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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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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Garlicky Spinach Dip

Who loves spinach dip?? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ What if I told you I've got a healthy spinach dip recipe?? Using tons of fresh spinach and garlic and instead of mayo or sour cream (like traditional spinach dip), I use nonfat Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is packed with protein which makes this appetizer more nutrient dense than traditional… Continue reading Garlicky Spinach Dip

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Avocado Caprese Bruschetta

With spring just in a few days, I wanted to share a fresh new spin on traditional bruschetta that would serve great as an appetizer, snack, or addition to any meal. Containing avocado (heart healthy fat), tomatoes (vitamin C, potassium, lycopene-antioxidant, and fiber), fresh parsley (vitamin K-aids in blood clotting, vitamin A-good for eye site,… Continue reading Avocado Caprese Bruschetta

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Shamrock Skewers

No, I didn't take the time to shape my kiwis into actual shamrocks, BUT this is a fun little activity you can do with the fam! So simple, yet so satisfying and a great snack option to add to your St. Patrick's day festivities.     Such a simple little festive treat! How are you… Continue reading Shamrock Skewers

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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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Cauliflower Crust

By now, y'all know my love for pizza...but it is not something I eat very often because it leaves me feeling bloated and lays heavy on my stomach. However, my FAVORITE alternative is cauliflower crust, and I am so excited to finally share my recipe with you all! I am sharing my "mini" crusts so… Continue reading Cauliflower Crust