Looking for a super simple gluten-free treat? This Butterscotch Chex Mix is an irresistibly sweet and crunchy dessert made with only four ingredients! If you have a sweet tooth, but don’t have the time or energy to make an elaborate dessert, then I have a recipe for you. This recipe rocks for a few reasons: 1) it only uses four simple ingredients that are most likely in your pantry; 2) it’s gluten-free; 3) it stores well… that…

These Macro-Friendly Protein Brownies are rich and chocolatey and made with whole food ingredients, including peanut butter, banana, and walnuts. They are naturally gluten-free! Oooh, baby… I have the perfect recipe for you when that chocolate craving hits. These are not your average brownies made with flour, eggs, and sugar. Nope, not that! Believe it or not, you can make a batch of brownies with whole food ingredients that are not only rich and decadent,…

Just because the holiday season is over, that doesn’t mean that all treats have to be put away, especially those macro-friendly gluten-free desserts (my favorite!). Starting the new year can (and should!) include treats that are also good for you! I get a ton of requests for macro-friendly gluten-free recipes, so that’s what I’ve got for you today – starting with one of my favorites: desserts! From cookies to truffles to cookie bowls, there’s a…

Have you tried protein balls? I’m pretty much obsessed with them. They’re probably my most favorite, easy-to-make snacks. I make a bunch, throw them in some tightly sealed tupperware, and place them in the fridge. They’re really tasty and I can just grab one or two here and there before a workout or on my way to school pick-up to keep my carpool lane patience in check! Now I have found a new favorite in…

Let them eat… cake! Here’s my recipe for macro-friendly and gluten-free Anytime Mug Cake! For years, I was a low-fat, low-sugar, low-flavor snack food junkie. I knew all the ‘diet’ brands. And I bought all the ‘healthy’ cookies, muffins, and cakes in an attempt to satisfy my sweet tooth while staying on track to my goals. Looking back, all I can say is, “eeew!” I can distinctly remember the dry, tasteless, cardboard flavor of sugar-free…

A great recipe for Double Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies from the amazing Skinnytaste cookbook with a sneaky healthy ingredient that you would never guess was in the mix. I’ve done some crazy, unconventional things in my baking, like adding black beans to fudgy, kid-friendly cookies, but using avocados in place of butter is totally new to me! As crazy as it sounds, it works! For these chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies made with chunks…

Holy goodness, this Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl is incredible. I’ve made it so many times over the years, and I still can’t get enough of it. I’m obsessed. I love that it’s a single-serving recipe, so I’m not tempted by a whole batch of cookies. It’s hard to say no when they’re fresh out of the oven! This Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl only requires 6 wholesome ingredients – many of which you might…

These No-Bake Almond Joy Cookies are made with just 8 ingredients. They truly are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. Vegan and gluten-free. The other day, I had a serious craving for chocolate chip cookies. But it’s been so hot here lately, there was no way in hell I was about to turn on my oven to melt in my kitchen from the heat. So, instead of giving up on…

This gluten-free Funfetti mug cake is a fun way to celebrate any special occasion… and best yet, it only requires 2 ingredients and a couple of minutes in the microwave. It’s the perfect single-serving dessert when you’re in the mood to celebrate! Dairy-free, egg-free. [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”aSNf5T3I” upload-date=”2019-05-30T14:53:15.000Z” name=”2-Ingredient Gluten-Free Funfetti Mug Cake” description=”2-Ingredient Gluten-Free Funfetti Mug Cake”] Boy, do I have a fun recipe for you today! June is full of birthday celebrations in the…

Oh, boy, do I have a special treat for you! Healthy peanut butter fudge? Yep, you read that correctly! I’d even consider it a keto peanut butter fudge since it’s low in carbs, but high in protein and fat. But, of course, you don’t need to follow a specific diet in order to enjoy this super simple 4-ingredient protein fudge. I mean, you might already have all of the ingredients in your house. If so,…

I whipped up a batch of these super easy Mocha Protein Balls last week, and I have a feeling they’ll become a new favorite in our household! I mean, healthy mocha balls that you can whip up in a matter of minutes? Sign me up! This recipe calls for just 5 ingredients, which you can just toss in your food processor or mix by hand. Then, you simply roll the batter into protein balls. They’ll…

Are you ready for some macro-friendly desserts that you’ll really love? Are looking for macro-friendly cookies? Or IIFYM desserts? Well, hey, I’ve got ya covered. I mean, there’s a reason why this blog is called Carrots ‘N’ Cake after all! 😉 In fact, my first EVER blog post was called “Sweet Ending” because I ended my day with a treat. Eleven years later, I still finish my day with some sort of dessert. Yep, every…

Out of all of the recipes on Carrots ‘N’ Cake, protein balls continue to be one of the most popular. I personally whip up a batch almost every week. Obviously, I love them, but they’re also a great way to get some protein and healthy fats into our picky eater. Quinn will eat just about any protein ball recipe that I make, but I love that he refers to all of them (even if they…

Hi, friends! Happy COOKIE FRIDAY! I’m popping in real quick because I just HAD to share this super easy recipe that I whipped up last weekend. I can’t help but give in to my urge to bake during the holiday season, and I love simple cookie recipes. Well, I love ALL types of cookie recipes, but it’s nice to have all of the ingredients on hand when you want to bake up a fresh batch…

Happy Cookie Friday, friends! Clearly, I am embracing all things fall, which means lots of time spent in the kitchen baking up new (pumpkin) recipes! During the summer I rarely feel the urge to heat up the kitchen by turning on the stove. It’s hot enough outside! I always lean towards creating new no-bake sweets like all the protein ball recipes I can come up with. I never get tired of them and Quinn loves…

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