Sweet Treats

Almond Meal & Cranberry CookiesThese cookies are GF, super easy to make, soft and delicious! As per usual with my recipes they are quick to make. I personally don't like recipes that are too complex and time consuming because being a mum with 2 young toddlers and working full time I haven't got hours to spend in the kitchen.
Dark Chocolate ClustersThese dark chocolate clusters are the best healthy snack and they are so ridiculously easy to make! They are full of healthy fats, a little protein and full of deliciousness from the dark chocolate.
Crunchy Rice Cake BitesRice cake bites are becoming quite popular these days, so I thought I would try make a blood sugar friendly version. Rice cakes have a huge impact on blood glucose levels, especially when eaten alone, so if I'm going to use them as an occasional snack I'm going to find a way to make sure it's blood sugar friendly. These bars are a simple no-bake snack, they are crunchy, chewy and delicious! They are also great for kids too!
Baby Friendly Sugar Free Coconut Banana BreadI made this loaf recently for my baby girl who is 10 months old. It's sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and nutrient dense. It contains eggs for protein which give their bodies essential amino acids that are crucial for their growth and development. It contains coconut for healthy fats and banana and buckwheat flour for some carbohydrates. Buckwheat flour is a great gluten free alternative to regular flour as it's more nutritious and isn't as inflammatory as regular flour. This recipe is a little dense, however I cut it into thinner slices then topped it off with almond butter to give to my baby girl.
Almond Butter & Raspberry Chia Jam ChocolatesThese homemade almond butter and raspberry chia jam chocolates are one of my favourite sweet treat recipes!! I made these recently for easter in different wants - one with just almond butter inside, one with raspberry chia jam inside, and one with almond butter & chia jam inside. They are so decadent and morish, you are going to love them! Plus, they are super easy to make and are actually really nourishing too!
Blueberry Almond Butter Chocolate BarkEveryone needs blueberry almond butter chocolate bark in their life! I’ve been making my own homemade chocolate bark for years, it’s the yummiest post dinner treat that’s actually good for you! This one has blueberries, almond butter and coconut oil, making this chocolate bark rich in antioxidants, vitamin E and healthy skin loving fats. It’s so moreish and so delish!
Chocolate Blender Birthday Cake With Chocolate FrostingI made this cake for my son second birthday recently and it was a hit! My son has numerous food allergies so I needed to make him something that met his allergy requirements. For anyone who may have a child with a nut allergy you could replace the nut butter for tahini & the almond milk for coconut milk. If you want a bigger cake I recommend making this recipe twice for a two layer cake which is what I did.
Paleo & Vegan Choc Chip CookiesThese chocolate chip cookies are vegan and paleo friendly, and what's even better is that they are ridiculously easy to make! All you need to do is add all ingredients into one bowl, mix it together then add the mixture onto a baking tray to bake away! That's it! You can use tahini or almond butter as the base. Both those ingredients are healthy fat sources which help to make this cookie more nutrient dense and supportive of blood sugar. These cookies are the perfect snack to keep you feeling satiated and satisfied.
Double Chocolate Paleo Lactation CookiesIf you’re after a healthy, delicious lactation recipe then this paleo lactation cookie recipe for you! When it comes to supporting breastmilk supply there is a lot to consider, such as ensuing you’re well hydrated and to ensure you’re eating enough calories to keep up with the extra demands of breastfeeding. There are also some foods that have been said to help support milk supply, although the research isn’t super strong in this area. The foods in this recipe which have been said to support milk supply are ground flaxseeds, brewers yeast and fenugreek. This recipe also contains healthy fats and protein which are very important for babies development and a healthy milk supply. And by the way, you don't just have to be breastfeeding to eat these, they are a nourishing healthy snack for anyone!
Easy Christmas CakeI have the simplest Christmas cake recipe for you! If you need a healthy cake to whip up this Christmas I would highly recommend giving this recipe a try. All you need to do is make sure you've got all the ingredients on hand, so when you want to through a cake together all you have to do is add all ingredients into one bowl, mix it together until it's well combined and then pop it into the oven. That simple!
Simple, Healthy Apple CrumbleThis simple healthy apple crumble is so easy to make and will fill your house with sweet aromas. This is a healthy dessert you can whip up in no time. If you’re lucky enough to get leftover it makes a great breakfast paired yoghurt and a handful of chopped nuts or seeds, otherwise enjoy it as an afternoon snack.
Dark Chocolate Brownie BitesThese chocolate brownie bites have recently become a favourite in our household. Ever since I first made them a few weeks ago my husband has been asking me to make them weekly. They are so decadent and very moreish. We've recently been enjoying 1-2 balls in the evening for a healthy post-dinner treat. What's great about them is that they are loaded with good-for-you ingredients and they hit that sweet tooth craving if it's calling. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Chocolate Mousse SmoothieThis decedent chocolate mousse smoothie is all kinds of delicious! It’s a fantastic breakfast option if you prefer sweeter breakfasts. Its jam packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, minerals and protein to nourish your body, give you glowing skin, support stable blood sugar levels and give your lasting energy.
Double Chocolate Cookies – 2 Ways! (Paleo & Vegan Friendly)These double chocolate cookies are paleo and vegan friendly. I personally love how easy they are to make! They are filled with wholefood ingredients and taste divine! They make the perfect snack, especially for when that 3pm sweet tooth calls! If you want to always have these cookies or a healthy snack on hand I highly recommend making a double batch and freezing half of them for a later date.
Cookie Dough Protein BallsThis cookie dough protein bliss ball recipe is not only delicious but it contains two key ingredients which help to switch off hunger hormones, protein and fat. Protein and fat are also important to help keep you satiated between meals (preventing cravings). Another bonus, this recipe is dried fruit free! These make a great morning, afternoon or post dinner snack. Once you’ve made them I recommend putting them into the refrigerator to set before enjoying them, otherwise they can get a little too sticky when eating them.
Hormone Balancing Bliss BallsThis recipe combines all the goodies the body requires to help support hormonal balance AND they taste amazing! One of the superstar ingredients this recipe is maca powder which has been used to support fertility, reduce PMS symptoms and boost libido. It also contains Omega-3 from walnuts and chia seeds, and contains pumpkin seeds which are a good source of zinc, an important nutrient for hormonal balance and sperm health. The recipe is also high in healthy fats from the walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds and coconut oil, fat is essential for hormonal balance (hormones are actually made from fats). In addition, cacao powder has been added for a powerful anti-inflammatory and mood-boosting impact, it’s also high in antioxidants and contains magnesium. Another superstar ingredient is ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseeds help the liver complete the process of elimination through the the large intestine and decreasing transit time of bowel movements, which will help decrease estrogen levels.
5 Minute Frozen Yoghurt BarkThis yoghurt bark makes the yummiest post-dinner treat. You can make a large batch of it, store it in the freezer and enjoy a slice whenever you feel like something sweet. It’s so easy to make, and is a simple recipe that you can get creative with if you wish. I love the recipe as it is but it’s also delicious with added fresh fruit such as blueberries or raspberries.
4 Ingredient Choc Chip Oatmeal CookiesThis recipe is so simple you won't believe it. If you've been following me for a while you'll know my recipes are all about simplicity, and this 4 ingredient choc chip oatmeal cookie is no exception. These are soft cookies, but delicious! They make a perfect healthy snack or post-dinner treat with a nice cuppa. These cookies are great for kids lunch boxes too!
Double Chocolate Banana BreadI receive so many messages from you guys about how much you're loving my banana bread recipes, so I decided why not make a new one! This one is for all you chocolate lovers out there. This double chocolate banana bread is gluten free, dairy free and of course ridiculously easy to make. It’s the #NBnutrition way! It a delicious snack to enjoy topped with nut butter or tahini smeared on top. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Banana Nice Cream With Chocolate SauceThis NZ summer has been so hot and recently very humid, so all things cold are in order! Whenever I need a refreshing and cooling snack or dessert nice-creams are always high on my list. So if you're a dairy-free ice-cream fan then you will love this way of satisfying your ice-cream cravings. You can also jazz this recipe up and make it a delicious banana chocolate treat by adding 2 tbsp raw cacao powder.
Chocolate Crunch BarsIt's time I share with you a very moreish, finger-licking good recipe I've been enjoying for a while now... my chocolate crunch bars. This recipe is ridiculously easy to make (simplicity is my motto)! It's gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar-free and also vegan-friendly! It makes a very satiating snack for when that dreaded 3-4pm sweet tooth comes on, or a yummy post-dinner treat. Remember to tag #NBnutrition if sharing this recipe on social media, I always LOVE seeing your creations!
Coconut Fat BallsTo my gorgeous followers.... you need these coconut fat balls in your life! Why.... because they are LOADED with healthy fats. Healthy fats are essential to a well-balanced diet. Too often in clinic, I see clients who aren't consuming enough healthy fats for optimal health. These coconut fat balls make the perfect snack and are an easy and delicious way to bump up the healthy fat content in your diet. 3 reasons why healthy fats are essential for optimal health: 1. Fats help us digest fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K and keep our brains, cells, hormones, tissues, hair, skin, and nails healthy. 2. Fat provides the structural component to many cell membranes which are essential for cellular development and carrying various messages (hormones) through our body quickly. 3. Fats can help prevent sugar cravings. The satiety receptors in the brain for fats work faster than sugar, so after consuming fats we feel full and satisfied more quickly and remain that way for longer (hello stable blood sugar levels)!
Homemade Paleo Protein BarsI've had so many requests from my Instagram account to share this on my website, so here you guys go! This is my homemade paleo protein bars which I've been raving about. If you're not one for making your own healthy snacks I highly recommend at least trying this recipe, you seriously can't go wrong! It's so nutritious and is the perfect satiating afternoon snack. There's no better way to ensure your health stays on track than making your own food. Store bought protein bars are often filled with additives and nasty ingredients that aren't doing your health any favours. What I recommend is to give this recipe a go, with this simple, healthy recipe you can't go wrong. There is something so satisfying about making your own healthy snacks, they also taste SO much better than the processed kind.
Seedy Choc Chip Muesli BarsLoaded with good-for-you ingredients these seedy chocolate muesli bars are not only ridiculously delicious, they are loaded with fibre and healthy fats to give you lasting energy. Most people are now well aware that store bought muesli bars are loaded with sugar and refined ingredients, so why not make your own? Trust me, this recipe is seriously so easy you can’t go wrong! These muesli bars can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or if you are short on time during the week they make a great grab-and-go breakfast option (I would just slice them into larger pieces). These bars get their sweetness from the medjool dates, which also acts as the glue that hold these bars together. These bars also freeze really well, so you can make a large batch and freeze them for those moments when you have to rush out the door but need something to snack on to keep your energy levels high.
Coconut Banana BreadIf you want to make someone's day, bake them this coconut banana bread! Because let's be honest, who doesn't love banana bread! I love it because it’s so simple to make, it’s yummy on its own or wonderful with all sorts of toppings such as coconut yoghurt, tahini, raw honey or smashed banana. It goes perfectly alongside a cup of herbal tea as a snack or this week I've enjoyed it for breakfast toasted, topped with tahini, coconut yoghurt alongside a protein smoothie.
Chocolate Protein Energy Bar (vegan, no bake)Here is an amazing recipe that is seriously finger licking good! This has recently become my new fav afternoon snack. It's full of healthy fats and protein to help keep blood sugar levels stable, yet it still satisfies your sweet tooth from the natural sweetness of the dates. It's completely gluten free, dairy and refined sugar-free. I always love to drizzle the bars in melted dark chocolate for extra deliciousness.
Healthy Carrot Cake With Coconut Yoghurt IcingIt was my birthday yesterday so I decided to make a delicious healthy carrot cake to enjoy with friends and family. I'm not a huge cake lover but on birthday it only seems appropriate. This healthy carrot cake is a delicious alternative to the usual sugar-loaded carrot cake, it's dairy free and refined sugar-free. I hope you love it as much as I did!
Banana Chocolate Chip LoafYou guys love banana bread so much I decided to come up with another easy, delicious and healthy recipe for you to enjoy, so here you have it! In 2016 the most popular recipe on my blog by far was my buckwheat banana bread, so you guys inspired me to create this recipe. This banana choc chip loaf contains spelt flour, which is an ancient grain, with a nutty and sweet flavour. Compared to wheat flour, spelt is richly supplied with nutrients and is higher in protein, minerals, and fiber. Spelt flour does contain gluten however those with gluten sensitivity can sometimes tolerate it. Spelt is a highly water-soluble fiber, so nutrients are easily absorbed by the body making it easier to digest. Hope you guys love this loaf as much as I do!
4 Ingredient Raw Chocolate BrowniesThese raw chocolate brownies are heavenly! They are gooey, sweet and incredibly satisfying. What’s even better is that they are ridiculously easy to make. All you need is 4 ingredients, a food processor and 5 minutes and you’re good to go! They make a delicious healthy vegan snack or dessert. If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear how you got on with it, or even better, take a photo and take #nataliebradynutrition on Instagram.
Homemade Chocolate BarkIf you're a chocolate lover like me, this you will LOVE this homemade chocolate bark recipe. This is one of the yummiest things I've made! This dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar-free recipe is so simple and only contains a few ingredients.
Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsWho doesn’t love banana chocolate chip muffins! This recipe is not only insanely easy to make, it’s also dairy free, refined sugar-free and is vegan-friendly. I love making a big batch on Sunday afternoons to enjoy a snack throughout the week. You can literally whip them up in 10 minutes, then pop them into the oven to cook away. This recipe uses spelt flour which is an ancient grain, with a nutty and sweet flavour. Compared to wheat flour, spelt is richly supplied with nutrients and is higher in protein, minerals and fiber. Spelt flour does contain gluten however those with gluten sensitivity can sometimes tolerate it. Spelt is a highly water-soluble fiber, so nutrients are easily absorbed by the body making it easier to digest.
Zesty Raw Lemon SliceWhen life gives you lemons… you make raw healthy yummy treats! My mum’s lemons trees are overflowing at the moment, I literally took home 3 large bags full in the weekend. Therefore, I decided it was time to put them to good use! This slice zesty lemon slice is nut free, dairy free, and refined sugar-free, making it perfect for almost everyone! Lemons are everywhere in winter, so make sure you use them wisely (by making slice). Lemons are well known for being rich in vitamin C, a crucial nutrient which helps support our immune system. This slice also contains lots of healthy fats from the coconut, which is important to keep us satiated between meals, making it the perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack. It’s also a yummy healthy treat to enjoy for dessert!
Chocolate Chip CookiesAn oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie made a whole lot healthier with no flour, no butter, and no refined sugar. These yummy cookies are full of all thing wholesome and nourishing! I made a batch earlier this week and they didn't even last 24 hours in my house! Ooopsy!! There's nothing quite like a delicious chocolate chip cookie, loaded with dark chocolate dipped into a warm cuppa. These cookies go perfectly packed into lunch boxes, enjoyed as a mid-morning or afternoon tea snack, or after dinner for a light sweet bite. What's great about them: - Oats are a fantastic source of soluble fibre which helps to keep you regular, lower cholesterol and fill you up for hours. - Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body but also can help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterol. By Increasing the HDL's in the body, it helps promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease. - Cocoa from dark chocolate is rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, manganese and riboflavin, essential micronutrients for health and vitality. The high flavenoid content of cocoa has been scientifically linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Cocoa also contains theobromine that boosts endorphins and increases mental alertness. - Brown rice syrup is a complex carbohydrate blend of glucose and maltose, which is completely fructose-free. - Cinnamon, a beautiful spice which helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Healthier Chocolate Raspberry BrownieI'm pretty excited about this new chocolate raspberry brownie recipe. If you’re a chocolate lover like me you will definitely want to try this out! This brownie is seriously delicious. It’s so amazingly chocolatey, slightly gooey with a touch of tartness from the raspberries.
Sugar Free Protein Bliss BallsBliss balls are wonderful things made with nuts, seeds, coconut, dates, and many other gorgeous ingredients. A lot of recipes out there contain dates, and I know some people struggle to find a sugar-free version, so I wanted to create one for you. This recipe is not only sugar-free, but it’s also dairy free, gluten free, raw, paleo and vegan-friendly! I love making a big batch in the weekend so I can grab them and go as I need throughout the week. I find they keep me super satisfied and satiated between meals when I need a quick energy boost or have a sugar craving. Because they don’t contain any refined or fruit sugars and are packed with protein and healthy fats they help to stabilize blood sugar levels. These sugar free bliss balls are literally so easy to make, all you need is a food processor and the ingredients and your ready to rock and roll. You simply add all ingredients together and mix until well combined. If you don’t have a food processor you could use a nutribullet (which is what I like to use when I’m feeling lazy).
Superfood Hot ChocolateIf your anything like me then you’ll love a big cuppa hot chocolate on these chilly winter days. This isn’t your usual recipe which is loaded with sugar and dairy, it’s a superfood packed recipe full of deliciousness to satisfy your sweet tooth. This recipe has recently become a favourite of mine. It’s super luscious and contains real food ingredients plus it’s packed with so much goodness. It’s the perfect mid-morning or afternoon pick me up which will warm your insides and make you feel amazing all season long.
Caramel Filled ChocolateIf you have a sweet tooth like me but still want to be health conscious I would definitely recommend giving this recipe a try. When you bite into these the gooey caramel just melts in your mouth. It’s so heavenly. The other great thing is they literally are so simple to make, you can’t really go wrong. You can make these in any moulds you have, even an ice tray. I like to make a big batch of them and keep them in the fridge for whenever my sweet tooth strikes. It’s also a recipe to impress your guests with! Small, delicious and guilt-free, how great is that!
Stuffed Medjool DatesThis oh-so-delicious sweet snack is perfect for almost anything, pre-workout, post-workout, an afternoon pick-me-up, post-dinner treat. I absolutely love medjool dates, they are so sweet and chewy with a wonderful caramel-like flavour. Medjool dates are an energy powerhouse, loaded with beneficial nutrients. They are a fabulous source of fiber, potassium, copper and iron. These are the perfect snack if you are short on time but need a quick pick-me-up as the sugars in them break down easily providing you with energy. By adding tahini or nut butter you also get the added benefits of protein and healthy fats to help satiate you between meals. You can literally throw these together in one minute. If you haven’t tried stuffed Medjool dates yet you’re in for a treat, it’s a match made in heaven!
Raw Chocolate Vegan PieThere is nothing not to love about this raw chocolate vegan pie, it's absolutely heavenly and is of course super healthy too! The best part is, is that it can be whipped up in under 10 minutes, as long as you have a food processor you're good to go. And no surprise it contains one of my favourite ingredients, raw cacao! As I am a chocolate lover I love to indulge every so often and this pie seriously hits the spot every time. Chocolate is such a decadent snack and feels luxurious to your soul. Chocolate affects our mood-hormones (serotonin, endorphins and phenylethylamine), which is why so many people turn to chocolate for emotional comfort. Raw cacao is a superfood and is high in antioxidants, minerals and some vitamins making it a healthier choice when you feel like you want to treat yourself. This is a feel-good recipe, as you know with every spoonful you are putting real wholesome and nourishing food into your body.
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