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Maple Pecan Zucchini Brownies (Flourless!) GrF, DF

Zucchini Brownies

You’re probably thinking, “Another brownie recipe?” Ok, maybe not. But it’s true that I don’t post sweets that often. Brownies twice in one month? Crazy. Over kill? I don’t think so. At least not in the current circumstances.

My sweet little dog died yesterday. Shasta was 10. She was rescued at 6 and a half years of age. We hope we gave her a good life, that we did right by her. Gosh, I miss her little face, her little cheesy Dorito smell she gives off when she’s all curled up and sleeping like a log. Her big begging eyes that say “I’m not begging, but if you loved me you’d share.” Not chocolate, of course, though…

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By on July 9, 2013 in Almond Butter, Blog, Chocolate, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Zucchini 17

TV Tuesday #15: Unbelievable Healthy Almond Butter Banana Fudge

I like to keep a healthier treat at home for those times when all I crave is a major kick to the face with sugar. Often I get cravings for a small bite of chocolate or something sweet. A weakness of mine is ice cream (a reason why I never have any in the house).

I also think it is CRUCIAL to have a small little treat around if you’re making your way over to a whole foods diet – especially in the beginning stages. When processed foods get kicked to the curb in favor of whole natural foods, the outcome is a huge reduction of sugar and salt. These 2 key ingredients trick us into thinking these foods taste good. So as you eliminate processed foods you’ll no doubt be craving sugar and salt in a way you haven’t before because they were previously hiding in everything processed that was being consumed.

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By on July 17, 2012 in Almond Butter, Blog, Coconut Oil, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Snack, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos 87

10 Whole Food Snacks That You Can Pack

Who loves snacks? I do, I do. Okay, I’m singing a little song in my head, but really, who doesn’t want easy, convenient, healthy snacks that they know are good for them and made from real food?

Sign me up.

We’re all busy people with busy lives. One of the things that most people struggle with is having great tasting, “good-for-you” food that they can take with them on the go. Eating real for breakfast and dinner is pretty straight-forward, but it’s the in-between meals that we sometimes get stuck on. Also, the dreaded “hanger” has a way of luring us into grabbing convenience food that isn’t good for us or for the kiddos. With that in mind, I present you with 10 delicious whole food snacks that you can keep in your pack when hunger attacks and you can feel good knowing that the food is real.

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By on February 21, 2012 in Almond Butter, Blog, Chickpeas, Chocolate, Informational, Nut Butter, Nuts, Oats, Peanut Butter, Peppers, Protein Bars, Snack, Spelt 41

Homemade Almond Power Bars For Non-Lazy People

Here we are again. Another ski fest for my hubby means some super calorie dense healthy snacks to keep him going in the great outdoors. We are also down to 2 protein brownies, so it’s definitely time! He doesn’t like to take the brownies because he says they don’t hold up well to being tossed around the bottom of a backpack under snow shovels, probes and other backcountry ski essentials.

Imagine that, a brownie not holding up its shape after having a shovel and 10 lbs of junk thrown on top of it. Jeez, what was I thinking? :) Note that they hold up just fine in my work bag, under 2 pairs of shoes, mittens and pens, and a bunch of other random stuff I lug around with me in an eco friendly shopping bag. I figure if it can hold up to a day of being tossed around in that environment they pass the test…but that’s just me. What do you think?

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By on December 16, 2011 in Almond, Almond Butter, Blog, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian 50

Chocolate Chip Walnut Protein Cookies (no protein powder, gluten free, dairy free)

So my mission is to find or create a protein cookie recipe that 1. doesn’t suck and 2. doesn’t use that horrible processed protein powder.

One of my biggest pet peeves about diet websites is that they often promote protein powder supplements or prepackaged protein snacks and a multitude of low fat junk that is filled with all kinds of non-real food ingredients and sugars/fake sugars to make them edible (and that part is debatable). How anything so heavily processed and full of sugar going to make anyone skinny is beyond me. In all fairness, I used to be one of those people, but I guess that’s where the education part starts.

Ok, that’s my baby rant. Back to business.

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By on October 21, 2011 in Almond Butter, Blog, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snack, Vegetarian 21

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