Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes

Man, oh man, are these fluffy, moist, and totally tasty.  Super easy to make, and I was stunned of their texture being exactly the same as any other cupcake.  One cannot tell the difference between these and cupcakes made with flour.  Thus, why not then make the healthier cupcake, if there is no sacrifice of taste?  Your body and health will thank you for it 🙂

Gluten-free/grain-free, lactose-free, and with only honey used for sweetener, these are a cupcake you can feel far better about eating!

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Gluten free and Low Sugar Chocolate Cheesecake

Happy Wednesday, all!

This chocolate cheesecake is the perfect guilt-free (or nearly ;-)) treat.  Made with no added sugar (honey aside), its gluten free (sans crust), though is decadent and delicious.  Swirled through with Greek yogurt and bittersweet chocolate.  This is a cheesecake you can feel significantly better about eating, as opposed to the traditional versions (which are far more laden with sugar, usually with a gluten-based crust, and more fat).

Here is how to make it!

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Olive Oil Cake

This one is lightly sweet, springy in texture, and just delectable.  Though not gluten-free, it is lactose-free and, while not especially low in sugar, isn’t over the top either.  The cake is a scrumptious treat, the olive oil lending it a delightful flavor and texture.

Enjoy!

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Flourless Almond Cake

Ready for a brown sugary, moist, lightly sweet, delicious cake?  And, one that is gluten free/grain free, lactose free, and not especially high in sugar?  Here you go.  This one is light and lovely.  Perfect with a side of whipped cream and fresh fruit, or, just as delicious on its own.

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Less Sugar Triple Chocolate Mousse

Happy Monday, all!  The perfect Monday treat: triple chocolate mousse.  Though this is a version you can feel far less guilty on eating.  Oh man, is this decadent and delectable.  Dont take my word for it though.  Try it out yourself, its a cinch to whip up.

Its gluten/grain-free, and with way less sugar than usual mousse recipes.

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Paleo Blueberry Buckle Cake

Oh my gosh, is this stuff tasty!  Initially I worried about it being a bit bland or of an odd texture, as its made with almond and coconut flours.  However, the end result was a moist, cinnamon-y, lightly sweet, blueberry laden, divine cake!  Or, blueberry buckle, if you will.

While slightly involved, its overall, an easy one to toss together.  A fun interplay of textures going on here too, with the crunch of walnuts on top, the spongy cake texture, the burst of fresh berries on biting into them.

On whipping this up, you will be gifted with having something scrumptious to accompany your wintery warm drinks with each afternoon for the week.  Enjoy!

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Apple Nachos

Dessert nachos!  I realize this is a bit of a cheat recipe, given there arent really instructions needed.  Still, I hadn’t considered this as a snack possibility until stumbling upon it online, then, like a light bulb, found myself delighted and excited by this new snack idea.  Its surprisingly very satisfying.

And the topping ideas, despite my photo only showing one variety, are endless.

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Crustless Veggie & Cheese Quiche

This one looks humble and unimpressive, but it is TASTY!  Made with kale, zucchini, and lots of cheese.  Yes, please.  Its fluffy, light, cheesy, oh so satisfying and good.  This one is gluten/grain free, and of course, sugar free.  I use dairy-free milk, though the cheese of course has lactose.  Thus, if you wish for a lactose-free quiche, I recommend either no cheese or vegan cheese.

Here is how to make this delicious dish.

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Decadent, Delicious, and Healthy Cakes

Happy Wintery, Snowy Monday, my fellow dessert devotees,

Get excited for a roundup below of the most scrumptious, tastiest cakes you have ever sampled.  All of which fall under at least one (though many fall under more) of the following tiers: grain-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, low in sugar, or sugar-free.

Cake you can actually feel semi good about eating!  Though on tasting any of these, I have a sense you will feel awesome about eating them at that point 😉

Click the recipe name to be taken to how to make it!

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Chocolate cheesecake.  This version is lower in sugar than the usual cheesecake, by far.  And can be made gluten-free if you desire.
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Healthier chocolate mousse.  This one has been a major hit in our home ;-).  With much less sugar than usual mousse recipes, plus Greek yogurt for a creamy, protein-packed punch.
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Walnut cardamom cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting.  SO good.  This one has zero gluten/grains.  The perfect, lightly spiced, cold-weather cake.
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Paleo pumpkin pie.  Taking a classic, quintessential dish and making it one you dont have to feel nearly as guilty eating.  The crust on this one?  The bomb.  Like eating an almond flavored sugar cookie.  Gluten/grain free, and low in sugar.

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Flourless Oat and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi all,

Love oatmeal and/or peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies?  You are in for a treat, my friend.  These scrumptious snacks are gluten free, lactose free, and very low in sugar.  They are also a piece of cake to make.

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