Nutritious Recipes, Simplified

Welcome to A Sweet Alternative, where you’ll find nutritious recipes that are easy to prepare. Discover a variety of delicious, nutrient-dense recipes including desserts, main dishes, sides, snacks, and more!

Nutrient-Dense Dessert Recipes

Six chocolate covered dates on a white plate.

Chocolate Covered Dates

Seven coconut oil cookies on a white plate.

Coconut Oil Cookies

Five flaxseed cookies on a white plate.

Flaxseed Cookies

Maple syrup chocolate chip cookies piled on a white plate with a bite missing from one.

Maple Syrup Chocolate Chip Cookies

A slice of frosted chocolate black bean cake.

Chocolate Black Bean Cake

Five coconut flour peanut butter cookies on a white plate with a bite taken out of one.

Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

A slice of buckwheat cake with three raspberries on top.

Buckwheat Cake

Amaranth cookies on a white plate.

Amaranth Cookies

Buckwheat cookies on a white plate with a bite missing from one of them.

Buckwheat Cookies

Strawberry truffles on a white plate.

Strawberry Truffles

Six fig cookies on a white plate.

Fig Cookies

Three lemon popsicles on a white plate.

Lemon Popsicles

A bowl of dark chocolate hummus next to a pile of strawberries.

Dark Chocolate Hummus

Nine spelt flour cookies displayed on a white plate.

Spelt Flour Cookies

Four chocolate covered pineapple rings on a white plate.

Chocolate Covered Pineapple

Coconut candy bars displayed on a plate.

Coconut Candy Bars

Four chickpea flour cookies on a white plate.

Chickpea Flour Cookies

Eight almond butter chocolates on a white plate.

Almond Butter Chocolates

Chocolate walnuts on a white plate.

Chocolate Walnuts

Seven vegan almond butter cookies on a white plate.

Vegan Almond Butter Cookies

Eight monk fruit cookies on a white plate.

Monk Fruit Cookies

Caramelized peaches on a white plate.

Caramelized Peaches

Three banana chocolate popsicles on a plate.

Banana Chocolate Popsicles

A large slice of date sweetened cake on a white plate with a stainless steel fork.

Date-Sweetened Cake

Four chickpea flour brownies on a plate.

Chickpea Flour Brownies

A white plate piled with vegan oat flour cookies against a white background.

Vegan Oat Flour Cookies

A slice of white cake with almond butter frosting.

Almond Butter Frosting

A vegan microwave cookie on a piece of parchment paper.

Vegan Microwave Cookie

Eight peanut butter date cookies on a white plate.

Peanut Butter Date Cookies

Six coconut flour brownies on a plate.

Vegan Coconut Flour Brownies

Seven coconut flour banana cookies on a white plate.

Coconut Flour Banana Cookies

Nutritious Dinner Recipes

A white bowl filled with pasta in a creamy sauce.

Tahini Pasta

A white bowl filled with vegan rice noodles with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

Vegan Rice Noodles

Vegan butternut squash risotto in a bowl with fresh sage sprinkled on top.

Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto

A single vegan stuffed portobello mushroom on a white plate against a white tile background.

Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Meatless meatloaf on a plate with two thick slices cut.

Meatless Meatloaf

Simple Side Dish Recipes

Balsamic roasted asparagus spears on a white plate.

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

A bowl of roasted butternut squash with rosemary.

Butternut Squash With Rosemary

Nutritious Breakfast Recipes

A loaf of vegan whole wheat bread on a marble cutting board with slices cut.

Vegan Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

A chickpea flour omelette on a white plate.

Chickpea Flour Omelette

Five spelt muffins on a white plate.

Spelt Muffins

Five buckwheat muffins on a white plate.

Buckwheat Muffins

Chickpea flour banana bread with two slices cut off.

Chickpea Flour Banana Bread

Three spelt flour pancakes with maple syrup and blueberries on a white plate.

Spelt Flour Pancakes

Snack and Appetizer Recipes

Cloves of roasted garlic confit in a glass bowl.

Roasted Garlic Confit

Spelt crackers on a white plate.

Spelt Crackers

Kale cookies on a white plate.

Kale Cookies

Chickpea flour tortillas displayed on a plate.

Chickpea Flour Tortillas

Spiced sunflower seeds in a glass bowl.

Spiced Sunflower Seeds

Chickpea flour crackers and dip on a white plate.

Chickpea Flour Crackers

Kale muffins in a basket lined with a linen napkin.

Kale Muffins

Salad and Dressing Recipes

A white plate full of salad with maple vinaigrette.

Maple Vinaigrette

Salad on a plate with almond butter salad dressing drizzled on top.

Almond Butter Salad Dressing

A white bowl filled with baby kale salad.

Baby Kale Salad

Beetroot and sweet potato salad in a white bowl.

Beetroot and Sweet Potato Salad

Soup Recipes

A bowl of vegan cream of cauliflower soup with parsley sprinkled on top.

Vegan Cream of Cauliflower Soup

A white bowl of butternut squash soup with chives sprinkled on top.

Paleo Butternut Squash Soup

Sauce Recipes

A green lemon herb sauce in a glass bowl with an antique silver spoon.

Lemon Herb Sauce

Vegan puttanesca pasta on a plate.

Puttanesca Sauce Without Anchovies

Popular Categories

Three vegan strawberry cookies on a plate with some strawberry halves.

Cookie Recipes

Donuts stacked on a plate.

Coconut Flour Recipes

A stack of dairy free buckwheat pancakes dripping with maple syrup.

Buckwheat Flour Recipes

Five slices of chickpea flour cake on a white plate.

Chickpea Flour Recipes

Oat flour pancakes stacked on a plate.

Oat Flour Recipes

Four muffins on a plate.

Whole Wheat Flour Recipes

Nine chocolate cookies displayed on a white plate.

Spelt Flour Recipes

Amaranth crackers on a white plate.

Amaranth Flour Recipes

Date paste in a glass dish.

Date Paste (a Nutritious Refined Sugar-Free Sweetener)

Chocolate covered dried cherries on a white plate.

Chocolate Covered Fruit Recipes

Seven paleo sweet potato muffins arranged on a white plate.

Gluten-Free Muffin Recipes

A glass dish full of chocolate spread next to some toast.

Sauces, Spreads, & Jam Recipes

A loaf of grain free banana bread with two slice cut.

Paleo Recipes

Ginger ale with ice, lime, and mint in a glass.

Refined Sugar-Free Drinks

Coconut flour in a metal measuring cup next to measuring spoons.

Informational Posts

Six vegan olive oil cookies arranged on a white plate.

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