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Category Archives: Dessert

Quick & Easy Tiramisu Trifle

This is NOT a healthified recipe. Just a quicker, easier version of tiramisu, my husband’s favorite dessert. Tiramisu is not my favorite dessert though, so I make this instead. Tiramisu is also a great dessert for those of you with the great chocolate-vanilla debate that I happen to have in my house as well. Half […]

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A healthy fall feast perfect for a tailgate too!

With Apple Cup just around the corner I’ve designed a fall menu perfect for your tailgate feast (or even just a cozy night at home). *Want some more healthy tailgate tips and recipes? Check them out here!   This menu is super nutritious, easy and above all delicious! I’ve created all of these recipes using […]

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How to make FruitFull Surprise Inside Smoothie Pops!

Always looking for fun and healthy ways to incorporate more nutrition forΒ my kiddo’s active bodies, I found a delicious and nutritious ready-to-go smoothie that my son loves – Tree Top Fruit Full! He loves the flavor which tastes just like freshly blended fruit (well, so do I) but being a busy mom and full time […]

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Healthified Pumpkin Cranberry Quick Bread – Easy, Nourishing, Great for breakfast or snacks!

Healthy quick breads are a staple at my house. Not just for breakfasts, I make these often to keep on hand for my kiddo’s lunch box snacks or when I need something quick on the go with a piece of fresh fruit. I completely admit to purchasing Gold Fish crackers, processed granola bars and the […]

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One-pan healthy recipe for Apple Crumble with Oat and Nut Topping

You are craving dessert. You want something gooey and warm with a crunchy top and maybe something cool and creamy to pour over the top.   Alright I was just describing myself. πŸ˜‰ I also wanted healthy and not too sweet, this was what I came up with. Think of an apple crumble with ice […]

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Healthy German Chocolate Cake Bites – And A FREE download of Mesa de Vida’s Healthy Entertaining eBook #1!

I mean, these look amazing, right?   (Not only will you get this recipe but keep reading to get your FREE download of my first Healthy Entertaining eBook with this recipe, PLUS 4 more amazing, quick and easy recipes to put out at your next event that will make you look like the host(ess) with […]

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Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rolls

This isn’t my regular kind of post. I try to post very clean, wholesome recipes that are full of nutrition. This isn’t one of them, but it is a healthier version of the classic cinnamon roll. While I believe that yes, we should be eating mainly pure foods and limit sugar most days of the […]

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Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread & Muffins Healthified! – Guest Post For Mamabargains.com

Do you love banana bread, apple bread and other quick breads but want a healthier, more “holiday” version? This recipe is perfect. Moist, so easy, full of amazing flavor and healthy enough for breakfast! This recipe has whole grain flour, oats, 5 (yes FIVE) different kinds of fruit in it, very little organic raw sugar […]

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Maple, Apple & Cinnamon Donuts, Waffles or “Scuffins” (Scone-ish muffins) Unprocessed Recipe

I’m on a mission to create lots of recipes this month for those of us following the Eating Rules #Unprocessed challenge. Breakfast, lunches and dinners are easy enough for me, finding healthier snacks for the kids is a bit more challenging. Sure, I’d prefer them to snack on fruits, vegetables and nuts/seeds like I do […]

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A Double Grain Maple Banana Bread Recipe – Whole Grain Goodness

I make whole grain banana bread here A LOT, my family loves it. I send them off to school with a slice for snacks, I like it spread with a bit of natural peanut butter, my boyfriend loves it for breakfast. The ingredients are simple and I feel much better sending the kids off with […]

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