Almond Date Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn't love a good cookie! Cookies don't have to be loaded with sugar and saturated fat. Sometimes they can be loaded with lots of good for you fiber, and plant based protein. I use 85% dark chocolate chips for these cookies but you can substitute raisins or some other dried fruit if you like. These cookies come together quickly because they are…


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Tahini Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are delicious and nutrient dense. Tahini is made from sesame seeds and is quite nutrient dense. Just one tablespoon of tahini has 89 calories, 3 grams of protein and 1.4 grams of dietary fiber. In one small serving, men get 4 percent of their recommended daily intake of fiber and 5 percent of daily protein, while women gain 6 percent of…


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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

My friend Chris made me a batch of these cookies when I went to her house for tea one afternoon.  I ate alot of them and decided I needed to make more!  I have been taking them with me as a reqwrad after my morning ski/hike up Aspen Mountain in the morning.  Nothing like enjoying a few of these beauties in front of the fire  as a reward for a hard hike…


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Chocolate Cherry Cookies

 My friend Chris gave me Dr. Joel Fuhrman's new cookbook, "Eat to Live, Quick and Easy" for my birthday last spring.  This is a cookbook worth having.  The recipes are really healthy and quick and easy.  These cookies are delicious and very nutrient dense.  They pack well and are perfect to take on a bike ride or hike, or to have in the afternoon to…


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Apricot Oat Bars

This is a recipe from one my favorite chefs, Mark Reinfeld.  I love  taking  cooking classes from him because I always leave inspired!  I was in Denver last weekend and attended a cooking demo he did and it seems he just gets better and better, he is always progressing!   I made these bars and my hubby loved them and so I brought them in for some of…


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Hot Fudge Sundae

Aspen Valley hosted a meatless Monday event last Monday that focused on getting kids to eat their vegetables. A huge thank you to Kristy Bates RD, and Sandy Holmes RD, for creating a delicious and inspiring menu that even the fussiest of kids got excited about.  The hot fudge sundae was a HUGE hit.  The fact that it was made from whole foods with no…


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Arman's Soft and Chewy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these cookies for my clients on Friday and OMG...they are soooo good and so super simple to make!  Cookies make people happy, especially soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. This recipe was devloped by Arman Liew and he has a wonderful cookbook out called Clean Sweets, Order it here. Pictured here is my client Sandra enjoying a cookie.  She…


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Dreena's Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Dreena Burton is an amazing recipe creator.  This cake is sweetened partially with cooked sweet potato, which also adds moisture and a tender texture. Pair it with the Chocolate Sweets Frosting, and you have a real winner! I made and served this cake to my dinner guests last night and I think it is safe to say that they enjoyed it. Makes 1 cake layer  Ingredients  3/4…


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Raspberry Chia Jam Bars

I made these bars for my students in my Foundation Training Class. This coming week is the last week of the series and I want to bring them a healthy treat.  If you are like me and LOVE jams but would also like to reduce sugar, chia seed jams are something to explore.  February is heart health month and these bars will make your heart happy with all…


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Peanut Butter Cup Puffed Rice Bars by Minimalist Baker

Peanut butter and dark chocolate are one of my favorite flavor combinations. This healthyish candybar recipe is from the Minamilist Baker's cookbook, "Everday Cooking." Like you, I am in full on holiday cooking mode and these bars will find their way to some of my chocolate loving clients and friends. The bars do better if you can keep them refrigerated…


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