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You could call it a coffee smoothie, a banana café frappe, or even a dairy-free frappuccino. No matter the name, this cool drink is a delicious option for coffee lovers. And we think it’s better than Starbucks! This dairy-free blended banana iced coffee is made with fresh banana, instead of syrups, uses your favorite brewed coffee, and is even optionally topped with dairy-free chocolate shavings. Dairy-Free Blended Banana Iced Coffee that’s Better than a Frappuccino This dairy-free blended banana iced coffee or frappe recipe was shared with us by the Dole Food Company. Though we have adapted it slightly. Here…

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Did you know the Italian word frittata used to be a catch-all for any type of egg dish cooked in a skillet? In the past century, it evolved to be a more specific dish that’s often described as a crustless quiche or an open-faced omelette. This particularly dairy-free ham & broccoli frittata also draws influence from the Spanish omelette, with the addition of potato and the omission of cheese. Yes, there’s no need to settle for subpar alternatives. This dish is naturally dairy-free and delicious. Dairy-Free Ham & Broccoli Frittata made with No Cheese of any Kind This recipe uses…

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This March, we’ve got a few healthier recipes to share before St. Patrick’s Day, including last week’s Rainbow Smoothie and this Irish-inspired, dairy-free Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie. It’s a comforting dish that’s brimming with vegetables and flavor. Not to mention, it’s naturally plant-based, gluten-free, and top allergen-free. Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie makes a Fulfilling Allergy-Friendly Meal This recipe was shared with us by Dole and their nutrition and health communications manager, Melanie Marcus, RD, MA. We’ve added some additional tips to help you make this dairy-free mushroom shepherd’s pie suit your budget, diet, and pantry. What’s the Best Milk Beverage for Shepherd’s…

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Technically, there are only four hues in this rainbow smoothie, but it does contain six different fruits, plus some sneaky greens. (So you are eating a rainbow of nutritious produce!) Not to mention, we couldn’t think of a better name. It was created to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and National Nutrition Month (March), and is a refreshing smoothie to enjoy through the spring and summer. Plus, it’s a fun way to pack in loads of fruits and vegetables without need for dairy, gluten, soy, nuts, or any alternatives. Rainbow Smoothie with Six Healthy Fruits and No Top Allergens This pretty…

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Did you know Dole actually makes vanilla and chocolate Dole Whip, too? Unfortunately, unlike their fruity cousins, these flavors do contain a little dairy. But thanks to Dole, you can make your own dairy-free Dark Chocolate Dole Whip at home with this easy recipe. Dark Chocolate Dole Whip made Dairy-Free in an Instant This dark chocolate dole whip recipe was shared with us from the Healthier by Dole campaign. It’s actually a fruit-cacao hybrid that plays on the natural fruity flavors in chocolate. Consequently, it’s lighter than your average ice cream, and is loaded with antioxidants. Here are some additional…

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There’s something special about roasted vegetables. That wonderful caramelization creates an addictive sweet and savory flavor. I love roasted vegetables on bowls, pizzas, and salads; so why not tacos? These delicious roasted vegetable street tacos are naturally allergy-friendly and vegan, and loaded with so much plant-based goodness. They’re tasty way to add nutrition at casual gatherings, like the Super Bowl, but easy and affordable enough for a weeknight meal. Roasted Vegetable Street Tacos for the Healthy Handheld Win This is another delicious recipe from the Healthier by Dole campaign that I simply had to share. Not only is it simple,…

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Earlier this week, I posted a Broccoli “Cheese” Tater Tots Recipe in honor of this year’s Super Bowl. But I have one more game-worthy appetizer to share, Crispy Buffalo Mushrooms. These handhelds have a crunchy coating, a soft and tender interior, and are doused in buttery hot sauce for bold flavor. You can prep them ahead and quickly cook during the warm-up for a hot appetizer. Crispy Buffalo Mushrooms Baked in Your Air Fryer or Oven This is another great recipe from the “Healthier by Dole” campaign. These crispy buffalo mushrooms are a great alternative to deep fried snacks, and…

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Move over frozen French fries! These freshly made dairy-free broccoli cheese tater tots are healthier and far more flavorful. Bake up a batch for the big game, for your child’s birthday party, or simply for lunch or dinner. They’re a great handheld for tailgating or little hands, and are a fun way to eat more vegetables. Dairy-Free Broccoli Cheese Tater Tots are Perfectly Baked Bites Dole is kicking off a “Healthier by Dole” campaign, focused on nutritious alternatives to iconic dishes. They’ll be sharing various recipes for special occasions, starting with tailgate ideas for the big game. We immediately latched…

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Whether you are wrangling kids, heading off to work, or work from home, weekday mornings aren’t typically leisurely. So it’s nice to have a healthy breakfast waiting in the refrigerator for no-fuss nutrition. These banana nut bread overnight oats jars are just the thing. They’re whole grain, wholesome, delicious, and loaded with sustaining nutrients. Dairy-Free Banana Nut Bread Overnight Oats for Make Ahead Mornings Here are some tips and options to help create your perfect jar of dairy-free overnight oatmeal. The Best Nut: We like walnuts in this recipe, because they’re high in omega 3 fatty acids, and are a…

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True, these No-Bake Chocolate Cake Pops aren’t really “cake.” They’re raw, gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and downright healthy. Each bite is filled with sustainable, snack-worthy nutrients. But they are still treats you can enjoy like cake pops, and they provide sweet satisfaction.  If you don’t have cake pop sticks, have no fear. You can leave them out and savor these balls as energy “truffles.” No-Bake Chocolate Cake Pops are Healthy Plant-Based Truffles on a Stick This recipe was originally shared with us by Dole, in honor of their Disney Courage and Kindness recipe initiative and Princess Celebration. It was officially called…

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Are you looking to mix up your lunch routine with some healthy choices? Do you want to cut back on grains – even just a little? Are you trying to prioritize eating more plants? Do you have an abundance of zucchini to use up? If you said yes to any, or all, of these questions, then try this recipe for zoodle ramen bowls. It’s loaded with vegetables and flavor, and is quite easy to make! Not to mention, it’s naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, and low-carb to suit various dietary needs. Zoodle Ramen is How We Make Superfood Bowls at…

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This dairy-free whipped dessert reminds me of icebox cake, all mixed together into one spoonable treat. Chocolate graham cracker crumbs and mashed banana are stirred into light dairy-free whip for a healthier, creamy dessert that’s ready in minutes. And it pairs wonderfully with whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. Dairy-Free Whipped Dessert that’s only Topped by Fresh Fruit This recipe was created by Dole, but inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The “light” aspect is a tribute to Lumiere, Belle’s candelabra confidant. But the pretty presentation and fresh fruit infusion makes it fit for a princess. The recipe…

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Elote is a grilled Mexican street corn that involves slathering corn on the cob with mayonnaise or crema, and then sprinkling it with spices and cojita cheese. This vegan recipe takes the middle ground, substituting dairy-free cream cheese for the blend of mayonnaise and cojita. It also uses milder herbs, instead of hot spices. The result is a similar rich, cheesy coating that pairs well with almost any meal. Grilled Mexican Street Corn with a Dairy-Free Twist on Cheesy Elote Don’t be afraid to mix up the herbs and spices in this grilled corn recipe. If you don’t have pink…

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Unlike most Hawaiian fried rice recipes, this version is truly inspired by the tropics. It shuns heavy ingredients, like ham, spam, eggs, grains, and copious amounts of oil. Instead, this Hawaiian Cauliflower Fried Rice is vegan-friendly, grain-free, and filled with fresh ingredients that you can find at almost any store. You can enjoy it as a side, or add your favorite protein to make it a more filling main dish. Hawaiian Cauliflower Fried Rice made with Fresh, Plant-Based Ingredients I know, we’ve been sharing a lot of Dole-created recipes lately, but they are just so darn inspiring. And so many…

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There is just something that so fun and irresistible about those little tea sandwiches. I’ve never had them at a tea house, since they typically contain dairy. But my mother-in-law was kind enough to make some dairy-free tea sandwiches during one of our summer visits. She used mayonnaise, to keep it simple. That’s an option, or you can elevate your cucumber tea sandwiches with the veggie-infused, creamy dairy-free cream cheese spread in this recipe. Dairy-Free Cucumber Tea Sandwiches fit for a Princess This recipe was shared with us by the Dole Food Company, as a tribute to Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration.…

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When I was a teenager, we had this awesome flip-style crepe maker, like this one. It was SO easy, that I made crepes nearly every weekend for a while. This particular recipe for dairy-free buckwheat crepes will work in a crepe pan or even a skillet, if that’s all you’ve got. But after making it a couple of times, you might want to invest in a fun crepe maker. These crepes are quite versatile for breakfast or dinner – they’re unsweetened and the buckwheat flavor pairs nicely with both sweet and savory fillings. Dairy-Free Buckwheat Crepes for Savory Meals or…

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I do enjoy trying exotic healthy foods, but they aren’t always easy to find, and they’re rarely in budget. So for daily smoothies, I lean on nutritious “superfoods” that I can find in most grocery stores. This Blueberry Wellness Smoothie capitalizes on many of those any day, good-for-you-foods. It also incorporates an under-appreciated ingredient, apple cider vinegar, or ACV as it’s often referred to. Blueberry Wellness Smoothie with Apple Cider Vinegar & Everyday Superfoods Apple cider vinegar trended a bit a decade or so ago, but it’s enjoying a resurgence. This mother of healthy vinegars touts quite a few potential…

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Earlier this week, I shared a wonderful, vegetable-dense recipe for Rustic Ratatouille. That dish is great on its own, or atop grains, but it’s also delicious in omelets! These dairy-free ratatouille omelets make a wonderful breakfast or brunch, and are actually quite easy to make. Omelets themselves are often dairy-free, but restaurants sometimes add milk, cook them in butter, and/or stuff them with copious amounts of cheese. But at home, you’re in control. Dairy-Free Ratatouille Omelets for a Healthy, Flavorful Brunch Omelets are a special dish for Easter or Sunday brunch, and they’re naturally rich in dairy-free protein. If you…

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When people think of French cuisine, cheese is usually one of the first foods to come to mind. But France is also known for their use of fresh ingredients, and many of their dishes are naturally dairy-free and even plant-based. Take ratatouille, for instance. It’s basically a mélange of vegetables cooked into a ragout-style meal with a splash of olive oil and a few dashes of seasoning. This is often a summer or early fall dish, when zucchini and eggplant are most abundant. But this rustic ratatouille incorporates some cool weather vegetables, for a comforting year round dish. This Rustic…

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I noticed a great price on salmon this week, and thought this Asian barbecue salmon recipe would be a delicious way to enjoy it. This is a complete meal, that’s naturally dairy-free and optionally gluten-free, but full of so much flavor and nutrition. It uses simple mushrooms, broccoli, and snap peas, though I’ve included some alternative vegetable options below. I think you’ll love it for Fish Fridays! Asian Barbecue Salmon with Sesame Noodles & Various Vegetables This recipe uses white button mushrooms, which are the easiest to find and usually the least expensive. But you can use cremini, or even…

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