“Oh, those donuts don’t look tempting to me at all.”
Said NO ONE. Ever.
If you are like 99.9% of us, you’ve got a sweet tooth. And it sometimes feels like it’s a dirty word or phrase right? No one wants to say it, “I’ve got a sweet tooth big time…”– well, we are here to take away the shame and tell you to embrace that love of all things delectably delicious and SWEET. You want savory? That’s another post. This post is dedicated to our sweet tooths- and read on because we are sharing some of our favorite FINDS – products we’ve tasted (again, and again, and then, again and again…..you get the idea) and can heartily recommend, as well as some insanely enticing recipes by some of our best and most favorite foodie bloggers–they slay us with their compelling creations every week.
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That would be us every time they put up a new instagram post. For reals. How do they do it??
One of our very own team members has become an amazing legit foodie– Ms. Lauren Fischer. You can follow her on instagram (HINT she’s launching a new blog about her foodie obsessions soon!) at @laurenfischereats.
Here is her contribution to today’s Sweet Tooth Snacks List: CHOCOLATE AVOCADO TRUFFLES.
2 TBS Cocoa Powder
3 TBS Maple Syrup
2 TBS Melted Coconut Oil
2 TBS Melted Dark Chocolate
Blend all together. Scoop onto parchment lined baking sheet, freeze for 1 hour and then form into balls. Coat with more cocoa powder and refrigerate.
Photo Source: NadaMoo
Friends, if you like ice cream, get ready to weep with joy. NadaMoo has some of the most delightful, taste-bud pleasing frozen creations- and BONUS– they are DAIRY FREE for those of you like me with dairy sensitivities or needing to avoid dairy for autoimmune issues. The flavor on the right is my personal favorite and I cannot tell you how often Amazon Prime Now has delivered this to me for my eating pleasure. It delivers a LOT of pleasure my friends. They have a TON of flavors, I’ve loved the pistachio, maple pecan, salted caramel…and several others. (For some reason I feel like that song by Willie Nelson should be playing but instead of “To all the girls I’ve loved before….” it would be “To all the NadaMoo flavors I’ve loved thus far….”). Now. Sit down for this part.
MOST PINTS ARE LESS THAN 600 CALORIES TOTAL.
You’re welcome. People- you GOTTA treat yoself to some NadaMoo. You will become obsessed. I promise.
You know what goes well with frozen icy creamy treats?
But also- brownies. And the photo above is an extreme close-up of the DELIGHTFUL brownies from Flax4Life. This is another one of my Amazon Prime Now discoveries (Damn You Amazon!!). My manfriend and I order these and keep several containers in the fridge. We’ll often not get dessert at a restaurant and come home and have a few of these bad boys– only 140 calories each! WHAT??? And when you heat them up in the microwave, OMG it’s Slap Yo Mama good!!! Might I suggest serving 1 or 2 of these with a serving of NadaMoo? Not that I’ve tried that or anything. Just saying.
Here is what the packaging looks like- so if you order online or from their website, you can pick the right one.
Oh Heavens to Betsy! They are also GLUTEN FREE?? AND Dairy Free!!! Great Balls of Fire!! You’re welcome. I implore you to treat yourself to some of these and feel free to ship some to me as well.
Now let’s move on to something warm, after all it is FALL. Even though here in Texas it feels like Spring Break year round…..I digress.
Folks, I do not recall how I stumbled on this brand but WOW. These Paleo Pancakes are AMAZING!!! Birch Benders, you complete me. I even have my parents making these and loving them. Pro Tip: Get yourself a Perfect Pancake Pan on Amazon to make the perfect sized pancakes. And might I recommend– the best sugar free syrup to top these off?
I have been addicted to this Walden Farms Sugar Free Pancake Syrup for years. And here’s another hint: this is also FANTASTIC to put on top of sweet potatoes! Which, hello, why don’t I share a little “recipe” with you? Take sweet potatoes and bake them (I bake several at at time: 425 degrees for an hour and 15 or so.) then store them in your fridge. Take them out, slice them (measure and weigh them first if you are counting macros!) and then heat up some coconut oil in a saucepan on the stove. Add your sliced sweet potatoes (in round slices, do not slice length-wise) in the coconut oil and sprinkle with a lot of cinnamon. Turn over — I like to let them get really browned and crispy. Remove from pan and add your Walden Farms Syrup and maybe a bit more cinnamon. DIVINE. Learn about all the other Walden Farms products at their website. CLICK HERE.
I feel I should insert a drumroll here. Because- get ready for this. This woman, whose blog you should subscribe to immediately- took the Birch Benders Paleo Pancakes UP 2,000 notches. As I was googling– I found this via her site, ReformationHealth.com
OHHHHH MYYYY LORRRRDDDD~!!!
Are you drooling yet? She calls this recipe Bunny Crack Pancakes and you can find the recipe by heading to her site: CLICK HERE.
I may need a moment to recover from looking at this photo. Seriously. My idea of getting creative is adding flavored syrup on my cakes and look what she did! Amazing!
All this pancake talk made me think of my latest coffee creation. I have been OBSESSED – more than ever- with my coffee, ever since upgrading to a Nespresso. (Hint. Best Gift Idea EVER for anyone who loves coffee.)
I can blame my BFF Amanda Tress because she posted HER coffee coming out of her new Nespresso every morning on instagram and I lost it. I bought one. Then I bought my man one. He’s obsessed. Then I bought my parents one. OBSESSED. Get yourself one now and I promise you, game over for all other coffee machines. Ever.
So- I make a cup of Nespresso. I add Torani Sugar Free Syrups– for Fall, I go CRAZY- I have been adding two flavors- Pumpkin Pie and Salted Caramel!!!! OMG!! Check out these sampler packs for Fall and Winter you can get. Yes, I got both of them.
Above is the Fall selection: CLICK HERE to treat yoself. And then, you might as well….
So, I make the coffee. I add Pumpkin Pie and Salted Caramel Sugar Free Syrups. I add some Stevia – and then sprinkle in some Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice (stock up when you go- trust me). Then I add the steamed milk (we use Blue Diamond 30-Calorie Almond Milk) and stir and I am soon delivered to another land of sublime peace and happiness. (Side note: I always also add collagen to my coffee, but that’s not the sweet part. It does add a nice dose of protein and ladies, it helps your hair and nails grow like a boss. I use Vital Proteins and you can get (shocking) on Amazon by clicking here.)
Next. Let’s dive in to some more recipes shall we. Be prepared to be in awe.
OH LORD HELP ME.
Almond Joy Coconut Butter Cups from Lee at FitFoodieFinds. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? She is amazing….if you are not subscribed to her blog you will be. You can find the recipe over there by clicking here. I don’t know about you but I am a huge fan of Almond Joy and I am so making these this weekend!!
I die. I truly die.
Lastly I am going to share some sweet treats that are truly personal to both me and to Lauren, featured above.
Lauren ALWAYS tells me to go get these Hail Merry treats in bulk. She was not joking. Once I tried, I died. You want to try a sampler pack? You’re welcome: click here. And then, I told HER, “GIRL you gotta try these Better Bites mini-cupcakes……OMG.” She did. She loved. She’s obsessed.
And then I recall it was Amanda Tress who got me hooked on Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups. Holy Cow. Amazing. Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate. You choose. These are my favorites:
You need it bad right now don’t you? I understand. Click here to treat yoself.
Well friends, we hope we tempted your tummy with the taste of more than just nuts and honey. Do you have sweet treat favorites that we should feature on our next Sweet Tooth roundup? Tell us in the comments below and if you are a blogger and want to be featured, send us your links and permission. We’d love to share the good word about YOUR great work. And we do accept food bribes, no problem. 😉
Til next time- enjoy your life and indulge that sweet tooth my friends!