Picky Eaters Pick These Recipes!

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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This month, we’re taking on the National Nutrition Month challenge and looking to get our families excited about eating good-for-you foods … without giving up our favorite treats. But when you have picky eaters in your home, it can be challenging to get them excited about healthy snacks.

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Let’s put a spin on some popular kid-approved snacks!

  1. Mini Doughnuts: With a few simple ingredients, you can create sweet mini doughnuts in minutes. Roll Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough into golf ball sized balls and fry them in vegetable oil. Once cool, roll them in cinnamon and sugar for a healthier alternative to your favorite doughnuts.
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  3. Pizza Roll Ups: The next time your little one is craving an after-school snack, skip the frozen pizza bites and try a healthier homemade alternative instead. Roll out Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pie Dough and cut out 12 rectangles. Fill each rectangle with mozzarella cheese and peperoni pieces. Carefully roll each rectangle into a ball and place in a greased baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and serve this kid approved tasty snack with marinara sauce!
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  5. Toaster Pastry: Put a healthy twist on this on-the-go breakfast by whipping up a healthier version. Unroll Wholly Wholesome Whole Wheat Organic Pie Dough and cut into six small rectangles. Fill each rectangle with your favorite jam and top with another piece of dough. Seal the edges with a fork and brush with an egg wash. Once baked and golden, you’ll have a healthier alternative your child will love!

 

So go ahead and indulge this month with a little help from Wholly Wholesome. Our all natural and gluten free baked goods help make your favorite treats better for you and your kids. For more mouth-watering recipe ideas, visit our Pinterest page updated weekly.

Our Guide to Making the Most of National Nutrition Month

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This month, we’re focusing on what we put in our bodies in celebration of National Nutrition Month. After scouring the Internet, these are our favorite tasty and nutritious recipes to help you celebrate right along with us all month long.

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Acai Bowls: Craving a delicious and refreshing breakfast? Then give one of these Fitness Magazine approved acai bowls a try. This thick smoothie bowl is simple to make and can be topped with your favorite fixings. We love topping our bowls with rows of tasty ingredients such as fresh fruit, shaved coconut and Mixed Berry MetaBall.

 

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding: Chia seeds are full of antioxidants and Omega-3s, making them a powerhouse ingredient. Chia seed pudding is easy to make and is great for an on-the-go breakfast.  We love this decadent Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding from Minimalist Baker. Try topping it with Chocolate Brownie MetaBall and raspberries for a sweet treat.

 

Overnight Oats: These Overnight Oats from Skinny Taste are a simple way to enjoy a filling breakfast. Place your oats, milk and toppings in a jar and shake to combine. Refrigerate them overnight and you’ll have a convenient breakfast to enjoy in the morning. We love topping our oats with chopped Apple Pie MetaBall.

 

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Oh My, It’s a Pi Day Celebration!

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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Calling all educators! March 14th is Pi Day and we’re celebrating this mathematical constant with fun classroom activities and treats you’ll want to make long after Pi Day is over.

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  1. Are you looking for fun ways to celebrate this holiday in your classroom? Try bringing in Wholly Wholesome All Natural Frozen Pies, let your class find Pi and then enjoy a slice!
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  3. Or, after discussing the significance of the number, host a pie eating contest for all your students!
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  5. Go savory and host a pizza party for your class! Use Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball to bake a few pizzas the night before. Once Pi Day arrives, have your class find Pi before digging into each pizza! Take it one step further and have them find the measurement of each Pepperoni!

 

For more fun ideas on how to celebrate to National Pi Day, check out these tasty
3.14 Pie Recipes
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MetaBall’s Fitness Flavor Guide

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect snack to fit your fitness routine. Lucky for you, our friends at MetaBall have created the perfect snacks that will fuel your on-the-go life! Created by Dr. Susan Abramson, MetaBall is a bite-sized energy snack that is free of the eight most common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, wheat, eggs, fish and shellfish. With four different flavors, MetaBall will change the way you fuel your day!

If you’re looking for a specific flavor to fit your lifestyle, we’ve created a handy pairing guide to help you out!

Outdoor Adventures: Do you prefer to have nature serve as your gym? Then Chocolate Brownie is the flavor for you! Next time you’re stepping out for a hike or going for a bike ride, be sure to pack a bag of Chocolate Brownie MetaBall to fuel your next outdoor adventure!

Gym: Some things are classic for a reason. If you steer away from the latest workout fad, and prefer the tried and true equipment at the gym, then Apple Pie is your go-to. Before your next gym workout, savor the nostalgic flavors of this energy packed snack.

Outside of the Box: Are you always willing to try the latest workout craze? Do you thrive on variety and challenge? Then give Mixed Berry a try. Combining your favorite berries, this flavor is far from boring! Be sure to have a bag of Mixed Berry MetaBall on hand.

All of the Above: For some, it’s hard to choose just one fitness approach. So if you’re the type to join a class one day and pump weights the next, give Chocolate Cherry MetaBall a try! This rich and fruity flavor will give you the best of both worlds!

For more information on MetaBall and our products, be sure to visit our website to learn more!

Hot Ways to Celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s why this National Hot Breakfast Month, we’re celebrating this meal with some appetizing recipes!

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Making a mouth-watering quiche is a great way to enjoy a hot breakfast. One of our favorite recipes includes loads of fresh vegetables like spinach, mushrooms and peppers. This light but savory quiche is a healthy way to kick start your day!

The next time you wake up craving something sweet, reach for this recipe for Gluten Free Pecan Cinnamon Rolls. Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough is the perfect base for this recipe. Simply roll out the dough, sprinkle it with toppings, roll it up and bake!

Brighten up a cold winter morning with this recipe for a Breakfast-Style Focaccia. Use Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough and top with peppers, bacon, breakfast sausage, cheese and eggs.

So next time you’re craving a hearty breakfast, skip the cereal and choose something warm and comforting! For more satisfying breakfast ideas, visit our recipe page!

Share Your Love With This Heart Shaped Treat

 - by Wholly Wholesome

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’re filled with love and want to celebrate in a fun and festive way. And what better way to express our love than with a Heart Shaped Hand Pie!

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Heart Shaped Hand Pies

Ingredients:

1 Wholly Wholesome 9” Traditional Pie Dough

4 oz. chocolate chips

8 Tbsp. raspberry pie filling or preserves

1 egg

Directions:

While the oven is preheating to 425 degrees F, use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut an even number of heart shapes from the pie crust. Place a layer of hearts onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place a tablespoon of filing and a few chocolate chips in the center of each heart. Brush the edges with the egg wash. Place a heart shaped pastry on top and seal the edges with a fork. Cut a slit in the top of the pastry and brush the top with the egg wash. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. We recommend serving these pies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Craving more pie recipes? Visit our recipe page for a variety of heavenly recipe ideas!

The Perfect Pizza Party Recipe

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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Who doesn’t love pizza night? Ditch delivery and get creative in the kitchen for the perfect pizza night.

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Enjoying homemade pizza doesn’t mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen. Make pizza night easy and delicious by whipping up creations using Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough Ball. If you’re struggling with some yummy topping combinations, don’t worry. We’ve cooked up a delicious idea you’ll be dying to try.

Soppressata Pizza:pizza

Wholly Wholesome Gluten Free Pizza Dough

1 jar of pizza sauce

1/4 pound of fresh mozzarella

1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup pickled sweet cherry peppers, seeded and sliced

2 oz. sliced hot soppressata, cut into strips

1 small head radicchio, sliced

Extra-virgin olive oil

Dried oregano

Directions:

  1. Thaw dough in the refrigerator overnight before your pizza night.
  2. Roll out pizza dough into desired shape on a cornmeal dusted surface, in between two pieces of parchment paper.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Transfer rolled dough on a pan and spread with pizza sauce leaving a border
  4. Top with one-quarter each of the mozzarella, parmesan, cherry peppers, soppressata and radicchio.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust browns.

Pump Up Your Pot Pie This Month

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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During the cold weather months, we gravitate to comforting recipes. One of our favorite comforting dishes is a classic pot pie!

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We all know (and love) the classic Chicken Pot Pie. But this month, we’re switching up the way we think about this winter staple by putting some fresh twists on it. Go savory and enjoy a yummy pie for dinner. Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you with our Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough.

Winter Vegetable Pot Pie: Take advantage of seasonal produce like root vegetables, mushrooms and squash for a delicious filling. You won’t miss the meat in this hearty dish!

Lobster Bisque Pot Pie: Swap out a chicken filling for a creamy lobster bisque. This rich and indulgent meal will re-introduce a bit of summer back into your chilly winter days.

Cajun Turkey Pot Pie: The average turkey pot pie can be a little bland. Add some Cajun seasoning, dark beer and peppers to your filling for a flavorful twist!

Whether you’re craving a traditional pie or something a bit more adventurous, every chicken pot pie recipe is better with Wholly Wholesome Traditional Organic Pie Dough. Our flaky recipe for pie dough will make a yummy golden crust every time!

Helpful Hacks for Your Tastiest Month of Baking Yet

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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Here at Wholly Wholesome, we love baking. Whether it’s pies, cakes or savory dishes you can count us in! This January, put your skills to the test and celebrate #NationalBakingMonth with us.

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We want to help you become the best baker you can be with a few simple (yet effective) hacks.

Hack #1: Making your own buttermilk. Nothing is worse than buying an ingredient for a dish and not having another use for it. Next time you need to bake with buttermilk, make your own by combining 1 cup of milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice. Once combined, let it stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

Hack #2: If you’re gluten free, make your own flour by grinding oats in a blender until they’re powdered. You’ll have a multi-purpose flour in no time.

Hack #3: Are your bananas still not ripe enough to bake with? Cook them in a 300 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes on a lined pan. As soon as they are black and soft, remove them and allow them to cool. Squeeze the banana out of the peel and then you’re ready to bake!

Hack #4: Nothing is worse than when you need softened butter, but you forget to leave it out in your prep work. The right way to soften your butter via the microwave? Make sure you’re using power level two and cook the butter for 8 to 10 seconds. Flip your quarter stick and repeat!

Hack #5: Go premade. Now, you may think we’re kidding. But we aren’t! Premade desserts can be just as good as the real thing!

Wholly Wholesome All Natural Frozen Pies are perfect for when you’re craving a homemade dessert but don’t have the time to bake one. With a wide variety of flavors, they’re the perfect end to any meal (and the baking world’s worst kept secret)! Check them out here!

The Perfect Pies from the Past

 - by Wholly Wholesome

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This month we’re all about the baked goods! C’mon, we know you don’t have just one sweet tooth.

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Unique desserts are amazing, but sometimes it’s best to stick with the traditional tried and true recipes. Here at Wholly Wholesome we’ve made some delicious desserts. We’ve complied a list of some of our favorites from the years. Are you ready? It’s time to take a trip down memory lane!

1972 Apple Crisp Pie: We’re honoring the founding of Wholly Wholesome with a very special recipe. It takes us back to 1972 and reminds us that some things really do get better with age!

1987 Fruit Jewel Pie: This is the year Wholly Wholesome really dedicated itself to all-natural baked goods and desserts we could feel good about making. Look how far we’ve come! This yummy dessert elevates each ingredient by highlighting its natural flavor … Just as nature intended!

1990 Aunt Bonnie’s Pecan Pie: Welcome to the decade of grunge. While this phase may have come and gone, we continued to bake simple desserts with clean ingredients and still do today. Go classic!