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Banana Split Bites

Who doesn’t like a good banana split? A classic banana split has three scoops of ice cream (one each of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry) served between a split banana. The ice cream is usually served with pineapple sauce, chocolate sauce, and strawberry sauce drizzled onto the ice cream, then crushed nuts (generally peanuts or walnuts), whipped cream, and topped with a maraschino cherry. Who doesn’t want to end their day with a banana split?
This recipe for banana split bites doesn’t have ice cream, but it does have chocolate. Although, you could dip the fruit in some ice cream or …

 

A Healthy Treat: Memorial Day Snack

I thought to myself, “what’s the healthiest dessert and snack one could eat?” The first thing that came to mind was fruit. Fruit has limited calories and many nutrients and benefits to protect the body. Mixing many different fruits together gives you a healthy snack that does nothing but good towards your body. Have a side of yogurt with the fruit, and you have yourself the perfect snack to eat and share with others.
How many of you grab something unhealthy like a bag of chips or a couple of cookies for a snack when you’re hungry? I do; I fall …

 

Microwavable Blueberry Quinoa Flake Muffins

Don’t have much time to make multiple muffins and sit there waiting for them to bake? These muffins are microwaveable and only take a total of 10 minutes to make. You can also make them for one person, so they are perfect for you if you only want one muffin. These muffins are even gluten-free and vegan due to the use of quinoa flakes and flaxseed, so they are safe for many to eat and enjoy.
Who doesn’t like a blueberry muffin? Blueberries have a lot of benefits towards the body and are a healthy fruit to consume. Blueberries support combat …

 

Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-Free and Refined Sugar-Free No Bake Breakfast Brownies

Brownies for breakfast? Sounds good to me! How could you pass down a sweet for breakfast? What better way to start off the morning than a no bake, gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free breakfast brownie. That’s right! This brownie is allergy-friendly and perfect for anyone who is on a diet. They are healthy brownies and you don’t need an oven to make them. You do, however, have to refrigerate them for about 30 minutes, so they are not a brownie you can eat right away.
These brownies are soft, chewy and rich in flavor. They are perfect for chocolate …

 

Chewy Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

People love to eat and decorate gingerbread cookies during the winter season. Did you know you can make gingerbread cookies that are 100% Paleo? The Paleo diet is the healthiest way you can eat because it is the only nutritional approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong, and energetic. Research in biology, biochemistry, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and many other disciplines indicate it is our modern diet, full of refined foods, trans fats and sugar, that is at the root of degenerative diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression and infertility.
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Healthy Alternative: Applesauce

Have you ever tried using applesauce instead of butter or oil while baking? I have and the foods taste just as good for less the calories. Ever since I started baking, I have used applesauce in pretty much everything I’ve made. The cool thing about it is that no one has noticed the difference. The only difference I have noticed is that it tastes healthier, but still taste just as delicious.
Applesauce is a good source of fiber and contains small amounts of beneficial vitamins and minerals. A one cup serving of unsweetened applesauce provides 11 percent of the daily value …

 

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies
Ingredients:
1 (15 1/2 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided into two 1/4 cup portions
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon canola, coconut, or walnut oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9″ x 9″ square baking pan with oil.
In a blender, puree black beans in olive oil. Then add eggs, cocoa, agave/maple sugar, and vanilla. Melt half of the chocolate chips and add to the blender. Blend …

 

Shakshuka

I hope everyone’s been using this week as an excuse to indulge at local bakeries and restaurants. Boston is full of delicious desserts, and restaurants participating in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer are donating a portion to their profits in the name of breast cancer research and patient care. See the complete list here!
Since you’ve got dessert covered, let’s talk dinner.

It seems like shakshuka has been all over the food blogs in the past few months, and for good reason. I had never had it until my friend suggested I make it, and since then, it’s become an almost weekly …

 

Peachy keen smoothie

A recent study may show that peaches may slow the growth and ability to spread of breast cancer cells. Did you really need an excuse to eat more peaches? But, if you’re stuck in the northeast where we had snow on the ground yesterday (in mid-April!), fresh peaches may be out of the question.
That’s ok! Did you know that frozen fruits and vegetables often have more nutrients than their fresh counterparts because they’re frozen at their peak of ripeness? And you know what frozen fruit means…smoothies! This recipe calls for a cup of frozen peaches, which I estimate is about …

 

Sweet potato and Black Bean Parfaits

Sometimes I put on airs. I just like to be fancy on a semi-regular basis. But a lot of the time, I just fake myself out so I think I’m being fancier than I really am. That means pouring cheap gin into Hendrick’s bottles, eating ice cream out of dainty dessert glasses, and always drinking seltzer. (Why drink still water when you can have bubbly?)
A good way to achieve health in your snobbery is to put on airs at lunch. Bringing lunch to work isn’t the fanciest occupation, especially when it’s comprised of the lowly potatoes and beans. Unless you call it …