Rhubarb Chevre & Peanut Butter Cookie Icebox Bars

Rhubarb Chevre & Peanut Butter Cookie Icebox Bars

All I know is these are something different.

I had a really hard time deciding what to call them, because they’re like half cheesecake and half ice cream bar…. and half peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

They’re also high in protein, gluten-free, low-carb, and can’t really be eaten without a fork.

So what do you call that?

I guess the only thing that could sum it all up without being in paragraph form was Rhubarb Chevre & Peanut Butter Cookie Icebox Bars.  So there you have it.

To me, this is the dessert-embodiment of all the best things.  All the flavors and textures of my favorites went into this, sans the sugar-overload I would rather avoid but with the metabolism-boosting, muscle-fueling protein I need for my training!

It kinda even gives me a sneaky satisfaction at the thought of thwarting the traditional “sweets-are-bad-for-you” train of thought.

These are something different, all right!  But in this case, different really just means delightful!  Don’t you think?

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Protein Peanut Butter-Banana Tartelettes

Protein Peanut Butter-Banana Tartelettes

“If you’re gonna eat cheesecake, why not just eat cheesecake?”

Is a familiar question heard among healthy food bloggers across the country (or so I imagine) when confronted by foodies who either haven’t yet tried “alternative” versions of their favorite desserts, or have had an off-putting experience with such things.

Being that the first prepackaged vegan cookie that I ever knowingly ate was gummy and bland, I certainly didn’t have the #1 perspective on vegan baking right off the bat.  It took me trial, error, and Chocolate Covered Katie recipes to figure out that simply eggs and milk do not a cookie make.  A good cookie really just needs good ingredients!

Which is why I get the skepticism.  But if you love to bake, love to have little treats, and you still want to do right by your body as much as humanly possible, simply using great ingredients just might save you from diving into THAT cheesecake.

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FitCakes Awesome List #3

FitCakes Awesome List #3

There is a lot to be grateful for today.  For one thing, it’s Saturday.  Saturdays can be pretty exciting, considering many of us have been waiting all week for a Saturday.

[P.S – read through to find a hint about something exciting coming up for you!]

But lately, I’ve been getting all worked up and excited about, well – lots of things.  I began the morning unsure about what I was going to share with you today, as I thought through the plethora of things I have to share.

That’s when I realized that, obviously, it was high time for another FitCakes Awesome List!  

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! [w/ new Energy Bites Recipe!]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! [w/ new Energy Bites Recipe!]

Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!

Lately, I’ve only been giving you posts on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, but today is just too special to pass up!  If you didn’t know, I’m a huge peanut butter and jelly fan.  I would follow it on a world tour if it did one.

My husband is an even bigger fan of it.  If he had a tattoo, it would probably be of a PBJ sandwich.  This, of course, only reinforces my obsession as it leads me to attempt all kinds of recipes using both peanut butter and jelly.

Thus, in honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (which truly does deserve a day of its own) I’ve...

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