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Dessert Recipes

Carrot & Zucchini Spice Cake {refined sugar-free & dairy-free}

Carrot & Zucchini Spice Cake {refined sugar-free & dairy-free}

This Carrot & Zucchini Spice Cake is not only moist and sweet but packed with vitamin rich veggies. It’s a perfect recipe for those of you trying to limit your sugar intake or stay away from dairy but still want a healthier indulgence. I’ve always […]

Peanut Butter & Tahini Cookies {gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free}

Peanut Butter & Tahini Cookies {gluten-free, dairy-free & refined sugar-free}

These cookies are a healthier version of the traditional peanut butter cookies with all the same chewy nutty goodness of the original. Not only are these cookies gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free, but with the added tahini they provide some extra calcium into your diet. […]

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies {gluten & refined sugar free}

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies {gluten & refined sugar free}

These dark chocolate raspberry brownies are everything a brownie should be–rich, chocolatey, fudgy and delicious but without all the junk. They are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and even paleo friendly (if you are into that). In honour of Celiac Awareness month, I thought I’d focus on […]

Mix & Match Granola {gluten & refined sugar free}

Mix & Match Granola {gluten & refined sugar free}

I’m not a huge cereal fan, but granola is a whole other ballgame. I love granola and could eat it for ages (if I let myself). Don’t let the packaging trick you, almost all of the store-bought granola are anything but healthy. If you take […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {gluten, dairy & refined sugar free}

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies {gluten, dairy & refined sugar free}

While I always advocate to avoid sugar as much as possible, sometimes you just need a cookie. So when you get than hankering, make sure you have some healthier treats in your baking arsenal that don’t use refined sugars. But something I always have to […]

some tips for a healthier but still tasty holiday…

some tips for a healthier but still tasty holiday…

I know for a lot of people the holidays kills their healthy eating habits, but it doesn’t have to. There are many ways that we can enjoy the holiday foods without risking our health or sabotaging our ‘diets’. I put it in quotes because personally […]

gingerbread cookies {dairy & refined sugar free}

gingerbread cookies {dairy & refined sugar free}

Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you either need to stuff your face with tons of sugary treats or that you have to deprive yourself of all the good treats either. With the Christmas season comes many cherished traditions in my family that […]

chocolate energy bars {dairy, gluten & refined sugar free}

chocolate energy bars {dairy, gluten & refined sugar free}

One of the most common stumbling blocks I hear when it comes to eating healthy is chocolate cravings. We live in a sugar saturated world, even things that are savory contain high levels of sugar in them. People often worry that if they start eating […]

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake {dairy, vegan & refined sugar free}

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake {dairy, vegan & refined sugar free}

We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving last night with some of our friends! A great excuse to make yet another pumpkin flavoured dessert. I’ve been experimenting with a few different pumpkin recipes trying to make them without dairy and sugar, but haven’t found one that I absolutely […]