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Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, and Raspberry Cups

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You'll likely be surprised in discovering how simple these are to make - they're perfect for times when you feel like having a healthier version of Reese peanut butter cups. Read more about Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, and Raspberry Cups

 

How to Make Mineral and Protein-Rich Energy Bars

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This fig-pecan energy bar recipe produces a batch of scrumptious bars that is rich in potassium, calcium, iron, fiber, and healthy protein. Think of this energy bar as one of the most mineral-rich healthy snacks that you can use to fuel your body in between meals. Read more about How to Make Mineral and Protein-Rich Energy Bars

 

How to Make Persimmon Pie

As discussed in an previous post on the health-enhancing nutrients found in persimmons, when these delectable fruits are in season, you are wise to include them in your diet.

Here's a look at how simple it is to make a mouthwatering persimmon pie with just 4 to 5 ingredients:

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Healthy Berries and Cream

I have this cousin who has long had a serious weakness for creamy desserts. Specifically, creamy vanilla icing commonly found on top of cupcakes. About a year ago, she decided to eschew dairy to see if avoiding casein and whey would help her overcome chronic eczema. She went all out, and within a month, her rashes melted away - it was one of those cases where the improvement was so rapid that the doer swore off pasteurized and homogenized dairy for life. Read more about Healthy Berries and Cream

 

How to Make Healthy Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups

A healthier version of Reese peanut butter cups, these chocolate cashew butter cups deliver plenty of heart-healthy flavonoids and healthy protein. If cashew butter isn't your thing, feel free to substitute with your preferred nut butter - almond butter and organic peanut butter work just as well, though both are less naturally sweet than cashew butter, so you may want to add a little more honey to the filling. - Ben Kim

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How to Make Healthy Fudge

This is for fudge and brownie lovers out there who want to enjoy their decadent squares sans flour and refined sugar.

For a look at this recipe without pictures, view:

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How to Make Healthy Key Lime Pie

What do you get when you combine macadamia nuts, coconut shreds, walnuts, avocados, fresh lime juice, dates, honey, and sea salt? Only the healthiest version of key lime pie that I've ever tried. The crust requires some patience and elbow grease, but it's completely worth the effort. Read more about How to Make Healthy Key Lime Pie

 

Cactus Pears, Cactus Fruit, Prickly Pears

Prickly pears, also known as cactus pears or cactus fruit, are well worth adding to your diet whenever you can find them. I have consistently found that prickly pears are well digested, support healthy bowel movements, and offer protection against sunburn, most likely because of their abundance in richly pigmented antioxidants (betalain, betanin, and indicaxanthin). Read more about Cactus Pears, Cactus Fruit, Prickly Pears

 

How to Make Quinoa Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Though this recipe for Quinoa Chocolate Chunk Cookies includes some refined ingredients like sugar, seeing as we had never run across a quinoa-filled cookie, Kristen whipped it up for all to see with the understanding that those who prefer all-natural ingredients can use substitutes for sugar, butter, etc. So please, no finger-pointing comments from the food police on this one. Thanks, and enjoy. - Ben Kim Read more about How to Make Quinoa Chocolate Chunk Cookies

 

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