So, recently, I’ve been trying to eat healthier, just be healthier in general, no diet or anything but just trying to get where I need to be on the health meter and not eat a whole bag of Sweethearts in one sitting (I haven’t mastered that yet).
Sugar is my biggest weakness, seriously, I have a sweet tooth and it’s BIG! I’m all about cookies and candy, mmmmm.
So, when I stumbled onto a healthy deserts blog called Chocolate Covered Katie, I was like “woah woah woah, wait just a minute!”. Katie is a vegan and usually includes a completely sugar-free & gluten free recipe with all of her recipes. She is SUPER inventive and smart and uses BEANS to make things like chocolate chip cookie dough dip or chocolate chip cookie pie.
Katie has no idea I’m writing this post or that I exist but I just love her blog so much!
Anyway, I am in LOVE with one of her recipes, the Cookie Dough Dip. OMG, heavenly! I served it at my recent Pampered Chef party with graham crackers and most of the folks loved it too! My friend Kati, she wasn’t sold, but she’s strange, haha! I could literally sit down and eat an entire bowl of this stuff, no joke and it’s actually healthy for you, I mean, I do put brown sugar in it so it’s not THE most health thing ever but it’s WAY better than any alternative to it.
Photo courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie
Another one of the recipes on her blog that I’ve made COMPLETELY sugar free (with stevia) are the Healthy Chocolate Chip cookies and I really loved them too…Jonathan and Little Man loved them too! It took me a few times to make them with just the right portion of Stevia (my other newest obsession) but once I got it right, they were HEAVENLY!
Oh and one more obsession from her blog? Sure….the Oatmeal recipes. I am not a huge fan of oatmeal, I don’t like “cooked fruit” so a lot of the instant oatmeal doesn’t appeal to me so I started using rolled oats and making my own with stevia and a dab of vanilla extract…yum yum yum! Seriously good, I have to get it JUST the right texture because that’s a big thing with me (I’m a food snob, for sure) but once I do, it’s totally good!
I’m headed to the store today to see if I can find some spelt flour and other “health food” items and I’m so excited! I’m hoping I can incorporate it into all of our eating and we can ALL (the hubs doesn’t need to) eat healthier.
Do you guys have any favorite “healthy desserts” recipes????
Forgive me for the next few weeks if I’m a little ‘absent’, I am working on getting about 8 clients finalized AND working on a new Business venture for myself that’s going to take about, oh, 100 hours of designing and coding (that might be an exaggeration but, then again, it might not). I’m so excited to show you all this NEW thing but I can’t yet and it’ll probably be next month before it’s released…so excited though and you’re all going to LOVE it! So, anyway, I am going to have to neglect this little ol’ blog a bit to get everything done by my deadlines, I mean, it’s not like I’m not going to post at all, just not 5 days a week like I was a few weeks ago. Thanks for understanding and GET EXCITED over something new coming soon!