Chickpea Crunch Bars

Just because Halloween is over, doesn’t mean I’ve stopped making healthier Halloween treats. These Chickpea Crunch bars are my new jam. They are super easy to make and the taste reminds me so much of classic ‘Crunch’ candy bars. You only need 5 ingredients to make this recipe and the ingredients I used are gluten free and dairy free. I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which are gluten free and dairy free, but you can use any chocolate that you like. My favorite “healthier” chocolate brands are Enjoy Life, Hu Kitchen, and Lilys Chocolate. Lilys chocolate is sweetened with stevia so it doesn’t taste as sweet. I wanted this recipe to taste sweet so I used Enjoy Life because it is sweetened with cane sugar. Hu Kitchen makes really great paleo chocolate. Check my Discounts Tab for 15% off Hu Kitchen chocolate.

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Low Sugar Reeses

Who’s ready for Halloween? If you’re like me and already looking for some healthier Halloween treat ideas, look no further! This recipe is a healthier twist on your favorite reeses candy. These Low Sugar Reeses are made with only two ingredients- Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips and natural peanut butter. Lily’s Dark Chocolate chips are vegan and sweetened the no-sugar sweetener, stevia. Be sure to chose a peanut butter without added sugar to keep these candies low in sugar.

This recipe is so easy to make- all you need to do is melt ingredients, add to baking cups, and let it sit in the freezer to set! This recipe is gluten free, vegan, and low in sugar.

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Chocolate Pistachio Bars

Can you believe that it’s already September? That means that October and Halloween aren’t too far away! If you’re already thinking about Halloween treats, you are in luck. These Chocolate Pistachio Bars are low in sugar and make the perfect healthier Halloween candy! These chocolate bars use Lily’s Dark Chocolate chips which are sweetened with no sugar sweeteners. These chocolate bars are gluten free, dairy free, and only require 3 ingredients to make! Why wait until Halloween to give these a try? This incredibly easy chocolate recipe is the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth or craving.

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Low Sugar Pralines

I have been on a serious praline kick lately. I love Trader Joes pralines, but I don’t love the ingredients. Most praline recipes are loaded with sugar, so I wanted to make a lower sugar version of this delicious treat. These low sugar pralines are sweetened with monkfruit sweetener. Monkfruit sweetener is a zero calorie, zero sugar natural alternative to sugar. For this recipe, I used Lakanto Monkfruit Baking Sweetener.

This dessert is gluten free and low in sugar. If you’re looking for more low sugar dessert recipes, also checkout my Low Sugar Reeses recipe.

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The Easiest Banana Bread Recipe

During this quarantine, it seems like everyone is making banana bread. I had two very ripe bananas in my kitchen and decided to get on the banana bread train. I am a very lazy baker so wanted to create a truly easy banana bread recipe. This recipe is so simple. You only need 6 simple ingredients to make this banana bread. To make it, all you need to do is blend ingredients and bake and you’ve got a healthy and delicious banana bread!

This banana bread tastes great by itself. I also like to eat mine topped with a slather of peanut butter.

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Chickpea Cookie Dough

I have another pantry staple recipe for you this week, using chickpeas: Chickpea Cookie Dough. If you missed my post last week, I posted a variety of Pantry Staple Recipes using popular pantry staple items.

I’ve seen a lot of sweet chickpea recipes- anything from chickpea cookies to chickpea blondies. I decided to put my can of chickpeas to use and make a sweet dessert! This chickpea cookie dough is made with 6 simple ingredients and is gluten free and vegan. The best part is it can be made in 5 minutes or less!

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Black Bean Brownies

I’m not gonna lie, I had seen Black Bean Brownies before and was a bit skeptical about how they’d taste. Since it’s quarantine time due to COVID-19 in NYC and I have some extra cans of black beans, I decided to give it a try. I was honestly so surprised how easy it was to put this recipe together and how much the batter tastes like brownies! Only this recipe is gluten free, vegan, contains no refined sugar, is rich in fiber, and made with real food ingredients!

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Carrot Cake Muffins

It may be a little early, but I’m so excited to share my Carrot Cake Muffins recipe! These Carrot Cake Muffins are my favorite spring treat. Like all of my dessert recipes, these muffins are super easy to make. All you need to do is blend the ingredients, place the batter into muffin tins, and bake for 15 minutes. Allow the muffins to cool, and top with the coconut cream “icing”, which can be made with just two ingredients.

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Low Sugar Chocolate Chia Pudding

Looking for a low sugar breakfast idea? Look no further! Even if you’re not looking for low sugar recipes, this chocolate chia pudding makes the perfect breakfast or little desserts. The best part is they are super easy to make! The main preparation step is allowing the chia seeds to sit overnight to form a chia “pudding.” I like making multiple chia seeds at once, that way I have breakfast prepped for multiple days. This recipe makes 2 chia puddings.

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