Pumpkin Chia Cinnamon Oatmeal

Hi all,

I know, I know.  Again with the pumpkin.  You will be thanking me after trying this one though.  Like autumn in a bowl.  Pumpkin-y, creamy, subtle cinnamon and spice, filling, hearty, lightly sweet and just YUM!!!

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Need I remind all you readers of the power of pumpkin?  The health benefits this bright vegetable offers are countless.  Click here for a short list of why pumpkin is AMAZING for your health.  That aside though, this makes for a healthy but oh so tasty treat.  Like a dessert but it isn’t.  The perfect breakfast, snack or healthy sweet.  And a super cinch to throw together in just 15 minutes.  Get excited!!!

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Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

Hi, all you health conscious folks!  And even those who aren’t.  Banana + peanut butter + chocolate = deliciousness and childhood nostalgia, am I right!?

So, the only three ingredients needed for these yummy guys are:

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Pumpkin Pasta Bake

Yes, yes, I know, another pumpkin dish.  But hear me out.  Not only does pumpkin taste great but its amazing for you!!

Just to name a few of the phenomenal health benefits that pumpkin offers…

  • its anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant.  It helps with joint health, organ health, stress relief, etc.
  • its high levels of vitamin C help with keeping the immune system strong and encouraging collagen production for skin to maintain its beautiful glow and elasticity.
  • it can help prevent premature aging and cardiovascular disease.
  • its great for bone and tooth health.
  • The list goes on.  To read more of why pumpkin is the bomb, here you go.

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Banana Chia Oatmeal

Hi all,

Here’s one for all you healthy eaters out there who simultaneously don’t want to give up delicious comfort food.  This dish is gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free, filling and delightful.  Optional add-ins include peanut butter, sunflower butter, honey, chocolate chips, you name it.  Hearty, so yummy, lightly sweet yet healthy.  Enjoy!!

This recipe serves 2-3 people.

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Raspberry Chia Jam

Jam is just the best on so many things.  Delicious on all manner of bread and cakes.  Its especially tasty on chocolate desserts.  This raspberry jam pairs perfectly with my chocolate zucchini cake/brownies.  The best part of this jam?  Its sugar-free, not like the store bought ones which are laden with it.  This one is light, sweet and lovely.

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Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Ready for a frosting made with good-for-you ingredients and zero sugar?  Yet, it tastes like a typical creamy, rich, sweet frosting.  Delicious.  This could also be eaten as is, instead of used to top a cake.  A makeshift chocolate pudding, if you will.  Either way, totally yummy.

Here you go:

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Fudgy Zucchini Cake/Brownies

Happy weekend, all!

The weekends call for long, luxurious meals.  Laughter with friends.  Afternoons spent whiled away in bookstores.  Huge mugs of tea.  Brunching.  Walks outside (especially with this weather!).  And something decadent and delicious for dessert.

What if I told you I had the ultimate brownie recipe to hand over?  Fudgy, decadent, rich, and yet a generous slab only clocking in at 200 calories.  Excited yet??  You should be.  This is my new go-to chocolate recipe when I find myself craving something satisfying and delectable but without all the extra calories.

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Pumpkin Pie Paleo Pancakes

As most of you know who have looked at this blog, I love pancakes.  They are one of the main foods dominating my foodie fantasies.  I cannot get enough of this fluffy, lightly sweet, blank-canvas-begging-for-all-manner-of-toppings dish.  Pumpkin is also another favorite over here.  So versatile and yummy.  Cheesecakes, donuts, pastas, lasagnas, cookies and yes, pancakes, all made with pumpkin are just the bomb.

This morning, I discovered what is likely to become my new go-to pancake recipe.  Grain-free, lactose-free, sugar-free and nearly raw, this is an awesome one.  The two magical ingredients in these are canned pumpkin and almond flour (aka ground almonds).  Clocking in at about 250 calories for 4 pancakes, these guys are a sweet deal.

I was skeptical, imagining the taste plain and boring.  Nope.  It was as though eating pumpkin pie, with strawberries on the side and syrup on top.  I downed the entire plate in minutes and was dying for more.  YUM.

Happy Sunday brunching!!

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Mushroom Basil Mock Risotto

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The perfect spring recipe.  For the season stuck in the middle of frigid and scorching.  Posing as a comfort food (hearty, creamy, filling and oh-so-tasty), yet low in calories, light and healthy.  This dish is grain-free, lactose-free and of course, sugar-free.

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7 Ingredient Banana Bread

Hi all,

Have I got a fun little (almost) Friday recipe for you.  Just seven ingredients for this nourishing, oh-so-yum banana bread.  The recipe is lactose-free and almost refined sugar-free (save for the chocolate chips).

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