Special Diet - Created Date : 20.9.2019

Paleo Vegan Orange Cookies

Paleo Vegan Orange Cookies

Paleo Vegan Orange Cookies

I remember first stumbling upon my first glimpse of The Healthy Gluten Free Life in a magazine (Living Without?). It was just being published and I flagged it to pick up my local library when it finally made its way there. After all, here was a cookbook the purported to be healthy as well as gluten, dairy, soy, AND egg free! That was a lot of ‘free’s’ that fit perfectly into this household!

Then a friend mentioned it with rave reviews. I dug a little further and found all the outstanding reviews on Amazon.

So lacking any patience for something I hoped would be a gold mine, I ordered myself a copy pronto! Had I known I would meet Tammy herself at a local Gluten Free Expo, I would have waited to get it from the author herself! She is local to Oregon to boot, so cool!

I was NOT to be disappointed on the arrival of this cookbook! On first glimpse, the cookbook is large, easy to read, and every single recipe has a beautiful full-color picture. There is a traditional index, but even cooler, a picture index! I have been wanting one of those on my blog for so long, and here it was in a BOOK!

Tammy also has done a great job using much healthier gluten free ingredients with almost all being whole and real foods. No white rice flour here. She loves teff and sorghum, two of my favorites! What I would have given to have had this cookbook in my possession when I first started on this food allergy journey! It is a treasure trove of fabulous dishes and recipes that you AND your family will love for every course of food throughout the day.

Tammy has taken the guess work out of the tricky job on blending GF flours to give you an ideal texture and flavor, and has not sacrificed nutrition in her 200 recipes.

When I chose which recipe to share with you here ( I have made over 20 in her cookbook so far!), I chose one I could enjoy today: grain-free!!

With super simple ingredients, these Orange-Almond Cookies are a perfect marriage of tender crumb and bright citrus flavor. If I didn’t know any different, I’d say they were loaded with butter!! A great snack, or a healthier treat, you and your family will love these simple, tempting cookies!

If you are looking for more paleo and egg free baked goods, here are some of mine:

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Thank you for sharing this great book! My husband was given an ultimatum with diabetes last month, change your diet/exercise or take insulin in the next year. Yikes! We have started a regular exercise routine and a more organic/gluten free take on our diet. However, I feel like I’m starting over in the kitchen! I have always preferred homemade to ready to eat, so cooking has never been a problem, but grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies calling for 1/2 cup butter & 1/2 cup crisco are now right out. I feel like I have been floundering to find recipes that appeal to us and follow our new diet plan. I was so excited to find this book! I am planning on ordering from Amazon (I missed the contest). Thank you for all of your knowledge and sharing it!

hi..i just did the two things required to win a copy of the book..i am very excited aboubt following you and trying your recipes..it is so hard to find HEALTHY GF recipes and am also trying to stay grain free…having some great recipes to help me along would be great! thanks for the opportunity


Done and Done. I would like a copy of the book to help bring more of my family along on my Primal/Paleo Journey. I went Primal in march on this year and lost 20# I feel great but now it is getting to seem like the same old so I need some new recipes!

We have learned more about the GF/low carb/Paleo/ lifestyle because of our middle son. He started having behavior problems very early on, and we were lost as to what was going on with him. From doing our own research, and learning about what is put into the standard Americn diet, we have helped our zone out do much. But I know we can learn and do more. As a mother of 5, it is hard to come up with meal ideas that everyone will like. I really could use some help with new yummy recipes!

I’m still figuring out which foods trigger issues for me. I have autoimmune disease And finally figured out that food plays a huge role in how I feel. Ive wanted a coy of The Healthy Gluten Free Life since it was released. I just liked both pages n facebook.

I’ve recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and am trying to find good simple recipes that are Gluten Free. I work 40 hours a week outside the home and have my own business that I work 15-20 hours per week so I don’t have much time to cook. I also live in a rural community with a grocery store 25 miles away. So basic ingredients, quick to fix recipes are desperately needed! From what I’ve seen, this cookbook looks GREAT!

I am following you and Tammy on Facebook. I would really enjoy using this cookbook. I’ve had a passion for baking since I was a child, and for the last year I’ve been having significant health issues that have caused me to go free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, etc. It would mean a ton to have reliable recipes that are more than gluten-free.

Just this week a friend asked me for some gluten-free resources. I was excited to share your website. I would be thrilled to have a copy of the cookbook. Thanks for the opportunity and for being such a great resource. I’m going to try out these orange almond cookies today.

Glad I found your blog and Facebook page! I’ve done the requirements for the contest. I’d love to win the cookbook. I found out almost 4 years ago I couldn’t have wheat/gluten. I got myself in a rut and now I’m starting to experiment with different recipes and really enjoying cooking again. I also try to not eat eggs, dairy & meat because I feel much better when I do. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

The other night we used your no bake cookie recipe with chocolate and had a Ruffles and Chocolate night! We made your recipe, sewed ruffles on tee shirts and had the best girlie time! I am glad to see more gluten free recipes, Thank you!

I decided to go gluten free the beginning of may despite my GI doc thinking there is nothing wrong with me. I wish I would have done this 9 years ago! My symptoms are almost completely gone and I feel so much better! I would LOVE to have a gluten free cookbook as I do not have any yet. Definitely going to try making the cookies, they look delicious!

I’ve been following you for awhile and I am happy you introduced me to Tammy and her Gluten free page! I wish her luck with her new book and I hope to win it! Liked both pages and here is my email to let mw know I won ha ha!! dutchessdes@gmail.com


I found your site through Healthy Vegan Fridays. I always love finding new blogs so I’m glad you participated!

I have been vegan for awhile but have just recently gotten more into focusing on whole foods and also cutting way down on soy and gluten. I am just discovering all the different gluten-free flours and grains so when you mentioned that she has info on which GF flours to use for the proper texture etc. that definitely appeals to me!

I just became a fan of The Healthy GF Life which led me to your page and I am now a fan of yours, too! I’d love to win this cookbook!!! My youngest of 4 sons, Aaron, who is now 26, has autism and food allergies, both of which are severe. He no longer self abuses since I took gluten and dairy out of his diet. He’s been free of these food allergens since he was 15. Just in the past year or so I found out I have the same food allergies. No more indigestion or heartburn for me! I lost 20 pounds since then, too! But I’ve also lost nearly 20 pounds more when I started eating the Paleo way. I’m not perfect with it, but I’m on the journey and getting better and this cookbook would really help a lot! Also, Aaron needs to lose some weight and I would like to introduce more non grain recipes for him as well. Thank you!

Good Day. I did both number one and two like you asked. It would be awesone to be the winner of Tammy’s book. My daughter allways complaind of tummy aches and for that reason we had to go on a glutenfree diet, but also exclude lots of other foods which she was tested allergic to. It would be nice to browse through a book to see what I can surprise my daughter with next. Blessings to you.

Good Morning! I just started following your blog and am thrilled. I’d love a copy of the cookbook. I love to cook and eat, but as a nursing mother of a child with soy and dairy allergies it has become difficult. After reading information online, I’d like eliminate gluten as well. I think it will be beneficial for both my oldest and youngest children in different ways. The idea of going GF honestly scares me, but hopefully a great cookbook can encourage me to take that step.

My famiy and I are new to this whole, healthy/grain-free/gluten-free living. I have recently been going through some major health issues (MS symptoms) but without any conclusive diagnosis. After researching many of my symptoms I am CONVINCED that much of what I am experiencing is directly related to our diet. We are making the change needed to live a healthier lifestyle and would LOVE LOVE LOVE a recipe book that could help in that endeavor. With or without it, though, I am glad to be following your blog as my family learns what it looks like to eat REAL food. Thanks!!!

I am gluten sensitive, and sticking to this diet helps me tremendously. The recipes and the helpful hints on how to mix the flour, ect. would be great!! Making things taste really good helps you to stick to the diet much better!! Thank you for this, I love your website!!

I found you on FB through GF healthy life’s page. I’m so happy to have found your blog! Nursing my second son who at one point was reacting to over 3 dozen different foods! Thankfully it’s gotten better now that he’s a little older but it’s still a big challenge to avoid dairy, soy- all soy, even soy oil so no eating out- corn, gluten, chicken, citrus, peanuts, shellfish, and limiting tree nuts. I would love to have a copy of this book and look forward to trying your recipes.

I like both you and The Healthy GF Life on FB. I would love to win this book for a friend who is just starting to try being GF (she really needs it). I also wouldn’t mind looking at the recipes myself, to see if there are any that we could use. ?? We’ve been GF for many years, and grain-free most of that time. We are currently following the GAPS diet, which has been very helpful. My son has been able to add in dairy!!! And also eggs, strawberries and cherries (along with other foods, but these are the biggies).

I am following both of you on Facebook. I would love to win a copy of the book, the recipes look so yummy. Our family has been gf for years and we feel so much better though we are now searching for more whole food type recipes so we can eat even healthier!!

I just signed on to follow both Facebook pages and I am looking forward to reading all of the wonderful info there. I have food intolerances to multiple items including fish, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, peas, and almonds. It is a full time job to look for recipes so I end up eating the same thing most of the time. I would love new ideas and would be very excited to win a free copy of your new book. Best of luck with it – it looks wonderful. Thank you, Kelly

Liked both of you on Facebook. Already subscribed to you blog ?? Would love to win this. Been gluten free because of my son’s allergies for three years. Trying to move the whole family to a whole food, unprocessed diet.. This would be great ??

I am a FB follower and now I also follow Tammy!

At the beginning of the school year last year, my 6yo son started reacting to gluten (tummy ache and vomiting) so we had some allergy testing done and he has delayed reactions to several other things, too, including egg, soy, and rice. Giving up things in my diet for my allergy and autoimmune disorder is one thing, but it’s much tougher on kids. I would love a copy of Tammy’s cookbook!

Hello, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing all of your cooking know how. I have been able to share your site with a friend struggling with a daughter allergic to everything. Also, other friends I have are allergic to gluten, so hopefully they have taken advantage of your recipes I have shared on Facebook. Thank you!!

Follow both pages and would like to win the cookbook because:

1. I do not know how to cook so gf is especially daunting

2. Most gf products at the store are too expensive and/or don’t taste good so I can’t bring myself to eat them.

3. It would be neat to win something.

I “like” both pages on FB….actually I love them! It would be great to win a copy of this cookbook. It would be my first GF cookbook as this is a new way of life for me! It has been a great experience so far and there is so much more to learn!

I’m so glad I found your site! I liked both yours and Tammy’s facebook page to enter the giveaway. I discovered I was sensitive to dairy, wheat, eggs and sugar while nursing my son, who reacted to those items in my diet. It’s been a challenging journey, but I know it’s worth it for him and it’s making me choose healthier food choices!

I’ve been following you for awhile and am now following Tammy on Facebook. I’ve been gluten free for almost 5 years, and have recently transitoned my husband to GF. Having some new recipes to try out for his sweet tooth would be great! I already have to deal with the hazards of high altitude baking, so having the help with GF would take a load off my back.

I already liked you on FB and am an email subscriber, too! I have also now liked Tammy’s FB as well. This book would be an immense help to me. I am now just 3.5 months into living gluten free. Given the amazing results in such a short time, my whole extended family and close friends have already rallied around me in support! Having something like this cookbook to help me, esp so early in my journey, would be incredible. Many thanks! Kelly

LOL! I am human! I am now your friend and had become Tammy’s friend the other day after hearing about her cookbook from a friend who said it was amazing.

I have recently “self-diagnosed” myself with gluten intolerance (and verified by my doctor). Gluten is definitely a trigger to my migraines. I’d love to have the cookbook as I love to bake, and I heard she had wonderful tips about flours in it. Thanks!

I followed you and Tammy on Facebook and I really want to have this cookbook for my collection which is lacking in allergy friendly cookbooks to further inspire my daughter and myself to make more delicious foods.

I would love this cookbook because I am gluten free and dairy free and have a daughter with multiple food allergies.

I collect cookbooks, it’s one of my passions. I love to have fresh inspiration at my fingertips to share good food with family and friends!

I am following both you and tammy on facebook ?? I saw this book in a bookstore and would have loved to purchase it – but haven’t taken the financial plunge yet – I’m feeding a family of 7 in which 6 of us have been tested and share a variety of food allergies/sensitivities. This book looked awesome and I’d be extremely excited to have it on my shelf of food resources. I have yet to get rid of my old books that still have all those ingredients we can’t eat! Thanks for sharing

I have liked both pages. Our house eats gluten free and we do pretty good at healthy too. I have gotten most of my recipes online and would love an awesome cookbook that I know is good. There are so many choices and I hate to spend the money not knowing if the recipes are edible.

I’ve done both. I would like to win it because I just found out that I need to eat gluten free and it is quite a big learning curve. I’ve enjoyed the recipes of yours I have tried so far and need all the help I can get. ??

Wow…will have to try this recipe soon…looks yummy and easy to make as well. Would like to enter the contest…was already a subscriber to your page and have added Tammy as well. Thank you for the great recipes and other pages to check out as well ?? I”m a single mother of 4 children, all of us have differing food allergies, gluten being our main one. Thank you for considering us for the drawing.

I have “Liked” and now follow both you and Tammy & The Healthy Gluten-Free Life on facebook. My husband and I have been diagnosed with various health problems including high cholesterol, acid reflux, whole body inflammation, and diverticulitis. Since the diagnosis of our health issues about six months ago, we have been actively engaged in researching gluten free and raw/whole food diet changes. Trying to prepare meals for ourselves and 6 children has been very challenging. I spend countless hours online searching for delicious recipes that are easy to prepare and that will satisfy our body’s needs and our children’s appeptites. I would love to win a copy of Tammy’s Healthy and Gluten-Free Life cookbook. It certainly would assist this frustrated mom immensely! I can be contacted at debquestion@yahoo.com! Thank you for this opportunity!

Having this cookbook would be lifesaver! I just recently found out that gluten was causing my HORRIBLE DAILY migraines, and being able to find ways to cook healthy without gluten would be awesome. There are so many great foods out there I’m not even aware of yet and would like the chance to find out what they are.

I would love to be entered in the drawing for a free cookbook from Tammy Credicott. I have a teenage son whom is gluten, dairy, egg and soy free. He has struggled with food allergies and Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS). We would benefit from the cookbook. The recipes look easy enough for him to start making his own food and maybe someday move out of the house and cook on his own. Thanks for considering me for the drawing.

i have been following u on fb and pinterst dor some time. now following tammy and the gluten free healthy life on fb. i have been interested in going more grain free! hve been gluten free for 4 years .

I’ve done both things. The recipes look fantastic and considering I love collecting new recipes to try for my family who doesn’t have to be gluten free but does for my sake, this looks like it could fit the bill!

This gluten free program is new to me, but I love baking and learning. My granddaughter almost lost part of her intestines before it was discovered she was Celiac, and further testing showed a near fatal allergy to dairy. It is hard learning all the ins and outs of GF baking, and I struggle with it. Would love to have the book.

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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