WIAW: Kale Quinoa Salad

Last week when I discussed detoxing, I teased you all with a recipe for a Kale Quinoa salad I came up with! Not only is this salad DE-freakin-LICIOUS, but it has a great mix of ingredients that are perfect for the end of Summer and start of Fall. Plus it’s full of some of those nutrient dense, naturally detoxifying foods that I mentioned!

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Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites

[Pssssssst! Have you entered my Nakd bar giveaway yet!? Two winners will be chosen this weekend!] Can you believe next month I’ll be celebrating my ONE YEAR anniversary with Recipe Redux!? Almost one full year of recipe creating and kitchen experimenting! It’s been so fun so far! But enough about next month…this month deserves all our attention! Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites Oh it’s about to get real yummy up in here. You know my disdain for the words foodporn, foodgasm, and the like….but if I were ever to use those words, NOW would be the time. I am already anticipating that this month’s Recipe Redux theme will produce some of the most delicious, delectable recipes yet. It surely sparked my creative side and got me cooking up some mighty decadent (yet, amazingly healthy!) treats to share with you all. Here is the monthly theme: Bars & Bites for Brown Bags Whether you pack your lunch in a bento box, a brown bag or a retro cartoon character lunch box, don’t forget the bars and bites. Small squares or round bites can pack nutrition into a sweet or savory taste. Show us your favorite way to jazz up any type of lunch box. Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites At first I was thinking I’d go for the typical no bake raw energy bite or some sort of protein based bar. But for me, that felt like the easy way out! I wanted to do something I wasn’t already familiar with and break out of my baking comfort zone. So I came up with the following…. Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites via @Healthy_Helper #nutfree #vegan Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Now I know what you’re thinking, Chunk Monkey Cookie Dough  Bite? What’s so adventurous about that? Well let me explain. I gave myself the challenge of making these VEGAN, NUT-FREE, and NO SUGAR ADDED! I was a little nervous about how they’d turn out, but they came out better than expected. Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites Plus, YOU CAN EAT THE DOUGH. So that’s a win right there. But aside from that, these bites are doughy, sweet n’ salty, fully of melty chocolate goodness, and pretty darn good for ya too! Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites [dough] Healthy fats from the seed butter, whole grains from the flour, and lots of delicious points from the extra dark chocolate!

Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites [unbaked bites] Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites

Vegan Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites

Recipe Redux #11: Chunky Monkey Cookie Dough Bites

by Healthy Helper

Keywords: snack dessert nut-free vegan sugar-free cookie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (could swap half whole wheat and half white flour)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut based buttery spread (could swap for other vegan buttery spread)
  • 4 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 of a dark chocolate bar, chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. In a microwave safe bowl, heat sunflower seed butter for 30 seconds to soften it. In same bowl, mash banana, add vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut spread. Mix until evenly combined.

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Eggs & Bacon Oatmeal Breakfast Pizza

I love a good challenge. Whether it’s trying a new workout, taking on a new job, or going out of my comfort zone…it always gives me a rush of endorphins and a sense of accomplishment for pushing outside of the box.

Coming up with a new recipe is no different! Especially when I am given certain criteria to meet and parameters to fit in!

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