Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (video)

In Monday’s post, we talked about the importance of curbing your sugar intake during the holidays. With Thanksgiving just about 2 weeks away, now’s the time to start thinking about some healthier holiday treats. Today I’m sharing with you my recipe for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. They are much  easier than you might think…

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Healthier Holiday Treats

Today starts my series of 3 videos for helping you make the holidays healthier. On average, we tend to gain 1-2 pounds over the holidays and often don’t end up losing those pounds. As the holidays approach, we are bombarded sugar just about everywhere we look, and this excess sugar tends to work against us…

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Artificial Sweeteners: Friend or Foe?

Many people turn to artificial sweeteners as a substitute for sugar. It seems like a no-brainer – sweet taste without the calories and without the harmful effects of glucose or fructose. The problem is that most artificial sweeteners have other downsides. They can only serve to exacerbate sugar cravings, and in the research don’t necessarily…

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Peanut Butter Cookies (sweetened with dates)

I know that cutting your sugar intake isn’t easy, so it helps to have some healthier sweet recipes sweetened with natural sweeteners like dates. I love that these peanut butter cookies are so easy to make and really yummy. These can be a great substitute for regular peanut butter cookies and kids like them too!…

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Cashew Cream (recipe)

I remember growing up as a kid and having Cool Whip at a 4th of July event at a friend’s house. I thought it tasted delicious – so sweet and cold. I thought it sort of tasted like ice cream. Little did I know at that point, what was in Cool Whip. Cool Whip is…

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