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Pumpkin Bread with Dark Chocolate Chips

 

About this time every year, my husband asks me to make pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. And every year he begs me to make the real thing because each time I’ve tried a “healthier” recipe, it turns out to be…well inedible. But I’ve finally found a recipe that was not only edible, but extremely yummy! This recipe uses coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and has a small amount of sugar & flour  as well. The texture & flavor are amazing too, which has always been my biggest obstacle when making pumpkin bread. I guarantee you will be using this recipe every fall for years to come!

Ingredients:

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 large egg
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt

Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Use coconut oil spray & oat flour to grease a bread pan. In a large bowl or mixer, stir together the pumpkin, greek yogurt, egg, vanilla, melted coconut oil, & brown sugar until well combined.

In a separate bowl, mix together the wheat flour, oat flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, & sea salt. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until just mixed. Stir in the dark chocolate chips. Pour into the bread pan & sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a knife can cleanly go through the center of the bread. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes & Vegan Pesto

So I’m OBSESSED with this recipe! It’s a great meal if you are having a craving for pasta, without the guilty side effects & calorie overload. I’m so excited to hop on the spaghetti squash band wagon & try many more recipes with this yummy veggie!

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes & Vegan Pesto

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Roasted Tomatoes:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash cut in half & de-seeded
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
  • celtic sea salt & pepper to taste
  • parmesan (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place the spaghetti squash cut-side up on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil & bake for 40-50 minutes, or until squash is tender and slightly brown on the edges.

Place cherry tomatoes, garlic, sea salt & pepper into a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and mix together. Bake until tomatoes are tender and start to shrivel. (Around 10-15 minutes.) After cooked, cover with foil to keep warm.

Once the squash is cooked, let cool slightly. Use a fork to pull out spaghetti strands & place in a large bowl. Toss with the pesto. Plate with the tomatoes and optional grated parmesan. YUM!

Vegan Pesto:

  • 3 cups basil (moderately packed)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled & roughly chopped
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • 3/4 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts

In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the olive oil. Pulse until evenly chopped. Slowly add in the olive oil through the top of the processor. Pulse until evenly combined, but not completely smooth.

Prana Del Mar Wellness Retreat

I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to attend & guest teach at Rachel Kane’s Wellness Retreat at Prana Del Mar in Cabo San Lucas. Rachel & I met nearly 5 years ago in Los Angeles when she attended one of my yoga classes. She was a devoted yogi & soon became a certified pilates & barre instructor. She’s continuously built an amazing following in Northern California, so I was super excited to meet & teach some of her students! Check out some of the amazing views, food, classes & activities we got to participate in on the 5-day Retreat below. Also, check out Rachel’s web site for additional info on her: http://www.lovefitnessloveyoubyrachel.com

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The beautiful view from the rooftop of the community building.

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Early morning sunshine on the last day of our Retreat.

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Sunset from the first night.

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Yes, we did a lot of sun bathing, reading, journaling & relaxing!

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Horseback riding on the beach!

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Sweaty Savasana after a yoga flow class.

 

 

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The ladies stepped outside of their comfort zones & I taught a cardio dance class – everyone had a blast!

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Rachel sculpting our backsides!

 

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We enjoyed dinner at a local farm in Cabo – Flora Farms!

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Homemade Mole & Tortilla Soup we made at a cooking class with Chef Daniel at Prana Del Mar.

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Nutritious Blueberry Muffins

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Checkout this YUMMY blueberry muffin recipe I made for my Nutrition Workshop this past weekend. They are flour-less, refined sugar-less, dairy-free & are a perfect post-workout snack!

Flour-less Blueberry Muffins

  • 2 ripe medium-size bananas
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 eggs (or egg replacer if you would like to go vegan)
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • Coconut sugar to sprinkle

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line muffin tin(s). (I was able to make 16 muffins)

Place all of the ingredients except for the blueberries into a food processor & blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Using a spoon, gently fold the blueberries into the batter. Pour the batter into the muffin tins, filling each about 3/4th the way full. Bake for 20 minutes, or until light golden brown. Sprinkle with Coconut Sugar & cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

 

Community Yoga!

I love getting involved in the community! I think it’s a great way to share my passion of health, fitness, and yoga with as many people as I can. When I moved to Dallas last March, I decided to challenge myself to get more involved each month so that I could create a strong network of like-minded individuals. It’s been a lot of fun & it’s also a great way to give back. Here are a few community classes I’ve led over the past few months. If you have an idea for a community class, definitely let me know: info@kaleighwalker.com. Stay tuned for even more in 2016!

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Yoga with my fellow Delta Gamma sisters at SMU

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Healthier Holiday Cookies

We are all in the midst of holiday gatherings and gift exchanges. That can always be challenging for not only your wallet, but also your waistline. I’ve found a few yummy cookie recipes that are perfect gifts for friends & family. They are super simple to make, healthy, easy on the budget and SO delicious! I guarantee you will be asked for the recipes 🙂

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Flourless Peanut or Almond Butter Brownie Cookies

  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Cup All-Natural Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (room temperature)
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl beat the egg. In a medium mixing bowl add the beaten egg, peanut/almond butter, brown sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, & vanilla extract. Mix everything very well. Fold in the dark chocolate chips.

Roll a heaping spoon full of the dough into a ball and gently flatten onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. They will look soft and under-baked, but I guarantee they will be yummy! Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes and ENJOY 🙂

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Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

  • 2 Cups Raw, Unsalted Cashews
  • 10 – 12 Medjool Dates (pitted & halved)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Powdered Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Water (if needed)
  • Coconut Sugar &/or Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly toast the cashews for 8-10 minutes, stirring once. Let cool.

Place the cooled cashews, dates, spices, & salt into food processor bowl. Whiz until the nuts are finely ground and the mixture starts clumping. If it seems too dry, add the tablespoon of water until the dough forms into a ball. Place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.

Place the coconut sugar &/or cocoa powder into a bowl. Make small balls out of the dough & roll them into the sugar &/or cocoa powder. Store in a covered container in the fridge & ENJOY!

Here are a couple of other Holiday-inspired cookie recipes I will definitely be trying over the next few weeks!

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http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/12/18/grain-free-sugar-cookies/

 

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An Interview with Kaleigh Walker

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Last Sunday the #CSFpartygirls found themselves at WeYogi’s taking a class from nutrition coach and fitness instructor, Kaleigh Walker. Not only did we get to experience -many for the first time- a hot yoga class, but we got tips + tricks for staying fit this holiday season. (Yes please.) And, because we at CSF HQ found these tips so helpful, we figured we ought to share a few of our faves for those of you who couldn’t make the event!

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Top Three Tips to Keeping Fit for The Holidays:

1. When getting dressed for Thanksgiving, we usually retreat to spandex and oversized shirts. (Or, let’s be real, this is us everyday.) But, instead, wear something a little tighter fitting that you feel confident in. You won’t want to get too full and uncomfortably suck in all day if you come dressed to the 9′s.

2. Always bring a dish you know you would eat. Then, you can fill the majority of your plate with your healthy item, adding a couple other dishes as your sides.

3. Feel okay to be assertive. You can say “no” to people offering you more food or dessert.

Now that we have these noted to keep us trim the next month, be sure you check out Kaleigh’s different classes all over Dallas including WeYogi’s and Lync Cycling studio. You can find out a bit more about this blonde bombshell from our interview with her below:

1. Tell us about yourself! What you do, your husband, your home. Tell us anything fun that helps us know you better!

I was born & raised in Kansas, but moved to LA on a whim after college & lived there for 10 years. It was truly life-changing because that’s where I found my husband, yoga, spinning, & nutrition! I turned my passion for health into a career in 2008 & have never looked back. Currently I teach yoga, spin, occasionally dance, am a personal trainer & a nutrition coach. I’m so fortunate to have the opportunity to do what I love each & every day as my career – not many people get to say that. And I’ve loved how welcoming the Dallas fitness community has been to me ever since moving here in March.

When I’m not sweating, I love to spend time cooking & hosting dinner parties with my husband, Russell; traveling (I just got back from a trip to France!); interior design (We just purchased our first home & it’s been SO fun decorating it!); watching Kansas Basketball (if you’re into college basketball, you know why!); and spending time with our two puppies, Sadie & Lucy. I also have 4 nieces & 4 nephews, so it’s a lot of fun being an Aunt.

2. What did you do growing up an athlete? Does this reflect at all in your current workout regimen?


Growing up, I was a very competitive athlete & dancer. I played softball, basketball, volleyball, but was most competitive in golf! (I actually tied for first place in state my senior year of high school.) Dance was also a huge passion of mine, & I still dance to this day! (It’s the best workout ever!) I think both sports & dance built a strong fitness foundation for me & turned me into the hard-working, determined person I am today. They both taught me discipline, mental strength, confidence, the importance of hard work, & camaraderie. I also learned so much about motivating & teaching from my coaches & teachers that inspired me to return the favor & become a teacher myself.

3. What do you love most about nutrition? Have you always been health conscious?

So even though I was very active growing up, I had the worst diet ever! I grew up in a small town in Kansas, so the availability of healthy food was basically non-existent, plus my parents didn’t have the time or desire to cook very much. I grew up on fast food, frozen dinners or meals from a box, so I’ve basically had to start from scratch when it comes to understanding nutrition. After my first month or so of yoga classes in 2006 is when I really started to revamp how I approached food. I began to notice when I ate certain foods or drinks after yoga, I felt like garbage! So I’ve slowly created the dietary habits that seem to work best for me, which is mainly plant-based foods with a little bit of fish/seafood from time to time. I love getting creative with meals in the kitchen with my husband (he’s an amazing chef & we live about a minute from Central Market). And I especially like baking healthy dessert recipes – I’ve got a gluten-free oatmeal dark chocolate chip cookie recipe I’m obsessed with & found a yummy raw cake ball recipe made with chickpeas that is to die for. (Both are on my blog: www.kaleighwalker.com/blog)

4. What is the ultimate cheat meal- All nutrition and health out the window!


My favorite cheat meal would have to be cheese pizza with a chocolate chip cookie for dessert 😉

5. What is your favorite part about the holidays? Does your family have any fun traditions?

My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with friends & family! Now that I have so many nieces & nephews, it’s fun to see them open presents & get excited for Santa & Elf on the Shelf. My family always has a big Christmas Eve party with about 50+ people, so it’s always great to catch up with the people you haven’t seen for a while. And my husband’s family always has a big Christmas dinner on the 25th, so it’s been fun to add in his family’s traditions as well.

6. What are your future goals and aspirations?

I’m a huge proponent of goal setting, & have my 1, 5, & 10 year goal sheet up on my fridge so I can see it every day 🙂 My biggest goals include opening my own yoga + fitness + nutrition studio in Dallas & starting my own charitable organization that focuses on educating families on the importance of nutrition at a young age. Nearly half of the children in the U.S. are overweight or obese, so it’s a huge problem right now in our country that needs to be addressed! Stay tuned!

So, if you’re looking for a permanent fitness instructor, someone to kick your rear back into shape post-holidays, or someone to teach you how to lead a healthy lifestyle, this is your girl. We have absolutely loved the opportunity to know Kaleigh better and we know you will love her, too!  If you’d like to contact Kaleigh, her email is kaloo33@gmail.com.

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And P.S. … right now members of Circle Seven Five receive 25% off private or duo yoga or personal training sessions and 30% off one month of nutritional coaching with Kaleigh.

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Holiday Nutrition Tips

The Holiday Season has officially started with the conclusion of Halloween. The leaves are changing, the Christmas decorations are starting to appear, and the invitations to Holiday gatherings are being received. Even though this is such a joyous time of year for most, it can also be quite challenging for your health habits and waistline, so check out some easy to implement tips I shared with Circle Seven Five at a Nutrition + Yoga event recently on how to stay trim and slim over the Holidays.

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80/20 Rule: Allow yourself to enjoy indulging every now and then. Life would be so unfulfilling without doing so! When you eat in a balanced, healthy way 80% of the time, you don’t have to feel guilty when you do indulge the other 20%. Savor that piece of pie, mac & cheese, or extra glass of wine & then get right back on track!

Preparation is KEY: When you know you are going into a situation that could possibly lead to bad nutritional choices, do some preparation beforehand. If it’s at a restaurant, skim the menu & pick out a dish that you know will be the healthiest option & make a pact with yourself to order it. If you are going to a party, offer to bring a healthy dish that you know you will eat. My go-to is always a big salad! You can also eat a healthy snack beforehand so you won’t be starving when you are tempted with all those holiday dishes!

Be Assertive: Just because someone offers you a drink or dessert, don’t feel obligated to take it. I know you don’t want to seem rude, but your own health goals are important, so I give you the permission to be high maintenance!

Get Creative with Healthy Recipes: I recently hosted a Halloween party & loved the challenge of creating appetizers that were not only yummy, but healthy. My guests loved them & couldn’t believe how good the healthier versions tasted! Pinterest & many bloggers out there have so many healthy alternatives to our favorite holiday comfort foods, so do some research or check out my blog for some of my favorite dishes!

Be Present: We are often doing 80 different things at once when we are eating a meal. Try to slow down & really be mindful & aware of what you are putting into your body each & every time you eat. This is especially true when we are at holiday gatherings & tempted with those calorie-laden dishes!

Fill Your Plate with Veggies: Veggies are a great source of fiber, which provide that feeling of fullness or satiation. I like to think of veggies as my main dish, with everything else being a side dish.

Be The Last in Line: When going through a Holiday Buffet, the first few people get to see the dishes in their perfect, appetizing state. If you go last, the food loses some of that beauty & appeal, so some of those dishes might not seem quite as appetizing.

Don’t Wear Spandex: Let’s be honest – when you wear a sexy, form-fitted outfit, you don’t want a full-bellied pooch after eating too much at the buffet table! It’s one, sure-fire way to avoid over-indulging!

Use a Smaller Plate: A salad plate or even a large napkin is the perfect way to keep your portion sizes smaller.

Moderation, Moderation, Moderation: The holiday pounds don’t come on because you had a couple of bites of dessert, they come on when you overindulge. When you do decide to eat something that you know is not the best for you, think moderation! It takes about 500 extra calories per day (or 3500 per week) to gain one pound, so consider that when making choices!

Be Careful of Beverages: Alcohol can inhibit our decision-making skills (in more ways than one!) & make us feel hungrier. Plus those holiday-inspired cocktails can have hidden calories, so go easy on the egg nog! (Which has around 340+ calories per cup)

Stay Hydrated: Often times our minds think we are hungrier than we are because we are dehydrated. Make sure to drink an ample amount of cold, filtered water throughout the day as it can boost your metabolism by up to 30%! Add in some fresh-squeezed lemon – it slows digestion!

Bring Mints, Gum, or Your Toothbrush: Whenever I know I am full or shouldn’t eat anymore, I pop in a piece of gum or go brush my teeth to help prevent me from revisiting the buffet.

Be a Helpful Guest: Offer to help do dishes or serve drinks at a holiday party, that way you aren’t as easily distracted by a second trip to the buffet.

Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself: Sometimes when we veer off track, we give up! We say “Screw it! I’ve already had two cookies, what’s four more!” Don’t allow yourself to get into that mindset. We aren’t perfect – but when we do mess up, we have to accept it & start over. If you happen to overindulge, allow your next day to be lighter & cleaner & just remind yourself how great you feel & look when you do eat right!

No Crash Diets: If you’ve had a few days of poor food choices, don’t think a crash diet will counteract your decisions. When you starve your body of the food & nutrients it needs to function, it will start to slow down your metabolism & hold onto whatever it has (including fat!), so it’s best to maintain your normal, clean-eating & exercise regimen as soon as you can to get back on track.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Bottom line – if it’s not in your house you’re not going to eat it! I know it’s hard when friends give cookies, chocolate, or candy as gifts, but it’s better to enjoy a few bites & then share it with co-workers or neighbors. Share the love!

Plan Time for Exercise: No matter how busy you get, stay committed to your exercise regimen! It will not only help you maintain your weight, but it will help alleviate the added stress that can happen over the holidays. If you overindulged the day before, try to add in an extra 30 minutes of work the next day to compensate.

Stay Well Rested: Studies have shown that a bad night’s sleep = cravings for bad foods! Our bodies are trying to supplement the lack of sleep with added energy in the form of calorie-rich foods.

Take a Probiotic & Digestive Enzymes: Take a Probiotic before going to bed to help with digestion, elimination, gut health, & immunity! A Plant-based Digestive Enzyme is also a great supplement to take whenever you eat a heavy meal or foods you don’t normally eat.

Take the Focus off Food: I know the Holidays are a time to celebrate friends & family, but try to find different ways to enjoy time together that doesn’t center on meal time. Make wreaths, go on a tour of decorated homes, do a Holiday 5k, decorate the Christmas tree or make homemade ornaments, sing Christmas Carols, go to a holiday movie, literally the list is endless – just think outside the box.

Healthy Halloween-Inspired Treats

My husband & I are so excited to finally have trick-or-treaters this year! We’ve also decided to have a few friends over for some Halloween-inspired appetizers, so thankfully Pinterest prevailed! Check out some HEALTHY Halloween treats that will leave your guests grossed out, but reaching for seconds. 🙂 For additional ideas, check out my Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/kaleighl/halloween-party/

Homemade Guacamole “Throw-Up”

  • 4 Ripe Avocados
  • 1/4 Cup diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Jalapeno or Serrano, seeds removed & finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to Taste

Mix all of the ingredients but the Avocados, Sea Salt & Pepper. Mash the Avocados & fold in additional ingredients. Finish with Sea Salt & Pepper to taste!

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Date Stuffed “Cockroaches”

  • Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1 log of Goat Cheese
  • Marcona Almonds
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Plastic Cockroaches

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the dates length-wise to insert a dollop of goat cheese, one almond, and several rosemary sprigs. Re-seal the dates as best as you can.
  3. Bake for about 8-10 minutes just to soften the cheese & dates. Garnish with plastic cockroaches! Yum!

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Raw Cookie Dough Cake Pops

Cookie Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooked, Rinsed and Drained Chickpeas (Canned is fine)
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil (Room Temperature)
  • 1/4 Cup Natural Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3 Cup Mini Vegan Chocolate Chips or Dark Chocolate Chips
  • About 2 Cups Vegan White Chocolate Chips
  • Additional 1/8 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips or Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. Place all Cookie Dough Ingredients excluding the chocolate chips into your food processor and blend until completely smooth stopping to scrape down the sides.
  2. Mix chocolate chips into your batter using a spatula.
  3. Place ingredients in a glass baking dish or loaf pan and place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from freezer and using a melon baller or spoon roll into 1 inch cookie dough balls and place on a plate.
  5. Place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  6. Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave or double boiler.
  7. Remove cookie dough balls from the freezer and dip each ball or coat evenly with melted white chocolate. Place in the freezer for another 30 minutes.
  8. Melt additional chocolate chips & decorate the cake balls like a skeleton or ghost (see below)
  9. Enjoy immediately or place in a sealed tight container in the freezer

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Yummy & Healthy Dark Chocolate Almond Butter & Lentil Blondies

Even though I thoroughly enjoy eating healthy, I also LOVE a sweet treat! My go-to is basically anything with DARK CHOCOLATE & ALMOND BUTTER in it, so I thought I would research a healthy alternative to a classic BLONDIE recipe. I found one on Pinterest that I tweaked a bit & must say it was quite satisfying!

Check out the healthier BLONDIE recipe below & be prepared to be amazed at how good these sweet treats are 🙂

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DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND BUTTER BLONDIES: Adapted from the Ambitious Kitchen

  • 1/2 cup Red Lentils
  • 1/2 cup All-Natural Almond Butter (I used Crunchy. Make sure the only ingredient is ALMONDS!)
  • 1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup Oat Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (at least 70% or darker), plus a handful for sprinkling on top

Instructions:

In a small saucepan, combine lentils and 1 cup of water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until lentils are soft. Transfer lentils to a food processor, add a few tablespoons of water, then process until lentils are a smooth puree; set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9×9 inch baking pan with coconut oil spray.

Whisk oat flour, baking soda & salt in a bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl or electric mixer, mix together almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth. Add in lentil puree and mix until well combined.

Fold in oat mixture then gently fold in 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool & inhale! 😉

Benefits of some of the above ingredients!

  • Lentils: Are packed with protein, fiber, minerals & vitamins which helps lower blood cholesterol, reduces risk of heart disease, increases gut health, & stabilizes blood sugar.
  • Almond Butter: Almonds are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, iron, & healthy fats.
  • Oat Flour: Is a better option than unbleached white flour because it is gluten-free, has protein, fiber, minerals, B Vitamins, iron, vitamin E, & calcium. Oats are known to aid in heart health, lowering the risk of Type 2 diabetes by balancing blood sugars & lowering cholesterol.
  • Pure Maple Syrup: Is loaded with the powerful antioxidants, Polyphenols, that helps reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener that releases into the blood stream slower than processed sugars, so the blood sugar is balanced. It also reduces bloat, is high in zinc, iron, calcium, potassium & manganese,
  • Dark Chocolate: Can help lower your blood pressure by improving blood flow, helps reduce risk of stroke, helps control blood sugar, is full of antioxidants, vitamins, & minerals. Dark chocolate is also known to release endorphins in the brain to make you happier

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