A stack of gluten-free vegan oatmeal cookies with chocolate on a white sheet.
Jonathan Lovekin
1 of 16

Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans and Chocolate

These gluten-free vegan oatmeal cookies with pecans and chocolate have crisp, granola-like edges and soft, chewy centers. As an added bonus, they’re actually quite healthy for you. But you’d never know it from the taste.
A brown paper bag with popped microwave popcorn spilling out of it.
Julie Bidwell
2 of 16

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

How to make microwave popcorn in minutes—without having to run to the store or ingest any nasty preservatives, fake butter, or artificial anything. Perfect for Netflix binges!
Three homemade Larabars.
Tina Rupp
3 of 16

Homemade Larabars

Homemade larabars will change the way you think about snacking. Or breakfast-on-the-go. Almonds and dates form the base but the additions are up to you–tailor them to whatever your diet or cravings dictate. The variations are endless!
A layer of toasted, spiced pumpkin seeds.
4 of 16

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Spiced pumpkin seeds are a spicy snack made with pepitas and chili powder and not a lot of effort. Simple and satisfying and curiously addictive.
25 chocolate energy balls, made with dates, almond butter, almonds, and cacao powder, on white marble
Jamie Orlando Smith
5 of 16

Chocolate Energy Balls

These chocolate energy balls, made with dates, almond butter, almonds, and cacao powder, are easy, make-ahead snacks that are perfect for any time of the day, whether it be post-workout, 3 pm munchies, or midnight snack.
Two white serving plates with swirls of beet hummus, topped with chopped almonds
Karen Mordechai
6 of 16

Beet Hummus

Beet hummus isn’t just the best-looking dip at the party, it’s also healthy and tastes like fresh sumac and smoky root vegetable. You’re going to love how easy it is, too.
Six tahini cookies on a piece of parchment with chopped pistachios on the cookies and on the parchment.
Lisa Cohen
7 of 16

Tahini Cookies

Yes. Tahini. In a cookie. Besides the added bonus of being gluten-free and paleo-friendly, these little lovelies are nutty, chewy, and a little exotic.
A pot and a mug filled with hot cocoa and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side.
David Loftus
8 of 16

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

This coconut milk hot chocolate recipe is rich, creamy, delicious, paleo, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly, adult-approved, and as simple to make as it is soothing to sip.
A pile of beet and sweet potato root vegetable chips.
Ilona Oppenheim
9 of 16

Root Vegetable Chips

These root vegetable chips are easy to make and completely irresistible. The snack, which tastes just like the chips from Terra, are made by roasting thin slices of beet and sweet potatoes until crisp.
Three bowls of vegan mango ice cream topped with mango slices.
Laura Edwards
10 of 16

Vegan Mango Ice Cream

This vegan mango ice cream, made with frozen bananas, mango, and plant-based milk is easy, healthy, made from just three ingredients, and tastes indulgent enough for dessert yet is virtuous enough for breakfast. No ice cream maker required. Simply toss in a high-powered blender and you, too, can experience the best homemade vegan frozen dessert we’ve encountered.
A rimmed baking sheet filled with crispy baked kale chips.
Daniel Krieger
11 of 16

Kale Chips

These kale chips are lightly tossed with oil and salt and baked until crisp. They're so simple to make that you'll banish the thought of ever buying store-bought kale chips again. Here's how to make them.
Four individual white bowls of avocado chocolate pudding with spoons on a wooden table.
Elizabeth Nyland
12 of 16

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

The key to using avocado in an avocado chocolate pudding is to make sure you completely purée it, so that there are no undesirable lumps in your pudding
A bowl of hard-boiled eggs with dukkah in a bowl next to it.
Ryland Peters & Small
13 of 16

Hard-Boiled Eggs with Dukkah

Hard-boiled eggs with dukkah is an easy combination that will satisfy snackers. A crunchy, nutty, spicy mixture elevates those perfectly hard-boiled eggs.
Four apple chips in a white pie dish.
Penny De Los Santos
14 of 16

Apple Chips

Curious about how to make apple chips at home? These oven baked apple chips, made with just apples and confectioners' sugar, are easy to make, healthy, and require only 10 minutes of effort.
Half of a homemade KIND bar with a piece broken off.
Tina Rupp
15 of 16

Homemade KIND Bars

Homemade KIND bars are homemade granola bars that are actually healthy. They’re easy to make, too, with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and any other add-ins you fancy (coconut, anyone?). Gluten free. Low sugar. For breakfast or any other time of day.
An overhead view of a glass of blueberry kale smoothie with a straw and some blueberries and kale scattered around the glass.
Kelly Pfeiffer
16 of 16

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

This blueberry kale smoothie is packed with health benefits from banana, almond milk, and greens and makes a quick, easy, and surprisingly satisfying breakfast.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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