Frosting is an easy menu item to remove to cut back on the sugar impact from dessert, but let’s face it: sometimes you just want frosting. On a cupcake or on a spoon, it’s just a pleasure. This nutritious variation on chocolate frosting can be tweaked with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to fit whatever… Read more »
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Pumpkin and chocolate are a wonderful combination, especially when paired with that classic fall spice combination. Lightly sweetened with the brown sugar, notes of dates, these cookies are delicious and keep the sugar in your treats low.
Spiralized pears offer an interesting texture and reduce the cook time, but if you don’t have a spiralizer, you can also dice the pears into small pieces. When picking a granola, look for lower sugar options, as many granolas are high in added sugars.
If you have a spiralizer, you can use the ricing option to make carrot “rice” as an alternative to grating the carrots. Play around with the balance of nuts, nut butters, and dried fruit to make it your own. Look for nut butters that have one ingredient (nuts!) and dried fruit that is either unsweetened… Read more »
Snack time can be satisfyingly sweet and nutritious at the same time. Fresh cut jicama sticks are the perfectly sweet and crunchy dipping veggie to pair with this dip.
Cobblers are one of the most forgiving dishes when it comes to swapping refined sugars with more nutritionally robust options like date puree. To make date puree, pit dates, soak for an hour or so in just a little hot water, and blend until smooth. If you make too much, you can store it in… Read more »
Make with no added sugar and whole-grain flour, this bread is denser and chewier than classic carrot cake, but no less delicious. Skip the traditional frosting: as moist as this dish is, you don’t need it, and as it stands, this dish is nutritious enough to work as a mini-meal any day.