45 Healthy Fruit Desserts {vegan + special diets included!}

45 Healthy Fruit Desserts {vegan + special diets included!}

When it comes to baking, there are three kinds of people:  The holiday-and-birthday baker, the constantly-in-the-kitchen kind, and the weekend warrior.  I’m sure you already know which one you are, don’t you?

Let’s take a poll right now!  Tell me in the comments which type you are and why!  Are you baking this weekend at all?  It seems like a baking weekend to me – but then again, almost any day could be a baking day for me!  I’m definitely the constantly-in-the-kitchen kind.  Maybe that’s partly because I’m in the middle of writing a cookbook (a protein powder-based cookbook, due out next year!) but also because I really just can’t stop trying new things in the kitchen!

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Rhubarb-Hibiscus Doughnuts

Rhubarb-Hibiscus Doughnuts

I have a little present for you.  It’s sweet, it’s tart, it’s a little pink, and it looks like… a doughnut!

Technically, that’s because it is a doughnut.  I mean, your taste buds will certainly agree with that statement, but your body won’t have the sugar freak-out and your stomach won’t get all growly 5 minutes later like they normally would with a doughnut. 

The reason?  For one, there is more fiber in these doughnuts.  Made with whole wheat flour and fruit, they’ll keep you satisfied longer.

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Strawberry-Banana Cake Waffles

Strawberry-Banana Cake Waffles

Who says you can’t have cake for breakfast? 

Actually, probably 9 out of 10 dietitians wouldn’t recommend it… something about having a sugar crash midway through the morning?  I dunno.  Well, I guess I’ll just chalk that up to another “life’s not fair” instance and move on…

Wait, no.  That’s depressing.  And when it comes to cake, I like to think of myself as an optimist.

Besides, earlier today I was having one of those cake-or-waffles dilemmas.  You know, where you have to make the ultimate decision.  Between cake… or waffles.  Yes, the struggle is real.

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7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

7 Healthy Smoothies Video!

With all the award shows going on lately, I’ve been inspired.  I’ve gotten into the movie-making business, people!

It hasn’t been up long enough to get nominated for anything… yet.  But just wait – who knows?

I mean, among movies about smoothies made at home on computers that have barely enough memory to edit a few minutes of film?  I have to say, it is just stunning.  And I’m counting the seconds until someone realizes I have incredible talent on film and throws money at me to just host my own dang FoodNetwork show, already.  No bigs.

I’ll stop waving my oversized toque now so you can instead appreciate the fact that I made you breakfast.  For, like, a week.  

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