Healthiest Choices

Healthy Everything Breakfast Cookies {gluten-free, dairy-free}

May 10, 2017
Healthy Everything Breakfast Cookies -  Clean-eating cookies loaded with oats, nuts, & dried fruit - a sweet breakfast (or dessert) without the guilt! {gluten-free and dairy-free}

Cookies for breakfast!!! In my ideal world this is totally a thing, healthy or not. In real life, though I have definitely eaten cake for breakfast before, dessert is obviously a thing typically reserved for the evening hours (or at least after 12 PM). But hey, show me a cookie that comes loaded with clean […]

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Healthy Chocolate Cacao Nib Truffles {gluten-free, vegan}

January 19, 2017
Healthy Chocolate Cacao Nib Truffles {gluten-free, vegan} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You guys know how much I love healthy excuses for eating chocolate, right? And if you read this blog regularly I’m hoping we totally agree that dark chocolate is less of a dessert than it is a healthy treat. SOOO, following that logic, we can totally mix it up with cocoa powder, cacao nibs, almonds, […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Kale & Tahini Flatbreads with Roasted Chickpeas and Beet-Pear Salad

November 29, 2016
Kale & Tahini Flatbreads with Roasted Chickpeas and Beet-Pear Salad | brighteyedbaker.com

Truth: I may be good at cooking, but meal planning is sooo not something I excel at. The fact is I live the single-person’s kinda life where I only actually cook a meal about once a week and basically run my fridge out of food before I decide to make a trip to the grocery […]

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Mixed Fruit & Oat Bars {GF, Dairy-Free}

November 3, 2016
Mixed Fruit & Oat Bars {gf, dairy-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

S’mores milkshake, marshmallow-stuffed cookies, gluten-free, dairy-free, pretty much guilt-free oat bars. It’s a natural cycle, right? I’ve officially devoted myself to being sweets-free this month, so I figured the blog should reflect that a little bit. I also mayyyy be trying to avoid thinking about dessert since there’s two huge bags of leftover Halloween candy […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts

September 6, 2016
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I can’t even explain how much I love roasted brussels sprouts. Every time I meet someone who hates brussels sprouts it becomes my mission to change their mind, and the first thing I always tell people is to try them roasted. Any which way it’s done – with the classic balsamic glaze, straight-up and simple […]

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Food & Travels: Florida Keys and Islamorada

March 22, 2016
The lowdown on what to see, eat, and do in Islamorada in the Florida Keys, plus a recipe for a light, fresh take on grilled hogfish served with Adriatic sauce. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #FLKeys

Today’s post is in collaboration with Florida Keys and the Key West. Those of you who have followed Bright-Eyed Baker for some time probably know that I love to share about my food travels as well as regular recipes. Because of that, I’d thought it’d be fun to share more about a place I’d love to […]

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Malted Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie {Dairy-Free}

September 3, 2015
Malted Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie - An easy-to-blend-up smoothie that makes the perfect post-workout snack or healthy sweet treat, with a bold and creamy, milkshake-like peanut butter-banana flavor.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’ve always tried to be a generally healthy eater, but – let’s be real – when your job involves developing recipes for baked goods day after day, you’re bound to run into a few brick walls. It wasn’t that long ago that I craved chocolate every. single. day. and felt depressed about breakfast choices that […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Pesto & Arugula Sweet Potato Noodles {GF, Vegan}

August 21, 2015
Pesto & Arugula Sweet Potato Noodles {Gluten-Free} - A simple, healthy, and flavor-packed recipe. Add a fried egg and make it a one-dish meal! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know the spiralizer trend has been hitting the food world hard for a while now, but apparently I decided to be late to the party because this is the first time I’ve actually attempted any sort of veggie-turned-noodle dish myself. WHY I waited so long, I can’t really explain… any way to make noodles […]

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5-Ingredient Strawberry Almond Cereal Bars {GF, Vegan, No-Bake}

August 3, 2015

All Mondays should call for 5-ingredient recipes, am I right? Nothing too fussy or complicated – just 5 ingredients and 5 steps on the way to healthy snacking bliss – AMEN. I’ve been reading through responses from the reader survey I put out last week (you can fill one out here if you haven’t already!), and one […]

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Healthy Raspberry-Coconut Crisps {gf, vegan}

June 11, 2015
Healthy Raspberry-Coconut Crisps: an easy, made-for-two crisp recipe that's #glutenfree and #vegan | http://www.brighteyedbaker.com

Have you ever looked up the difference between a crumble and a crisp? The answers are all over the place and therefore I’ve come to conclude that we essentially use two different names to describe one dessert purely for the sake of confusing people. I’ve always understood that crumbles have oats in the topping and crisps don’t, but there […]

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