Category: Dessert

Mini Nice Cream Snickers Bars (Vegan & Dairy-Free)

Mini Nice Cream Snickers Bars are a healthier way to satisfy your nightly ice cream craving. Creamy peanut butter banana “nice cream”, date caramel, chopped peanuts, and dark chocolate all come together to create a delicious sweet treat that you can feel good about indulging in!
 

 

Real talk: I’ve been going through a lot of ice cream lately.

But can you blame me? The weather in Ohio has been on point these past few weeks. I’m talking temps in the mid- to upper-80s and sunshine galore. Aka perfect ice cream weather. (Just kidding.. any kind of weather is ice cream weather in my book)

Ice cream is always one of my favorite desserts no matter what time of the year – but as soon the temps start to heat up, my ice cream obsession reaches an all-time high. Ice cream, fro-yo, DQ blizzards.. no frozen treat is safe when I’m around. 

While I’m all treating yourself, I found that my nightly ice cream ritual was starting to turn into more of a habit than a treat. So when I heard that the theme for this month’s Recipe ReDux was “Small Bite Desserts”, I knew this was a sign that it was time for an ice cream intervention. (more…)

Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars (GF, V)

Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars are a nutritious (and delicious!) way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, these gluten-free and vegan Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack!


 

 I may be a dietitian, that doesn’t stop me from having a pretty mean sweet tooth. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you want to look at it), the 891,527,523 hours I’ve spent studying nutrition – and its never-ending slew of health and wellness implications – just so happens to be enough to keep me from leading a life fueled entirely by ice cream and cookies. (more…)

Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spread some cheer this holiday season with Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies! These soft maple almond chocolate chip cookies are infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream and coffee before being finished with a decadent Chocolate Bailey’s drizzle. Made with with no gluten-containing ingredients and sweetened entirely with maple syrup, they’re the perfect cookie for all of your holiday gatherings!


 

We’re baaaack.

After a successful virtual Friendsgiving last month, a few of the BGB gals and I are back at it with another festive round-up.. and this time we come bearing cookies. Because after all, what are the holidays without cookies?

*Side note: did you know that TODAY (December 4th) just so happens to be National Cookie Day?! If that’s not a reason to celebrate – and eat cookies – then I don’t know what is. (more…)

Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars

Happy November!! Today I’m bringing you these Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars as part of a BGB Virtual Friendsgiving Celebration. Bloggers Gonna Blog (BGB) is a community made up of healthy lifestyle and food bloggers from all across the globe. I’ve “met” some incredibly talented, passionate and inspirational bloggers through this community and today many of us are coming together to celebrate the beginning of November and the start of the holiday season. And the best part? You’re invited! So pull up a seat at the table because this is one Friendsgiving feast you’re not going to want to miss! **Be sure to check out all of the links to other bloggers’ mouth-watering dishes at the bottom of this post.**


 

If you know me at all, then you know that I have a major sweet tooth. I’m the girl that will leave part of her dinner untouched, and yet jump at the first mention of dessert. I like to think that I have a second stomach and it’s reserved exclusively for dessert.

That being said, It should come as no surprise that I was a fan of baking long before I was a fan of cooking. In fact, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally began to experiment with dishes that DIDN’T revolve around sugar. These days, I tend to spend more time cooking than baking (probably a good thing considering cupcakes are probably not the most nutritious dinner option), but you’d better believe I still take advantage of any opportunity to bake up some sweet treats.

 

Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars | The must-make dessert this holiday season! www.bytesizednutrition.com

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“Love Your Gut” Wild Blueberry Smoothie

Give your gut the love it deserves... starting with this Wild Blueberry Smoothie! Made with kefir, wild blueberries, and banana, it's full of probiotics, fiber and other important nutrients to help keep digestive issues at bay. www.bytesizednutrition.com

From the time we’re young, we’re trained to believe that bacteria are bad. We wash our hands with antibacterial soap, we disinfect surfaces using antibacterial wipes, and we carry antibacterial hand sanitizer with us everywhere we go. Basically, we do everything in our power to kill destroy the little menaces. But what if I told you that, despite all of your murderous efforts, there are approximately 100 trillion (yes, TRILLION) bacteria comfortably residing inside of you right this very moment? 100 Trillion microorganisms partying it up in your GI tract while you innocently nosh on that bagel. (Still hungry?)

Before you go chasing that bagel with a bottle of disinfectant (which I highly advise against, by the way), I should probably note that these bacteria are meant to be there. Not only that, but they NEED to be there. These living microorganisms make up over 75% of your immune system and are crucial for promoting normal GI function, protecting the body against infection, and regulating metabolism. Bottom line: if you want to stay healthy, you’re going to want to keep these guys happy.

And everyone knows, Party Planning 101: If you want to keep your guests happy, you’ve gotta give them food. (And by “food”, I don’t mean stale tortilla chips and a jar of “cheese” dip…)  (more…)