healthy snacks

Chocolate Raspberry Superfood Smoothie {gluten-free, refined sugar free, vegan, paleo}

July 13, 2017
Chocolate Raspberry Superfood Smoothie - raspberries, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, and chia seeds add a boost of nutrients, antioxidants, and healthy fats to this fruity smoothie with a chocolatey twist. {dairy-free}

Confession: I don’t know how to live a life without chocolate. I just don’t. Take away my dairy and I’ll make homemade chocolates with coconut oil. Take away my sugar and I’ll figure out how to make unsweetened chocolate taste good <— yes, that happened. Apparently no matter what happens in my life I’m 100% […]

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Blueberry & Almond Butter Layered Chia Seed Pudding {gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan}

July 5, 2017
Blueberry & Almond Butter Layered Chia Seed Pudding - a gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan twist on chia seed pudding with a sweet blueberry compote and topped with a cinnamony almond butter dollop. Guilt-free and SO good. {candida diet friendly}

CHIA SEED PUDDING ♡. Let’s talk about it. Once upon a time the whole idea of seeds gelling up into any sort of pudding would have made me say “thanks, no thanks”. Texture-wise, not my thing AT ALL. But times change and considering that chia seed pudding shows up somewhere on my Instagram on an almost-weekly basis, […]

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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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Malted Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

September 3, 2015

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

August 3, 2015
5-Ingredient Strawberry Almond Cereal Bars  {GF, Vegan} - a simple, healthy snack made with 5 all-natural ingredients, sweetened with agave, and loaded with tangy freeze-dried strawberries. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

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 Apricot & Coconut Date Balls {GF, Vegan}

April 30, 2015
Healthy Apricot & Coconut Date Balls - a recipe for natural-sweetened energy bites to curb those random snacking cravings. {Gluten-Free, Vegan} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

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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Healthy Snacking with Pistachios {Fool Yourself Full}

April 10, 2015
Healthy Snacking with Pistachios - Snacking ideas and tricks to help you eat healthier and still feel satisfied.  #FoolYourselfFull | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m currently trying to do this thing called “eating healthier” – partly because there’s no denying that swimsuit season is right around the corner, and partly because it really does make me feel better about myself – but man! The biggest struggle isn’t even about avoiding certain foods as much as it’s about getting creative with […]

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Apricot Almond Granola {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

February 18, 2015
Apricot Almond Granola - loaded with clusters of honey-sweetened almonds and oats, plus tangy dried apricots for a big flavor boost. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Fact: The apricot-almond combo will forever be a winner. It makes some of the best scones I’ve ever had, a galette that tastes like heaven in your mouth, and now a KILLER granola. I don’t know how it took me so long to realize that these flavors belong in a granola recipe, but thank goodness I finally […]

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No-Bake Chocolate Sesame Seed Bars {Dairy-Free, GF}

January 2, 2015

 And just like that, we’re into 2015. Bang. Acting like the sensible person I pretend to be sometimes, I usually try to make January an “eat healthy” month, post healthy recipes, and in general act like I don’t crave chocolate chip cookies 24/7. Considering I have one – count ’em – ONE recipe ready to post that I’d actually […]

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Sesame Seed Tahini Granola {GF, Dairy-Free}

October 25, 2014
Sesame Seed Tahini Granola - A crunchy granola with tons of perfectly-sweet, sesame-studded clumps and clusters.

So there have been lots and lots of more “indulgent” recipes around here lately – not counting this amazing chocolate bark which feels indulgent but is actually on the healthier side – and I figured it was time for a guilt-free recipe – aka granola alllll the way. This is basically the type of thing I […]

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