Looking for a delicious and healthy dessert to make your sweetie for valentines day? Well you’ve come to the right place. Below are 10 of my most decadent, yet guilt-free desserts that will complete the most romantic day of the year!
Do you like oatmeal for breakfast? Are you getting tired of the same old flavors and want to change it up? Well have no fear, below are 10 amazing and healthy oatmeal recipes from myself and other awesome bloggers that will leave you wanting more! Are you ready? Go for it!
1. Banana-Latte Baked Oatmeal from Athletic Avocado
2. Apple Pie Breakfast Pizza from Athletic Avocado
3. Caramel-Cookie Dough Oatmeal from The Big Man’s World
4. Hazelnut Mocha Oat Bake from Strength and Sunshine
5. Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal by Southern in Law
6. Snickerdoodle Oatmeal from House of Yum
7. Banana’s Foster Overnight Oats from Laura Fuentes
8. Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal from Chocolate Covered Katie
10. Pumpkin Oatmeal Brûlée with Maple-Ginger Cream from Athletic Avocado
- What’s your favorite way to eat oatmeal?
- What’s your favorite breakfast?
Also with Regan Jones, The creator of Recipe Redux a happy 40th birthday! 🙂
I love easy recipes, I love peanut butter, I love chocolate and I love cookies! What if you combine all of these things into one? Nothing better than that! Plus they are healthy cookies, no sugar what so ever, just delicious-tasting heaven! I promise you that these are the easiest cookies you will ever make! Even if you have 5 minutes to spare, you can still make these one bowl delights!
No Bake PB-Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 25-30 cookies
- 2.5 cups dry oats
- 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup stevia-sweetened chocolate chips
1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together peanut butter, bananas and vanilla, combine well
2. Mix in oats and chocolate chips, combine well until a dough forms
3. Roll dough into small balls, place in fridge until the cookies harden
- No processed ingredients
- No preservatives
- good source of fiber
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We both have officially moved into our new apartment for the rest of our college years! No more dorms! Plus we have to stay until the 19th so pretty much no one is on campus and we will get back 2 weeks early, but thats okay because we can make our own food now! So so so excited! This means more awesome recipes! Yay!
Here the first eats in our new place!
Breakfast: Same as it always is pretty much! Nice big bowl of oats with pumpkin, coconut flour, crushed nuts, cinnamon and all natural peanut butter! This never ever gets old!
Snack: Made some gingerbread coffee in the keurig and put some almond milk and stevia in it.
Dinner: Sneak peak of a new recipe that involves my favorite sausage, AKA Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage! You guys have to try this sausage! It’s super yummy! The recipe will be up tomorrow!
Snack: After a long day, I always look forward to a loaded yogurt bowl- Greek yogurt, pumpkin,sunflower seeds for crunch, mini chocolate chips, homemade granola and a big dollop of Peanut Butter!
Thanks to Jenn for hosting!
Now you can eat dessert for breakfast with this Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Brûlée!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate is a match made in heaven, now PB, Chocolate and Creme Brûlée, now thats a step above! I wanted to combine these three things into one healthy breakfast, Oatmeal brûlée, clean, healthy, and tastes like the real thing without the loads of fat and refined sugar. I never ever used refined sugar in my recipes, so when Karis Naturals sent me some of their raw bolivian cane sugar AKA Chancaca, I knew i had to make this brulee. Chancaca is rich in natural molasses and unlike refined sugars, it retains all of its natural mineral content and nutritive properties .
This all natural sugar is way sweeter than refined sugar, so you can use way less and have an amazing taste, just like brown sugar. I would suggest that you go buy this stuff because it’s amazing, really an honest opinion.This baked oats is Chocolatey as can be and filled with a creamy peanut butter concoction and topped off with some Bolivian Raw Cane Sugar.
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- Healthy fats
- All natural
- No refined sugar
- No processed ingredients
- 100% clean
Do you ever get tired of the same old boring oatmeal flavors? Do you ever feel like your smoothie is too bland to enjoy the taste? Do you want deliciously flavored pancakes and waffles without added fat, sugar or calories> Well If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I got the right product for you! They are called Kickers, powdered food enhancers that help sweeten up almost anything without artificial sweeteners, added sugars or processed ingredients! Made only with natural ingredients like real fruit, and spices, its a wholesome way to ingredients healthy antioxidants and flavanoids in your diet while adding great tasting flavors for minimal calories!
Apple Cinnamon: Say hello to the taste of apple pie in powdered form! Lightly sweetened with cinnamon and a tiny bit of cane sugar, it is the perfect flavoring for oatmeal!
Strawberry Banana: The classic fruit combo just got even better because of real fruit! No more artificial banana flavors (like in strawberry-banana yogurt , yuck!)! Perfect mixed in for a tropical taste that is slightly sweet! Add into plain yogurt, cottage cheese, or better yet, smoothies!
Maple Banana Cream: Can you say banana cream pie in a powdered form? This flavor makes anything literally taste like a dessert, from waffles and pancakes, to ice cream and cereal! Maple+Banana+Cream=Heaven!!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana: Ok chocolate and peanut butter is good, but chocolate, peanut butter and banana is GREAT! Slightly salty and sweet, this flavor balances out perfectly! Sprinkle on top of vanilla ice cream with slice bananas and crushed pretzels (heaven)!
Nutrition facts: All flavors have only 15 calories 2-3 grams of sugar, and 3-4 grams of carbs per serving!
Ingredients: All flavors have only a few ingredients:
- Real dried fruit (strawberry, banana, apple)
- All natural cane sugar
- vanilla bean
- spices (cinnamon)
- Cocoa (chocolate peanut butter banana flavor)
- Organic peanuts (chocolate peanut butter banana flavor)
- Maple sugar (maple banana cream flavor)
All flavors are 100% Natural! Absolutely NO:
- Artificial flavors
- Artificial colors
- Artificial sweeteners
- Artificial preservatives
- High fructose corn syrup
- Non-GMO and Gluten-free
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I want to get a point straight, low calorie is not always healthy, unless is a whole, natural food! For example, a light “butter” spread, yes it may have less calories, but it’s not real butter, only chemicals. It’s better to have a 100 calorie serving of grass-fed butter than two or three servings of chemical filled “butter-like substance!”
That’s my biggest pet peeve!
The other day, I overheard someone in class talking about “nutrition.” That person was giving a lecture to another person about how peanut butter is “bad” for you because it has a lot of calories and fat and that one should only buy reduced-fat pb. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Yes it has a hefty amount of calories and a larger amount of fat per serving size but it’s all good for you! The fat is good heart healthy fats needed for our bodies, it also contains a lot of protein needed for strong muscles. Two tablespoons of natural (no sugar added) peanut butter is actually very filling and satisfying, especially before a hard workout or a long run. Reduced-fat peanut butter is filled with sugar to replace the lost fat in the peanuts, that’s it. More sugar, chemicals, and processed ingredients and less nutrients.
Now let’s compare the two
Jif Creamy peanut butter contains 6 more ingredients than smucker’s natural creamy peanut butter and only 2o calories and 4 less grams of fat, plus it contains trans fat! It is totally worth it for the few extra calories and fat, knowing that you’re not eating chemicals, sugar, or trans fat, plus you can actually taste the peanuts!
Unfortunately, many people are blinded by the word “low calorie” and can’t see past the “perks” of it. They automatically think that less calories=good without placing proper judgement on what they are eating.
Here are some more examples of “low calorie” versions of foods that can actually be healthy if they are in their most natural state:
- 80 calorie greek light n’ fit yogurt is loaded with artificial sweeteners
compared to Oikos Plain Greek yogurt which contains only one ingredient: milk! (the way it should be!)
Sara Lee 45 calorie Whole Wheat bread has way too many ingredients that you can’t even pronounce and contains 4 types of sweeteners! Sugar, Honey, High fructose corn syrup and Sucralose (artificial sweetener like splenda)!
Ezekiel Sprouted grain breads contain 40 more calories per slice, but no additives or chemicals with ZERO sugar and healthy organic ingredients that will satisfy nutritional needs!
Fiber One Chocolate Squares contain 80 calories but that’s not all. It has a whopping 19 ingredients, yes you heard right, 19! Most ingredients are chemicals and genetically modified ingredients I’ve never heard before. Like really, someone please tell me where does “artificial flavor” grow?
Love Grown Foods Chocolate Power O’s are made with Non-GMO ingredients. The first ingredient is a bean blend and making it a nutritious way to start your morning.
Don’t be mislead by ingredient labels. Looks for natural whole foods with minimal ingredients to avoid sugar, preservatives and chemicals. Remember, you can’t base nutrition off of calories, it should be based on the food as a whole, the ingredients, healthy fats, protein, minerals, vitamins, etc.
Today i’m linking up with Jen at Peas and Crayons!
I just am in LOVE with Peanut Butter, I mean if it were I guy I’d marry him (ok thats a little out there)! I was incredibly blessed to receive some samples of Pacific Beach Peanut Butter! They are a nut butter company in San Diego California who make their delicious creations by hand! They sent me their signature blend and their white chocolate flavor! I am beyond impressed with these flavors and can’t wait to share them with you guys!
Flavors I Tried:
White Chocolate Peanut Butter
Taste: Wow I’m literally drooling just talking about it! White chocolate is the star in this nut butter, just the right amount blends well with the peanut taste. This flavor is perfect for your sweet tooth, pretty sweet but not too sweet. Perfect for adding some sweetness to bland tasting foods like oatmeal, toast, green smoothies and plain yogurt.
Texture: Love the consistency of this one, so fluffy and whippy without being too light. The mousse-like texture creates a consistency perfect for spreading!
Nutrition Facts: Less calories than then normal PB, 153 calories and 11 grams of fat per serving vs. 200 calories and 18 grams of fat per serving. There are 8 grams of sugar per serving, not bad considering it’s flavored.
Ingredients: This is the only debby-downer about this product, not all ingredients are clean. Similar to popular PB brands like Jiff, this PB contains partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil. But before you panic, understand that it is a microscopic amount and it is okay to have it in moderation, just like any thing else.
Taste: Loving the near perfect peanut butter taste! Although it’s a little sweet to my taste because I’m used to natural PB, it’s a nice change! When you need a little sweetness in your life, this is perfect! It’s amazing spread over a banana or as a dip for apples and dries fruit!
Texture: Just like the white chocolate flavor, this PB is whippy and almost has a mousse-like texture. However this blend is a tad smoother because of a little peanut oil on top. There are also tiny little peanut chunks that give it some crunch which I loved!
Nutrition facts: Similar to the white chocolate flavor, only 152 calories and 12 grams of fat per two Tbsp. serving! There are 6 grams of sugar, which is a little high for regular PB flavor.
Ingredients: Just like the white chocolate flavor, not all ingredients are clean. However, this flavor does not contain partially hydrogenated palm oil, only regular palm oil. Sugar is the second ingredient in this flavor behind peanuts, but like everything it is fine in moderation!
Verdict: I am in LOVE with Pacific Beach Peanut Butter! The flavors are outstanding and there is a bunch to choose from! It you are getting bored with your regular PB this product is for you! Yes not all ingredients are considered “clean” but they are not going to kill you! You deserve to splurge once in awhile and enjoy life!
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Hello Y’all! Its been an amazing weekend at home for me and I enjoyed every bit of it! I got to eat foods that I haven’t eaten in awhile because the dining hall is pretty limited. Hope you had a great week as well and a big thanks to Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for hosting!
Boy have I missed this yogurt bowl so much! They don’t have greek yogurt let alone palin yogurt at the dining hall so its safe to say that I was excited for it. In this bowl I mixed plain greek yogurt, 1/2 golden delicious apple chopped and microwaved with cinnamon, some spoonfulls of pumpkin puree, some apple sauce, a blob of my Cranberry Pumpkin Butter (so good!) and a dollop of natural peanut butter on top! It may not sound good but trust me, it totally is!
I have been making smoothies in my dorm, but they aren’t my “ideal” smoothie. My “ideal” smoothie is one with frozen blueberries, some banana, almond milk, some spinach and cinnamon. Yum! I know it doesn’t look that good because of the lighting but it tasted like blueberry banana bread! I topped it off with some bran flakes and pumpkin granola!
Man oh man I have been dying for a good home cooked meal for a while, so when I finally had a kitchen I knew I had to make something delicious! I decided to make Cranberry Apple Chicken (recipe coming soon!) On the side I had roasted butternut squash and roasted brussel sprouts which were on point!
Yes I am one of those people who eat yogurt twice a day and I enjoy it! This was plain greek yogurt, some pumpkin, more, cranberry pumpkin butter, cottage cheese, natural PB and pumpkin granola on top! I also had an unpictured juicy plum I got at the farmers market!
I am overly excited to share this post with you guys! I received a huge package from Thin-slim foods full of their tasty products! I’ll have to admit I was skeptical at first, but I’m serious these products are seriously amazing! All the products are super low calorie and you would’nt know it based on their delicious taste! Not to mention each product is high in fiber and protein and low in sugar and fat! 40 calories for a muffin, 45 for a brownie, 50 for a slice of bread? Yes you read that right!
What I received:
- A package of their plain bread
- a chocolate chip cookie
- a brownie
- a peanut butter muffin
- a chocolate glazed cookie
- a lemon square
Nutrition facts: Only 50 calories, 7 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein and 2 grams of fat per slice!
Ingredients: All ingredients I can pronounce: Wheat protein isolate, vital wheat gluten, oat fiber, modified wheat starch, flaxseed meal, almond flour, olive oil, chicory root, yeast, salt, stevia and apple cider vinegar .
Taste and texture: So fluffy and spongy! The taste was like white bread mixed with rye bread. So good and filling, it was hard to imagine that it’s only 50 calories per slice!
This is the perfect bread for making french toast! Check out my recipe for my Pumpkin Apple Pie French Toast!
Chocolate Chip Cookie:
Nutrition Facts: 45 calories, 1 gram of fat, 10 grams of sugar alcohol, 8 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per cookie!
Ingredients: purified water, oat fiber, ertythritol, egg whites, inulin, almond meal, wheat fiber, cocoa powder, olive oil, xanthan gum, guar gum, baking soda, and natural flavors.
Texture and Taste: So fluffy and cake like, almost like vanilla pound cake but in a cookie form! Only complaint was it was lacking in the chocolate chip department!
Nutrition facts: 45 calories, 1 gram of fat, 10 grams of sugar alcohol, 8 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.
Ingredients: Purified water, oat fiber, erythritol, egg whites, inulin, almond meal, modified corn starch, cocoa olive oil, xanthan gum, guar gum, baking soda, natural flavors.
Texture and Taste: So moist and chocolatey! It taste almost exactly like the fiber one brownies!
Peanut Butter Muffin:
Nutrition Facts: 40 calories, 1 gram of fat, 10 grams of sugar alcohol, 8 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.
Ingredients: oat fiber, erythritol, egg whites, inulin, almond meal, modified corn starch, purified water, olive oil, xanthan gum, guar gum, baking soda, natural flavors.
Taste and texture: Soft, fluffy and moist are the best words to describe these muffins! While the pb flavor was there, in my opinion there could have been more (I LOVE my PB). Perfect for an afternoon snack!
Chocolate Glazed Cookie:
Nutrition Facts: 45 calories, 1 gram of fat, 10 grams of sugar alcohol, 8 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.
Ingredients: purified water, oat fiber, inulin, erythritol, egg whites, almond meal, modified corn starch, cocoa, olive oil, xanthan gum, guar gum, baking soda, natural flavors, glucomannan.
Taste and texture: Very soft and fluffy, tastes like vanilla pound cake drizzled with chocolate, only in a cookie form!
Nutrition facts: 40 calories, 1 gram of fat, 10 grams sugar alcohol, 8 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.
Ingredients: oat fiber, erythritol, egg whites, inulin, almond meal, modified corn starch, purified water, olive oil, xanthan gum, guar gum, leavening (monocalcium phosphate, baking soda), natural flavors. Taste and texture:
Taste and texture: Very soft and moist, the way a lemon square should be! A perfect amount of lemon packed into each bite! Perfect for when you are craving something sweet!
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