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Recipes I've Shared:

Sugar-free, Gluten-free, vegan, single-serve brownie

I've tried various versions of a microwave brownie/chocolate cake and I keep coming back to this one. It has the right amount of moistness for me (adapted it from a recipe on

Healthy Hemp Granola

Vegan, refined sugar free, and gluten free is using GF oats. Hemp seeds bump up the protein!

Gluten-free (mostly) vegan Queso

Adapted from Vegan Explosion recipe posted on a Post Punk Kitchen BB

Chocolate Cherry milkshake

You can reduce the calories by cutting back on the amount of frozen cherries and leaving out the protein powder.

Sugar Free Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake bars

Low carb also; adapted from Tyler Florence's recipe
These were amazing with no weird aftertaste--the erythritol/stevia blend worked well, though I was using packets and had to open up a lot to get the amount needed. You might try it using Truvia--if you do post a comment and let me know how it turned out!

Very Good (13 ratings)
Quinoa Vegetable fried "rice"

Fried rice using quinoa instead of rice, edamame and egg for protein, and lots of frozen veggies to keep things easy.

Energy cookies

I made this from a mash-up of recipes by Dreena Burton using things I had on hand. They turned out pretty well, considering! Better than an energy bar with weird ingredients.

Soaked yogurt-oats

Why soak oats:

Very Good (10 ratings)
Dreena Burton's Super Charge Me cookies


Favorite Steel Cut Oats

Extremely filling, great for dinner on a cold night.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

I adapted this from a recipe I found online somewhere. You could use any beans or veggies you like. You could also use cocoa powder instead of the baking chocolate, but don't leave it out! It makes a TON so make sure you have a large crockpot.

Cauliflower Pizza


Pizza Frittata

From Everyday Food

Incredible! (1 rating)
Ultra Healthy Oatmeal Flax Cookies

These came out really tasty, and they freeze well. I think the coconut oil is the key to how good they are, so don't substitute. I used date sugar so the only sweetener comes from fruit.

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

Vegan, sugar-free, easy, and super yummy.

Ellie Krieger's Ratatouille

Very easy to make, and good! I added mushrooms which were not in the original recipe. Great with quinoa.

Cocoa Banana Oat muffins

Adapted from

I added ground flax to try to give them a little more lift, and replaced refined sugar with date sugar. I also replaced applesauce with pumpkin, because that is what I had and the bananas and date sugar seemed to add plenty of sweetness.

Arugula, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

2006, Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved

Show: Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger

Mary's Superfood Smoothie

A great way to start your day--fiber, omega 3s, antioxidants, and protein. Diary-free, gluten-free, sugar-free.

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

OK, this recipe (gluten free, refined sugar free) is not for everyone, and definitely not if you are jonesing for the real thing, but the nutritionals rock and I really liked it. The orange juice gives it a real twang, so perhaps apple would be more neutral. Not overly sweet (which I like), so you might want to experiment with other alternative sweeteners. The original recipe I based this on called for agave nectar, but I wanted to try a fruit-sweetened version. Honey might work well too. I also added two packets of stevia to the filling just to give it a touch more. It served better once chilled.

Very Good (7 ratings)
No-bake cookie oatmeal

Sugar-free, single serve version of the chocoate-oatmeal-peanut butter no bake cookies. Microwaves in minutes! Oh, vegan too.

Oatmeal Applesauce Bread

Adapted from a Dorie Greenspan recipe

Pumpkin Quinoa Raisin muffins

I adapted this recipe from Dani Spies website--they turned out really moist and hearty, plus no refined sugar and the fiber/protein stats are good. It was a great way to use up 1/2 can of pumpkin and some leftover quinoa.

Next time I would probably add more cinnamon and/or pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These turned out very yummy, beware of making them if you have portion control issues. I had to freeze them to not eat too many... For even lower calories and fat leave out the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Yogurt Parfait

From Healthy Indulgences cooking blog

Very Good (2 ratings)
Sugar free, whole wheat blueberry muffins

adapted from eat me, delicious

Super low-cal Asian Soup

Seriously low calorie but generously portioned vegetarian soup. Carnivores can use chicken in place of seitan and chicken broth instead of veggie broth.