Ginnybakes Gluten Free Cookies

Even though I lead a very healthy lifestyle by eating right and working out regularly, I like to indulge from time to time and really enjoy the good stuff.  And by good stuff, I mean bad-for-you stuff.  You know – cookies, cakes, ice cream, etc.  The stuff that can sabotage all my hard work.  There…

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

I’ve been craving some banana bread lately but wasn’t really wanting standard banana bread. As much as I love banana bread, there’s really only one way to improve it. How’s that, you ask?  Add chocolate, of course! And this chocolate banana bread did not disappoint!  It’s moist and delicious and chocolately…  Ok, back to the…

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, you read that right. These delicious chocolate chip cookies are healthy. I know that sounds a little too good to be true but it’s not!  Everyone loves warm, melty chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven and these are the perfect substitute for the unhealthier version.  Naturally sweetened with dates, these have no…

Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

My 15 year old daughter has been bugging me to make dessert.  She really loved the Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Bars that I made a couple weeks ago.  But I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand so that wasn’t going to happen.  About the only thing I’ve got plenty of in my kitchen…

RITZ Peanut Butter S’mores Sandwiches

RITZ Peanut Butter S’mores Sandwiches

There are not many absolutes in life. One thing is for sure, though – life would not be complete without chocolate. While the awesomeness of chocolate is certain, the great debate over the best chocolate combination rages on.  Is it best paired with something salty for the delectable sweet and salty combination?  Or does the…

Superfood Rainbow Tofu Bowl

Superfood Rainbow Tofu Bowl

I’m super excited to be sharing this guest post from Dylan Cutler of Phruitful Dish with you today.  Like Dylan, I also believe that food and exercise can be used as a form of medicine.  Eating a healthy diet and moving more is a great way to improve your health and even ward off disease….

Peach Crisp

Peach Crisp

In our co-op basket this week, we got tons of fruit….peaches, plums, apples, and pears.  While I do love fruit, this was a lot of fruit so I tried to get a little more creative and make a dessert instead of just eating it plain for a snack.  This recipe was simple to throw together…

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I seem to always have lemons around lately for some reason.  They just seem so perfect to squeeze some lemon juice over salmon or into salsa.  But after a trip to the grocery store and finding some beautiful organic blueberries, I knew I had to make some lemon blueberry muffins.  I actually baked several different…

2 Ingredient Coconut Watermelon Popsicles

After having great success with these avocado lime popsicles, I got excited about making more healthy popsicles.  Enjoying a nice cold popsicle poolside on a hot summer day is absolutely perfect!  Watermelon is the perfect summer treat too so why not combine them, right? I can’t claim that these coconut watermelon popsicles are original (or…

Simple No Bake Salted Caramel Squares

I love, love, love caramel so I was excited when I came across the idea of a healthy version of salted caramel squares.  Caramel by itself is completely amazing, but the addition of chocolate and sea salt takes it over the top. I just can’t get enough of these little gems!  The dates add natural…

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Lemon Zucchini Bread

I have always loved lemon bread and would often buy it from the grocery store or Starbuck’s.  It’s lemon so it must be healthy, right?  Yeah, not so much.  I actually looked at the nutrition information and was shocked….and haven’t had it since .  It was WAY worse than I thought.  And honestly, I really,…

Apple and Pear Bread

Apple and Pear Bread

This bread takes a while to cook but the results are worth it!  I was very pleasantly surprised with how this one turned out!  It had just the right amount of sweetness to it and will be perfect with coffee in the morning. Apple and Pear Bread Ingredients: 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1/4…