There’s something about the word “cookie” that makes us smile. Memories of childhood, perhaps, when our biggest worry focused on which cookie to choose from Grandma’s cookie jar? But we don’t always have time to bake in our busy adult lives — and we also don’t want to resort to grabbing processed products at the store. Here’s the solution: no-bake cookie bars. This wholesome recipe is beyond simple, and better yet, it can be customized with your favorite dried fruits and berries, nuts or nut butters.
The month of February is typically associated with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, red roses and sappy cards filled with poetry. It’s a time to remind your significant other how they have touched your heart.
But it’s also a good time to take care of your own heart. In honor of American Heart Month, I urge you to evaluate your daily habits: are they helping or hurting your heart?
Why waste time on white sugar when safer sweeteners make cookies just as craveable? Here’s a new one to try: lucuma. From a tropical superfruit native to Peru, this off-white powder is packed with vitamins and minerals, with a naturally sweet, malty flavor similar to maple. In this recipe, it’s combined with quinoa flakes (a nice change of pace from oats!), raw honey, coconut oil and other natural favorites for a sweet yet healthy cookie that won’t send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride.
Sometimes “just a bite” is enough to silence a sweet tooth or tide you over until your next meal. That’s when you need these quick-to-make morsels! In a matter of minutes, you can be munching on a mini-sized dessert or wholesome snack, made with superfoods raw cacao, raw honey and flax plus a blend of healthy nut butters.
Going green in 2014? Start with this sensational smoothie, teeming with healthy greens, protein-packed seeds and a scoop of creamy almond butter. Freezing veggies first means no need for ice—nothing but pure, dense nutrition and loads of fresh flavor in this frosty, drinkable treat!
These are a new twist on an old family favorite of mine. I love to bake cookies for the holidays and this organic, gluten-free version of a classic chewy holiday treat has all of the flavor and way less of the guilt.
This is a great cookie recipe to make with your kids and perfect for those all-too-popular cookie exchange parties. They are so delicious and moist (thanks to the coconut oil), no one will believe you when you tell them these cookies are gluten-free.
If you dread dry, bland diet breakfast food (fiber cereal, anyone?), these moist muffins will make mornings happy again. With just 136 calories and a single gram of fat, they’re a light, sweet start to the day or a deliciously guilt-free mid-morning snack. Bananas boost energy, while fiber-rich flaxseed fills you up, keeping those weight-loss efforts on track!
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