Clean Eating Banana Split Muffins

One of my favorite Valentine’s Day memories is when my hubby, who can’t really cook, decided to make me a dessert as a surprise - it was a super yummy banana split.  This year I’m surprising him (surprise honey!) with these delicious clean banana split muffins! Ingredients: 4 medium size ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup date sugar 2 large eggs 1/2 cup canola oil 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1...

 

Clean Eating Chocolate Caramel Fruit Pizza

No Superbowl party would be complete without pizza but this isn’t the pizza you might expect. There’s no delivery or box from the freezer here. This pizza has a crispy crust sweetened with date sugar and topped with a chocolate caramel sauce, fresh fruit and a dusting of shredded coconut. Ingredients: Whole grain pizza dough for a 15 inch pizza (recipe here) 1 tsp canola oil 1 tbsp date sugar 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp grain sweetened chocolate...

 

Clean Eating Chocolate Truffles

There are no words to describe how wonderful these truffles are.  They melt in your mouth and are simply divine!  Aside from being 100% clean they are so simple to make!  I teach a cooking class for children and I will be using this recipe in our upcoming class.  Yes, they are so easy a child can make them! Ingredients: 6 ounces grain sweetened chocolate chips (I use Sunspire brand) 6 ounces soft goat cheese, brought to room temperature 2 tbsp...

 

Clean Eating Creamy Pumpkin Rice Pudding

I absolutely could not miss including pumpkin in our series on super foods. Pumpkin is by far my favorite super food and rice pudding is such a comfort food that it just made sense to combine the two for a delicious creamy bowl of happy childhood. I don’t remember having rice that often as a child but when we did, I loved it when there was some left over and I would ask my mom if she would make sweet rice which it turns out was rice pudding....

 

Clean Eating NO BAKE Blueberry Granola Bars

There are some recipes that we make that I wish we could invite all our readers into our kitchens so that you can taste the yumminess that comes from putting together wholesome, simple, natural foods.  These are by far the very best granola bars I’ve ever eaten before - and I LOVE granola and have had my fair share!  Not only are they deliciously addicting but they contain blueberries and oats which are  super foods.  Blueberries...

 

Clean Eating Candy Bars

Bag of chocolate chips - $4.99.  Pack of peanuts - $3.99.  Getting your candy bar fix without cheating - PRICELESS!  Who would have ever thought you could eat a candy bar without any refined sugars or added preservatives?!  Not only is this candy bar completely clean but it’s less than 130 calories and only 4.5 grams of fat.  Be warned - it is really hard to eat just one! Ingredients: 12 Medjool dates, pitted 1...

 

Clean Eating Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

I love fruit parfaits.  Fresh fruit and creamy yogurt - YUM!   Not only are they a beautiful display at your Holiday table but they are so easy to make. Ingredients: 32 ounces non fat (or low fat) plain yogurt 32 ounces part skim ricotta cheese 5-6 cups fresh berries of your choice Preparation: In a large bowl mix together ricotta cheese and yogurt. In another large bowl gently mix together all the berries. Spoon a layer of the yogurt...

 

Clean Eating Upside Down Apple Cake

This upside down apple cake is based on a Torte di Mele which is a Tuscan apple cake. It’s not really cake, it’s denser, almost like bread.  The apples are cooked in a skillet until caramelized and then topped with the batter and baked. The pan is then inverted over a plate so the beautiful glazed apples are on top and the sauce soaks through to the pastry below. It’s a perfect dish to have for a brunch or any time. Ingredients: 4...

 

Clean Eating Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Although cinnamon roasted almonds make it onto our table for our Christmas morning brunch, they don’t last long!  I LOVE these little bits of heavens.  For me, it’s almost worth it to brave the crowds at the mall just to smell the cinnamon roasted almonds that show up at those little kiosks this time of year.  ALMOST!  Now the wonderful aroma can fill your kitchen at home! Ingredients: 2 cups whole raw almonds (you can also use roasted...

 

Clean Eating Calling All Chocolate Brownie Lovers!

It doesn’t matter how little or how much I eat at dinner, I have to end my meal with something sweet.  I’m not picky so most of the time fruit does the trick.  But every now and then I need to step it up a notch and break out the heavy hitters - cookies, brownies and cake.  Not only does this recipe satisfy my sweet tooth but it is a powerhouse of nutritional benefits!  Each brownie comes packed full with the benefits of black...