Get excited! A round-up of my own personal favorite healthy(ier) dessert recipes, for your viewing and sampling pleasure. These are the ones I personally find the most satisfying and scrumptious, the treats I typically crave.
Hoping many others will find their next, new, much adored sweet treat on here 😀
And please, whomever does take the time to try a recipe, would love to hear feedback on how it came out!
Better yet, snap a photo of your creation and send it my way. I will post the best photos received!
(Click the name of the dish to get the recipe and start eating!)
In tune with the New Year and all the resolutions swirling about in peoples minds and intention towards their healthiest, best selves in 2019, here are some personal top 5 most loved recipes in each Sweet. Raw. Free. category!
Note: Click the name of any recipe to be taken to its corresponding recipe page!
Dear Sweet. Raw. Free. Readers, Fellow Foodies, Bakers and Chefs,
I am excited to share with you an expanding of the content on which I will focus here on Sweet. Raw. Free.
Alongside the usual posting of recipes (all of which will continue to fall under one, if not more, of the following: gluten/grain free, sugar free, lactose free, or raw), I will begin posting articles in relation to other realms of health (such as, nutrition, sleep, physical activity, emotional and social health, relational health, and more).
Recipes will be interspersed with articles of this nature, adding to the overall fullness of my offering a blog in favor of the encouragement toward leading your healthiest (and happiest) life.
In the meantime I would love to offer, in the mood of healthier eating and New Years resolutions, a round-up of my favorite recipes for your perusing and sampling pleasure:
Despite Christmas being over, I still think its “that time” of year. Meaning, for gingerbread. To me, this treat isn’t relegated merely to Christmas but is an aptly enjoyed whole winter treat 😀 However, traditional gingerbread is loaded with wheat, dairy and sugar. I found and adapted this healthier but just as delectable version for your tasting pleasure. Its super easy to whip together, its grain/gluten free, dairy free and quite low in sugar. How bout that. And its tastes sweet, lightly spiced and delish, just like the real deal.
Man oh man, do I love chocolate, frosting and cupcakes. The moist, cakey texture. The rich, sugary taste of frosting. The charming and oh so perfect small size making it nearly impossible to eat just one. Queue mouth watering. However, damn what a bummer how unhealthy they are. Loaded with sugar, dairy and grains.
On Pinterest one day, I stumbled across several Paleo cupcake recipes, which I automatically assumed were likely to taste terrible. However I decided to experiment with making a batch last night. WHOA. Like the astoundingly awesome, flavorful cauliflower pizza I made a couple weeks ago, these blew my mind.
Happy Hump Day! Get excited! This recipe is sweet, delicious and ultra healthy. Its Paleo compliant, grain free, dairy free and sugar free. Whip up a batch and you’ll have a healthy, tasty treat for tea/coffee time every day this week. Awesome stuff, eh?
I have a recipe for you that hits all the major checkmarks of an awesome dish. Ready for it? This one takes less then five minutes to make, its gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, raw, AND mouthwateringly yummy. I bet I have your attention now. Oh, the cherry on top: only five items needed to make it.
I know, with Spring underfoot, you are likely thinking of flavors more along the lines of fruity, light, juicy, and with just the barest hints of sweet. I am too. I am awaiting the summery season with bated breath. However in the meantime, there are still several more chilly winter(ish) weekends remaining and for those, I am a strong advocate for all things pumpkin. One of my favorite ingredients with which to cook. Pumpkin is the bomb. You can make SO many mouthwatering things with this delicious addition. The list is endless, but to name a few: Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin macaroni and cheese, pumpkin bread, pumpkin risotto, etc.
Pumpkin is not only awesome for your health but its homey and delicious. In fact on its own, pumpkin doesn’t have a strong taste, so its easy to stir into loads of different things without being overwhelmed by intense flavor. Pumpkin is a more mild form of deliciousness.
Here is my super duper easy recipe for pumpkin cookies. Its refined sugar-free and lactose-free. Enjoy!
Brownies and pudding. Two of the best desserts ever. Were you one of the kids who loved eating raw brownie dough? I certainly was, and with enthusiasm. No shame there. This recipe offers a revisiting of that childhood nostalgic deliciousness. Mouthwatering. Fudgy. Rich. Decadent. And ultra easy to make. Get excited!!
Talk about the ultimate move marathon afternoon or Saturday with a book and tea treat.
Calling all chocolate lovers, I have a succulent recipe for your eating pleasure. Behold, chocolate cream pie. This one (recipe #45) however, unlike the majority of others in its family, is gluten-free AND refined sugar-free! The texture of it is lovely. Silky smooth. The flavor is rich and chocolatey, but the pie itself is light. Be careful, it would be easy to eat several slices of this one in one sitting.