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…

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…

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…

Hey, hey! You all know how much I love a good cookie, right? Even when I’m paying attention to my diet, I have to find ways to incorporate some sweet treats throughout the week. Ok, well, it’s pretty much a daily occurance because what’s life without a cookie? I’d rather not know! Since I’ve been seed cycling and eating lots of sunflower seeds in the second half of my cycle, I’m constantly brainstorming new ways…

These quick and easy blender chocolate chip cookies are made with only 7 ingredients. This simple recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free… and delicious!  It’s no secret that I enjoy a good cookie (or two) on occasion. But ever since I (mostly) cut eggs from my diet, I try to be mindful of recipes that include them. I’ve enjoyed the positive changes and improvements with regard to my skin since eliminating them, and it’s been fun playing…

You guys know how much I love a good cookie, especially when it’s a mostly healthy cookie! These Almond Butter Collagen Cookies combine the best of both worlds when it comes to macronutrients and taste. Made with creamy almond butter (protein + fat), collagen (protein), ground flax (protein, carbs, fat), and brown sugar (carbs), they are a balanced mix of deliciousness. And, bonus, they’re super easy to make and free from gluten, dairy, and eggs,…

Good morning and happy Tuesday! After the long weekend, I’m playing a bit of catch up this morning, especially since I’m off to Austin in just a few hours. I’m heading there along with another DTFN coach (Kerrie is staying behind because the new KFIT is mid-demo) for a conference, which is part of our mentorship with Dan Martell. It’s a quick trip. I’m flying out this afternoon and coming home on a red-eye Friday…

These are a few of my favorite things about the holiday season: Eggnog, cookies, and family. And I was able to combine them in quite the delicious event! Ok, so this time of year can get pretty hectic, and we’re all doing our best to hang ALL the decorations, buy ALL the presents, remember who’s holiday party is coming up next, and, of course, make time for the people we love most. (Wow, it’s been…

You know I love a good cookie, but around this time of year, there’s no shortage of treats to be had, right? This cookie is perfect because it’s the best of both worlds. The maple syrup and peanut butter make it sweet enough to feel like a treat, but it’s also gluten-free and dairy-free. And — it even has protein! I added collagen to up the protein count a bit. Collagen has been really buzzy lately,…

Guys, you need to make these cookies, and you need to make them now. They are SO easy, and they’re made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. They call for protein powder, but almost any kind will work. They’re perfect for when you really want a treat but you also don’t want to wreck your diet with something truly decadent. But they’re still delicious, so you still feel like you’re indulging, despite…

Hi, friends! Our sweet Murphy had his teeth cleaned yesterday. He’s never had it done (in 8 years), so it was about time. Plus, with his hollow jaw (yes, he’s quite the “special” dog), a couple of his teeth were starting to, well, rot, so they needed to be removed. Everything worked out just fine with his cleaning, but the morning before he left for the vet was especially hard – for both pug and…

I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you to Dannon for partnering with me on this blog post. These cookies are so, so, sooo delicious, and I hope that you love them as much as I do! As always, thank you for supporting CNC!  You…

I am proud to partner with North Carolina Sweet Potatoes as an Ambassador and look forward to bringing you more sweet potato goodness this year! Sweet Potato Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies? Oooooh, yes. You heard that correctly: Sweet potato + dark chocolate + protein. Clearly, they’re not your typical cookie. The ingredients in these cookies are semi-healthy since they’re made with nutritious sweet potato and rolled oats, but the inclusion of dark chocolate morsels, creamy almond butter, and brown…