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Treats

5-Minute Mock “Baked” Apple

When you're in the mood for a quick warm treat but don't have the time to bake, consider this warm and spicy mock baked apple. I'ts very low in sugars and total calories, but high in flavor! We don't  like microwaves and avoid them whenever possible, but once-in-while use in a pinch is not a big deal.

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Almond Cherry Chewies

These tangy, tasty, easy, cherry truffles make a great take-along treat for a long hike, climb or bike tour. They last for weeks in the fridge so you can make them well in advance of a special trip. I like the flavor (but not the sugar content or price!) of cherry Larabars, so this is my lower-cal, lower-cost homage to those snack bars...

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Cherry-Berry-Pom Cocktail (or Mocktail)

Choose this light, fresh and antioxidant-rich cocktail as a healthier alcoholic option for your holiday celebration. The distinctive juniper notes of good gin work really well with the sweet tang of the berries and cherries, but the drink is just as delicious served alcohol-free, if desired. Look for the notes following to make it a mocktail.

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Chia Pudding Snack Paks

Chia pudding is a great clean food staple and this base recipe allows you to make a few "snack pudding" recipes of different flavors to have on hand for quick treats all week long!

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Chilled Strawberry Soup

This lovely chilled fruit "soup" is a perfect complement to a summer meal. Yogurt—a featured ingredient—is loaded with probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that help keep your gut healthy and your digestive processes running smoothly. And raw honey, unlike that imposter that comes in the cute little squeezy bear, is a real food. It hasn’t been heated, so the enzymes are intact, and it tastes worlds better than the homogenized, pasteurized imitators.

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Chocolate Chai Mug Cake

Another amazing mug cake in the grain-and-dairy-free line with very low total sugars. The chai spices are the key to this cake's delights. It tastes, rich, sweet and satisfying with warm fall spices, but it's totally guilt-free! This is my favorite mug cake.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus

This one is similar to the peanut butter version, but has the added bonus of oats and chips for more toothiness and a slightly sweeter treat. Enjoy!

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Citrus-Pop Truffles

One of the most common complaints I hear from clients who are new to the whole foods lifestyle is that there’s nothing easy to snack on. When I suggest all sorts of protein and veggie combos they often get this slightly constipated look on their faces and say something along the lines of, “No, I know about that, I mean something, you know, that tastes good.” What they’re invariably looking for is something sweet, easy, and preferably portable. Enter these tangy, oh-so-easy truffles - enjoy!

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Clean Cocoa-Nut Truffles

Unlike conventional truffles, these are dairy-free, low in total sugars and made from whole food ingredients. They are quite easy to make and, though they require a little soaking and chilling time, need no fussy tempering. Definitely try adding some of the fun optional toppings - be creative!

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Cocoa-nut Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

These rich haystack-style cookies taste just like the no-bake cookies my mom made for us when we were kids. Unlike those, these have no butter and can even be made with no sugar ~! But your kids will still love them as much as we did!

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