• pumpkin fig newtons on a plate
    Dessert,  Snacks

    Pumpkin Fig Newtons

    Did you eat Fig Newtons as a kid? I sure did. Man, I loved those things. At the time, they seemed like a healthier choice compared to other cookies but now I know that they were filled with sugar and artificial ingredients. I stay away from packaged snacks and desserts due to all the processed ingredients and high sugar content but sometimes I crave some of my favorite childhood snacks. I first came across a similar recipe for a healthier version of Fig Newtons on Clean Eats by Tay‘s Instagram and changed a couple things according to what I had on hand and they turned out pretty darn delicious! They’re…

  • Dessert

    Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

    Happy Halloween! I’m back with yet another pumpkin muffin recipe. Yep, I just love pumpkin too much to not post another one on Halloween! You know how I know these ones are really good? Everyone in my office loved them at our Halloween party. Even the people who aren’t gluten free, including me! They’re perfectly moist, not too sweet, and you really get the pumpkin flavor. I adapted the Flourless Pumpkin Muffin recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Making Thyme for Health, according to what I had on hand and they turned out great! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a healthier pumpkin muffin recipe. I hope you enjoy! Yum…

  • peanut butter banana walnut bread with chocolate chips
    Breakfast,  Dessert,  Snacks

    Peanut Butter Banana Walnut Bread

    When it’s snowing outside, all I want to do is bake. Unless I’m up in the mountains and can ski fresh powder… But that’s still a couple months away. The first snow happened early this year, it’s only October 14 and there are four inches of snow outside! Fortunately, my mom was in town this weekend and there’s not many things better than spending a snowy weekend baking & cooking with mom! I wanted to try something new since I’ve been going heavy on everything pumpkin. I LOVE pumpkin but it’s nice to switch it up every once in a while! Hence, the peanut butter banana walnut bread. This recipe…

  • banana nut bread
    Dessert,  Recipes

    Banana Nut Bread Bars

    How many times have you walked into a coffee shop with the intention of only getting a cup of coffee, to walk out with a pastry from their mouth-watering selection? It’s hard not to when they all look so delicious and that scone would go so well with my latte… Next time you feel that way, make this banana bread instead. I swear, it’s better than any other banana bread I’ve had and doesn’t have any added sugars. That’s right, none. It’s also gluten and dairy free. You’re welcome. Ingredients Makes approx. 8 squares -2 ripe bananas, mashed -2 eggs -2 tbsp collagen (I use Anthony’s Goods) -1 tsp vanilla…

  • monster granola cookies
    Dessert,  Recipes

    Monster Granola Cookies

    When prepping for a weekend of adventuring, there’s one thing that is often overlooked- snacks. Most of the time, it’s easiest to grab a handful of granola bars at the grocery store and call it done, but if you could whip up some delicious snacks at home, without all the preservatives, wouldn’t you prefer that? I would. I’ve posted a few recipes for granola bites and energy balls, but for my upcoming ski trip I wanted something heartier to keep me full during a long morning of skiing. This is a healthier version of my mom’s Monster Cookie recipe, adapted from a BeazysBites recipe I came across the other day. As…

  • grain-free date & nut bites
    Recipes,  Snacks

    Grain-Free Date & Nut Bites

    How often do you crave a cookie? I bet you’re craving one right now. I love cookies as much as anyone, but I don’t always have time (or patience!) to make a batch from scratch and wait while they bake. They also have a lot of added sugar and never taste quite as good with sugar & flour substitutes. So, I’ve come up with a super quick, healthy solution. No-bake, grain-free, guilt-free bites! That’s a mouthful. Literally. As always, feel free to adapt the recipe according to what you have on hand, the only staple in this one is the dates. A post shared by Caroline Kennedy (@a_dash_of_sweet_caroline) on Jan…