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

November 3, 2016
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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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Healthy Apricot & Coconut Date Balls {GF, Vegan}

April 30, 2015

I love it when I can say that a recipe is gluten-free and vegan (with absolutely no added sugar either!) and know that I’m not serving up something boring, tasteless, and generally BLAH. Because these little guys — the fruity, coconut-flaked ones you see here — are 100% healthy and anything but boring. Think those coconut-date rolls that you […]

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Confession #142: I’m a snacker… Cranberry-Apricot Almond Butter Granola Bars {GF, Vegan}

January 17, 2014
Cranberry-Apricot Almond Butter Granola Bars - Healthy and filling fruit and nuts bars with an almond-y twist.  | brighteyedbaker.com

 As much as I loooove a good sandwich, one that’s warm and toasty and packed with yummy fillings, I rarely ever have one because I’m just not a big lunch eater. My list of meal priorities goes something like: breakfast, dinner/dessert (actually dessert might come before dinner), and then… lunch. At best, lunch for me […]

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Confession #100: I’m No Good at Resolutions… Chocolate-Drizzled Cranberry and Pistachio Bars

January 2, 2013
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First post of 2013! We’re going healthy today, because I think many of us are probably in the market for healthy recipes right now. There’s all of that “New Year, new you” stuff going on, and even if eating healthier isn’t really one of your New Year’s resolutions, I think we all feel a bit […]

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Confession #89: I’m on a pumpkin spree… Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies {Dairy-Free}

October 11, 2012
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For those of you who love to bake and love pumpkin, I think you’d probably agree that when fall comes around, it’s time for some serious pumpkin baking. I know I’m not the only one out there who’s gone through my fair share of pumpkin already, right? And I mean, this is the second week […]

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Confession #47: I love eating healthy… Cranberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins {GF}

January 14, 2012
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As much as I love muffins, scones, biscotti, breads, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate… (I could go on), I realize that often times they aren’t exactly considered health food. I don’t plan on giving any of these foods up, because I honestly believe that we should allow ourselves to indulge in treats – in moderation – […]

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Confession #29: I used to dislike pomegranates… Pomegranate Breakfast Bread

October 22, 2011
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It’s funny because even though I’m really not a picky eater and I love most fruits and vegetables, I only recently started to like pomegranates. Their little seeds used to bother me; I thought the texture ruined the taste. By now, I’ve grown to like them. They taste delicious alone, mixed with plain yogurt, or […]

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