It’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth. One of my favourite splurges is birthday cake timbits (donut holes for my American friends), but they are packed with sugar. I decided to make a healthier version and thus birthday cake protein balls were born. This recipe is the first in my Sweet Treat series to celebrate the release of my debut adult contemporary romance, Sweet Redemption. See what I did there? Sweet.
All my friends in real life know that banana bread has always been my nemesis. Every time I make it regardless of the recipe I follow, it’s a total disaster. I finally decided to create my own healthy banana bread recipe that is simple and completely foolproof. It doesn’t call for oil, sugar or butter and still tastes amazing. Continue reading “Healthy banana bread”
Adding high quality protein powder to baked goods is one of my favourite ways to make healthy, wholesome and filling treats. I’ve already shared recipes for no bake chocolate chip cookie protein balls and protein packed peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and I’m excited to bring you a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookie protein balls today. Are you noticing I love cookies and protein balls, especially when combined? Continue reading “Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie protein balls”
Trying to lose weight is not fun. Imagine you could eat a delicious banana cookie and stay on track! Depriving myself of everything I love doesn’t work for the long term and can lead to a binge of all things brownie. In the maintenance phase, the 80/20 rule works well (80 percent healthy food for fuel and 20 percent food for comfort) and in the losing weight phase, I raise that number to 90/10 or even 95/5 (sorry). Continue reading “Banana cookies with only 2 ingredients”
Weight loss can easily be derailed by snacks. I suffer from getting hangry and if I don’t have healthy snacks on hand, then I’m reaching for whatever I can find to keep the beast at bay. I always have a batch of my no bake chocolate chip cookie protein balls in the fridge for before and after workouts and whenever I need a boost of energy. Continue reading “No bake chocolate chip cookie protein balls”
There’s nothing better than your house smelling like freshly baked cookies (okay, maybe there are a few things. I’m a romance author after all). Finding healthier cookie recipes like my protein-packed peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that also taste amazing can be challenging. Many recipes containing refined sugar proclaim to be good for you, but it isn’t at the top of my health-conscious ingredient list. Continue reading “Protein-packed peanut butter chocolate chip cookies”
After asking for my very own donut pan for Christmas (yes, really), I’ve tried to make a few different types of donuts. The resounding winner of best donut coming out of my kitchen is bakery style banana bread donuts that are gluten free, vegan friendly and lightened up. Continue reading “Bakery style banana bread donuts (lightened up, gluten free and vegan friendly!)”