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Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

These are the best paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars, made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Skip the oven for a yummy frozen summer treat!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Hello to strawberry season! I love it. Berries are my favorite, and I love to use them in desserts. I find that berry treats are usually low in sugar and so refreshing and delicious, and the same applies to these paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars.

These bars are perfect for the summer because you don’t have to turn on the oven and everything is “made” in the freezer. All you really need is a high powered blender to make the different components of the cheesecake, and the result is a yummy frozen treat that’s creamy and decadent. It honestly tastes like ice cream cake to me!

Made without even a hint of gluten or dairy, the sturdy and crumbly crust is made with mixture of pecans and dates, and the cheesecake filling is made with combination of soaked cashews, strawberries, coconut milk, and maple syrup. So yummy!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

This Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars recipe is coming to you as part of the #strawberriesarethejam celebration held by myself and my Instagram friends, to give you some inspiration on using strawberries in your kitchen in a variety of ways. There are over 90 of us participating, each sharing a strawberry recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are some of the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Square Meal Round Table’s Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova
The Cooking of Joy’s Strawberry Matcha Cream Cheese Tart
This Healthy Table’s Strawberry Tahini Shortcake
Flours in Your Hair’s Strawberry Milk Donuts
The Wood and Spoon’s Strawberry Icebox Pie
Smart in the Kitchen’s Rustic Strawberry Galette
The Herb and Spoon’s Strawberry-Jam Filled Brioche Donuts
Better with Biscuit’s Strawberry Cobbler
My Kitchen Love’s Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Sift and Simmer’s Rose Strawberry Hibiscus Mille Crepe Cake
A Modest Feast’s Greek Yogurt With Crispy Quinoa and Roasted Strawberries
Hola Jalapeno’s Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita
Worthy Pause’s Strawberry-Basil Shrub Cocktail
Hot Dishing It Out’s Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jelly
Figs & Flour’s Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Apricot Salsa
Pie Girl Bakes’ Strawberry Ginger Pie
Crumb Top Baking’s Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars
The Gourmandise School’s Strawberry Pistachio Salad
Tiny Kitchen Caper’s Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake
Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Ganache
Something New For Dinner’s Watermelon, Tomato and Strawberry Salad with Burrata
A Spicy Perspective’s Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake
Easy and Delish’s Strawberry Brigadeiros
Plays Well with Butter’s Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese, Grilled Chicken, & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Katherine in Brooklyn’s Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream
Sugar Salt Magic’s Strawberry Mousse Tart
The Healthy Sins’ Coconut Flour Crepes Topped with Fresh Strawberries and Coconut Yogurt
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Strawberry Basil No Churn Ice Cream
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Strawberry Basil Turnovers
Bavette Meat & Provisions’ Pickled Green Strawberries
Rezel Kealoha’s Apple Cider Rose Poached Strawberries with Thyme Flowers
Made from Scratch’s Roasted Strawberry and Basil Ice Cream
Eat Cho Food’s Strawberry Basil Glazed Donuts
What’s Karen Cooking’s Strawberry Eton Mess
More Icing Than Cake’s Strawberry, Balsamic & Black Pepper Babka
Well Seasoned Studio’s Classic Vanilla Layer Cake with Mascarpone Buttercream and Fresh Strawberries
Farm & Coast Cookery’s Strawberry & Thyme Shortcake
Marianne Cooks’ Strawberry Madeleines
Clean Plate Club’s Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes with Lemon Glaze
My Berkeley Kitchen’s Strawberry Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Cinnaman’s Rose Hibiscus Strawberry Icebox Pie
Prickly Fresh’s Strawberry Burrata Kale Salad with Pistachio & Lemon Vinaigrette
Maren Ellingboe’s Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream & Strawberries
Baking the Goods’ Mini Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
Fufu’s Kitchen’s Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
What Annie’s Eating’s Vegan Strawberry + Basil Ice Cream
Katie Bird Bakes’ Strawberry Crumble Bars
Cosette’s Kitchen’s Strawberry Shortcake
Blossom to Stem’s Strawberry Pavlova with Mezcal and Lime
Babby Girl Yum’s Strawberry Spinach Almond Salad
It’s a Veg World After All’s Butter Lettuce Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Le Petite Eats’ Strawberry Orange Blossom Tartlets

Wanna join in on the fun? Just use the hashtag #strawberriesarethejam on Instagram to share your strawberry creations. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan) Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This is the best paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars, made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Skip the oven for a yummy frozen summer treat!

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Ingredients

Pecan Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked for at least 4 hours and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup full fat coconut milk or any other non dairy milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or more, to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: Sliced strawberries for topping

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

  2. Place all ingredients for the pecan crust in a food processor and blend just until it becomes a sticky dough. 

  3. Press the dough into an even flat layer on the prepared pan. 

  4. Transfer to the freezer while you make the cheesecake filling. 

  5. Combine all ingredients for the filling, except sliced strawberries, in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  6. Taste to add more maple syrup if you prefer. 

  7. Take the out pan from the freezer, and pour the filling mixture over the crust.

  8. Use a spatula to flatten out the filling in an even layer. 

  9. If using, add sliced strawberries on top of the filling. 

  10. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.

  11. Remove from the freezer and let it thaw for 5 minutes before slicing into 16 squares with a sharp knife. 

  12. Store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks, and thaw at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Asian Coleslaw

This Whole30 and Paleo Asian Coleslaw is a delicious and refreshing side dish to any meal that’s packed with all the healthy veggies. You’ll love the crunchy addition of toasted cashews as well!

Paleo Asian Coleslaw

I’m a huge coleslaw lover. Not only is it deliciously crunchy, refreshing, and perfect as a side to any meal, it’s one of those dishes that actually taste better on the 2nd or 3rd day so it’s great for making a giant batch of to eat throughout the week, especially when you are busy. Recently, I put a spin on my classic coleslaw recipe by using Asian flavors and ingredients, and I’m kinda obsessed with the result. This Paleo Asian Coleslaw turned out so fabulous that I know it’ll be on a weekly rotation in our house.

The textures and colors are so bold and vibrant with various vegetables, crunchy toasted cashews, and flavor packed dressing made with coconut aminos, fish sauce, sesame oil garlic, and ginger. This coleslaw, of course, is served as a side, but I’m not joking when I say that I’ve been eating 2-3 servings of this on its own in one sitting with a small portion of protein because it’s so dang delicious.

Paleo Asian Coleslaw

Paleo Asian Coleslaw

Best of all, this Paleo Asian Coleslaw comes together so quickly and easily that the hardest part is slicing the vegetables and toasting the cashews. The rest is just tossing everything together and letting the flavors combine and meld. It’s a delicious way to get in a ton of healthy nutrients in your meal with minimal effort!

This recipe is coming to you as part of the #AsianSaladFeast link party to celebrate the first day of Spring, hosted by JinJoo of Kimchimari. There are around 15 of us participating, each sharing an Asian salad recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Wok & Skillet’s Thai Larb Salad
Brunch-n-Bites’s Gado Gado Salad
Nut Free Wok’s Vietnamese Chicken and Rice Vermicelli Salad
What To Cook Today’s Urap (Salad with Spiced Grated Coconut Topping)
Healthy World Cuisine’s Authentic Thai Fish Salad
A Taste of Joy and Love’s Thai Seafood Salad (Yum Talay)
Kimchimari’s Tofu Salad with Iceberg Lettuce and Sweet Corn
Grits & Chopsticks’ Crunchy Thai Eggplant Salad
The Sasha Diaries’ Springtime Sushi Bowl
Love Is In My Tummy’s Burmese Gin Thoke (Ginger Salad)
Chopstick Chronicles’ Shabu Shabu Cold Noodle Salad
V for Veggy’s Japanese Potato Salad
Daily Cooking Quest’s Broccolini Sesame Dressing

Paleo Asian ColeslawPaleo Asian Coleslaw

Paleo Asian Coleslaw

Course: Salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 204 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Whole30 and Paleo Asian Coleslaw is a delicious and refreshing side dish to any meal that's packed with all the healthy veggies. You'll love the crunchy addition of toasted cashews as well!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 medium head of cabbage
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot shredded or grated
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Dressing

Instructions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. 

  2. Add the cashews to the skillet and toast stirring for 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown and fragrant.

  3. Remove from heat and let the cashews cool, then chop roughly into smaller pieces. 

  4. Quarter the cabbage. Remove the core and thinly slice each quarter crosswise. 

  5. Combine cabbage, bell pepper, carrot, onion, green onions, and cashews in a large mixing bowl.

  6. Whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. 

  7. Pour over the vegetables and mix together well until everything is coated in the dressing. 

  8. Let the coleslaw sit for 10 minutes or more in the refrigerator. The flavors will build more the longer it sits.

  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds right before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Asian Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 758mg 32%
Potassium 375mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 28.3%
Vitamin C 53.3%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

Keep your guests happy with these creamy and delicious Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups, whether it’s game day, a holiday party, or any celebratory gathering!

Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

What is it about snacks and appetizers that are bite sized? They are so fun and I love that you don’t feel like you are making a huge commitment when you dig into them. I’ve been dreaming of these Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups for a while now but have been pushing off on creating a recipe for them because life and other projects got in the way. With Christmas and New Years coming up, I think now is the perfect time to share it with you.

I don’t know about you, but my family loves the snacking part more than the actual meal whenever we get together, so I try to make some yummy appetizers for everyone. One of my other favorite party food to serve is my Prosciutto “Cheese” Stuffed Mushrooms and I have a feeling both those mushrooms and these Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups will be on the snacking table this year.

Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

These mini cups are deliciously creamy and cheesy without any dairy involved. They are actually vegan as well in case you need to cater to multiple food restrictions! The crust itself is perfectly flaky but still sturdy enough to hold the filling, and the spinach and artichoke filling is delicious enough to eat on its own (and I definitely definitely have).

Hope you end up making this recipe, and if you do, let me know if you like it in the comments below! I’ve been loving reading about what you liked and disliked about my recipes, and constructive criticism is always welcome. It’s how I keep improving so I can make better and better creations for you!

Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups Gluten Free Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 mini cups
Author: Jean Choi

Keep your guests happy with these creamy and delicious Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups, whether it's game day, a holiday party, or any celebratory gathering!

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Ingredients

For the crust

For the spinach and artichoke filling

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 14oz can of artichoke hearts (about 1/2 cup) drained and chopped
  • 3 oz frozen spinach (about 1 cup) thawed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin or 2 12-cup mini muffin tins.

  2. Place all ingredients for the crust in a blender and pulse until mixed and can be formed into a dough. Add a little bit more coconut oil if the dough seems too dry.

  3. Knead the dough a few times, then divide it equally into the muffin tin cups. Use your hands to press the dough to the bottom and the sides to form a shell.

  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

  5. Drain the cashews, and squeeze out the liquid from the artichoke hearts and thawed spinach. 

  6. Place cashews, garlic, coconut milk, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, onion powder, sea salt, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  7. Stir in spinach and artichoke hearts to the creamy cashew mixture. 

  8. Spoon the filling mixture evenly into the baked dough, about 1 rounded teaspoon per each dough cup. 

  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dough is golden and the top of the filling starts to brown. 

  10. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes before digging in.  

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