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Whole Wheat Honey Cranberry Cake

By Integrative Nutrition

When the holiday season rolls around, for many of us, our first instinct is to bake! Nothing evokes the comfort and nostalgia of the holidays like a warm kitchen full of the scent of cinnamon and sugar. However, many people find it hard to stick with healthy habits because they miss the tradition and ritual associated with less-than-healthy treats. Rest assured that you can have your holiday treat and eat it too! You just need to know a few simple swaps.

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Vegan Pesto Grilled Cashew Cheese Sandwiches

By Integrative Nutrition

If you thought grilled cheese sandwiches were a thing of the past because you’ve adopted a dairy-free diet, think again. Cashew cheese makes a great alternative to dairy cheese as part of a plant-based or vegan diet. It’s creamy, savory, salty, and full of fat – just like real cheese! It’s made by soaking raw cashews until soft and then blending them with spices and flavorings of choice until they form a rich spread. It has far more in common with soft cheeses like brie and mascarpone than it does with snacking nuts by the time it’s finished.

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Vegan Coconut Fudge Ice Cream    

By Integrative Nutrition

Whether you’re a committed vegan or simply experimenting with a plant-based diet for health reasons, you shouldn’t have to go without ice cream. Making your own traditional ice cream at home can be intimidating – the process includes tempering eggs, avoiding scalded cream, and a host of other fiddly steps.

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Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix Bites

By Integrative Nutrition

Pumpkin seeds (sometimes called pepitas) don’t get quite as much attention as the squash itself during this pumpkin-saturated season, but they should. They’re crunchy with a mild flavor that’s both nutty and grassy. Better yet, they’re incredibly healthy, offering protein and a generous dose of magnesium –  as well as a host of other nutrients and minerals, including manganese, copper, and zinc.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

By Integrative Nutrition

Fall in the United States has come to mean one thing – pumpkin! While the actual squash itself is incredibly heathy, it can be hard to avoid the sugary, fatty, refined grain-based pumpkin treats that suddenly appear in grocery stores, cafes, and bakeries the instant the leaves begin to change. This simple and satisfying recipe offers a way to enjoy the festivities of the season while still prioritizing your health goals.

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Apple Oatmeal Spice Muffins

By Integrative Nutrition

Autumn is here and so is apple-picking season. If you’re wondering what to do with all of the fresh apples tumbling out of your crisper drawer, give this recipe a try. A tender, lightly-spiced muffin, packed with juicy apple chunks, is the perfect companion to a steaming mug of coffee on a chilly fall morning.