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Sugar-Free Caramelized Banana Oatmeal

Sugar-Free caramelized banana oatmeal. In other words, the best oatmeal I’ve ever had. My go-to oatmeal has always been my peanut butter banana oats. It’s easy, delicious and satisfying and I didn’t think anything could ever replace it as my favorite. That was until I made this caramelized banana oatmeal. I will admit, the fact that it requires one extra dish means I will continue to make my easy peanut butter oats more often, but these oats will be around over the weekends. I can at least guarantee that. Especially on a rainy weekend like we just had. That’s right, after the extreme cold we’ve had over the last few weeks, the temperature rose to 10°C last weekend and we had heavy rain from Friday to Saturday. Now, all of our snow…

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chai Cream Cheese Frosting

Today, I’m happy to be sharing a delicious holiday treat:  Pumpkin cupcakes with chai cream cheese frosting. Yes, I said CHAI cream cheese frosting. Here’s the thing. Most of the recipes you’ll find here are vegan/vegetarian, sweetened with fruit and made from unprocessed food. Sometimes though, we need to treat ourselves a bit. For that reason, I decided to make us a little treat for the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, these pumpkin cupcakes are still far healthier than most cupcake recipes you’ll find out there. The cupcake itself is not only made with whole wheat flour, but it’s also sweetened with dates. You’ll also find some healthy fats, pumpkin puree and of course, an abundance of pumpkin spice. This results in a moist…

Curried Roasted Carrot & Cauliflower Soup

The past two days have been gray and wet and I’ve been craving some cozy soups – This curried roasted carrot & cauliflower soup was just what I needed.  Soup has been a big part of my diet over the last few stressful weeks. I’m feeling more and more anxious with my dietetic exam coming up in exactly one month now. There’s something comforting about soup and I’ve been turning to this easy meal now more than ever.  I honestly haven’t felt this anxious in two years and I did not miss this feeling. For this reason, I’m trying to prioritize self-care a little more – Something that I sadly ignored over the last few months. It’s sad how we need to feel…

Date-Sweetened Apple Crumble Bars

I found a way to use up all my apples this year. Date-Sweetened Apple Crumble Bars. I’m making these on repeat until I’m done with the 20lbs bag of apples we picked. I should start by saying that these apple crumble bars are not only sugar-free, but they’re also gluten-free, vegan and nut-free! Most importantly, they’re incredible (despite what you may think of something that’s gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and sugar-free). To be honest, Shaun and I ate 2/3 of the recipe over the first day I made it. It’s another one of those addictive dessert recipes. If I learned something since I stopped eating sugar, it’s that you can still make sweet, addictive recipes sweetened with fruit. Of…

Spiced Chia Applesauce

This spiced chia applesauce is part one of a recipe I’m really excited to share with you guys this week! It may be part of another recipe, but I wanted to share it on its own, since it’s perfectly delicious eaten as is. I’ll even say that it’s the best applesauce I’ve ever had (honestly). And this Friday, I’m sharing a delicious apple dessert recipe that uses it.  My fridge is currently full of applesauce from the many batches I tested over the weekend. I have to say, it was a good way to use up my 20lbs bag of apples – If you’re looking for more sugar-free apple recipes, I also love my sugar-free apple crisp and healthy caramel apple slices. Like…