3pp, breakfast, dessert, snacks

Healthy CocoChip Almond Cookies

healthy cocochip almond cookies | my skinny sweet tooth

There was a girl that used to work with me. Her name was Angie. She was health conscious and tried to make better food decisions for herself as well as her family. Maybe that’s why we became really good friends. 🙂 Well, one day she had brought in these “cookies”. I took one look at them and I knew I wanted one. There were flecks of chocolate, nuts and chia seeds. I had to have the recipe. Luckily for me, she wrote down what she could remember. And the first thing I did when I got home? I made some darn good-for-you cookies.

I’ve made a few variations of these cookies. I would swap out walnuts for almonds, dried cherries for raisins, chocolate for white chocolate. These however, are my favorite. It’s obvious I love anything coconut and chocolate. (here and here … oh, and here), but feel free to add your favorite combos.

These cookies aren’t overly sweet (depends on how much honey/chocolate you use). They could be gluten-free, and holds everything that is good for your body. I kind of feel guilty calling these bad boys cookies, but that just makes it more treat-worthy 😉 Not a fan of cookies (do those people exist?!), then make them into bars. Problem solved. 😉

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6pp, breakfast, recipes for one, snacks

ricotta toast

ricotta toast | my skinny sweet tooth

Last month, my husband and I planted our very first garden. Since we had absolutely no idea what we were doing, we started with the things we enjoy the most: tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, banana peppers, strawberries, and even rhubarb. I also have a tiny herb garden where there is lavender, rosemary, thyme, and basil. Gosh, it smells heavenly. Just this past week, my basil had doubled!

ricotta toast | my skinny sweet tooth

I began searching online to find ways to use it up as quickly as I can. I came across many recipes with basil being paired with strawberries … and now I know why. I love infusing my water with this dynamic duo. But what’s even better? Having it for breakfast.

I just want to say that this isn’t your average morning toast. It isn’t even your average ricotta toast. I’ve had many versions, but this one has to be hands-down my favorite. Why? The addition of lemon zest. It’s responsible for bringing this to a whole other level …like, cloud 9 level. Ahh, so good.

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3pp, Recipes

chocolate chip pretzel blondies

chocolate chip pretzel blondies | my skinny sweet tooth

With this last round of snow this season (hopefully), my husband and I both have “snow days”  today. We’re snowed in (a total of 11″!) so any plans to venture out was slim to none. He was working hard outside snow shoveling the driveway, so I figured I would work hard in the kitchen … making an easy batch of these. Talk about coming together quickly! And while they were cooling, my husband came back inside. I heard him sniffing the air and following the aroma right into the kitchen. He took one look at ’em and said “Oh my! What are THOSE?!” Needless to say, they look and smell great! I’m always in search of a great blondie recipe, and with this one, I believe I’ve stuck gold.

This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite blogs. The base is flour, egg, and butter free and full of fiber. In the end,  I just added the pretzels. There’s a salty crunch with the sweet, gooey blondies. The perfect combo. 😉

Have a glass of almond milk ready! 😋
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1pp, 2pp, dessert, Recipes, snacks

raw brownie balls

raw brownie balls | my skinny sweet tooth

It’s apparent to me that I’m not a star baker. I’d love to blame it on my genes, but my mom is a great baker. My oven? Nope, don’t think so. I’m pretty sure it just me. So to solve all those problems, I’ve been venturing into the “raw” desserts. I made these around Christmas. Now, to cure that chocolate craving I have way to often, I whipped up a batch of these raw brownie balls. They can be balls, bars, or even cookies! (and an awesome “icecream” sandwich) … all variations pictured below 🙂 In this recipe, I added some protein powder, but it’s totally optional 🙂 Continue reading “raw brownie balls”

0pp, breakfast, Sauces

blackberry chia jam

blackberry chia jam | my skinny sweet tooth

Grocery shopping is probably one of my favorite things to do. Yep, I’m a foodie nerd. I’d rather browse around a grocery store than spend time in a mall. What’s even better? When my favorite food/produce is on sale! I recently scored blackberries at 77¢ per 6 ounce container and without thinking, I tossed 5 of those babies in my cart. Now, that’s why I love to grocery shop 🙂

I was hoping they would last me all week for breakfast, but by day 3, one container started to mold.

“Dang, how can I use all these up in one day?”

I could have easily made a cobbler, but there was a recipe I was meaning to try out and I had the perfect amount to do it! Another great thing about this recipe, you could use any berry you’d like: strawberries, peaches, blueberries, etc.

3 ingredients later and you’ve got a healthy, easy topping for that morning toast or to slather on a stack of pancakes. Actually, your PB&J just got a bit more sophisticated 😉

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