Category: Desserts

No-Bake Cookie Protein Bites

  It's a few weeks into the new year, and I'm sure everyone is currently massaging their sore muscles from their new super regiment fitness plan, or if you are me, a "completely doable" marathon training program. Because why shouldn't I be able to do nothing ...

Rice Crispy Almond Butter Truffles

  Being under house arrest inspires delicious creativity, so you can thank the snowy Oklahoma weather this past weekend for these chocolate covered delights. I somehow managed to whip up these truffles in the middle of my 13 hour binge watching ...

No Bake Pumpkin Bars: Gluten-Free, Vegan, & No Refined Sugar!

  Today I give to you a delicious pumpkin dessert recipe just in time for Thanksgiving! If you are trying to make a dish your gluten-free aunt, vegan cousin, and everyone in between will enjoy, then you can breathe a sigh ...

Mocha Hazelnut Energy Bites

  I'll never forget the first time I ate Nutella; it was three years ago at a resort in Mexico of all places. At the breakfast buffet there was the option of getting Nutella slathered into a warm crêpe (I guess ...

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls: No Refined Sugar & Vegan Friendly!

  I love cinnamon rolls. I really really love them, but who doesn't? Cinnamon rolls are fluffy, buttery, crazy sweet, and super decadent. Let's not forget how amazing they smell coming out of the oven. My husband's work makes the most ...

Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry & Almond Clusters with Sea Salt

  These dark chocolate covered clusters are sweet, salty, crunchy, tart, and covered in dark chocolate--it's the perfect dessert. Oh, and they are actually good for you! Dried red tart cherries are the perfect anti-inflammatory food, and when paired with antioxidant-rich ...

Oatmeal & Date Baked Cinnamon Apples

  During the 30-day real food and fitness challenge there have been days I really wanted a healthy dessert option, but a plain ol' apple wasn't making the cut.  The real food criteria: it couldn't be packed full of sugar or butter. ...

Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars

  The multitude of "healthy" snack bars on the market right now is overwhelming. If you have ever visited this section at Whole Foods, you know what I mean, and you probably left with a headache caused by attempting to decipher ...

Berry Almond Fruit Pizza

  What's red, white, and blue, and won't burn you this 4th of July? Unlike the rogue bottle rocket shot by your hyperactive nephew, my berry almond fruit pizza will only cool you down, and it definitely won't make you scream ...

Blueberry Raisin Energy Cookies

  I think we need to revolt against packaged desserts--who's with me? Those sickly sweet, overly processed desserts have no place in our health-conscious diets anymore. Have you heard that Nabisco just came out with a watermelon-flavored Oreo? I haven't actually looked ...

Mini Chai Banana Cheesecakes

  Food sounds much more appealing when it's in miniature form. I think it has something to do with the fact you can eat mini food items with your hands, which makes it easy to grab and mingle at social functions.   The ...

Carrot Cake Cookies

  I bet the Easter bunny gets pretty bored eating bland carrots all the time; if I was the Easter bunny I would prefer my carrots in cookie form--I'm sure you feel the same.   As far as cookies go, these soft carrot ...

Flourless Black Bean Brownies with Strawberry Sauce

Can there even be a Valentine's Day without chocolate? I think not. I fall victim to this consumer holiday every year, and couldn't imagine going through Valentine's Day without eating something incredibly chocolatey. Unfortunately, as I get older, the traditional box ...

Chocolate Cupcakes with Fudgy Frosting

    A mound of rich, dense, fudgy frosting atop a super moist chocolate cupcake... Wait, are we on the right blog? Isn't she a dietitian? Aren't cupcakes unhealthy?   While I don't think a traditional cupcake on occasion is going to sabotage all attempts ...

Guilt-Free Ice Cream: The Elvis

Even the King himself would love this guilt-free peanut butter and banana ice cream, and rumor has it he loved butter in all forms:  peanut butter, foods fried in butter, and even peanut butter sandwiches fried in butter (I think ...