Lightened-Up Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

It’s apple picking season and my daughter and I have gone twice now so my family has been eating apples like crazy. I made a lot of homemade applesauce and really wanted some apple crisp. I searched online for a recipe that doesn’t contain a lot of sugar and found this one from Spark People Recipes. I made it a couple weeks ago and used even less sugar this time. It didn’t need a lot of sugar since the apples are sweet enough already.

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

pumpkin donuts

I love fall and all things pumpkin. Pumpkin muffins, cookies, donuts, etc. I found this donut recipe from My Darling Vegan while browsing pinterest for pumpkin recipes. They were so easy to make and turned out delicious. The original recipe included a spiced glaze but I didn’t have any powdered sugar so I just dipped the cooled donuts in a little melted butter and a sugar/cinnamon mix. I wasn’t going to add it but I decided to indulge a bit. I blame it on my pregnancy sweet tooth/cravings!

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Yogurt and Fruit Pops

Frozen Yogurt Pops

My daughter keeps asking for popsicles so I thought I’d make some today. I feel like all of the frozen fruit bars at the grocery store have way too much added sugar and other artificial ingredients. I know it’s hard to stay away from processed foods all the time but I am trying to make as many things homemade as I can. Continue reading

Banana “Ice Cream”



This is a great alternative to ice cream and it’s so easy. I cut up a couple bananas and froze them. Then I blended them with a little peanut butter and almond milk and put some unsweetened coconut on top. This would be good with some almond butter, cashew butter or coconut butter or no nut butters at all.  Cut up strawberries, raspberries or blueberries sound good on top as well. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, a food processor will suffice.

Toasted Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars


I’m going to a potluck today for a friend who is moving away so I wanted to make something yummy that would still be somewhat healthy. I came across this recipe on Super Healthy Kids so I thought I would give it a try. Here is a link to the original recipe: I read a lot of the comments on it and it seemed that they turned out dry and hard for some people so I made a few changes and it turned out moist yet crunchy. Continue reading