Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are a great, healthy option for breakfast on a nice cool fall morning. I’m all about pumpkin in the fall! These can easily be baked and frozen so you can just pull them out of the freezer and defrost!

Ingredients

  • 10 Eggs
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 2 cup of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling, just pure pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 TBSP pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients in large bowl
  3. Using a mixer or immersion blender, blend until smooth. If it’s too thick, you can add some coconut milk or water to thin, but don’t let it get runny at all.
  4. Put into greased muffin tins or you can use silicone/paper liners
  5. Bake for 14-18 minutes until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. For added healthy fat, you can serve with a spoonful of coconut oil on top which will melt nicely on a warm muffin (YUM!).

Protein Oatmeal Cookies

I love these healthy gluten & dairy free cookies as a quick, protein packed option to grab when I am on the go. The added bonus is that my kids love them too!

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until it becomes a cookie dough consistency. Using a spoon, scoop out about 1-1.5 TBSP of dough per cookie and roll into balls, placing on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Brownie Cookie Dough Swirl Protein Balls from fitfoodiefinds.com

These protein balls are delicious and a great, easy snack to grab on the go when you’re out and about.

Ingredients

For the Brownie flavor
¼ cup chocolate protein powder
½ cup oat flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
¼ cup almond milk

For the Cookie Dough
¼ cup vanilla protein powder
½ cup oat flour
½ tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons almond butter
3 tablespoons almond milk

Instructions
In a medium size bowl, mix together all ingredients for the brownie flavor. It should be the consistency of cookie dough. If it’s too dry, add a bit more almond milk.
Then, roll the dough into about ½ tablespoon balls. Set aside.
Rinse that bowl, then mix together all ingredients for the cookie dough flavor. Again, if it’s too dry, add little more almond milk.
Roll the dough into about ½ tablespoon balls.
Next, take 1 brownie ball and 1 cookie dough ball and combine them by compressing them together and rolling into a ball. Repeat!

http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2014/07/brownie-cookie-dough-swirl-protein-balls/

Food Babe’s Raw Cacao Candy Crunch

If you’re looking for a healthy option to give you that afternoon pick-me-up, this is the perfect snack! It’s packed with protein to help you feel full and raw cacao for a natural energy boost. It’s a great option to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup almonds (or any other nut of your choice)
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. Put sugar, water, sea salt, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium sized skillet and warm over medium-low heat stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add nuts and keep stirring until the sugar mixture is very thick and the almonds are well coated, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cacao nibs.
  4. Pour onto piece of parchment paper and spread out into single layer and allow to cool completely.
  5. Break up pieces into desired sizes and store at room temperature in an airtight container.
Notes
***Please choose all organic ingredients if possible***
http://foodbabe.com/2014/04/14/raw-cacao-candy-crunch/

Egg Nog No-Bake Protein Balls

One of my favorite holiday indulgences is egg nog. Unfortunately, it is very high in fat AND sugar, making it a once in a blue moon treat for me. However, these healthy egg nog protein balls are right up my alley as a healthy snack for the holiday season. Enjoy!
Ingredients
½ cup cashew butter
2 scoops egg nog protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extra
½ cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup cocoa powder
¼ cup ground flaxseed
¼ cup almond milk
*Optional: Add in some chocolate chips. This is if you want to make chocolate-chocolate chip cookies

Instructions
-Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix until it forms a thick, grainy, cookie-dough like batter, not too smooth or watery.
-Set out a piece of wax paper and scoop out a spoon-sized piece of cookie-dough. Roll into a ball and place on the wax paper.
-Place into the fridge or freezer (freezer if you want in about 20 minutes, fridge if you want to wait an hour)
-Eat and enjoy

Baked Sweet Potato French Fries – A Healthy Snack or Side Dish for the Whole Family

The softer, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato (Wikipedia)
The softer, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato (Wikipedia)


Ingredients:

  • 5 sweet potatoes
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • pinch of salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and then cut the potatoes to look like french fries.
  3. In a large baking pan, combine the sweet potatoes with the oil and salt.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until brown and crispy!