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Nut-Free Caramel Rice Crispy Squares + SunButter Giveaway!

Today I’m sharing with you Nut-Free Caramel Rice Crispy Squares and something that helped me survive a year without peanut butter.  If you knew me last year, then you know that I’m obsessed with peanut butter. I used to eat it 1-2 times a day every day of the week and I’m talking about a layer so thick, you start wondering if you’re having toast with your peanut butter. That had to change when I moved to Saint John for my dietetic internship. I moved in with my friend who’s severely allergic to peanuts, which meant no peanut butter in the apartment. I needed to find a replacement. Of course, Catherine (my roommate) had found some great products over the years and had a few…

Mini Sugar-Free Cookie Dough Cheesecake

I’m back with another recipe before Easter!  This time, I’m sharing these mini sugar-free cookie dough cheesecakes. I know, two cookie dough recipes in a row… I’m not even sorry.  Here’s how the recipe goes: The base is a raw cookie dough cup made with dates, roasted cashews, oats, vanilla and cocoa nibs. Very similar to the cookie dough bites in my brownie cookie dough “ice cream” bars. It’s the BEST! I actually just used the base as a snack for work the other day and when Shaun came home, he asked me what I put in it. He said “It’s so sweet, it tastes like candy!”. Yes Shaun, it really does.  The cream cheese frosting is made…

Brownie Cookie Dough “Ice Cream” Bars

I waited long enough to share this recipe with you guys, but I think Easter is the perfect occasion.  Not only is this Easter weekend, but it’s also my birthday weekend! It’s actually my 23rd birthday today, but since I’m working all day, I’ll be celebrating tomorrow.  I think this week was the busiest week of my internship yet. First, it was a staff experience week, which means I took over the dietitian’s workload for the week. I was working as a dietitian in oncology, psychiatry and the HIV clinic all week. I also had to spend some time at night writing down a self-evaluation about my daily performance as part of my staff experience week. I then spent the rest of my evenings testing recipes for…

Sugar-Free Breakfast Banana Bread

Banana bread has got to be one of my favorite desserts. Notice here that I said dessert. I’m aware that banana bread is often seen as an “appropriate” breakfast item, but have you ever noticed how much sugar is added to a traditional banana bread? It’s terrifying. I’ll admit that there was a time I did eat sweetened breads for breakfast. In fact, it was my breakfast of choice when I woke up at 5 am to go to swim practice. < — Fun fact, I was once a competitive swimmer.  With that in mind, I wanted to try making a banana bread that would indeed be healthy enough for breakfast. This recipe has been on my mind for a while now and I regret every second I waited before…

Raw Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Is it really March already? I can’t believe how fast this year is going by and my internship certainly doesn’t help. Every 3-4 weeks, I’m working in a different department in the hospital, so I’m constantly busy and learning something new. Do you realize how fast 3 weeks goes by? The second I get comfortable in one rotation, it’s time to change to the next one! I’m currently spending 3 weeks in diabetes education, which is a whole different world from family medicine, burns and plastics. I’ll be spending my days listening/teaching classes for diabetics, doing one-on-one appointments and doing follow-ups.  Anyway, that’s my little internship update. Now, for the month of March and April, I have to…