Treats

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Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are soft & chewy. They’re also grain and nut free. I originally created this recipe to make pancakes, but that was a major fail. As I mixed everything together, instead of turning out like pancake batter, I had a thick dough. Sooo, I decided to make cookies and add chocolate chips. They’re very lightly sweetened and make a great fall dessert. Once it hits September, I’m all about pumpkin everything. I’m your stereotypical white girl…

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Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Fall is in the air! I get so excited when fall rolls around because that means it’s time for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! I love all the fall treats and apple cider, apple picking, pumpkin picking, fall fashion and just about everything fall has to offer. The only downside is that it’s followed by winter- which I hate. This pumpkin butter recipe was inspired by the pumpkin butter that was served with the bread at a restaurant I ate at when I…

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Blueberry Explosion Protein Muffins (grain/nut-free)

I’ve been eating a lot of collagen lately. I mix it in my protein shakes, put it in my coffee, eat Bulletproof collagen protein bars, & now I’m making protein muffins with it! It definitely does have anti-aging benefits – my acne scars have been clearing up and I have younger looking skin. Collagen is also great for your joints & digestive system. It also helps your hair grow and your nails stronger. The brand I use is Vital Proteins.…

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Dairy-Free Kefir Parfaits

  So, I’ve been wanting to experiment with fermented foods for a long time. I eat fermented foods. I’ve just never made my own, until now. I bought a book on fermenting foods about two years ago and have been so distracted, so I never tried. Someone I know had more kefir grains than he was able to keep up with and offered some to me. I took that as a sign it was time to finally try fermenting foods.…

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Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie (Nut-Free)

Growing up, for every holiday my grandma would always make tons of food. She would make spanokopita from scratch (which the whole family would devour) and tons of desserts to bring over. One of my favorite desserts that she would make was Chocolate Pudding Pie. I always looked forward to it with her homemade whipped cream on top. After she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, we started buying spanokopita from Greek shops and there was no more of her homemade…

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Chocolate Chip Sunbutter Muffins

  Everyone deserves a muffin once in a while, and if it’s a chocolate chip muffin that’s even better! You only live once, so you might as well enjoy it. These chocolate chip muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, corn-free, and soy-free, so you don’t have to sacrifice your health while enjoying the occasional muffin. I use Enjoy Life chocolate chips and Sunbutter. I’ve always been a believer in “paleo treats” and recreations of comfort foods. There’s no reason you should…

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Red Velvet Fudge

  So Valentine’s Day is a month away and that means red velvet! I love red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. I prefer to stay dairy-free most of the time so I wanted to make a paleo fudge to get my red velvet fix. This recipe features Youfreshnaturals Red Velvet Cashew Coconut Butter, which is a seasonal flavor. It is super easy and fast to make and a great dessert to make for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day!…

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Grain-Free Strawberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are pretty popular, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never actually seen a strawberry muffin before. I have always preferred strawberries to blueberries, so I thought why not make strawberry muffins instead of the traditional blueberry muffins? I love to have muffins for breakfast because they’re grab and go. The thought of having to cook breakfast in the morning is just daunting to me. I really don’t like to do anything until after I’ve had my coffee, and that…

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Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread muffins! Seasonal flavors make me excited to eat and I am big fan of muffins. Youfreshnaturals coco-nut butters are so delicious, I had to make their seasonal Dark Chocolate Gingerbread be a part of my recipe. Make these muffins and enjoy the holiday season even more (if that’s possible)! These muffins are not very sweet, so if you like them sweeter add some more maple syrup.   Easy- ***** Fast- **** Spicy- no   Ingredients: 1 cup Dark Chocolate…

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Eggnog Gingerbread Brownies

I love the holiday season! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love indulging in all the seasonal flavored treats like gingerbread and eggnog. In this recipe, I’ve combined my two favorites: gingerbread and eggnog together to make brownies. I always used to go to Starbucks and get gingerbread lattes, so I’m definitely going to create a healthier version of that too. I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping as well. I can’t wait to get a tree, wrap all the…

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Hey you! My name is Jill and I'm a Nutritional Therapy Consultant. Since discovering paleo back in 2012, nutrition/wellness/fitness have become my passions. I used to be a cigarette smoker, fast food eater, and completely sedentary party girl. So, trust me, I've been there. I get it. I know change is hard. That's what I'm here for- to help you change your lifestyle & feel the best you possibly can!
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