In a perfect world candy would be made from the best quality ingredients, corners would not be cut, and it could be something to truly be savored and enjoyed. Since the world is not perfect – yet – I make candy that I am happy to eat, and share, because I know it is made with the best ingredients. It is my little rebellion against the junk that is so prevalent on the market.
What if I told you that you could enjoy a decadent treat this holiday season without any guilt? Yep! Not only are these sinfully delicious but they are also good for you! Packed with protein and veggies, these chocolatey dreams are also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and grain-free!
Equally rich in color and in taste, purple sweet potatoes land on the slightly sweeter side of the flavor scale — so much so that my daughter refers to them as “birthday cake potatoes,” — which got me thinking: why not make a homemade cake batter with this wildly hued vegetable as the star? Even better, why not use the sweet potatoes to make a naturally dyed frosting, too?
This Petrifying Pecan Pumpkin Shake is a treat we all can get behind. It’s easy to make, includes a vegetable, and is thick and rich while still being good for you. I love the flavors of pumpkin and pecan together and it’s a perfect autumn combination for a wholesome Halloween treat.
I actually don’t crave full-blown desserts these days. These little, no-bake bites usually offer both satisfaction and nourishment – something that cake can’t do! They’re part snack, part dessert, and completely customizable to your current sweet tooth.
Looking for a fiendishly good treat for your favorite little ghouls and goblins this Halloween? How about some gruesome pies oozing with tart berry goodness? These little pies may look scary, but they are pretty sweet!
Pumpkin definitely passes the unprocessed test, fresh or canned. Roasting a whole pumpkin is incredible and I suggest that you try it out at least once. Canned pumpkin is just as good, more convenient and still packed with nutrition. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, potassium and vitamin C. Did you know one cup of cooked pumpkin has more potassium than one banana?
I’ve always subconsciously eaten primarily unprocessed foods, but in the course of losing close to forty pounds, I became much more aware of what I was putting into my body. This was not an easy transition for me and it is still partially incomplete. It’s been slow and at times very difficult.