I’m still on a mission to lower my sugar/sweetener intake (which is tough for me since I have a huge sweet tooth!), but recipes like these pumpkin bars have really helped!
Made with pumpkin, coconut flour, eggs, and just a touch of molasses, these are legitimately healthy enough to eat in the morning. I topped them with a stevia-sweetened coconut butter ‘frosting’, which really made them irresistible.
I’ve been drinking this smoothie just about every day, as it not only energizes me, but because it’s packed full of cilantro, it also aids with heavy metal removal. I also add in some apple, lemon juice, and cucumber to give it a bit of body and sweetness.
Despite how busy we’ve been with new baby Sam, I’ve been pretty good about making salads each day…
This one was made with dark greens, green leaf lettuce, grated carrot, red cabbage, cucumbers, chopped chicken breast, raw pumpkin seeds, and chopped dried apricots. I topped it all with a homemade lime vinaigrette.
I’ve been gravitating more towards dried fruits like apricots and prunes, since they both have significantly less sugar than raisins and dates.
I tried my hand at making a carob ‘chocolate’ bar this day…
I like carob right now because it combines well with stevia, whereas cocoa and stevia is not my favorite taste.
I mixed in some raw pecan butter, which gave this a nice natural sweetness as well! Very yum!
Dinner was a big plate of various vegetables, including my favorite roasted cauliflower recipe, roasted green beans, and sautéed swiss chard. I completed the plate with a big spoonful of quinoa.
Holy cow, let me tell you about our dessert…
Low in sugar and so easy to make, this fudgy, oven-baked, single-serve brownie was the highlight of the day, as you can tell by the fact that I forgot to take a picture until I was almost done with it! I will definitely be making this often! 🙂
What have you been eating lately?