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January Favorites (2018)

Welcome to my January favorites post and happy New Year! I know we’re approaching the end of the month, but it’s still January and I’m hoping you’re all still excited and motivated to cook healthy recipes this year. I have so many goals for 2018, both personal and for my career. I’m hoping that 2018 will be a good one!  I’m currently working on so many new recipes that I can’t wait to share with you guys. I’m hoping to share a lasagna recipe soon, as well as a soup, smoothie, casserole and of course some healthy treats. Let me know what kind of recipes you would love to see on the blog this year. I would love to hear your suggestions! For…

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…

Top 10 Recipes of 2017

It’s almost the new year (!!), which means it’s time to see which were the top 10 recipes of 2017 on the blog.  Because, why not? These are the most popular recipes this year according to you. In other words, they’re the recipes you loved most. It’s no surprise that most of them are desserts – number 10 being the exception. You guys are like me, you love healthy treats! Then again, who doesn’t?! Before I leave you to the top recipes of the year, I want to thank you all for your ongoing support. Unsweetened Caroline has grown so much in the last year and it wouldn’t have been possible without you guys. So again, thank you for reading this little blog and trying my sugar-free…

Healthy Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

I would have shared these healthy peanut butter crunch balls with you sooner, but the truth is, I didn’t have any photos to go with the recipe. That’s the problem with being a food photographer and working full time at another job. You don’t get enough light to take pictures during the week. I developed the recipe earlier this week and I knew I wanted to share it with you guys for the holidays. I know I’m last minute, but at least I got to share the recipe before Christmas! Just before driving home to see our family. And before the freezing rain starts… We’re expecting two storms over the weekend, including 20-30 cm of snow on Christmas day. I guess we’ll have a white Christmas after all! I know…

22 Tips to Help Manage Food Cravings

For most of us, food is a source of pleasure and comfort. Sometimes, a little too much. For some of us, food cravings can be a daily struggle. The problem with uncontrollable food cravings is that they can’t be treated like other cravings. We can stop drinking or smoking, but we can’t stop eating. We need food to survive. For this reason, we need to change our relationship with food.  This is a list of tips that have helped me control my sugar cravings in the last few years. To be clear, I’m just speaking from personal experience. You’re probably tired of seeing some of these tips, but the truth is, this is what works for me. I hope that this list helps you in some way, whether the tips are…