Free Recipes, Seasonal
Healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Pretty Toppings Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my absolute favorite treats!  Not only for Valentine’s Day but really any time of the year.  And I have a pretty good idea that you may also love a deliciously dipped strawberry into sweet dark chocolate with fun different toppings sprinkled on top!  So, of course, I wanted to share How to Easily Make Healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries with the Prettiest Toppings just in time for this love-inspired holiday. Not only are they delicious, they are simple to make and much healthier than the chocolate strawberries you buy at the store or bakery.  keep reading
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Free Recipes, Seasonal
Gluten-Free Mini Pumpkin Donuts with chologate Pumpkin flavored everything all day, every day.  It’s one of the best things about fall!  Pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pies, and now Gluten-Free Mini Pumpkin Donuts! Who doesn’t love pumpkin, donuts and anything mini?  These donuts are not only cute, delicious and full of fall flavor, they are also gluten-free and dairy-free making them allergy-friendly.  Not to mention they are made with healthier ingredients and are refined sugar free.  No post-donut guilt here!  Plus, we can’t forget about the dark chocolate drizzle on top!  So yum!  keep reading
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Free Recipes, Lifestyle
Photo of Picnic basket with sunflowers, Mini donuts and champagne May is my favorite month! It always has been. Probably because it’s my birthday month…well, honestly, it is because it’s my birthday month;) but I also love the spring weather, flowers, and how the warmer temps and sunshine bring excitement and happy moods. Hi May spelled out with fruit I’ve been wanting to share a fun, simple picnic on the blog, plus I’ve been wanting a new picnic basket and blanket, so I stopped by Target and purchased my new picnic essentials as a birthday gift to myself {yes, I did!}. Obsessed with my new little basket and blanket.  I linked all of my picnic items plus some additional cute options at the end of this post for you!  keep reading
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Free Recipes, Seasonal
Chocolate Chip Cake Pops with Roses So, I have to admit I am a chocolate lover! Dark chocolate lover to be exact. And I love creating recipes with chocolate…if you haven’t noticed by now. Luckily, chocolate can be a healthier treat! Depending on the quality, ingredients, amount and source of sugar used in the chocolate, it can definitely be nutritionist-approved. For this recipe, I used my favorite high-quality brand of dark chocolate chips.  keep reading
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Santa's Spiked Hot Cocoa Homemade, dairy-free, vegan and spiked!  What could be better to treat Santa Claus with than Spiked Hot Cocoa?  Made with raw cacao which is basically raw chocolate and a superfood. So, side note…chocolate IS good for you! And instead of being loaded with refined sugar like most hot chocolates, this has a gentle natural sweetener.  This will help keep Santa slim and trim, and tipsy!  keep reading
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Free Recipes, Seasonal
National Strawberry DayHappy National Strawberry Day!  Strawberries are sweet, healthy and pretty so, of course, I had to blog about this special celebration. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C which is great for pretty skin, anti-aging {stay away wrinkles!} and for our immune system. They are also rich in fiber which promotes good digestion + a healthy heart. Extra tip: Make sure to buy organic strawberries. Conventional strawberries are on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list which means they are among the highest in pesticides. Not only are organic strawberries cleaner, they are sweeter and just taste better. In honor of this sweet day, I wanted to share an easy recipe to make chocolate covered strawberries plus share some pictures from the Girls’ Night Valentine Workshop I hosted this month. I partnered up with Pink Champagne Paper for a fun girls’ night of making healthy chocolate covered strawberries, sipping on some pink champagne and making custom one-of-a-kind valentines.  keep reading
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Nutella French ToastSo, I was playing around in the kitchen this past Sunday trying to come up with a Valentine’s Day brunch idea to share with you, and voila!  This is what was developed, and let me tell you, it is amazing!!  It tastes so good you almost feel guilty, but luckily there is no guilt with this sweet treat. The “Nutella” is my homemade chocolate recipe that is super simple to make.  It’s just 3 ingredients and made with a natural sweetener.  The main ingredient is cacao powder, which is raw chocolate and considered a superfood!  Yep…chocolate is a superfood;)  It’s a great source of antioxidants, fiber, magnesium, and iron.  keep reading
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Free Recipes, Seasonal
Healthy Christmas Chocolate CookiesLast week, I was invited to a Christmas cookie exchange. Obviously, my cookies had to be healthier than your average cookie;) and also taste good! So the pressure was on a bit. Especially because I didn’t have a chance to recipe test them before making them!  I wished myself luck and hoped for the best.  Well, they turned out awesome!  Yay, thank goodness! I always say this once I develop a new recipe I like, but I will say it again, it’s my new favorite recipe. They taste just like mint brownies.  Which actually means you can make these as cookies or also brownies. The cool thing is they definitely don’t taste healthy, but you know they are!  They are dairy-free, grain-free and gluten-free. The coconut sugar is a low-glycemic, unrefined natural sweetener. The cacao powder is considered a superfood and is a great source of fiber, iron and magnesium. Plus, the extra touch of flaxseed provides omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. They are also easy to make with minimal ingredients.  keep reading
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Free Recipes, Seasonal
Chocolate Covered StrawberriesThe month of LOVE is here! That means dark chocolate covered strawberries each and every day…well, if I had it my way;) These cupid-approved bites of Heaven are a Valentine’s Day favorite, but they’re also perfect any day you want a guilt-free indulgence. February is also heart health month {ironic? I think not!}. Luckily, these can be a sweet treat for your heart as well, with all the powerful health benefits of strawberries and the benefits of dark chocolate – yes, chocolate is good for your health! Now, not all dark chocolate covered strawberries are created equal. When you purchase them, you run the risk of an unnecessary amount of added sugar + a lower quality. In this video, I share with you a healthy and super easy way to make these sweet delights. You can make them in less than 30 minutes, plus all you need are two ingredients: organic strawberries & a couple of dark chocolate bars {at least 70% cacao}. keep reading
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