Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for a healthy way to spruce up your Easter? If so, I urge you to try this recipe for my healthier carrot cake muffins… with cream cheese icing of course.

Once I perfected this recipe, it quickly became a favourite in our household (and that of our friends!).

The recipe is simple, yet the cupcakes are moist and super decadent! No one can resist them!

Read on for the complete recipe.


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Mood-Boosting Kale Cucumber Salad Recipe

Mood-Boosting Kale Cucumber Salad Recipe 

It’s no secret that what we eat can affect the health of our bodies and brains.

It’s also no secret that certain foods can affect our mood.

High-carb foods like donuts, muffins, and granola bars work to make us feel better by boosting dopamine and acting on our brain’s pleasure centres. Unfortunately, getting such a ‘high’ from these foods is not the healthiest way to go.

Luckily, there are healthier alternatives that also work to boost our mood. Even better still, I’ve combined a few of these foods into one healthy dish!

Read on to discover more information along with the recipe.

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Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls

Surprising Health Benefits of Raw Cacao: and Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls Recipe

Can chocolate really be healthy?

You bet it can! When it’s in its pure, raw form, that is. 

The recipe for my Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls have made me the best friend of many! They are so decadent, delicious, and purely sinful. But at the same time, they are made with wholesome nutritious ingredients and are gluten-free, nut-free and vegan! 

Who knew something so rich and tasty could actually be good for you? Well, eaten in moderation, of course.

The good news is that these little balls of love freeze very well, so you can make a whole batch and keep them in the freezer until the desire for chocolate hits. In fact, they even taste better frozen! Yes -  they can easily go from freezer to mouth.

I know you will enjoy these as much as I do!

What makes them so wonderful and nutritious? The pure raw cacao! 

Before we get there, let’s take a few minutes to consider chocolate.

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Here are some quick and easy recipes to kick-start your long-weekend and help you get ready for a great summer!

Summer Fresh Recipes

I've had lots of folks reach out to me on Instagram and Facebook after last week's blog post on BBQ chicken with veg. So I decided to post a couple more ideas to help you celebrate Canada Day and the Fourth of July.

No matter what side of the border you find yourself on, be sure to unwind with family, friends and some healthy BBQ!

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Cardamom Pear Baked Oatmeal

Cardamom Pear Baked Oatmeal Deliciousness!

I hope you enjoy this dessert as much as we do. If you have any leftovers it can easily be refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 3-5 days. Freeze if longer. 

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Meal Planning Services Now Available!

Test drive a one-day meal plan for free!

Get your downloadable free meal plan here. Choose either an Anti-inflammatory meal plan, one for Diabetes, or one for optimal Cognitive Function.

 

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Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls

The recipe for my Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls have made me the best friend of many! They are so decadent, delicious, and purely sinful. But at the same time, they are made with wholesome nutritious ingredients and are gluten-free, nut-free and vegan!

 

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Parfrites With Garlic

Even better than the parsnips themselves, is smothering them in fresh garlic butter straight out of the oven! This provides an explosion of flavour and the added health benefits of raw garlic with its antimicrobial, antiviral, and antioxidant effects.

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Frank's OOEY GOOEY Fudge Brownies

My father-in-law Frank was a master-baker by trade and the most amazing chef I’d ever encountered! He created countless delicious recipes for family and customers, alike.

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Salted Fresh Roasted Almonds

Almonds are nutritious and delicious! I love almonds and eat them regularly, knowing they are a whole food with many health benefits. 

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Confessions of a Sugar Addict (Part II)

As I wrote in last week’s blog post, sugar is toxic and brings destruction where ever it goes. It is a major factor in diabetes, feeds caner, and has been implicated in many other diseases.  

 

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Chewy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (Vegan)

These gluten free cookies are a great breakfast alternative for those busy mornings or just to enjoy as a good snack! They can be made Paleo or Vegan.

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