Baked Apples with Sugared Raw Almonds

Bakes Apples with Sugared Almonds

Bakes Apples with Sugared Almonds

This recipe was actually made last fall but it was something I wanted to share because it’s one of my absolute favorite healthy {gluten free} desserts!

Since apples are year-around here in California, you can start making this now if you’re here. If not, hold this off until fall when the apples are perfectly crisp and oh so sweet!

This recipe takes about an hour to prepare and make; serves up to 5 people at less than $12

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

I have made these 4 ingredient cookies for years, and have always been impressed! Not only is it simple, and not only does it require only 4 ingredients, but the result was a moist cookie that I could eat a million of. The best part of all, there’s no butter! A great thing to make for people with a gluten or dairy allergy!

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Easy Vegan Berry Cheesecake

Easy Vegan Berry Cheesecake

Easy Vegan Berry Cheesecake

This recipe has been taste tested and approved by my sister, who may I add is the BIGGEST cheesecake lover . . the real kind! We even liked this better than real cheesecakes, which I can no longer eat because of my dairy intolerance. It’s also gluten free, score! 🙂

This cheesecake serves 6 – 8 people and costs less than $14 to make! All the ingredients are from Trader Joe’s!

It’s so simple to make with a 2 ingredient crust: dates and salted almonds and the 7 ingredient filling: raw cashews, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, coconut oil, lemon juice, 3 stevia packets, frozen mixed berries and agave nectar. So good, so creamy, so insanely delicious you’ll want to drink it right out of the blender before freezing it!

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5 Ingredient Flowerless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flowerless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flowerless Peanut Butter Cookies

Most nights when I get home from the gym I crave sweets. I know that I shouldn’t be eating them, so I’ve come up with health alternatives so I can constantly eat them! 😉

These cookies are so simple to make, take less than 10 minutes and are so delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of all natural Skippy peanut butter (I find that this brand works best)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a non-stick cookie sheet with foil and non-stick cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together. As you start to stir everything around it will gradually thicken up
  4. Make about 7 – 8 round balls with a spoon. Then, round them into balls with your hands
  5. Place the cookies on the baking sheet and gently flatten with a fork (image example below)
  6. Once the oven is fully heated, bake the cookies for exactly 9 minutes (no longer)
  7. Lastly, let cool for 10 minutes or so and they’re ready to eat
Fork Marks in Cookies

Fork Marks in Cookies

How easy is that? I hope you enjoy!

P.S. – for a little extra touch I sprinkle some maple syrup on tops right before I eat them, which gives them that extra something sweet! 😉

Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark

Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark

Frozen Greek Yogurt Bark

I’m very much a sweets person and struggle to not eat them every single night. I try to live a really healthy lifestyle, so when I am craving sweets during the week I make something that’s both – healthy + yummy!

This dessert is super simple to make and you likely already have these ingredients in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of 0% fat-free greek yogurt
  • 2 stevia packets
  • 10 or so almonds
  • Agave
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen berries
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar

Directions:

  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper or foil
  • In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, stevia and agave
  • Cover the pan with about an inch layer of the greek yogurt mixture
  • Then, pour all of the berries and almonds on top of the yogurt mixture. Spread them around so they are everywhere
  • Lastly, sprinkle more agave on stop and some light brown sugar
  • Place in freeze for 2 -b3 hours

When you’re ready to eat this, take it out of the freezer for about 20 minutes. Then just cut it up and serve! 🙂