Shortbread Snowball Cookies (GF, V, SF)

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We love Pinterest this time of year, not just because there are so many mouth-watering holiday healthy food photos and recipes that are being shared, but also because it gives us an opportunity to connect with like-minded people and eaters. This is how we discovered Xander Friendly Foods, a blog written by Nicole Dawson and inspired by her son Xander’s severe food allergies.

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Know What You’re Eating: Knowing Foods

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Knowing Foods was born from two brothers’ desire to inspire nutritional awareness and transparency in food labeling, all in the form of a delicious little square. That is, a two-layered  delectable square made from all organic ingredients including cashews, coconut and sunflower seeds, topped with a crumbly layer of coconut and cashews. Have we got you drooling yet?

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You Are Loved Foods: Guilt-free Indulgence!

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After a lifetime of no sweets, a little boy with Type 1 diabetes tastes Jonathan Heine’s chocolate fudge for the first time. He turns to his mother and tells her he feels so loved. And so the name for You Are Loved Foods is born.

We at The Tasteful Pantry discovered You Are Loved Foods at Expowest last month and were so excited to learn they are also based here in Los Angeles! We were even more excited to taste their delicious treats with the knowledge that they were gluten-free, paleo, low glycemic and vegan. Actually, we had to taste them multiple times because we couldn’t believe how good they were at first. After all, chocolatey fudge like that usually at least contains dairy or sugar. We even tested You Are Loved Foods treats on some diabetic family and friends (thanks Dad!) and asked them to test their blood sugar levels after eating  them – they didn’t go up! Even Lea, The Tasteful Pantry’s Registered Dietitian (and diabetes expert) was impressed!

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