healthy desserts

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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Raspberry-Almond Salted Chocolate Bark

April 18, 2015
Raspberry-Almond Salted Chocolate Bark - extra-dark chocolate sprinkled generously with freeze-dried raspberries, honey-roasted almonds, sea salt, and Demerara sugar. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Chocolate bark is officially my life-saver dessert. It’s that one thing you can reach for when plain ol’ chocolate just isn’t gonna cut it but anything else would be too indulgent (← my current situation — because it’s when I decide to eat healthy that I crave everything unhealthy more than ever). And even though I’m […]

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Easy Fall Chocolate Bark with NatureBox {Dairy-Free}

October 23, 2014
Easy Fall Chocolate Bark - a healthy, simple dessert for chocolate-lovers, loaded with classic fall flavors in every crunchy bite.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Truth: When I was putting this post together, I had a serious debate going on in my mind over whether chocolate bark should be categorized as a snack or not. I was *this* close to putting the recipe in the snack category, but then I decided that maybe some people don’t understand the concept of snacking chocolate like […]

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Healthy Chocolate, Banana, and Coconut Parfait {GF}

September 10, 2014
Healthy Chocolate, Banana, and Coconut Parfait | an easy-to-make snack (or dessert!) that's creamy, chocolate-y, and basically guilt-free! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You know those times when you just need a mid-day chocolate fix? So maybe you don’t know those times because you’re not a chocolate addict like some people I know (ahem – me), but if you do, you’ll know where I’m coming from here. Sometimes it’s hard to combine healthy + snack + chocolate all in one […]

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Confession #81: Some Cravings Can’t Wait… 5-Minute Fruit Frozen Yogurt

August 27, 2012
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You know how all the magazines are coming out with their fall clothing lines, and advertising that it’s time to buy warm tops and cute sweaters and all that? Well I don’t know about you, but last time I checked, it’s still hot where I am. That is, 90-100 degree temperatures hot. And when hot […]

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Confession #73: Sometimes it’s Luck… Cherry, Walnut, and Honey Parfait

July 5, 2012
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Sometimes a recipe comes together as a result of lots of thought. Sometimes it takes trial and error. Sometimes, though, inspiration lights the way to the perfect combination of flavors, the perfect composition of ingredients, and it just works. In a moment of hunger one afternoon, I spotted some fresh bing cherries in the fridge […]

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Confession #72: I’m hogging all the berries… Berry Tartlets

June 29, 2012
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The other day I told you about the Ice Cream Cupcake Peanut Butter Cups I made, the ones I kept to myself for 2 1/2 weeks before sharing with you all. This week, I made Berry Tartlets in preparation for July 4th and, in doing so, hogged a bunch of the fresh, juicy berries we had […]

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Confession #66: I JUST tried rhubarb… Strawberry Rhubarb Crumbles

May 29, 2012
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This spring I caught the rhubarb fever. I’d never tried it before, but had seen plenty of recipes using rhubarb that looked so delicious, I finally decided I had to get my hands on some. So, knowing very little about rhubarb, off I went to the grocery store, where I chose three bright red stalks […]

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Confession #51: I have my own dark chocolate philosophy… Pistachio and Cranberry Dark Chocolate Bark {GF, Vegan}

February 17, 2012
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You know that saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, for me it’s more like, “Dark chocolate each day… is absolutely essential.” I know it doesn’t rhyme, but it still sounds better, doesn’t it? It makes sense too! We all know there’s tons of research out there to show that dark chocolate […]

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Confession #38: I feel REALLY guilty… Pecan and Date Bars {GF, Dairy-Free}

December 10, 2011
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I’m feeling guilty because I’ve barely looked at my blog in two weeks let alone written a post or replied to any comments. It’s funny how a few months ago, I was just a girl who loved to bake in her spare time but never thought about everything that comes after baking – photographing, blogging, […]

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