Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip

Hi healthy bunnies! Well, as you already know– it’s pumpkin season! I love this simple and delicious dip because it takes only a few moments to make and you can dip veggies or graham crackers into it. Perfect for kids or for any holiday party.

You will need

  • 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 tsp ground all spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 -3 tablespoons agave nectar

Blend all ingredients well and serve!

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Halloween Dessert Ideas

Hey there healthy bunnies! The holiday season is in full effect and that means lots of pumpkin as well as other delicious sweet treats. If you need ideas for a company potlocks, holiday parties, or treats to bring your friends and loved ones, I’ve got something delicious to share with you.

I recently did a collaboration with my favorite YouTube bakers: SimplyBakings, KawaiiSweetworld, Iheartrecipes, and LovelyLadyCakes.

We all came up with unique dessert ideas that you can use for Halloween and boy are they yummy ideas!

My contribution it was the cream cheese pumpkin dip which can make great appetizer. My favorite things to do carrots, celery, and graham crackers!

Enjoy!

Blueberry Oats and Barley

I recently mentioned how important it is to understand what you’re eating, and to pay careful attention to low sugar options. This is very relevant when it comes to breakfast cereal. Many cereals are seemingly healthy, but the added sugar content often makes it so the fiber and nutrients you get, are offset by very high sugar amounts.

Oatmeal is a good example of this, since it has so little flavor without sugar. Some of the best tasting oatmeal has reined sugar and LOTS of it!

At home, I make my oatmeal with only natural ingredients. Sometimes it is a sweet treat later in the day if I haw sweet craving. Dried fruit such as raisins or dried blueberries work perfectly. They are very sweet, so just 2 tablespoons added is enough to add sweetness in every bite.

For this barley and oat combination, I added:
*1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
*1/8 cup dried blueberries
*1/4 cup rolled oats
*1/4 cup dried barley cereal
*1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
*1/2 to 1 cup boiling water

Slowly add boiling water until well combined. Let sit for about 5 minutes before enjoying.

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Chocolate Raspberry Cream (Vegan)

I’ve just posted a yummy and easy to make dessert that you’ll love if you love chocolate. It’s naturally sweetened with dates, and it also happens to be vegan! If you want the texture of the cream to be more firmed– just refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. I made more than I needed. so I used the cream for popsicles.

Peach Cobbler-Inspired Mug Cake (Vegan)

My goal is always to eat clean, but sometimes I cannot fight the urge to indulge on a perfectly warm and sweet dessert. Mug cakes are great because you are making a single serving of cake and you can completely control how much sugar and fat go in it. No need to cook from a box! With peach and cinnamon as the main flavors, I call this delicious dessert the Peach Cobbler Inspired mug cake. Since there was no need for egg, and I used coconut milk, it happens to also be vegan! Share with others and please let me know if you give this a try!

xoxo

Fifi

Blueberry Flax Greek Yogurt Muffins

100_1439Many have gathered the notion that if a food is low calorie, it is healthy and if there are a lot of calories– it is not. It really is not this simple. We need a balance of vitamins, minerals, fat, protein, and of course the right amount of calories. The best foods tend to be really dense in nutrients, but also low in calories. Kale is a good example of this, but I didn’t use any kale in this recipe. ūüôā¬† You will simply buy a good quality blueberry muffin mix (to me this means one that doesn’t use cheap ingredients like animal shortening) and follow the instructions, but with my additions and replacements. You will need:

  • Quality blueberry muffin mix
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • Coconut milk (replace water in recipe)
  • Flavorless oil (I used grapeseed)
  • 3 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • Water
  • 1 egg (other 2 eggs replaced with flax)

In a separate bowl, add 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal with 8 to 9 tablespoons of warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes and you will see it take on a gel like texture. Mix all ingredients until flour lumps are nearly gone. Bake according to instructions, but note it may take 5 to 7 minutes longer to bake!  Watch this quick 2 minute video to see how it comes together!

xoxo,

Fifi

Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue and Picnic Foods

I’ve put togteher a list of recipes from my site and the sites of other awesome food bloggers to enjoy over Memorial Day weekend. Some are a little indulgent, but most are flavorful and healthy. You’ll find salads, main dishes, drinks and desserts. Just click on the image and it will take you directly to the recipe. Enjoy and have a fun safe holiday weekend!

xoxo

Fifi

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