vegan vanilla chia cupcakes

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 28, 2014  |  0 Comments
I just turned another year older, so I baked cupcakes to celebrate. Birthdays do only come once a year, after all! However,  to make sure the desserty treats were at least a tiny bit better for everyone to enjoy, this cupcake recipe uses whole-wheat pastry flour and chia seeds. It’s free of butter and eggs to please any vegan, too. Now I’m sharing my recipe—with its hint of wholesomeness—for all of you to enjoy. Calories saved: 110 Why it’s better for you? Whole-wheat and chia seeds! Unless you need to be following a gluten-free/wheat-free diet, embrace wheat … it’s full of health protective benefits, including the potential to improve intestinal and metabolic health and lessen chronic inflammation. And chia seeds...
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chocolate-covered strawberry cocktail

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 27, 2014  |  0 Comments
Makes 2 servings: 1 cup each When you’d like a cocktail but are “craving” dessert, this frozen beverage has you covered. It’s like dessert in a glass, featuring the classic pairing of chocolate and strawberries. Delicious! Disclosure note: I attended an event sponsored by the National Honey Board and received samples of honey. I was not paid for this posting. Recipe and opinions are my own. Calories saved: 70 Why it’s better for you: There’s 1 entire cup of strawberries in each serving!
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