All tagged dessert

Simple Spring Pear Cake

Lately I've been playing around with baking. I have a huge sweet tooth but also know well enough that sugar wreaks havoc on the body. I break out, get bloated and moody as hell. It's essentially like going through PMS every time I eat sweets. As a Holistic Nutritionist I try to find alternatives to refined sugary desserts to help lessen the negative impact they have on my body.

Broiled Grapefruit & Hazelnuts

Do you like desserts? Uh, duh. Do you like healthy desserts? Uh.....maybe? Well friends, this quick, sweet and healthy treat is my answer to the raging sweet tooth I on occasion battle. You too?  I know it's a struggle. I've been replacing fruits and natural sweets in place of more traditional (read: processed and full of refined sugars) treats for awhile now, and while sometimes nothing can truly replace a glorious donut or chocolate bar, the addition of these natural sweet snacks has actually lessened my sugar cravings.

Turmeric & Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Despite us moving out of Fall weather and directly into the Winter (shudder), I still feel like pumpkins have a place in our recipe hearts.

Pumpkins and squash in general, are amazing sources of fibre, beta carotene and even potassium making them an ideal addition to the diet. Fibre is needed to promote healthy bowels, beta carotene is great for the skin and eye health and potassium can work wonders in regulating blood pressure.