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. Boy, do I have a fun recipe for you today! June is full of birthday celebrations in the Haupert household: Quinn, Murphy, and me! 😉 So, naturally, it also includes our…

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…

Happy Cookie Friday, friends! I have quite the awesome cookie recipe for you. Listen to this: Secret Ingredient Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies? Oooooh, yes, and they’re delicious. These cookies are chocolatey, rich, not overly sweet, and a tad undercooked, like a fudge-y brownie… AND our picky eater loved them! Little did Quinn know, there were kidney beans inside! Mwhahaha! I know some parents aren’t fans of “hiding” healthy foods inside more kid-friendly ones, but we’re ALL…

The nights have been dipping into the 40s more often than not lately, and I’ve found myself contemplating turning on the heat (I’m holding out until November 1st) and bundling up while walking Murphy first thing in the morning. The shift to colder weather does mean sweater weather, right?! 🙂 The chilly mornings and evenings have got me craving ALLTHINGSFALL, especially pumpkin- and pumpkin pie spice-flavored foods! I’ve already made a few batches of pumpkin…

October is here and you know what that means… pumpkin everything (#basic, anyone?)! We’re big fans of protein balls in our house – they’re easy to make, super transportable, and can be either a quick bite when you want something sweet or a healthy and yummy snack while you’re on the go! With the onset of pumpkin season, I knew I had to put Fall’s favorite flavor to work and make these 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice…

Hi, friends! This photo below is definitely the definition of #momlife. Here I am sitting on the couch, trying to relax after a long day when Quinn climbs onto my lap and sticks his head in my shirt. It was a flow-y, criss-cross tank top, so I totally understand its fun potential, but, hey, personal space! 🙂 I didn’t even bat an eyelash, nor did I even realize what was happening until he had already made himself…

If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you’ve probably seen that I’ve been on quite the cottage cheese kick lately. I love eating it along side a plate of veggie crudités for dipping. It’s such a quick and easy – not to mention nutritious and delicious – snack to quickly throw together. Whatever your mood – morning, noon or night – cottage cheese is an awesome (and protein-packed!) addition to your day, which is why…