Passover starts this Friday, and for some, it can be challenging to give up all the foods that are made with grains for a full week. It seems like a lot when you think about it - no bread, cereal, pasta, oats, typical baked goods, etc, but if you just figure out some simple swaps, it's really pretty easy! I actually eat pretty Passover-friendly the majority of the time as it is. I'm always trading flour of almond flour, bread for Siete Foods tortillas, cereal for Paleo grain-free granola, pizza for cauliflower-crust or portobello pizzas, pasta for zoodles or spaghetti squash, you get the idea. There's literally a substitution for everything, and it doesn't have to mean eating boxes of matzah!
Ok so what about dessert? You know I'd never leave your sweet tooth hanging! Luckily tons of my recipes happen to be Paleo, so we're already following the grain-free Passover rules without even trying! So if you're on dessert duty, you could do a whole buffet of goodies like these Coconut Macaroons, my all-time favorite Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mini Strawberry Tarts, and Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies. These macaroons will definitely be making an appearance at our Passover spread, and I highly recommend adding them to yours, too! They're made with just a couple ingredients, just one bowl (yay for quick clean up!), and they're also totally healthy and guilt-free!
1 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp salt plus extra for sprinkling
2 tbsp 100% maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp natural almond butter
2 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/3 cup chocolate chips*
Makes 12 macaroons.
*Two options with the chocolate chips - you can either follow the instructions for a pretty drizzle OR you can just mix the chocolate chips into the cookie dough and make chocolate chip macaroons if you'd prefer not to take the extra step of drizzling. If you'd rather do that, just skip step 5 and 6 and mix the chippers in at step 2.
Whether you're celebrating Passover or not, I know you'll absolutely love these healthy coconut macaroons. They're the perfect cure for your sweet cravings, and you gotta love that the healthy fats will also keep you full and satisfied! Enjoy!
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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.