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Healthy Strawberry Pop Tarts (Paleo & Vegan option)

 

One week before and after your Birthday is still an appropriate time to keep celebrating, right? I’m trying to find any excuse to keep putting sprinkles on my food so I made these delicious and healthy Strawberry Pop Tarts! The recipe is simple with vegan and paleo options!


 

 

The filling is made using just a few ingredients to make a chia jam. I know jam can be a little intimidating to make but just trust me, this recipe is quick and easy!

 

How cute are these? They look like cartoon pop tarts. Hehe…

 

 

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Healthy Strawberry Pop tarts (Paleo & Vegan option)

Yield: 5 Pop Tarts

Serving Size: 1 Pop Tart

Calories per serving: 196

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Strawberry Pop tarts (Paleo & Vegan option)

Healthy Pop Tarts with Strawberry Chia Filling!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/4 c tapioca flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBHCOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. light butter or coconut oil, melted for vegan/paleo
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
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  • 3/4 c fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
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  • 16g vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 tsp. beet root powder

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together almond flour, tapioca flour and protein. Melt butter or coconut oil and stir into dry ingredients. Add almond milk and stir until a dough forms. Set dough a side while you make your filling.
  3. If using fresh strawberries, wash thoroughly before cutting off stems and chopping into small pieces. Add strawberries, syrup, water and lemon juice to a small frying pan and turn on medium heat. Once bubbles form, turn down heat to just a simmer. Cover and let simmer for 3-5 minutes or until strawberries are soft enough to smash with a spatula.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds. Let sit while you prepare your pop tarts.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut dough into 2x2 inch squares and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough until all dough has been used. Recipe will make 10 squares. Add 1 tablespoon of filling into the center of 5 of the squares. Place the remaining squares on top of the filling. Use a fork to crimp the edges together and poke holes in the top so the heat can escape. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  6. Once cooled, mix frosting ingredients together and glaze pop tarts. Decorate with sprinkles and enjoy!

Notes

You can reduce calories by using Sugar-Free Maple Syrup instead of 100% pure maple syrup.

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Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

Perhaps I’ve made it my mission in life to make as many versions of healthy edible cookie dough as possible because not only do I have an entire eBook dedicated to cookie dough recipes but this might also be my fourth or fifth one I’ve posted on my blog.

 

Safe to say that I LOVE cookie dough.


 

 

This recipe takes just a couple of minutes to throw together and you are ready to start inserting a spoon.

 

 

This cookie dough freezer well too! Unlike healthy cookie dough made using coconut oil, this dough tastes even better when it’s rolled into balls and frozen for a bite sized snack right out of the freezer!

 

 

Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

Yield: 5 servings

Serving Size: 1 ball or large spoonful

Calories per serving: 110

Carbs per serving: 12g

Protein per serving: 7g

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Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

Healthy cookie dough that tastes just like the real thing!!!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. baking stevia or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp. light butter*
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate chips*
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, stir together flour, protein and sugar.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter.
  3. Pour melted butter, vanilla and water into dry ingredients and stir using a fork until a dough forms.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Serve immediately or roll dough into 5 equally sized balls and freeze 2-4 hours before serving.

Notes

For vegan replace butter with a vegan buttery spread such as Earth Balance and chocolate chips with dairy-free chips such as Enjoy Life. Note: Macros will change slightly.

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Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

 

For the simplest and probably the most healthy Christmas candy, make these sugar-free, 3-ingredient pomegranate cups.


 

 

 

Merry Christmas Week, everyone!!!

 

Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

Yield: 4

Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

Healthy, sugar-free chocolate pomegranate cups!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's) or Enjoy Life for Vegan
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Use a paper towel to dry pomegranate seeds.
  2. Distribute pomegranate seeds between 4 silicone cupcake molds or 4 paper cupcake cake liners.
  3. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together using a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second intervals, stirring between each one until chocolate is melted.
  4. Distribute melted chocolate over each pomegranate cup.
  5. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours before serving.
  6. Store in freezer.
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Healthy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Move over Girl Scout’s Thin Mints! There’s a healthier and more delicious cookie in town and it’s vegan, gluten-free with no sugar added!

 

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Healthy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Yield: 22 cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 49

Fat per serving: 3g

Carbs per serving: 3g

Protein per serving: 2g

Healthy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Healthy Thin Mint copycat cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 32g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. all natural sugar-maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drop peppermint extract
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's) for vegan use Enjoy Life *macros will change

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the flours, protein and cocoa powder.
  3. Stir in oil, syrup, vanilla extract and water until a dough forms.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll dough out until it's about 1/8" thick. Use a small round cookie cutter (I used my cinnamon spice cap) to cut out cookies. Repeat with any extra dough until you have used it all. Place cookie dough on the parchment paper. The cookies won't spread so they can be close together.
  5. Bake for 6 minutes and remove from oven to cool.
  6. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave safe bowl.
  7. Spoon melted chocolate over cookies, just enough to spread to edges. Place cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes for chocolate to harden before serving.
  8. Store in a cool place.
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Healthy Gingerbread Men {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

WARNING: The following Gingerbread Men Cookie Recipe is highly addictive. I’m not going to lie; I’ve had a few of these cookies today and I just can’t seem to stop. HELP ME!

 
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If your self control is better than mine and you are looking for the ultimate vegan gingerbread man cookie to bake this weekend, look no further because these adorable little cookies will hit the spot. Crunchy on the outside with a chewy center – hands down the best holiday cookie I’ve made this year!

 

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These perfect little cut out cookies are just as delicious without chocolate as they are decorated. I dipped half of my gingerbread men in chocolate and left the other half to dip in my morning coffee!

 

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If you have been following me for a while then you know that I put protein powder in just about everything. I’m on-the-go a lot and by adding PEScience to food helps to ensure that I’m getting my daily protein and it tastes amazing! PEScience protein powders are available in whey and vegan. Get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO at PEScience.com

 

Healthy Gingerbread Men {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Yield: 10 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 113

Fat per serving: 5g

Carbs per serving: 11g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Gingerbread Men {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

The ULTIMATE healthy gingerbread man cookie! Made vegan and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c almond flour
  • 1/2 c oat flour, gluten-free (can sub for almond flour if desired)
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour + more for rolling
  • 34g protein powder (I used PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax + 2 1/2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the ground flax and water and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Once the five minutes are up, add the molasses, maple syrup and vanilla extract to your flax mixture and stir until completely incorporated. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together almond flour, oat flour, tapioca flour, protein, coconut sugar, spices and salt.
  5. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients bowl and mix with a fork until a dough forms.
  6. Dust a clean surface with tapioca flour - be generous.
  7. Roll out dough until it's about 1/8" thick. Dust with more flour as needed.
  8. Spray a cookie cutter with non-stick spray and cut out gingerbread man shapes.
  9. Repeat until you have used all the dough.
  10. Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
  11. Let cool before decorating.
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Paleo Vegan Caramel Sauce

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

I spent my entire morning baking very unhealthy pies for my family. Pecan and Triple Berry Pie.


 

And I can not wait to eat a giant piece of these corn syrup filled pies. I mean, life is about balance, right? So tomorrow I fully plan on eating my healthy again while drizzling everything in Vegan Caramel Sauce!

 

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Vegan Caramel Sauce is incredibly simple to make and has minimal ingredients!

 

Paleo Vegan Caramel Sauce

Healthy, Vegan, Paleo and Gluten-Free Dark Caramel Sauce to drizzle over whatever your heart desires!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1/2 c coconut palm sugar (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/4 tsp. flaked salt

Instructions

  1. Place the milk and sugar in a small sauce pan and turn on low heat. Stir until coconut sugar has dissolved.
  2. Let simmer for 10 minutes. It should thicken up.
  3. Stir in vanilla, maple syrup and salt.
  4. Remove from heat and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
  5. Enjoy over whatever your heat desires!
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Vanilla Chia Protein Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Cranberries

A healthy breakfast that’s high in protein and fiber!

I like to buy a big bag of cranberries during November from Trader Joe’s and keep them in my freezer to sprinkle over my cold or [hot] cereal whenever I need!

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That pop of red will really brighten up your breakfast routine!

I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select protein powder. Get 30% off all PEScience products using code PBCHOCO. Vegan proteins available! 🙂

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Vanilla Chia Protein Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Cranberries

Yield: 1 jar

Serving Size: 1 jar

Calories per serving: 479

Fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 73g

Protein per serving: 21g

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Vanilla Chia Protein Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Cranberries

Easy, healthy and delicious overnight oats breakfast prep! Made vegan and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c old fashion oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 c blueberries
  • 1/4 c fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Place the oats, protein, chia and almond milk into mason jar or container with a lid.
  2. Put the lid on and shake it up!
  3. Add the blueberries and cranberries.
  4. Place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

If you prefer your oats on the wet side, use 1 cup almond milk instead of 3/4 cup.

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Healthy Single Serving Lava Cake {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

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When you have a hankering for chocolate brownie batter you make chocolate lava cake!


 

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Healthy Single Serving Lava Cake {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 427

Fat per serving: 24g

Carbs per serving: 34g

Protein per serving: 20g

Healthy Single Serving Lava Cake {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Deliciously healthy chocolate molten lava cake made vegan and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder 16g (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp. powdered peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. sticky syrup (agave, maple or sugar free maple)
  • 2 tbsp. almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax + 2 1/2 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a ramekin with non-stick spray.
  2. In a small bowl prepare your flax egg by stirring together ground flax and 2.5 tablespoons of water and let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together oat flour, protein, baking soda, baking powder and coconut sugar.
  4. Combine your flax egg with the coconut oil, almond milk and syrup until combined and then add mixture to dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
  5. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second intervals.
  6. Once chocolate is melted, gently fold it into your batter - just until combined!
  7. Pour batter into ramekin and bake for 11 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes. Use a knife to loosen the edges. Flip ramekin over to remove cake. Top with fruit or vegan ice cream.

Notes

flax egg can be replaced with 1 egg yolk if not vegan

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Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

Got five minutes?

 

Because that’s all the time you need to make these super healthy Snowball Brownie Bites!


 

No oven required – my kind of treat!

 

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Did I mention that these brownie bites have no added sugar? That’s right! I sweetened these using only my favorite protein powder PEScience! And PEScience carries vegan protein powders!!! YAY! You can get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO!

 

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Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

Yield: 16 Bite Sized Snow Ball Brownies

Serving Size: 1 Brownie Bite

Calories per serving: 44

Fat per serving: 2g

Carbs per serving: 4g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy No-Bake Snowball Protein Brownie Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free + Paleo option}

No-bake, high protein, gluten-free snowball brownie bites made in under 5 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c oat flour (gluten-free if necessary)*
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 32g (I used Chocolate Frosted Cupcake PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)*
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • vanilla protein powder for coating (I used Gourmet Vanilla PEScience)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together protein powder, oat flour and cocoa powder.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together almond milk, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Gently melt peanut butter in the microwave if necessary.
  3. Use a fork to mix your wet and dry ingredients together until a dough forms.
  4. Separate dough into 16 evenly sized balls.
  5. Roll balls in vanilla protein powder.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

*For paleo use almond flour and almond butter

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Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Because when you live in Southern California, it’s still not cold enough during the holidays to actually have your hot chocolate…hot!

 

That’s why I have mine cold as a post workout drink.


 

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Did I mention this Hot Chocolate has virtually NO sugar?

 

I used PEScience Chocolate Frosted Cupcake (vegan proteins also available) which is so sweet and delicious without all the added sugar! YAY! Get 30% OFF PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO.

 

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Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Yield: 1

Serving Size: 1

Calories per serving: 254

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 13g

Protein per serving: 30g

Healthy Frozen Hot Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Frozen protein hot chocolate without all the added sugar!

Ingredients

  • 1 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Frosted Cupcake 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)
  • 5 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender on high until smooth.
  2. Pour and serve with whipped cream if desired.
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