Brownie Batter Hummus

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brownie batter hummus in a bowl with pretzel crackers and strawberries

This is a feel good recipe. But actually… I aim for all my recipes to make you feel good. This decadent chocolate pavlova with mascarpone cream and berries? It makes your tastebuds dance with delight. That feels pretty darn good. This sheetpan pesto gnocchi? It only takes 5 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to bake, and tastes like a gourmet Italian dinner. That feels pretty darn good. You see, there are different ways to feel good about your eating. Choosing nourishing foods and fueling your body Enjoying treats without guilt And they can co-exist happily… even in the same recipe! … Read More

Aussie Bites Recipe [+ VIDEO]

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A plate of stacked homemade Aussie Bites with a glass of milk and two apples

Save money by making this Aussie Bites recipe at home! They’re quick, easy, and a near perfect replica! One batch makes 48 bites! Do you ever walk past the Aussie Bites at Costco, start to put them in your cart, then look at the price again and think… “I could probably make these at home for a fraction of the cost!” Well, if you just googled “Aussie Bites Recipe” and landed on this page, you probably did just that! And I have good news for you, my friend. It most certainly IS possible to make Aussie Bites at home and … Read More

Two Bite Protein Brownies

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A pile of two bite protein brownies with a hand reaching for the top brownie and a bottle of milk in the background

With 3.5g of protein and <1g of added sugar, these two bite protein brownies are the perfect chocolatey, fudge-y snack! This post is sponsored by Naked Nutrition but, as always, my opinions are entirely my own.  Have you ever wished you could have brownies for breakfast and not feel sick from a morning sugar rush? The older I get and the more I’ve leaned into my body’s wisdom of knowing what foods to eat when, the less I’m interested in sweet foods in the am. I mean, I’m still a sucker for a gooey, caramelly cinnamon bun but I see … Read More

Chocolate Pudding (with peanut butter) [+video]

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3 bowls of Chocolate Pudding with Peanut Butter topped with bananas and chopped peanuts

Fudge-y chocolate pudding with no dyes or additives, less sugar and added wholesome ingredients: eggs, cocoa, peanut butter and milk. Years ago, (before I originally posted this recipe) while we were enjoying the luscious, smooth chocolate pudding I told my husband that I should probably post the recipe since I hardly had any sweet recipes. He laughed in response. While he was laughing I was formulating my response… Hey! Dietitians enjoy dessert, too! This dessert has redeeming qualities: cocoa! eggs! peanut butter! milk! But instead of turning on the defences, I just asked what he thought was so funny. His … Read More

Big Batch Protein Muffins [peanut butter chocolate chip]

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Breakfast, Dessert, Recipes, Snack7 Comments

With 7g protein and 3g fibre, these protein muffins are great to keep in the freezer for a quick, healthy, and filling breakfast! Makes 60 muffins. This post contains affiliate links. As a kid we always had muffins in the freezer, ready to defrost for a quick breakfast. It only occurred to me the other day that this was a form of “batch cooking”… or batch baking, rather. Yeah, my mom was the original mealprepper, 30 years ahead of her time. #mymomiscoolerthanyourmom I pretty much always double a muffin recipe. If I’m going to take the time to bake muffins, … Read More

Chocolate Granola with Cherries and Quinoa

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Chocolate Granola with Cherries and Quinoa #breakfast #healthybreakfast #glutenfreerecipes #veganrecipes #lovecrunch #granola

This chocolate granola only takes one bowl and 10 minutes of prep work! It’s studded with cherries and health boosted with chia seeds and quinoa. There came a time last February when it was suddenly Valentine’s Day and my Instagram feed was blowing up with wonderful heart-shaped kids’ food, and romantic chocolate-covered-fruit recipes. I felt like covering my face in shame. I’m the worst food blogger ever! I’m horrible at planning ahead for seasonal posts. I just go with the flow and cook/bake wherever the wind takes me…. so in December I’m baking Christmas cookies like a normal person, and I’ve … Read More

Eggless Double Chocolate Muffins

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double chocolate muffins (egg-free)

Much healthier than those giant double chocolate muffins found in the grocery store bakery! Eggless, high fibre, & great for school lunches! One of the most controversial things I’ve posted on Facebook was about school policies for food allergies. It had recently been in the news that a school division in Montreal decided to lift a ban on peanuts and other anaphylactic food allergens. I applauded the decision, which was based on research that shows schools with peanut bans actually don’t have lowered rates of accidental exposure than schools who allow peanuts.  Instead, I suggested schools should switch their focus … Read More