Friday, October 23, 2020

Cookbook Review: Clean Treats for Everyone

Laura Fuentes ( tests and publishes cookbooks and recipes made without processed foods. This book was written in response to requests from her community of followers who asked for dessert recipes they could enjoy without feeling guilty. The recipes are mostly desserts, not to be confused as components of a healthy plate.

These frozen fruit cubes are an exception. Laura made fruit pop sickles-I enjoyed mine in the cube form.The recipes are made with ingredients that are easy to find in local grocery stores. The cookbook has pictures and clear instructions with allergen symbols.

I like that the recipes have minimum amounts of added sugar, as in these lemon macaroons.

Many of her baked creations are made with nut (seed) flours.

This carrot cake is the star of the book, made with almond flour, walnuts and plenty of carrots. Because this required a whole bag of walnuts and almonds (I grind my own seed), the dessert was pricey, yet worth it.

While there are many varieties of whole grain flours, she only used oat flour.

In the recipe for no bake peanut butter cookies, Laura uses raw oat flour. I roasted my flour first (5 minutes ate 325F) to remove any soil and air contaminates as recommended by many reputable sources.

My chunky chocolate bars crumbled, so I mixed the pieces with my homemade muesli. This elevated my breakfast muesli to an after dinner dessert.

Thank you Quarto Group for the complimentary review copy.  The above post and pictures are my own.  I received no other compensation for this review, other than the pleasure of an enjoyable read and eating experience! 
Clean Treats for Everyone


Healthy and wholesome recipes for desserts and snacks made with all-natural ingredients and no refined sugars. Clean Treats for Everyone, features dessert and snack recipes made with simple and easy-to-find ingredients for eaters of all ages.

If eating clean foods is a priority, then you know how difficult it can be to find snacks, treats, bars, and baked goods with suitable ingredients at the store. With the recipes in this cookbook, you don’t have to give up desserts or compromise your snacking.
All you need are a few real food ingredients you’re likely to already have in your pantry like fruit, nuts, seeds, oats, alternative flours (almond flour and coconut flour) and natural sweeteners (honey, maple syrup, and coconut palm sugar) to create delicious, treats such as: 
Double Chocolate Banana Bread | Pumpkin Spice Coffeecake | Chocolate Mug Cake | Raspberry Crumble Bars | Apple Nachos | Coconut Dip | No-Bake Magic Bars | Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
All of the recipes inside are naturally gluten-free, and you’ll also find customizable dietary options to fit the needs of your family, from dairy-free and nut-free substitutions to tips for swapping out ingredients and storage. The cookies, bars, balls, baked goods, smoothies and frozen treats will satisfy the craving for a healthy dessert, make a happy find inside a lunchbox, or as a midnight guilt-free treat!

About the Author

Laura Fuentes is the founder of, where she helps thousands of parents make fresh foods for their families with weekly meal plans.  Laura is the author of four other cookbooks: The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet, The Best Homemade Kids’  Snacks on the Planet, The Best Grain-Free  Family Meals on the Planet, and The Taco  Tuesday Cookbook. Laura’s passion for helping others get comfortable in the kitchen expands beyond print into video. She has competed on Food Network (and won!), appeared on TODAY and Good Morning America, and regularly shares cooking videos on her YouTube channel, In her personal blog,, Laura inspires moms to live a healthy lifestyle while juggling their family and work by offering fresh recipes and practical advice. Above all, her most important job is caring for her family. To find out more about Laura, visit The best place to find her is on Instagram, @LauraSFuentes and @MOMables.


Clean Treats for Everyone

Laura Fuentes

October 6, 2020 | US $24.99 / CAN $32.99| Paperback | ISBN: 978-1-59233-964-8

Fair Winds Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group |






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