Passover is just a couple days away, which means it's the start of seven full days without any leavened bread products. That means no bread, no traditional baked goods, no pasta, no crackers, no cereal... you get the idea. This is symbolic of when the Jews escaped Egypt and didn't have time to let the bread rise before racing out of there... hence why we skip leavened bread and why matzah is everyone's go-to over Passover! But honestly, matzah just isn't my thing... especially when there are so many more delicious things that we can eat during Passover! With all of the incredible paleo desserts out there that are already grain-free, it's pretty easy to find Passover-friendly recipes. Here are 5 of my all-time favorites to keep your sweet tooth satisfied during Passover (and honestly, all year round!).
I mean... couldn't you just dive right into those melty pools of chocolate? I seriously can't get enough of these Paleo Blondies - they taste so decadent, you'd never know they were grain-free and refined-sugar free. I originally shared this recipe almost exactly 5 years ago... my friend Loren from Sweet Loren’s was in town for Expo West, and she stopped by to catch up and bake this insanely delicious recipe so I could share it right here with all my fellow dessert lovers! Since this is one of my favorite dessert recipes, I felt like it was time to give the photos a makeover to really do the recipe justice. So here we are with a fresh new look, but the same delicious recipe! (And if you want a peek at what the old photos looked like... scroll down to the bottom - we've come a long way my friends! I can't bear to get rid of my old videos either, so that's here to stay, too!)
I'm all about a giant entrée salad that's loaded with all the goods and can easily serve as a filling and satisfying meal on it's own. No wimpy salads around here, thank you! This Niçoise-ish Salad has got it all - tons of veggies, protein, healthy fats, lots of texture (I love a refreshing crunch in my salads), and obviously loads of flavor! If you're wondering why it's a Niçoise-"ish" salad... well I figured I'd skip the potatoes to keep it a little lighter, swap the usual niçoise olives for castelvetrano (Mitch's fave!), and add some avocado (because who can possibly make a salad without it)! The combo of ingredients is pretty amazing together and let's not forget the lemon dijon dressing! It's super easy to whip up and is a great homemade staple to pair with any salad, but it goes especially well with everything that's packed into this mega Niçoise!
You guys know I’m all about a quick, healthy, and easy one-pan meal. I’m definitely not the girl who loves to spend all night in the kitchen – as much as I love to cook, I like to be in and out of there in 30 minutes so I can relax and enjoy the rest of my night. While cooking a healthy dinner might sometimes seem a little daunting, it can also be as easy as throwing a bunch of ingredients into a single pan, adding some flavors and seasonings, putting it all into a bowl and calling it a day! That's exactly what's happening here with this Egg Roll in a Bowl!
If you haven't tried spaghetti squash yet, it's time! I know it may look intimidating, but it's actually so easy to make and it seriously satisfies the pasta cravings in a much healthier way! Usually when I make spaghetti squash, I'll scrape out the "noodles" and serve them in a bowl with some sauce or I'll top it with my Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs. Mitch absolutely loves it with bolognese sauce though, so for Valentine's Day, I wanted to do a different take on it and mixed the "spaghetti" with the sauce and some cheese, then stuffed it back into the outer shell to bake until it was golden and the top was perfectly crisped. The result was beyond delicious, and honestly, it's way more fun to eat your own spaghetti squash bolognese "boat" than to have it out of a bowl! Mitch said it was one of the best things I've ever made (I have to agree!) and in the few weeks since v-day, I've made it three times, so I figured it was time to share it with you!
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.