Blondie Fig Fudge Squares

Blondie Fig Fudge Squares

I’m going to start out by saying, these are amazing. Blondie Fig Fudge Squares may very well become your new go-to recipe when you’re craving something sweet, yet don’t want to fuss with baking something- these require absolutely no cooking if you choose! These blondies can be made two ways, no-bake or baked, both options are equally delicious and should leave you feeling amazing. They’re sweetened naturally with whole food ingredients like the obvious being figs and the less obvious being cashew butter and chickpeas. I hope you give these a try this Halloween for a healthier spin on candy and treats, and of course can be enjoyed year round.

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Mexican Chocolate Zoats

Mexican Chocolate Zoats | Nutrition Stripped, chocolate oatmeal, porridge, zucchini oatmeal

Zoats? You may be thinking “McKel, did you make a typo?”, I promise I didn’t. I’m only at it again sneaking veggies into your meals, this one being breakfast. Last month I shared a new favorite way of mine to incorporate zucchini into breakfast, in my Blue Morning Smoothie Bowl, today I’m making a delicious high protein porridge. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, I’ve been LOVING porridges for breakfast and you may have caught on to be mentioning zoats. They’re incredibly high in fiber, protein, nutrients, filling and taste amazing… anytime you can enjoy chocolate for breakfast is a win in my book.

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Oatmeal Raisin & Apple Sandwich Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin & Apple Sandwich Cookies

Hello fall (insert hand wave). My favorite fall fruit by far is the apple. I’m constantly trying new ways to use apples or reinventing the wheel on classic recipes using apples. This cookie recipe was inspired by an apple crisp believe it or not- apple crisps are incredibly simple to make and contain apples, raisins, oats, and typically a fat (like butter) or a sweetener (like refined sugar). Obviously in the Nutrition Stripped lifestyle, we’re all about whole foods, therefore I’m letting raisins to the sweetening and turning to tahini for some of the fat as a binder. Also, these are naturally gluten free and vegan taboot- a win win for everyone.

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Dessert Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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It’s not the first time I’ve incorporated vegetables into dessert, especially sweet potatoes, and and sure won’t be the last. Today’s recipe may have you giving yourself a face palm to the forehead, thinking “that’s so easy why didn’t I think of that!”… or thinking “McKel, this is just weird”. These stuffed sweet potatoes are filled with delicious whole food toppings and ingredients to take an already delicious sweet potato to the next level, dessert! Who else can say that along with dessert, they also had fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and a bit of protein and healthy fats from the toppings?

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Tigernut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tigernut Chocolate Chip Cookie Grrr tigernuts. Nope, I’m totally not trying to make up a new corky name for a nut or a seed, tigernuts are in their own category. Before I even touch on what tigernuts are and why you should know about them, I’m jumping for joy to share with you all a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Why? Because I just realized I’ve never shared a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe before, how did this go unnoticed you guys? Come on you’re supposed to keep me on track here. Undoubtedly, these aren’t a traditional chocolate chip cookie in the sense of texture and nutrition profile. They’re high in fiber, contain healthy fats and made with these unique tigernuts, which also give these cookies a delicious, sweet, and nutty flavor unlike any nut/seed I’ve had.

You can bet these aren’t going to be your traditional chocolate chip cookies, so let’s get over that for a minute, these cookies are going to be completely in line with the Nutrition Stripped Lifestyle- gluten free, dairy free, free from processed ingredients, oh and awesome. Just sayin’. These are crumbly cookies, not dense at all, but crumbles perfectly in your mouth. Another reason why I’m thrilled to share this recipe with you all today is, selfishly, all the recipe testing I did to come to the final product. I love recipe testing and so do all my friends, I’m a lucky gal to have such willing testers ;) An added bonus to all this recipe testing, I’ve come up with about 3 recipes for the Nutrition Stripped cookbook! Ahh I can’t wait to share with you all the ideas I have for the cookbook. Till then, this should suffice.

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