Protein Plantain Brownies

I love baking with plantains.  They are the perfect ingredient for creating a grain-free, egg-free, and nut-free recipe because they form a cohesive dough that binds together and bakes into a dense, moist treat!  If you use plantains before they ripen, they have a very mild taste; making it easy to highlight whatever flavor you are looking for.

My recipe for plantain brownies is made using just 4 ingredients: plantains, pitted dates, cocoa powder and protein powder.  This recipe is low in sugar, but if you have a preference for sweeter desserts you can always add more dates, or any sweetener of your choice. Read More

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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

There are a million recipes on the web for banana muffins and breads.  Why?  Probably because they are so darn easy to make and as far as baked goods go, they are pretty nutritious.  Also, who doesn’t have a few extra-ripe bananas laying around from time to time?  Anyone that eats bananas will come to the predicament about what to do with these spotty fruits that having been laying around for a few too many days.  But fear not, I have a recipe that is free of gluten, grains and eggs and that you can make with just a few ingredients in a reasonable amount of time. Read More

Grain-Free Graham Crackers

I have been experimenting with cracker recipes because, well, I have a toddler and crackers make for an easy, slightly less messy snack.  I like to have crackers on hand for car trips and “emergencies” (when a toddler is hungry, he/she is HUNGRY NOW) but I find that the “healthier” the product, the more expensive it is.  These Grain-Free Graham Crackers taste like the real deal, but they are so much more nutritious! Read More

Cinnamon Baked Chickpeas

As a child, I loved most all beans, but I would not eat chickpeas.  There was something about them that just turned me off.  It wasn’t until I got to college and learned that hummus was made from chickpeas that I gave their “natural” form a try.  And of course, I loved them!   Read More

Energy Bites

A couple weekends ago I had a family dinner and made these energy bites for dessert.  Needless to say, they were a hit!  But then again, who doesn’t love something chocolate 😉

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Parsnip Fries

Have you ever eaten a parsnip?  As far as I’m aware, this root vegetable is not very popular.  In fact, I didn’t even know they existed until a couple years ago.  I do not like them raw…but baked?…now that’s a whole new story.

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I think it is pretty safe to say that “fries” are a popular food these days.  Whether it be regular old white potato fries, sweet potato fries, squash or carrot fries, they are a staple in many people’s diets (mine included).  In my opinion, parsnip fries should be a part of that staple list because not only are they delicious, but they’re healthy too.

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If you haven’t had parsnips before, then this recipe is the perfect way to introduce yourself.  These Parsnip Fries are Paleo, Vegan and only 4 ingredients.  They are a great alternative to sweet potato (or any other) fries.

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