• Desserts,  Recipes

    Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Bars

    I’ve had a recent obsession with lemon flavored baked goods. Until recently, I didn’t really like lemon flavored baked goods. I had this memory of them as being cloyingly sweet and not very lemon like. Fortunately,  I have finally been able to experience some really awesome lemon baked goods and now I’m hooked. With Spring in the air I have been craving the bright, tart flavor of fresh lemon. So, I went ahead and made these Lemon Poppy Seed bars with a special healthy ingredient. Chickpeas! Yep! These bars are made with chickpeas and just 8 other simple ingredients! These bars are gluten and dairy free and packed with protein…

  • Desserts,  Recipes

    Blood Orange Pavlova

    Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! While my husband and I don’t usually make a big fuss over this holiday, we do always take the time to cook together and create something special for dinner. To us, Valentine’s Day acts as a reminder to slow down and take time for each other by turning what is just a normal necessary task (making dinner) into time well spent together.  So, with today being Valentine’s Day, I wanted to create a recipe that was truly special. If you are looking for a dessert that is both beautiful and romantic—this is it. This Pavlova is assembled from two light and fluffy meringues that are perfectly…

  • Desserts,  Recipes,  Snacks

    Coconut Mango Chia Pudding

    Craving dessert but don’t want to feel weighed down by heavy treats like ice cream or baked goods? Well, these little chia puddings are the perfect alternative. They are the perfect indulgence to satisfy your sweet tooth without the heavy creams, loads of sugar and bleached flour. Plus, chia seeds are known as a super food because they are full of good fats, fiber, iron, protein and antioxidants making them an excellent addition to any diet.   I have played around with a few different flavors of chia puddings, but this super simple recipe remains my husband’s favorite. I mean, how can you go wrong with mango and coconut? Just…