dessert

Cute and Easy Dessert: Easter Bark with Jelly Beans

I am of the philosophy that life is all about balance. Some of you might be freaking out that I used jelly beans in a recipe... on a healthy food blog. I know. They're filled with corn syrup and dye to make those pretty colors. I would never suggest eating them daily. Or even monthly. But once a year for an Easter treat? In the grand scheme of life, you'll be ok.  6 jelly beans won't kill you. And they're so darn cute... and festive! ... Read more » about Cute and Easy Dessert: Easter Bark with Jelly Beans

Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark

Dear Hubby and I will be celebrating our eleventh wedding anniversary this year. You know what that means?!?! I am officially old. LOL. But all joking aside, when I said "I do" I meant it. With my whole heart. Through thick and thin, sickness and in health, in times of plentiful and in times of need, when all in the world is right and when it's all crumbling down... I will be there. By his side.

Love is... 

A choice. 

A sacrifice.

A beautiful thing. ... Read more » about Maple Bourbon Bacon Dark Chocolate Bark

Baking Together + {Superfood Gingerbread Cookies}

One of the best parts of the holidays, in my opinion, is getting to spend more time with family and friends AND making goodies for them. I love a good excuse for people to eat my food :) Whether it's for a cookie swap or a holiday party or just tidings of good cheer in the form of a plate of cookies, these Superfood Gingerbread Cookies will be your new holiday favorite. ... Read more » about Baking Together + {Superfood Gingerbread Cookies}

Paleo Shortbread Cookies w/Chocolate Cranberry Ganache

You might have noticed it's been kindof quiet around these parts... I took the month of November off to spend more time with Dear Hubby and Babycakes, to really be present and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, and to rejuvinate a bit and refocus before the BOOK craziness begins! Remember I have a cookbook coming out soon?!?! January 15th to be exact. ... Read more » about Paleo Shortbread Cookies w/Chocolate Cranberry Ganache

{Protein Fudgesicles w/Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola}

Ever since I started posting more vegan recipes, like this one and this one and this one... and since I started going to the gym regularly and working out with a trainer, everyone and their mom is asking me about protein. It's kind of a taboo topic! So I thought I'd list out some of my favorite protein-packed foods with their actual protein content per serving. ... Read more » about {Protein Fudgesicles w/Dark Chocolate Coconut Granola}

Beach Vacation + {Fudgy Mocha Mint Brownies}

We just got back from our beach vacation. After we swept the last bit of sand out of the truck (yes, we were crazy and drove there...in.one.day... remind me never to do that again!!!!). rewashed all the clothes that we had just washed the day before (because for some reason they just smelled stale), and put all the newly purchased beach toys into the sand box, we had a few moments to reminisce. Babycakes absolutely fell in love with the beach! ... Read more » about Beach Vacation + {Fudgy Mocha Mint Brownies}

Healthy 4th of July Dessert: Patriotic Popsicles

They aren't exactly striped as I had originally intended, to mimic the American flag. But, they're still red, white, and blue... so that counts, right?! What I love most about this healthy 4th of July dessert is that it's filled with good-for-you ingredients like almond milk and frozen organic fruit... things you want your kids eating anyway! No weird preservatives. No pesticides. No carrageenan. No corn syrup. ... Read more » about Healthy 4th of July Dessert: Patriotic Popsicles

Gym Update + {Almond Mocha Green Smoothies}

It's been a week since I joined a gym, the first step towards my summer goal. I went every single day, which is more than I'll normally go...but I wanted to get in the habit of being there and I wanted to take a couple different classes to see what was most challenging and motivating. ... Read more » about Gym Update + {Almond Mocha Green Smoothies}

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