Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

Brownies (with a healthy twist)

November 17th, 2015


I know what you are thinking, how can brownies be healthy AND delicious at the same time?? They contain a secret ingredient that you would never expect to find in a brownie, but it somehow works beautifully! I promise you this recipe will not disappoint! How amazing do these look?? They are fudge, chocolaty and
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Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Bars

April 23rd, 2015


I love eating fruits and vegetables and grilled fish, but every once in awhile a NEED some chocolate. Recently my friend and fellow nutritionist Lauren Kelly posted a recipe for Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Bars that looked AMAZING!! I was about to make them, when I realized that I did not have half of the
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Vanilla Chia Pudding

October 13th, 2014


      Chia seeds are little nutrition powerhouses.  They contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, AND calcium.  And unlike flax seeds, they don’t need to be ground in order for your body to absorb the nutrients.   These super little seeds absorb up to ten times their weight in water.  So
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No-Bake Cookie Bites

June 25th, 2014


I am always looking for healthy snack bars to give my kids (and myself) that are good for you AND taste great.  They are not so easy to find.  I decided to mix together a combination of healthy ingredients and make my own little energy-boosting bites.  These delicious no-bake cookie bites are so easy to throw
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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Drizzled Apple “Pie”

March 30th, 2014


Who doesn’t love a treat every once in awhile (or maybe every day?)!  I am always talking to my clients about balancing their diet with the foods that they love and the foods that will keep them on track to meet their goals.  I love that chocolate, yes chocolate!, can do both.  Study after study
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Spiralized Apple “Pie”

March 23rd, 2014


As you may know, I recently brought home a new kitchen toy…a spiral fruit and vegetable cutter.  My Spiralized Sweet Potatoes were such a bit hit, I decided to try out a sweet dish next.  My family LOVES baked apples (my kids think they are apple pie!), so I decided to try a spiralized apple “pie”.
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Spiced Pumpkin Squares

January 29th, 2014


I love pumpkin.  It’s delicious in soup, over pasta (this is a must try) and in these simple squares!  I used whole wheat pastry flour and a mix of nuts and seeds to up their nutritional value. The added cinnamon let me cut back on the sugar without sacrificing flavor. And decided to use a
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Cranberry Apple Crisp

November 24th, 2013


Cranberries make their debut in the fall and typically show up someplace on the Thanksgiving menu.  One cup of cranberries contains only 40 calories, but adds a bright hit of flavor to all sorts of dishes AND are packs a nutritional punch.  They are a good source of vitamins C and K as well as a
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a healthy twist)

November 4th, 2013


I love experimenting with cookies.  It’s amazing how many healthy changes you can make and still end up with a sinfully tasting treat…and something you can feel good about giving your family.  I was able to cut the sugar by about 60%, substitute all of the white flour for whole wheat whole wheat pastry flour
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Homemade Ice-Cream in a Bag!

August 16th, 2013


This week marked our last Little Foodies class for the summer.  What better way to celebrate than with our favorite summer treat…ice cream!  We started off making an adorable ice cream cone art project… Then is was time for the real stuff!  We didn’t need an ice-cream maker…we just needed some delicious ingredients, zip-loc bags
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