• healthy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

    Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

    If there ever was a #basic girl who loved all things pumpkin…it’s me.  I just can’t help it. Something about fall (my favorite season) and delicious pumpkin treats makes me all heart-eyed.  The problem?  Most pumpkin treats aren’t exactly healthy.  Pumpkin breads, cakes, and muffins are usually loaded with sugar and when eaten in excess, which is how I eat them, can sabotage your fitness goals. And get you sugar high.  The solution?  Healthy, low in sugar, PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS! These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins turned out SO GOOOOOOD! Super soft and chocolaty…I probably ate 5 in the space of an hour…worth it! These are flourless, have no processed sugars, and…

  • healthy black bean brownie recipe

    Kid Approved Black Bean Brownies

    Sundays call for yummy treats! Of course, it had to be something chocolatey and had to be something my nephew would approve of since he’s visiting the next few days. I’ve seen recipes for ways to make healthy brownies, one of them using black beans! It seemed so strange at first, but after making these a few times, I’m hooked. These black bean brownies come out perfect every time! They were soft and super chocolatey plus all healthy ingredients! My nephew loved them so I think to say it’s kid-approved! Healthy Black Bean Brownies Ingredients:   1 15oz can of black beans drained and rinsed (or 1/2 cup of dry…

  • Healthy 5 ingredient cookies

    5 Ingredient Cookies (No Sugar Added)

    So confession time. I have a really hard time resisting homemade chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t?  *DROOLING* Something about that oooey gooey chocolatey goodness ya know? I wanted some of that goodness but a quick healthy version, so I whipped up these 5 ingredient cookies!   Perfect for breakfast, a pre-workout snack, guilt-free free dessert. Simple, clean, yummy, and only 5 ingredients! Enjoy! 5 Ingredient Cookies 1 C mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas) 1 C rolled oats 1/3 C dark chocolate chips 1/4 C unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut 2 tsp vanilla Mix everything together well and form little cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet Bake for 10 min…

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    Summer Zucchini Protein Brownies

    [yumprint-recipe id=’2′]It is officially summer! That calls for gardening and fresh recipes! My mom used to make the most delicious zucchini cookies when I was growing up. I figured why not put zucchini in some chocolate brownies? And why not add a little protein too?  Why not make them healthy!? So I did! They turned out better than expected! Super chocolatey (of course) and moist with just the right amount of crumble a brownie should have. Ingredients: 1 C shredded zucchini 1/3 C melted coconut oil 1 C whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 scoop of chocolate whey 2 tbsp cocoa 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 C…

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    Healthy Coconut Cookie Dough Bars

    I don’t know very many people who don’t like cookie dough. Probably zero actually, I mean it’s COOKIE DOUGH! The problem with traditional cookie dough is it is full of processed sugar, white flour, and doesn’t get you any closer to being “swimsuit ready”. (P.S. summer is almost here!) I am always looking for ways to recreate my favorite treats into something a little more fit-friendly. Sometimes my recipes turn out great, sometimes they turn out different than expected, but still great, and sometimes they are an EPIC fail. These dough bars were a little different than expected but I ended up loving them! They were a little crumbly, but…