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)
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
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
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
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
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!
Peanut Butter + Chocolate...what could be better? How about paired with oatmeal and honey?? Yes, please! There are many different energy bite recipes out there, but here is my version! Nutrient dense, great pick me up in the afternoon or for a pre-workout snack, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! … Continue reading Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
Do you love baking but find yourself having little self control over the final product? I know I do! Again, you know how I feel about treating yourself occasionally...and I don't know about you...but if there is a way I can eat nutrient-dense desserts on a regular basis, I'm gonna do it! Today I am… Continue reading Healthy Baking Hacks
Say what? What is nutritious about a gingerbread cookie? Aren't they full of butter, sugar, and molasses? Why yes, traditionally gingerbread cookies are full of buttery and sugary goodness, but today I am sharing a lightened up more nutritious option for a festive holiday treat. While my recipe does not contain butter or refined granulated… Continue reading Nutritious Gingerbread Cookies
Guess what? It’s February! Which means it’s the month of love. Now, this isn’t going to be a sappy blog post about how much I am in love—although I am! And in 248 days I will get to marry the love of my life! But that is beside the point. When I think about February,… Continue reading Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies–With a Twist!