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Forget those box mixes! You can make these wholesome muffins from scratch with just basic grocery store ingredients. These gluten-free blueberry muffins are bursting with fresh blueberries and are deliciously soft on the inside. With only 11 ingredients and two bowls needed, this gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe is simple to follow with dairy-free and grain-free options.

stack of four gluten-free blueberry muffins.

Blueberry muffins are a classic recipe, and while this version is gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free, you won’t be disappointed! Super easy and quick to make, they taste just like they came from your favorite bakery!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

Blueberries – Whether fresh or frozen, the ultimate staple to this recipe is, of course, blueberries!

Almond Flour – This gluten and grain-free flour is a staple in my kitchen. Almond flour has a very mild taste and gives these blueberry muffins their irresistibly soft texture!

Non-Dairy Milk – Although I used almond milk for this recipe, feel free to use other dairy-free products like oatmilk.

Honey or Maple Syrup – Naturally sweeten these blueberry muffins with honey or maple syrup to add a subtle but delicious flavor. It’s also much healthier than any refined sugar!

gluten-free blueberry muffins on a sheet of parchment paper

ADJUST THIS GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY MUFFIN RECIPE TO YOUR DIET

  • Vegan: Use 3 flax eggs. They won’t be as big and fluffy, but will still taste delicious!

TIPS FOR MAKING GLUTEN-FREE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

  • If you can’t find fresh blueberries, go ahead and use frozen.  

  • Use cupcake liners to keep the muffins from sticking to the pan.

  • To keep your muffins from getting “soggy bottoms,” allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (Dairy-Free, Grain-Free)

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Recipe by Samantha Course: Breakfast, Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Forget those box mixes! You can make these wholesome muffins from scratch with just basic grocery store ingredients. These gluten-free blueberry muffins are bursting with fresh blueberries and are deliciously soft on the inside. With only 11 ingredients and two bowls needed, this gluten-free blueberry muffin recipe is simple to follow with dairy-free and grain-free options.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups Almond Flour

  • ½ Cup Tapioca Starch (corn or arrowroot starch might work, I haven’t tested it myself yet)

  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

  • 3 Eggs 

  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil, melted

  • ¼ Cup Honey or Maple Syrup

  • ¼ Cup Non-Dairy Milk

  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

  • 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F & grease or line a muffin pan.
  • Combine your dry ingredients – almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, & salt in a large bowl.
  • Add in your wet ingredients – eggs, coconut oil, honey or maple syrup, almond milk, vinegar, & vanilla extract and mix everything really well.
  • Fold in your fresh blueberries to your muffin batter until they’re incorporated.
  • Scoop out ¼-1/3 cup of batter into each muffin tin & bake for 20-25 minutes. These store best in the fridge – just pop in the toaster oven for a few minutes before enjoying.

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Notes

  • Use cupcake liners to keep the muffins from sticking to the pan.
  • Frozen blueberries are a bit more likely to tint the muffins as you mix them in, but the result won’t taste any less delicious!
  • To store, wait until the muffins get to room temperature before placing them in an airtight container in the freezer. 

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Fresh and seasonal spring mix salad with blueberries, almonds, and a simple honey vinaigrette! The perfect warm-weather lunch or side dish, loaded with healthy ingredients.

close up image of spring mix salad in a bowl.

What You’ll Need To Make Spring Mix Salad

Spring Mix Lettuce – Spring mix is a simple assortment of dark leafy greens. Each brand makes theirs a little differently, but every batch of spring mix is flavorful and super healthy. If you can’t find any spring mix, you can certainly turn this into a spinach salad instead, with 5 ounces of fresh baby spinach.

Sliced Almonds – Every salad needs a little crunch! I love buttery, lightly toasted sliced almonds in my spring mix salad. However, if you don’t have any almonds, any chopped nut will go great in this recipe. Or for a nut-free version, add in some roasted sunflower seeds instead!

Honey – A touch of honey balances out the otherwise extremely savory vinaigrette. With plenty of balsamic vinegar, the vinaigrette needs a little sweetness to help mellow it out. And for a vegan version, replace the honey with two tablespoons of maple syrup.

honey vinaigrette being poured over spring mix salad

Tips and Tricks

  • Dress the salad right before serving! Avoid storing this salad already dressed, since the vinaigrette will cause the spring mix to wilt. So if prepping ahead of time, keep the honey vinaigrette on the side until ready to eat.
  • Have fun with this healthy salad recipe! This simple lunch or side dish is a great way to use up any fresh veggies or berries you might have on-hand. Strawberries taste delicious in place of the blueberries, and a yellow onion can be subbed in for the red onion.

Add Protein

For a heartier meal, add any of the following:

Spring Mix Salad with Blueberries, Almonds, and Honey Vinaigrette

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Recipe by Samantha Course: Sides, LunchDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

side servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

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Total time

5

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Fresh and seasonal spring mix salad with blueberries, almonds, and a simple honey vinaigrette! The perfect warm-weather lunch or side dish, loaded with healthy ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 5-ounce package spring mix lettuce

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

  • 1/4 red onion, chopped

  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

  • For the honey vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  • Assemble all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Make the dressing by adding all ingredients to a jar with a lid, secure the lid then shake until combined. Drizzle over spring mix salad and enjoy!

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Perfectly pan-seared steak atop a bed of fresh greens, finished off with a drizzle of tangy cilantro-lime vinaigrette! Super quick and easy, this steak salad comes together in under 15 minutes.

Overhead image of steak salad on parchment paper with cilantro lime dressing on the side.

What You’ll Need To Make This Steak Salad Recipe

Flank Steak – Flank steak is a thin, lean cut of beef, and takes just a few minutes to cook. I love pan-searing flank steak, which gives it this incredible brown crust. We also keep the seasoning on the steak simple, since the rest of our salad is loaded with flavor. A generous sprinkling of salt and black pepper is all you’ll need, followed by a drizzle of avocado oil for cooking.

Mixed Salad Greens – Feel free to use any type of salad greens you’d like! I love a good spring mix for my steak salad, but really any bed of greens would taste delicious. I’ve made this recipe with fresh arugula, chopped kale, and baby spinach – all of which turned out perfect!

Cilantro – I’m one of those people who looooves cilantro. It’s perfectly fresh and flavorful. However, if you don’t like cilantro, you can use fresh parsley in its place. And whichever herb you use, make sure to reserve a little extra to top off your finished salad.

cilantro lime dressing being poured over steak salad.

Tips and Tricks

  • Have fun with this healthy lunch or dinner recipe! Add or remove any fresh herbs and/or veggies you’d like. This is also a great meal to use up any leftover produce you have lying around …before it goes bad!
  • Add this steak salad to your weekly meal prep! The best way to prep this recipe is to cook the steak and assemble your salads, then store them separately from your dressing. When ready to eat, toss in the cilantro lime vinaigrette and enjoy!
  • If marinated steak is more your thing, then marinate the flank steak in half of the cilantro lime vinaigrette for 30 minutes before cooking. If you have the time, this extra step truly takes this recipe to the next level!
close-up image of steak salad.

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

Make it Vegan/Vegetarian: Replace the flank steak with either cauliflower steaks or tofu steaks for an easy, healthy vegan meal.

Add Cheese: If not dairy-free, sprinkle a small handful of crumbled queso fresco, or herby goat cheese into this steak salad!

Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

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Recipe by Samantha Course: MainDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Perfectly pan-seared steak atop a bed of fresh greens, finished off with a drizzle of tangy cilantro-lime vinaigrette! Super quick and easy, this steak salad comes together in under 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • For the steak:
  • 1 pound flank steak

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, or any high-heat oil

  • For the salad:
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 ear sweet corn, sliced off the cob

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

  • small handful fresh cilantro, chopped

  • For the cilantro-lime vinaigrette:
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Pat steak dry with a paper towel and season on both sides with salt and pepper, then drizzle steak in avocado oil.
  • Place steak in a hot pan, and cook about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare steak.
  • Remove steak from pan and let rest on a cutting board for at least 10 minutes, before thinly slicing against the grain.
  • Make the cilantro lime dressing by adding all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Make the cilantro lime dressing by adding all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

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Miso-Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice is a delicious gluten-free seafood dish filled with healthy nutrients and packed with savory flavors. You’ll be amazed at how easy and quick it is to make (under 30 minutes)!

Miso-Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice

MAIN INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE Miso-Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice

  • Miso Paste

  • Soy Sauce – Use tamari for gluten-free.

  • Rice Vinegar

  • Honey

  • Salmon Fillets – With the skin on.

  • Rice – Jasmine or long grain white rice.

  • Coconut Milk

  • Water – Plain or coconut water.

  • Salt

Tips on Making Miso-Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice

  • The Miso Glaze – To make the glaze you’ll need miso paste, some soy sauce, honey and a bit of rice vinegar. Miso paste (fermented soy bean paste) is very savory and salty. The thing to keep in mind here is that miso paste comes in all sorts of colors (white, yellow, red). Generally, the darker the paste, the stronger the flavor, so choose based on your taste preferences.

  • Rice Vinegar – You can use lemon juice, lime juice, or white vinegar in place of the rice wine vinegar in this recipe.

  • Make it Paleo – For paleo, use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, and omit the honey since coconut aminos contain a bit of sweetness.

Miso-Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice

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Recipe by Samantha Course: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Miso-Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice is a delicious gluten-free seafood dish filled with healthy nutrients and packed with savory flavors. You’ll be amazed at how easy and quick it is to make (under 30 minutes)!

Ingredients

  • For the Miso Salmon:
  • 2 Tablespoons Miso Paste

  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (or tamari)

  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar

  • 1 Tablespoon Honey

  • 4 Whole Salmon Fillets (Skin-On)

  • For the Coconut Rice:
  • 2 Cups Jasmine or Long Grain White Rice

  • 1 Can Coconut Milk

  • 1 1/4th Cups Coconut Water or Plain Water

  • 1 Pinch Salt

Directions

  • Mix together the miso paste, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey in a small bowl.
  • Pat salmon dry with a paper towel, place on a baking sheet then pour miso mixture over top of each fillet. Let salmon marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Place salmon in the oven at high broil for for 4-5 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the salmon reads 125° Fahrenheit.
  • Make the coconut rice by adding all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil before reducing to a gentle simmer and covering with lid. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed, remove from heat and fluff rice with a fork before serving.

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Notes

  • Add in cooked veggies for an even healthier meal!
  • Storage: Properly stored, cooked salmon will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Use an airtight container.
  • To Reheat: Put the fish on a rimmed baking sheet and warm it a 275°F oven for about 15 minutes, until it reaches an internal temperature of 125°F to 130°F. 

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This gluten-free and dairy-free Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl is a very simple stir-fry recipe that includes your typical Asian ingredients including sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger. Skip out on ordering takeout – this recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and is the healthier (and quicker) option!

Quick and easy dinners are my favorite to share with you, and this recipe is one of them. It’s an entrée that I love to order out, but I love being able to cook it at home too. It saves me money, and more often than not, my time, taking less than 30 minutes to make!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE TERIYAKI CHICKEN RICE BOWL

  • Chicken Breast: I used chicken breast in this recipe, but chicken thighs can work too!

  • Ginger: Freshly ground ginger works really well with meats and vegetables and is a common pantry item, so you probably already have it on hand!

  • Soy Sauce: Consider using low sodium soy sauce for a reduced salt content.

  • Honey: Adds a sweet flavor to the sauce, and also helps to thicken the sauce.

  • Rice & veggies for serving: Use white, brown, or quinoa rice and steamed broccoli as a compliment to the teriyaki chicken.

ADJUST THIS RECIPE TO YOUR DIET

  • Soy Sauce: You can use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.

  • Lemon Juice: You can use white vinegar or rice vinegar instead of lemon juice.

  • Honey: You can use maple syrup or sugar instead of honey.

TIPS FOR MAKING TERIYAKI CHICKEN RICE BOWL

  • The sesame oil is optional in this recipe and tastes delicious either way!

  • Be careful not to overcook the chicken as this will dry it out.

Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

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Recipe by Samantha Course: DinnerCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

This gluten-free and dairy-free Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl is a very simple stir-fry recipe that includes your typical Asian ingredients including sesame oil, soy sauce and ginger. Skip out on ordering takeout – this recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and is the healthier (and quicker) option!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Chicken Breast, cut into 1″ pieces

  • 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, grated

  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced

  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil, optional

  • 2 Tablespoons Honey

  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch

  • 3 Tablespoons Water

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, add in the chicken and sprinkle with salt. Cook chicken for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to low, add in the ginger and garlic, cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add in the soy sauce, lemon juice, sesame oil and honey, mix together. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water until the cornstarch has dissolved. Transfer corn starch and water to the sauce along with the cooked chicken. 
  • Stir until sauce thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Divide between four bowls with rice and broccoli.

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Notes

  • Storage: Store the rice and vegetables in a separate container than the teriyaki chicken. Place them both in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

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