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…

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…

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…

When I started Carrots ‘N’ Cake 10 years ago, I knew there was a way to lose weight for my wedding day without depriving myself of my favorite foods. A decade later, I’m still balancing my food choices and showing others how to eat your carrots and cake, too, so I created this ebook of Single-Serving Desserts. They’re recipes that I make again and again and enjoy when I want something sweet, but don’t want to…

Last week, I grabbed lunch at Whole Foods. We were on the verge of “hangry,” so a couple of treats ended up in our shopping basket, including a box of Better Bites, a “top 8 allergen-free” treat from a bakery located in Austin, Texas. This post is not sponsored in anyway; Kerrie had just heard they were good, so, of course, we needed to see what they were all about. I mean, taste-testing new healthy products is all…

I actually thought up this recipe while laying in bed… after eating, like, 800 Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups leftover from Halloween. I seriously haven’t been able to keep my hand out of the bag. They’re that incredible. Clearly, I was inspired by the flavor combo, but I also had some canned pumpkin that I wanted to use up. Yea, I know… I’m kind of weird obsessed with not wasting food, so I sometimes think about…

Good morning! How’s it going? I hope your day is off to a wonderful start! It’s time for another Photo Dump, which means I’ll share all sorts of random photos from my iPhone. This week, there’s a special announcement, so be sure to read to the end! Just running around the house with a dish towel on his head. Quinn is such a ham– just like his dad. Working out with my favorite tiny partner….

Quinn loved his first Friendsgiving! Our friends Mike and Erin hosted the second annual Friendsgiving for our hometown crew. They recently purchased a new house, so the event doubled as a housewarming party too! The food spread was incredible. Mike and Erin cooked the turkey (as well as some other dishes, including a Merlot gravy – hello) and everyone else pitched in with a dish or two. Mal and I brought cookies and a special…

Good morning! How about some incredibly delicious Espresso Blondies to start your day?! Guys, I literally dreamed about these blondies. I woke up one morning and the idea just popped into my head. And, of course, the combination of flavors sounded so wonderful, I needed to make a batch ASAP. These Espresso Blondies are dense, soft, and chewy with sweet maple and rich espresso flavors. They turned out so well, and I know you will love this…

This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. The opinions expressed are honest and all my own. Ooooh, boy, do I have a special treat for you guys! I recently partnered with Pacific Foods to create a recipe using one of their non-dairy beverages. I had my choice of different varieties from the more common almond and soy that are really popular right now, to the less well-known, including hazelnut, hemp, and oat. I eventually decided to use Vanilla Hemp Non-Dairy Beverage””mostly because…

Ooooooh, boy! I have quite the delicious recipe for you! Are you ready for this?! Introducing Almond Joy Chia Pudding! Oh, yes. This recipe combines three of my favorite flavors””chocolate, coconut, and almond””into a cool, creamy, and satisfying dessert that is actually somewhat healthy for you, thanks to those little chia seed orbs, which are packed with omega-3’s, protein, and fiber. This pudding has a wonderfully sweet and coconut-y flavor that reminds me of melted…

I had a little fun in the kitchen yesterday afternoon and made some delicious No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Bars. I love that I didn’t even need to turn on my oven! Besides being a no-bake recipe, these bars only require four ingredients””thanks to Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter. And making these bars is seriously a piece of cake: Just mix all of the ingredients together, spread in a pan, and refrigerate for about an hour….

Happy Cookie Friday! The long-time readers will definitely remember Cookie Friday. It was easily the tastiest day of the week! In honor of Cookie Friday, here’s a ridiculously delicious (and easy) cookie recipe to help you celebrate. (I honestly don’t think I’ve loved a cookie this much in a long time.) The flavors of coconut, chocolate, and almond (i.e. Almond Joy) are some of my very favorites, so these cookies taste absolutely incredible to me….

Remember those Creamy Chocolate Chip Balls that I mentioned yesterday? Well, here’s the recipe! And, oh my goodness, they are incredible. Definitely make them! These little bite-size treats literally melt in your mouth thanks to some smooth cinnamon cream cheese, but they’re not all mush either. Cooled coconut oil gives them a firm texture and a subtle sweetness while chocolate chips and rolled oats add a bit of crunch and chew to these delicious dessert balls….

I am so excited to share these almond recipes with you! As you might remember, I have teamed up with the Almond Board of California to create a number of new recipes that integrate different almond forms around the theme of skinny-ing up your comfort food. This means I took a bunch of my favorite cold weather/childhood recipes, remade them with ingredients like almonds, making them healthful and relatively low in calories. In fact, all…

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