healthy dessert

Light Vegan Apple Crumble for One

I hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I am so very thankful for all of my readers.
You make me so happy and inspire me every single day.
Thank you for allowing me to do what I love for a job.
It’s incredibly rewarding and I love hearing your success stories!

Thank you so much for being patient with me the past few weeks! A lot has been going on recently.
Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I can finally tell you guys why I have been so MIA!
I’ve been traveling a ton meeting with RFFMBT brand sponsors,
buttttt the big news is: my sister got engaged!
And of course amidst the chaos along came Thanksgiving and tons of family events!

This was seriously the cutest proposal in the world! I’ve had to keep my mouth closed for a month and it has been the hardest thing in the world! Patrick had asked my dad for his blessing, and then told my mom and I that he wanted to propose. Patrick actually asked me to be a part of the proposal which was so sweet! My sister is a photographer, and since photography is obviously very important to her, Patrick asked if I would hide and capture the proposal on camera (um duhhh this is every girl’s dream!). Of course I was all over it! I ended up hiding in a bush at the beach for 3 hours in the rain while Jess was “photographing” the beach and sunset until they made their way to the proposal sight where Patrick had written “Jessica will you marry me?” in shells and rocks! Both families were waiting at our house with champagne when they got back! It was too cute and I am soooooo happy that I was a part of it! My sister was beyond surprised, she had NO clue it was happening : ).

Of course for me, this means bridesmaid bootcamp! I’m ready to get those arms and shoulders toned for the wedding! I’m patiently waiting for the fiancés to set a date!

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proposalGreetings from my hobbit hole!

Since the holidays are here and dessert is essential at every gathering in my family, I have been inventing some new healthy single serving sweets for you guys. This recipe is the ultimate quick and easy dessert. Serve with nostalgia and the warm cozy feeling of fall!

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Light Vegan Apple Crumble
Serves 1

For the Apple Filling
1 medium fuji or gala apple
2 Tbsp almond milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt

For the crumble
1/4 up rolled oats
1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup or 1 packet stevia
1 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread with Olive Oil or coconut oil

Optional: Top with 1 cup of Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt as a light & healthy ice cream replacement.

Chop apple into small pieces and combine with almond milk, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Microwave for 4-5 minutes until apple becomes soft. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, maple syrup, and earth balance. microwave for 1 minute and stir. Place cooked apples in a bowl and top with the crumble mixture.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: apple
Whole Grain: rolled oats & whole wheat flour
Protein: Greek yogurt
Plant Based Fat: Earth Balance Buttery Spread
Free Extras: salt, cinnamon, nutmeg

Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough Blizzard

I LOVE ice cream, frozen yogurt, but most of all, Dairy Queen’s Cookie Dough Blizzard. When it comes to fast-food soft serves, Dairy Queen’s Blizzard totally trumps their competition. If you aren’t familiar with DQ Blizzards, they’re ultra thick soft serve shakes with various toppings bended in. They’re so thick that when you flip the cup over, nothing comes out!

Although they’re mouth watering good, I have to admit that I feel kind of crappy from the extreme sugar rush upon eating one. Since creating my Healthy Frosty, I have been daydreaming about a healthy healthy Blizzard. Below I have included the calorie count for large DQ blizzards, so you can see how crazy it is!

Nutrition Facts for DQ Blizzards: 

  • Banana Cream Pie Blizzard (Large): 1090 Calories
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard (Large): 1060 Calories
  • Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard (Large) 1340 Calories
  • Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard (Large): 1420 Calories
  • Georgia Mud Fudge Blizzard (Large) 1340 Calories
  • Cookie Dough Blizzard (Large): 1020 Calories

Scary? Um yes!

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Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough Blizzard
Serves 1

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 Tbsp (or 2 “bites”) of Vegan Cookie Dough

Combine frozen banana, almond milk, and vegan cookie dough in a high powered blender or food processor and blend until thick and creamy.

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Single Serving PB Cookie

Hoppy Fridayyyyy my little bun buns!

A few of you have asked me for more before and after photos because they help you to stay motivated and on track. I searched my computes for quite some time to find old photos, but noticed that I don’t have too many full body pictures of myself. I was usually very covered up or couldn’t stand photos of myself, so I deleted them. Anyways here is another before and after to show you guys what rabbit food can do for your body! I hope that this can inspire you guys to eat more rabbit food!
Before & After
So last week I said that I was going to go prop shopping for my kitchen/blog photos. That semi-happened, but I literally cannot get away from black and white props! It’s my fav! The Coco Chanel kitchen lives on!

I love love love dessert. I get my sweet tooth from my mom, who can literally eat candy and cookies like there’s no tomorrow and maintain her petite frame. I wasn’t blessed with that same gene, but man I love me some sugaaaa! I’m the kind of person that cannot live without dessert or a little something sweet every day. Instead of traditional store bought cookies loaded with oil, salt, refined sugar, and bad saturated fats (not to mention the totally addictive-cannot-stop-eating-one-after-the-other feeling that comes along with them!), I took to my kitchen to give an old fav a healthy spin! I wanted to make a super clean, healthy, peanut butter cookie that can be enjoyed with coffee and good conversation. Something that feels indulgent and naughty, but is actually quite filling and good for you!

Believe it or not, this recipe only calls for 7 ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen already!

Single Serving PB Cookie
Single Serving PB Cookie
Single Serving PB Cookie
Single Serving PB Cookie
Serves 1

1 Tbsp almond flour
1 Tbsp coconut flour
1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/2 Tbsp egg whites
1/2 tbsp chocolate chips (or 1 tsp mini)
1 packet stevia

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. Spread the dough onto a microwave safe plate and flatten into a cookie shape. microwave for 1:15-1:30 minutes.

Single Serving PB Cookie

Enlightened Ice Cream + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Enlightened Ice Cream
This ice cream is seriously the cats meow. The definition of om nom nom.
If you’re looking for a tasty “good-for-you ice cream,” ENLIGHTENED has raised the bar!

“Michael, the founder and CEO, created ENLIGHTENED when he was working as a personal trainer. Both he and his clients loved ice cream and wished there were a healthy ice cream that they could enjoy. So Michael worked on his own recipe in the kitchen and became passionate about making a delicious and nutritious ice cream. And now here we are!” -Lily (Michael’s sister and social media & events manager for ENLIGHTENED) I love a family biz! Too cute!

_MG_9095_Enlightened Ice Cream With only 70 calories, 2g fat, 3g sugar, 5g fiber, and 8g of protein per bar, this ice cream is a dream come true! And it doesn’t end there, it’s also gluten-free and doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners! Oh and for any of my bunnies that follow Weight Watchers, one bar has a PointsPlus value of only: 2pts!

_MG_9082_Enlightened Ice Cream That’s just how I like my ice cream… light on the calories, fat, and sugar, and packed with protein, fiber, and flavor!

_MG_9091_Enlightened Ice Cream ENLIGHTENED ice cream bars come in three flavors: FudgeCoffee, & Orange Cream.
So far I can’t decide between Fudge or Coffee as my favorite flav. It’s a toss up!

_MG_9114_Enlightened Ice CreamHuge thank you to Jessica at Cardelucci | Fine Art Photography for the photos! You have to check out her new beach photography on bamboo!

Where can I buy ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream?

  • Pop your zip code into their store locator to find ENLIGHTENED in a store near you!
  • Click here to see what stores carry ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream and which ones will be carrying it soon!
  • Don’t see it in a store near you? Print this Product Request Form and give it to your store manager!

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In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, one RFFMBT reader will win what ENLIGHTENED likes to call “a months supply of ice cream!”
Yup, your not losing your vision. You read that right! You can win 6 boxes of ENLIGHTENED ice cream (2 boxes of coffee, 2 boxes of Fudge, & 2 boxes of Orange Cream)!
Pardon me while I do the math, that’s 24 ENLIGHTENED ice cream bars! Music to my ears!

For your chance to win:
1. Comment on this post telling me what your favorite flavor ice cream is.

2. You must like ENLIGHTENED on Facebook 
– Leave a separate comment letting me know that you liked them!

3. Tweet ” I entered to #win “one months supply” of @EatEnlightened ice cream bars from @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/1bH0ukx ”
– Leave a separate comment with the url to your tweet!

This means you can earn up to three entries!
Contest ends on Thursday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST.
Winner will be announced on Friday, July 19th! Must use a valid email address when entering. Open to U.S. residents only.

DOLE Peel The Love Banana Party + Giveaway (CLOSED)

I am so excited to tell you guys about DOLE Bananas new Peel the Love Campaign!

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Bananas: you grill, bake, mash, blend, spread and split bananas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, but this year, Dole is delivering one simple message about the country’s most popular fruit in 2013: Peel The Love. 
“The three-word command serves as the theme of a bold, year-long Dole initiative stressing the fun, irreverence and universally beloved aspects of the iconic yellow fruit, which Dole grows more of globally than anyone else.” – Dole

The first-ever Peel the Love Summer Food Truck Tour, sponsored by Dole Fresh Fruit and partners Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk and Dole Packaged Foods, will bring DOLE Bananas and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze recipes and samples directly to you in select cities across the country!

Good news LA foodies, DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Summer Food Truck is making a few more stops until it heads off to it’s next big city (Phoenix, AZ)!
June 21, 4pm-6pm – Albertsons 200 E. Sepulveda Blvd, Carson CA
June 22, 7am-12pm – Into the Summer Fun Run, 19800 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos CA
June 23, 4pm-6pm – Walmart 1290 E. Ontario Ave, Corona CA
June 24, 4pm-6pm – Albertsons 2627 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica CA

Checkout the DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Summer Food Truck route and calendar to see when it will be in a city near you!

DOLE Peel The Love Party

To continue DOLE Bananas’ initiative to “Peel the Love” I wanted to show just how cool bananas really are. Thanks to DOLE, they sent me some awesome party supplies to host a Peel The Love banana party of my own. Their party kit included DOLE Bananas coupons, DOLE margarita glasses, reusable DOLE grocery bags, a yellow platter, banana USB Drive, and a Yonanas machine for my friends and I to enjoy! My first thought was… how can I show my readers how to throw a FUN healthy food party? Umm, obviously by hosting a DOLE Banana Nicecream party! After all, my mission is to make healthy foods fun, exciting, and always tasty!

I had a few friends over for an afternoon of Banana Nicecream and an endless healthy topping bar.
My Banana Nicecream bar consisted of frozen DOLE Bananas turned into banana nicecream/froyo with the help of Yonanas, and all of these yummy toppings:
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, pomegranate seeds, apricot preserve, banana chips, honey roasted sliced almonds, granola, shredded coconut, crushed peanuts, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, crushed graham crackers, trail mix, pistachio toffee, cocoa almond butter, peanut butter, honey, agave, and cinnamon! I went a little crazy with my topping selection! Who doesn’t love toppings?

Instead of going to the grocery store for a pint of ice cream each, this is how we will be partying from now on. Bananas. Toppings. Pixar Movie. Best. Night. Ever.
Such a simple but healthy fun party idea for kids and families of all ages!

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DOLE Peel The Love Party Want to host your own DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Party?
Enter for your chance to win a DOLE Bananas Peel the Love Party Kit including:

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1 Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker
1 Banana USB drive
1 Yellow DOLE apron
1 Plastic Yellow serving platter
10 DOLE Bananas coupons
10 DOLE plastic margarita “glasses”
10 Yellow DOLE reusable grocery bags

For your chance to win:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would top your Banana Nicecream with!
  2.  You can earn another entry by tweeting: “Enter to #win a @DOLEbananas #PeelTheLove Party Kit and @Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker! Hosted by @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/130eLb7 .”
    – Complete your Twitter entry by leaving a separate comment on this post with a link to your tweet.
  3.  You can earn an additional entry by taking a photo of DOLE bananas on Instagram along with the handle @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtag #peelthelove
    – Complete your Instagram entry by leaving another comment on this post with a link to your Instagram image.
  • That means you can earn up to 3 entries: comment on this post, tweet, and/or Instagram!
  • All entries must use a valid email address, Contest open to U.S. residents only (I’m sorry international bunnies!)
  • All entries must be posted by Sunday, June 23 at 11:59pm (PST).
  • The winner will be announced on Monday, June 24.

Good luck little bunnies!
Make sure you like RFFMBT on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram too!

Interested in Buying a Yonanas Healthy Dessert Maker?
They sell for $49.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. Sign up for their BB&B email subscription and receive a 20% off one item coupon! You know, those ones we all get in the mail every couple of months.

Want to make Banana nicecream without the fancy gadgets?
Here is my recipe for Banana Nicecream!

banana slicerOne last thing… since it’s banana related! If you’re ever having a bad day, read the reviews of this Banana Slicer on Amazon.com. HILARIOUS. I can’t stop laughing!

*The giveaway has ended. A winner will be announced on Monday, June 24.