSP cumin
  • 1/4 TSP coriander
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 TBS of water if needed

Kitchen Supplies:

  • Food processor


  1. Place all items in food processor and blend until smooth

What do I eat this with?

  • Eat as a dip or as a spread in a veggie wrap

Baked Yuca Fries

I love yuca fries! I grew up eating yuca boiled or fried. Fried was always my favorite. However, I've learned that baking yuca can be just as delicious as frying and of course we all know that it's so much healthier! Download the recipe or pin it and try it this weekend!
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  • 2 yucas (frozen or whole)
  • 2 TBS avocado or olive oil
  • 1/2 TSP of paprika or chilli powder or both
  • Garlic salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Peel yuca (if not frozen) with vegetable peeler
  3. Place yucas in pot of boiling water and boil for 10 minutes
  4. Take out yucas and cut them in a long strips and place them on baking sheet
  5. Add spices and avocado or olive oil
  6. Bake them for 15 minutes and then flip them and bake for 15 more minutes

What do I eat this with?

  • Eat it as fries to a veggie burger

Enjoy! Pin! Comment! Share!

Homemade Crutons

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  • 3-4 slices loaf of gluten free bread
  • olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • garlic salt & pepper

Kitchen Supplies:

  • cutting knife
  • baking sheet


  • Cut slices of bread into squares
  • Sprinkle Italian seasoning and garlic
  • Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper
  • Pour olive oil on top


  1. Preheat oven at 425 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients with your hands 
  3. Spread bread squares evenly on your baking sheet

Enjoy! Pin! Share!

Sweet Potato Garlic Fries

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  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 TSP Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 TSP Pepper 
  • 2 TBS of olive
  • 1 Large garlic clove minced
  • (optional) sprinkle thyme over potatoes for added yummy flavor


  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees
  2. Chop sweet potatoes into strips
  3. Place all the ingredients in a baking pan
  4. Mix all the ingredients by hand
  5. Place the potatoes laid out separately and bake for 25 minutes. 

What do I eat these with?

Eat them with a veggie burger instead of a salad or soup