Healthy Strawberry Jam

Healthy strawberry jam

To celebrate the release of my steamy new adult contemporary romance novel, Sweet Redemption, I created the Sweet Treat series and I’m so excited to share my healthy strawberry jam recipe. I absolutely adore jam and I have fond memories of strawberry picking with my dad and going home to make mason jar (after mason jar) of jam.

In the spirit of nostalgia, let’s learn how to make healthy strawberry jam, shall we? There’s no need for all the sugar and we might as well add some superfoods and protein while we’re at it. If you missed the first recipe in the series, check out my birthday cake protein balls that have been getting rave reviews.

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Birthday Cake Protein Balls

Birthday cake protein balls

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.

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Healthy Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie bowl

I love peanut butter (check out my recipes for protein cookies, pancakes, oatmeal protein balls, chocolate chip protein balls, and even dog treats for proof). I also love bananas (check out my easy 2 ingredient cookies and healthy bakery style donuts for further evidence). I’m combining my love affairs in a chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie bowl that is part of my healthy January detox. Chocolate as part of a detox? Yes, please. Deprivation doesn’t work, friends, and dark chocolate is good for you!   Continue reading “Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie bowl”

Protein balls that taste like cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie protein balls

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”

Easy, healthy banana cookies

Banana cookies with only 2 ingredients

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”

Healthy strawberry milkshake

Strawberry protein shake (that tastes like a diner milkshake!)

Imagine being rewarded after a grueling workout with a strawberry protein shake that tastes like a diner milkshake – now you can be! This strawberry protein shake tastes exactly like an old fashioned diner milkshake and gives me a warm, nostalgic feeling (without the sugar rush). It’s a perfect refreshing treat during the summer and now that I’ve created it, I’m addicted to it! Continue reading “Strawberry protein shake (that tastes like a diner milkshake!)”

Healthy cookie recipe

Protein-packed peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

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”