Parsnip Chips (AIP, GF)

Does this happen to you? You find some pre- made snack at the grocery store and think, "I could totally make that. I really should try. Why would I pay $5 for that when I could make it for $0.50?" But, you don't; make it that is. You DO buy it, not once, but every time you go to the grocery store. 

Well, it happens to me too, don't feel bad. This time around, I found some parsnip chips at Trader Joes with only three ingredients; parsnips, safflower/canola oil, sea salt. Not a huge fan of the oil or the fact that the parsnips were not organic, but I really felt compelled to try them. They were amazing, and since we have been off of nightshades (and therefore potato chips) for about a year, a real treat! In a matter of an hour, the kids and I had completely finished the whole bag. Don't judge. The next time I went to TJ's, I almost bought another bag, but instead grabbed a few parsnips to make my own. After I ordered a mandoline off of Amazon, I was set for success!

If you've never worked with a mandoline or have frequent accidents with sharp things (ahem), you might want to grab a pair of these awesome gloves too. No need to bleed out while making chips. Whether you decide on the gloves or not, you need to make these chips. They are amazing and loved by all.


* 5 large parsnips  

* Coconut oil

* Sea salt



* Mandoline (I love this one)

* Cutting gloves (I use these)

* 2 cookie sheets

* Parchment paper


1. Preheat oven to 350F

2. Using 1/4'' blade, slice parsnips  

3. Toss parsnips with 2 TB coconut oil and 1 tsp sea salt

3. Spread chips on parchment lined cookie sheets

5. Bake for 35 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes and removing browned chips at each interval. 




Healthy Fudgesicles

Ahhhh summer... Long, hot days filled with plenty of time in the sun, easy quick meals, and all things cold to eat.  


I finally purchased some fun Popsicle molds and made these delicious fudgesicles for my family. They didn't last long, and even dad liked them! You could easily sub out the chocolate for carob or fruit and adjust the sweetener to taste.  


*2, 2oz chocolate bars

*1 can coconut milk

*1 can coconut cream

*2 TB gelatin

*2 TB honey

*2 TB coconut oil



1. Open coconut milk and cream and pour into bowl. Stir until smooth

2. Sprinkle gelatin over the top of milk and cream and let stand (I used this gelatin)

3. Using double boiler, melt chocolate and coconut oil over low heat

4. Combine milk and cream mixture with chocolate mixture in medium pan and heat until all gelatin is incorporated

5. Add honey  

6. Pour into Popsicle molds (I used these