Families with children can find plant-based dieting a bit of a challenge from the beginning. It definitely takes a bit more work and planning but the outcome is healthier, for them, and for the planet.

These bars are loosely based on ones I came across on OneGreenPlanet. I wasn’t quite happy with how they turned out so I made some adjustments and came up with my own version.

They are also a great source of nutrients with protein powder, peanut butter, almonds, and seeds. I used sesame seeds and raw, sliced almonds but next time I may try some sunflower seeds and/or nuts to add more bang per bite. If you are allergic to nuts but chopped peanuts are o.k., substitute them for the almonds.

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I am in the process of moving in a few weeks and accidentally packed my recipe box. A recipe I veganized was my mom’s sour cream banana bread which fortunately I don’t have memorized.

Fortunately you ask? Yes, because it got me to experimenting and in all honesty, this bread is even better than mom’s original.

Banana bread is usually super moist but also a bit on the heavy side. This bread turned out light, fluffy and airy…plus it tastes great.

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My son asked for a “variety” of cupcakes for his birthday this year. I knew chocolate ones were on his list but decided to also make something a little less chocolatey!

These lemon raspberry ones were so light and refreshing. I also used half of the same batter and made some peanut butter chocolate cupcakes.

To make both the lemon raspberry and peanut butter cupcakes, divide the batter in half. For the peanut butter eliminate lemon juice in batter and add 1/2 cup of peanut butter to half of the frosting recipe and eliminate raspberry preserves, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Top with melted dark or semi-sweet chocolate and sprinkle with nuts or graham cracker crumbs.

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Hi, I'm Roxanne.

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My family heritage is Italian and French so needless to say, I love preparing meals for family, friends and anyone with an appetite and the openness to try something new.

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