Tag: gluten-free

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

October and the first part of November have been really busy. Moving, my sister visiting, a food conference in DC, a trip to New York for the NYC Marathon with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Whenever I do this much traveling, I usually eat worse than […]

Super Butter Cups

Super Butter Cups

Twice a year, the University of Oregon would have a street fair on campus where food trucks, craft booths, and everything in between would set up on the main road. While booking it to Frisco’s, the food truck that had my favorite pulled chicken sandwich, […]

Game Day Chicken Fingers

Game Day Chicken Fingers

If there’s one snack that Ashton goes through more than any other, it’s cheese and crackers. He absolutely loves it! He eats almost a whole block of cheddar cheese and a few boxes of crackers a week. I actually started to worry about his digestive system… I mean, come on! That’s a lot of cheese!!

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Pumpkin Spiced Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin Spiced Protein Smoothie

Since I finished the marathon, I’ve gone back to what I know best… Sprint and strength workouts, and it feels SO good! I didn’t realized how much I’ve missed it. There’s just something about hard interval sprinting that running for hours just doesn’t do for […]

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

It took me forever to get into sweet potatoes. The first time I had them they were roasted with cinnamon sprinkled on top. I know a lot of people may disagree with me, but YUCK!!! I really don’t like when they’re sweetened, it doesn’t seem […]

Protein Bars

Two main things you guys keep asking me for are:

  1. Some easy, on-the-go, high protein snacks
  2. To share the kind of protein powder Ashton and I use

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End of Summer Fruit Pizza

End of Summer Fruit Pizza

Get it while the berries are hot my friends! Summer is almost over (HUGE sad face) and that means all the delicious, berries and other summer fruit will start costing us a frickin’ fortune soon. Last winter, Ashton came home with a small clamshell of […]

Lettuce Chicken Wraps

Lettuce Chicken Wraps

I’m pretty sure the Lettuce Chicken Wraps have to be the most ordered item off the PF Chang’s menu. We love them, but know they’re probably loaded with added sugar. So I wanted to try recreating them at home using all natural ingredients.  Average Rating:

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwiches

About a month and a half ago, my friend, Lottie from Running On Veggies, posted a chocolate chip cookie recipe on her blog. I’ve always struggled to find (or create) a good, healthy, chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t use brown sugar, white sugar, refined white/bleached flour, and loads of butter.

Well, I’VE FOUND IT!! Lottie figured it out, and as soon as she posted it, I made them. They’re amazing… Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, higher in protein than other chocolate chip cookies, and you only need 7 ingredients!

Almond flour

Coconut sugar (you can also use date sugar)

Baking powder

Egg

Coconut oil

Vanilla extract

Chocolate chips

So once I was hooked on these cookies, I thought, “I wanna make ice cream sandwiches out of these!” and these beauties were born! Although you could totally stuff them with homemade ice cream (like my Vanilla Coconut Cashew Ice Cream), I got lazy and just couldn’t wait that long to eat them, so I went to buy some ice cream and ran across this New Barn Vanilla Almond Milk Ice Cream. I’d never tried it before but it’s delish! Plus it kept the sandwiches dairy-free.

So give ’em a try and let me know how you like them by rating and commenting below! Summer is wrapping up so they’re the perfect thing to try before it starts cooling down.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

: 4 sandwiches
: 10 min
: 45 min
: 55 min
: Easy

NUTRITION FACTS: (for 1 sandwich) Calories: 578 Total Fat: 44.7g Saturated Fat: 15.7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g Cholesterol: 61.5mg Sodium: 33mg Potassium: 160mg Total Carbohydrates: 37g Dietary Fiber: 6g Sugars: 27.5g Protein: 14g

Ingredients
  • for cookies:
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1.25 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (can also use date sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • vanilla ice cream (I used New Barn AlmondCreme)
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Step 2 In a small bowl, melt coconut oil and then set aside and allow to cool a bit.
  • Step 3 In a medium sized bowl, mix almond flour, coconut sugar and baking powder together.
  • Step 4 Once coconut oil has cooled (important or the egg with be scrambled), add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until combined.
  • Step 5 Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Mixture will be really sticky.
  • Step 6 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and using a cookie scoop or two spoons, drop dough onto pan until you have 8 equal cookies. Mush them down with the back of the spoon to flatten a bit so they bake more evenly.
  • Step 7 Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottom is slightly browned.
  • Step 8 Let them cool almost completely, then place them in the freezer for about 30 minutes until they’re hard so it’s easier to stuff them.
  • Step 9 Pull the ice cream out of the freezer and allow to thaw for about 15-20 minutes. Stuff the cookies, smush them together into sandwiches, and freeze until ready to eat!

 

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