Frozen Coconut Pineapple
A great simple and healthy treat for breakfast, dessert or after workout snack! After you make these treats, store in a Ziploc or airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Take one out whenever you have a craving for a guilt free treat!
These pancakes use chickpea flour to create a protein packed guilt free breakfast! Make a big batch and freeze for busy mornings!
Ginger Poached Pears
Pears and ginger love each other’s company in this beautiful poached treat! This can be served for an elegant dessert or brunch. If you would like to prepare in advance you can store the pears in an airtight container with the poaching liquid for about a week. Be sure to keep the liquid even after the pears are eaten – it is great to sweeten up your morning smoothies!
Oooh yes Apple Nachos! Crisp apple slices are layered with melted peanut butter, caramel and toasted nuts – what could be better! This is a great “healthy” treat to have while watching a big game without the guilt!
Vegan Zucchini Date Bread
A really great healthy zucchini bread with no added oil! There is lots of zucchini in here to give it the moisture needed and the pure maple syrup doesn’t hurt either! This bread is perfect for a healthy breakfast or afternoon treat. It will store on the counter for 3-4 days or slice it up and freeze for about 6 months.
Avocado Banana Smoothie Bowl
A smoothie bowl is the new food fad right now and I can certainly understand why! It is a really thick smoothie that you need to eat with a spoon, and a bonus is you can top it with whatever you like! Kind of a cross between a smoothie and a bowl of ice cream! The avocado in this one makes it super creamy and delicious – really addictive!
Oh So Nutty Breakfast Bars
These are a really crunchy breakfast or snack bar with all the goodness of nuts! I found it was easiest to make these bars in a pie plate with removable bottom. These bars store for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. Makes about 12 bars.
Dark Chocolate Almond Treats
These little dessert treats are so special! The crunchy almonds underneath the smooth dark chocolate is just divine! When baking with nuts its always important to use good quality nuts and toast them to bring out their flavor. I suggest using a chocolate mold which can be purchased at a baking supply store to make the pretty flower shapes. You can also use a silicone ice cube tray. If you want to make these in advance, pop them out of the molds once set and place in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. This recipe will give you about 36 chocolate treats.
Spiralized Shoe String Potatoes
These are crazy addictive!! They come out super crispy and tasty – from the oven – no deep frying necessary! You will need a spiralizer to create the shoe string effect here.
Spicy Ginger Edamame
Edamame are soy beans sold frozen in their pods. Thye are often served in Japanese restaurants as a starter sprinkled with sea salt. I thought it would be fun to spice them up a bit!
Basic Kale Chips
Kale chips are all the rage right now! So healthy, but yet just as addictive and snack-able as regular potato chips!
Chocolate Coconut Bars
These are just crazy delicious. As you bite into that dark chocolate exterior you get the creamy coconut interior...mmmm! They will also keep really well in the freezer in an airtight container for about 6 months. So make a big batch and pop a few out when you have company! This recipe will give you 12 large or 20 small treats.
Baked Crispy Leek Chips
Oh yes I did say Leek Chips! These come out crispy and light, kinda a cross between an onion ring, a French fry and a potato chip! They work great as a guilt free yummy snack or set some out with some drinks as your guests arrive for your next dinner party!
Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
When removing seeds from your pumpkins or squashes – do not throw them away! They make a great tasty snack! Here is my go to basic method for roasting them.
Decadently Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread
This Banana Bread tastes so incredibly decadent that you will never believe it is actually pretty healthy! With whole wheat flour, lots of fresh banana and flax seeds you won’t feel guilty serving chocolate cake for breakfast!
Rita’s Easy and Healthy Banana-Oatmeal Snacks
This recipe comes from a close family friend, Rita. When she first told me about it, I was quite skeptical – in my mind there was no way these cookies would hold! Surprisingly however, despite the fact that they are missing the essential (and unhealthy) “cookie ingredients” such as flour, butter, sugar and eggs – they work, and are quite yummy I might add! Great for a breakfast on the go, or an after workout snack.
Chinese 5 Spice Crunchy Chickpeas
These chickpeas are so crunchy and addictive – your family will devour them without realizing how healthy they actually are!