peanut butter

Healthy Low Carb Peanut Butter Cups: Just Two Ingredients!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cups: Two Ingredients! -by amber's hands-

My love affair with Reese’s peanut butter cups started at a young age. Peeling the black paper off, listening to the pop at each ridge as it separated from the chocolate, taking the first bite through the milk chocolate and into that characteristically dry but delicious peanut butter– it’s an experience I remember well.

To this day, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of my absolute favorites. Now that I eat a keto diet, I can’t just pick up some Reese’s at the grocery store (or those amazing Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups) but I can make an even better version at home. These healthy, low carb (hey, they’re even vegan!) peanut butter cups are incredibly easy and use just two ingredients! 

And they’re higher quality to boot!

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Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Footballs -by amber's hands-

It is almost time for the Super Bowl, and what would a Super Bowl party be without some football-shaped snacks? Not only do these pretties have the right shape, they’re also low carb, high protein, and gluten free! Plus I have two different ways you can make them depending on what appeals to you. Read on for the recipe for these chocolate peanut butter footballs!

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Birdseed Bars

27616421086_854ef59e95_cSo Hubs’ birthday is coming up in a few days. I’m pretty sure that now his birthday will always be a little overshadowed by Little Man’s since they’re only just over a week apart. Luckily Hubs isn’t fussy about his birthday and is happy to have a simple night on the town with me. Yay. But I thought that before I got myself all dolled up, I should give you all an easy recipe that can carry you through the weekend.

For Little Man’s birthday, one of the things I made was birdseed bars. Besides being delicious and healthy, these bars are also gluten-free and dairy-free! And they’re sweetened only with honey. They are really easy and very versatile.

I got the idea from a birdseed bar I’d had from our local health food store. I looked at the ingredient list to have an idea what to put in it, and just made it up from there.

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PB ‘N B French Toast Redux

Ok, friends. This is not a new recipe. In fact, this is the first recipe I ever posted on this blog. And it’s a goodie.

But here’s the thing. The first time I made it for you, Little Man was less than 2 months old. Which meant that I didn’t have a ton of time for these things, and that most of my cooking happened after he went to bed (i.e. after it was dark.) So the pictures I posted were terrible. That didn’t stop many of you from leaving lovely comments on how delicious it sounded. But it’s bugged me for a long time.

So, recently I made this again and decided to take pictures of the process. This time I made it for breakfast, so natural light was plentiful. I left the directions mostly the same, but this time we made 4 sandwiches instead of 3, since Little Man loves himself some french toast.

To review, the PB N B in the title stands for Peanut Butter, Nutella & Banana.  In french toast. It’s pretty much all kinds of awesome. I mean, seriously. How can you go wrong with that combo?  This isn’t so much a recipe as an idea.  I don’t follow a recipe when I make french toast, so if you have a favorite recipe, you can easily use it when making this. (more…)