I took a little hiatus from my beloved Saturday series. Let’s see… the holidays, mind-clearing weekend vacations, cookbook, cookbook, and more cookbook have all gotten in the way. I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this, but writing a cookbook is exactly like having a second blog. A monster size blog that requires more than 24 hour days, seven days a week. Writing this cookbook is 1,000,000x harder than the first. I thought it would be easier since I’m familiar with the process! No, no. Not at all.
But hey. There is a
silver chocolate lining. Taste testing has been fun. It’s helping me get the most out of my gym membership. Chocolate, anyone?
(This candy bar recipe is in the book.)
Enough about me. The real reason you’re here: a round-up of 7 favorite recipes. We’re nearing the end of January… already!?!… so, this is the perfect time to remind you about some of my healthier recipes that might fit in with your New Years resolutions. I’ve made quite a few of these recipes in the past few weeks like the peanut butter blondies (I love eating them cold for dessert), the quinoa salad, and the Nutella granola.
Because clearly I haven’t had enough chocolate lately.
Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Blondies— hearts! for Valentine’s Day or because you love peanut butter as much as I do.
It’s slightly embarrassing how often Kevin and I eat this Mango Guacamole. One of our first dates was out for Mexican and we instantly bonded over the power of really good guacamole and cheap margaritas.
Plus, Super Bowl food.
I’m sure you think these are weird, but Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas are almost always on hand. I especially love them on salads. They’re great for snacking and you can make a ton of them at a time. Cinnamon sugar roasted is my favorite. Have you tried these yet??
Favorite gluten free, protein and veggie packed meal: Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad.
This Dark Chocolate Cherry Nutella Granola is the crunchiest, most flavorful granola in my collection of granola recipes. I posted this recipe when I had about 9 readers.
Cheesecake with only 128 calories! It doesn’t make any sense how good these low cal Skinny Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are.
And one extra for good luck… it might not be pumpkin season anymore, but that doesn’t stop me from these 130 calorie Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins. The pumpkin flavor is light, but its moisture is all there. They’re like little fudgy brownie muffins.
Q: Have you tried any of these recipes? Thoughts?
Q: What are some healthier recipes you love?
Enjoy your weekend!