My Favorite Fats for Cooking

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There are so many different types of oils and fats to cook with these days, and for every one there’s a different opinion on which is healthier. Many fats that were previously considered categorically bad for us have now been proven to be acceptable and even beneficial for us. Below are some of the factors to keep in mind when choosing a fat, and my favorites for cooking.

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Chocolatey Peanut Butter Bars (GF, DF)

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Chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in heaven. A little bit of sweet, and a little bit of salty – does it get any better than that?

I don’t know about you, but the first thing that pops into my head when thinking about this combination is a peanut butter cup. However, my cravings quickly dissipate when I remember just how many artificial ingredients are added to them, which wreak havoc on the human body.

Although these bars aren’t quite a peanut butter cup, they come in close taste wise. And guess what? They don’t contain any ingredients that aren’t good for you! How’s that for a healthy snack that also boosts your energy and your mood?

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Mothers’ Day Gluten-Free Whole Grain Strawberry Muffins (GF, DF)

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Looking for a delicious and relatively healthy recipe to make for Mom this weekend? This recipe for Strawberry Muffins from Gluten-Free Goddess is not only gluten and dairy-free, it’s whole grain and lower sugar so it’s sweet but not too sweet. Perfect with a nice cup of coffee and just in time to catch the end of peak strawberry season! Warm from the oven, these pleasantly grainy breakfast treats are pull-apart soft with juicy bites of strawberry. If you have farmers’ market nearby, grab some fresh organic strawberries and use a high quality vanilla extract for maximum deliciousness. Yum!

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