Pecan Pie Bites

I’m currently in week 18 of my pregnancy and Day 4 of a Whole30. Whole30 during pregnancy?! I must be crazy. Actually, since I’ve slid into my second trimester, I’ve found myself wanting to feel more inspired with my meal prep and less bogged down by all the foods I’ve been indulging but have been…

Peanut Maca Protein Milkshake

I’ve never been a huge peanut butter consumer, especially once I started eating paleo back in 2008. Peanuts are botanically classified as a legume and not a true nut like almonds or walnuts. This means that peanuts are “technically” forbidden on the paleo diet. That being said, there are plenty of people who tolerate legumes well or need to…

Pregnancy Week 37: The Final Weeks

Here’s a few updates about how the pregnancy is going! Fitness The past 6 weeks have been filled with lots of packing, moving, and projects. My yoga practice kind of fell back to 2-3x a week and I’ve swapped weight lifting for a homeowner’s life of cleaning, organizing, stacking boxes, and yard work. I’ve also…

Salted Caramel Almond Milk

I’m really sad you guys. My landlady just cut back this GIANT beautiful Bougainvillea plant in our front yard. I know it’ll grow back, but I seriously feel like my house is naked and exposed right now. It offered so much shade and color and texture to our little abode and I’m grieving the loss. It…

Clean Almond Joy Bars

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for a hump day/afternoon sugar boost! Seriously, munch on one of these and try not to jet out the door and run around the block 5 times. It’s amazing how sensitive our bodies can become to sugar when we limit our consumption of the sweet stuff. Even during my pregnancy,…

Carrot Cake with Maple Date Buttercream

If you look under the “sweets” tab in my recipe page, you won’t find too many decadent or overly indulgent treats. They tend to be easy and natural alternatives to cookies or brownies and raw desserts or fruit-sweetened bars; basically the kind of stuff you would expect from a gluten-free, dairy-free blog. These little cakes…

Date-Sweetened Macaroons

As far as I can tell, most macaroon recipes call for honey as the sweetener. Confession time: Sometimes I just don’t like honey. It has a very distinct flavor which is great is some things, but in others the flavor takes over. In an attempt to quell my macaroon craving and also avoid the honey…

Pecan Date Coffee Creamer

Do you follow me on Instagram? If you don’t, then click over here and follow! Yesterday I asked my instagram followers to choose between two recipe posts and this one was the winner! Lucky for you, there is also a BONUS recipe at the bottom. I mean, who doesn’t want coffee cake with their coffee and…

Super Seedy Bars

I feel like I’m always describing my recipes as “super easy” and “really simple”. Not to sound like a broken record, but this one is easy AND simple. What can I say? I feel like good healthy food doesn’t need to be complicated in order to be delicious. So I’m just going to keep on…

Simple Chocolate Sauce

For the past few weeks, I’ve had fleeting thoughts of banana splits. Now this is unsual because; 1. I don’t eat dairy which means I’m not a frequent ice cream consumer. 2. I’ve never really been a banana split-sundae kind of girl. Even as a kid, I mostly just wanted the ice cream and not all the…