Baking, nutrition, recipes, wellness

CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

Okay, so I joined the chickpea craze... Actually, I've been on the chickpea craze for a while now...chickpea pasta, chickpea pizza crust, roasted chickpeas, chickpea curry...lot's of savory chickpea dishes! I have seen many people make "chickpea blondies"--a healthified, fiber filled dessert...so I decided to make my own version of chickpea blondies + dark cocoa… Continue reading CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

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The Sugar Debate

Sugar is such a controversial topic not just between fellow dietitians but also within the general public. You have the individuals who debate "sugar is sugar, whether it comes from a starchy vegetable or a piece of cake", the individuals who say "sugar is fine in moderation", and lastly you have the individuals who refute… Continue reading The Sugar Debate

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ALMOND JOY Granola

It's been a hot minute since I made homemade granola! Who else loves a good crunch with a yogurt parfait or on-top of a smoothie bowl? This girl does! Granola oftentimes gets a bad rap because many store bought ones are high in fat, calories, and sugar. While all of that is true, you can… Continue reading ALMOND JOY Granola

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HEALTHIFIED Reese’s PB Eggs

Easter is just a few days away, and if you're looking for a more nutritious dessert to take to the family Egg Hunt, I've got ya covered! One of my favorite Easter candies is Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs...why are they better than regular Reese's? I have no idea...they just are! And I am thrilled that… Continue reading HEALTHIFIED Reese’s PB Eggs

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Black Bean Brownies

Black beans in brownies?? YES! This trend has been around for a few years now. The first time I made black bean brownies was in 2015...I was getting ready to pack up my car and move to California to attend Loma Linda University to become a registered dietitian.  Before I left for school, I made… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies

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Homemade Granola Bars

Another one of my go-to mid day snacks! Perfect for a pre-workout snack or dessert. This recipe is a variation of my chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites  , and they are  even easier to make. Essentially using the same ingredients with different ratios, this recipe does not require any ball-forming but just a simple mixture… Continue reading Homemade Granola Bars

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Dark Chocolate Bark

Happy Spring! These little dark chocolate bark bites would be a great addition to your Easter festivities coming up! You can even  get a little festive by using fresh berries for an extra pop of color. I kept mine simple with just chopped English walnuts and unsweetened dried cranberries variety and some with coconut and… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Bark

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St. Patty’s Pancakes

What better way to begin St. Patrick's Day celebrations than to make green pancakes! I used my almond & oat flour pancake recipe and adjusted the wet ingredients so I could add...wait for it... SPINACH! Yes, I went there. If there is any way I can add veggies to my meals, I go for it.… Continue reading St. Patty’s Pancakes

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Apple Nachos

One of my favorite ways to eat apples, these nachos do not disappoint!  These apple nachos will fill you up and provide fiber, protein, complex carbs and healthy fat so you have a completely balanced sweet treat, dessert, or midday snack. Did I mention how simple it is? Takes less than 5 minutes to have… Continue reading Apple Nachos

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Banana Pops for RD Day!

Happy Registered Dietitian Day to my fellow RD's! This is a fun day in our profession, so I wanted to celebrate by sharing a fun dessert idea with you all--whether you're an RD or not! Making banana pops is a great activity to get the kids involved, too!       Other topping ideas: unsweetened… Continue reading Banana Pops for RD Day!