Easy recipes made with nutritious ingredients

Welcome to A Sweet Alternative, where you’ll find easy recipes that are nutrient dense and delicious. Cooks of any experience level can easily make these nutritious recipes.

Easy Dessert Recipes

Strawberry truffles on a white plate.

Strawberry Truffles

Three lemon popsicles on a white plate.

Lemon Popsicles

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

Dark Chocolate Hummus

Four chocolate covered pineapple rings on a white plate.

Chocolate Covered Pineapple

Coconut candy bars displayed on a plate.

Coconut Candy Bars

Eight almond butter chocolates on a white plate.

Almond Butter Chocolates

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

Chocolate walnuts on a white plate.

Chocolate Walnuts

Caramelized peaches on a white plate.

Caramelized Peaches

Three banana chocolate popsicles on a plate.

Banana Chocolate Popsicles

Six chocolate covered dates on a white plate.

Chocolate Covered Dates

A slice of buckwheat cake with three raspberries on top.

Buckwheat Cake

A pile of coconut oil cookies displayed on a white plate with a bite missing from one of them.

Coconut Oil Cookies

Nutritious Dinner Recipes

Meatless meatloaf on a plate with two thick slices cut.

Meatless Meatloaf

A white bowl filled with pasta in a creamy sauce.

Tahini Pasta

Triangular cut cooked marinated tofu pieces in a bowl.

Easy Tofu Marinade

Noodles smothered in a green kale pasta sauce.

Kale Pasta Sauce

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

Simple Side Dish Recipes

A bowl full of garlicky roasted potatoes.

Garlicky Roasted Potatoes

Baked okra piled in a bowl.

Baked Okra

Balsamic roasted asparagus spears on a white plate.

Balsamic Roasted Asparagus

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 buckwheat muffins on a white plate.

Buckwheat Muffins

Three coconut flour crepes displayed on a white plate.

Coconut Flour Crepes

Vegan raspberry muffins piled in a basket.

Vegan Raspberry Muffins

Vegan Applesauce muffins in paper baking cups on a white plate.

Vegan Applesauce Muffins

Nutrient-Dense Snack Recipes

Spelt crackers on a white plate.

Spelt Crackers

A bowl of caramelized almonds.

Caramelized Almonds

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

Pumpkin Recipes

A dish filled with pumpkin spice hummus next to a pile of sliced apples.

Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Pumpkin bread made with coconut flour on a white plate.

Pumpkin Bread with Coconut Flour

Vegan pumpkin brownies stacked next to a pumpkin.

Vegan Pumpkin Brownies

Salad and Dressing Recipes

A white plate full of salad with maple vinaigrette.

Maple Vinaigrette

A glass bowl filled with lemon oregano vinaigrette with an antique silver spoon.

Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

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

Almond Butter Salad Dressing

Popular Categories

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

Cookie Recipes

Three pancakes stacked on a white plate.

Pancake Recipes

Donuts stacked on a plate.

Coconut Flour Recipes

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

Buckwheat Flour Recipes

Banana bread with two slices cut off.

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

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

Soup 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

Informational Posts

A glass bowl of coconut sugar with an antique silver spoon in it.

Paleo Sweeteners

Oat flour in a measuring cup in front of a glass mason jar filled with oat flour.

Alternative Flours

Recipe Collections

Date-sweetened cookies on a white plate.

Date-Sweetened Desserts

Chocolate blackberries on a white plate.

Homemade Chocolate Gifts

Seven vegan almond butter cookies on a white plate.

Nutrient-Dense Recipes

A white plate with a stack of maple walnut cookies with a bite missing from one.

Gluten-Free Vegan Snack Recipes