Baked Goods & Desserts

Healthier Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Get the essence of fall when you bite into this healthier, dairy-free and nut-free spiced pumpkin bread, scented with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Pin the Recipe In eighth grade my classmates and I were allowed to take a cooking elective. This was long before I was interested in becoming a dietitian. I certainly never thought I would be a…

No-Bake Strawberry Mousse Parfaits

No-Bake Strawberry Mousse Parfaits are a light, fluffy, and delicious treat elegant enough for company and easy enough to make for yourself.    Pin this recipe I have a major sweet tooth and love desserts, but you’ll notice there aren’t too many dessert recipes on my blog. That’s because as much as I love to indulge in dessert, I don’t…

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp + Tips for Managing Added Sugar

Get tips for managing added sugar this summer and enjoy a lower-sugar version of one of summer’s quintessential desserts, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by SPLENDA® Brand as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always all opinions are my own. This page also contains…

Blood Orange Poached Pears

Blood Orange Poached Pears are made with only five simple ingredients and no added sweeteners! A simple and elegant dessert for any occasion!   Pin the Recipe Don’t these blood orange poached pears look delicious? I’m so excited to have my assistant and fellow registered dietitian nutritionist Emily Cooper here today to share the recipe with you all. Plus, she…

Caramel Corn Frozen Yogurt

Enjoy what’s left of summer sweet corn with a scoop of this Caramel Corn Frozen Yogurt (a great example of how sweet doesn’t have to mean a lot of calories from added sugar)! | Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by SPLENDA® Brand as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe…

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Rhubarb Ginger Lemon Muffins

These Rhubarb Ginger Lemon Muffins are the perfect balance of tart and sweet and a delicious addition to a spring brunch! Plus, they’re gluten-free and dairy-free!  Pin the Recipe I am so happy that spring is here and that my favorite spring fruits and vegetables are making their way into supermarkets near me. The strawberries are finally flavorful, the asparagus are…

Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprint Cookies

Welcome spring with this sweet and tangy Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprint Cookie recipe bursting with bright flavor! Pin the Recipe Today’s post is written by Emily Cooper, a self-proclaimed “running, peanut butter lovin’ registered dietitian in Portland, Maine” and blogger at Sinful Nutrition. I’m so excited to have her share her Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprint Cookie recipe and a fun…

Health Benefits of Cocoa + Whole Grain Double Chocolate Muffins

Learn about the health benefits of cocoa and how to add more to your diet, starting with a recipe for Whole Grain Double Chocolate Muffins!   Pin the Recipe Valentine’s Day always stirs up visions of flowers, candy, and most importantly, lots of chocolate! While you may think that all of those chocolate kisses (or these chocolate peanut butter truffles!)…

Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Sweet and juicy stone fruits get caramelized on the grill, making for a naturally delicious, low-calorie, and gluten-free end to your summer BBQ. Serve with a creamy sweet and tangy Greek yogurt sauce. Pin this Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article, “Summer Stone Fruit,” and developing the recipe found in the June 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was…

Cranberry Orange Bread

Stay healthy all winter long with this sweet and tart antioxidant-rich Cranberry Orange Bread. Pin this Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the December 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my own. In my opinion, cranberries…

Chocolate Pear Bread

Rich Chocolate Pear Bread looks decadent, but it’s full of good-for-you ingredients. A delicious addition to brunch or a holiday party. Pin the Recipe This post was originally sponsored by Chobani as part of a partnership. I was compensated for my time, but as always all opinions are my own. Chocolate and peanut butter are a well known and loved combo….