Chocolate Dipped Oranges with Sea Salt

Chocolate Dipped Citrus Fruit - The Lemon Bowl

Oranges dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt is a simple, show-stopping dessert that is naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly. Citrus and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations and one I grew up enjoying quite frequently thanks to my beautiful mother. Without fail, whenever we go out for ice cream she orders a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of lemon ice cream in the … {Read the full article}

Chocolate Espresso Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Espresso Smoothie - The Lemon Bowl

Thick, creamy and packed with protein, this chocolate espresso smoothie will give you all-day energy.  Chocolate and coffee is one of the best flavor combinations of the world and one that I was first introduced to by my beautiful mother. Every family birthday celebration was centered around my mom's famous "Duck Cake" which was simply a yellow cake baked in a duck-shaped pan. You see, my maiden … {Read the full article}

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

Easy Hard Boiled Eggs - The Lemon Bowl

Hard boiled eggs are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals - perfect for on-the-go snacking.With Easter and Passover right around the corner, my weekly egg consumption is about to get kicked up a notch! And frankly, I couldn't be more thrilled. After a long, brutally cold winter, I am ready to embrace every aspect of spring and Passover is always the first sign of it in my family. Although … {Read the full article}

5 Ingredient Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites - The Lemon Bowl

These naturally sweetened energy bites taste like a chocolate walnut brownie but are 100% gluten free, vegan and protein-packed. Dates are all the rage right now. Have you noticed? Trendy or not, my family has been eating dates my entire life. Growing up, we were never a big dessert family (another reason my weight loss journey isn't quite the norm), but my mom always had dried fruit in the … {Read the full article}

Slow Cooker Ginger Spiced Apple Butter {No Sugar Added}

Slow Cooker Sugar Free Apple Butter

Ginger spiced apple butter is made by slowly cooking apples until they caramelize and turn a beautiful, deep brown color. Naturally sweetened with no sugar added, spread on pancakes, stir into oatmeal or serve on toast. If you followed me on any form of social media last year between the months of May and October you probably noticed that I am mildly obsessed with Michigan grown produce. Between … {Read the full article}

Crispy Baked Chickpeas with Truffle Salt

Crispy Chickepeas - The Lemon Bowl

Chickpeas are lightly tossed with truffle salt and roasted to create a crispy, addictive and guilt-free salty snack. As you've probably gathered by now, I have a major salty tooth. I will take a cheese platter over a tray of cupcakes any day of the week! When it comes to healthy snacking, these Crispy Baked Chickpeas with Truffle Salt are the ideal balance of satisfying crunch and protein-packed … {Read the full article}

Chocolate Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Chocolate Muffins - The Lemon Bowl

These lightly sweetened muffins are packed with whole grains, heart-healthy walnuts, rich cocoa powder and ripe bananas. My two year old loves drinking smoothies for breakfast so inevitably we end up with a few extra ripe bananas each week. Normally I freeze them for future smoothies but there is something about a snowy weekend that gets me in the baking mood. In lieu of making my favorite … {Read the full article}

Almond Joy Granola

Almond Joy Granola by The Lemon Bowl

Chocolate, coconut and almonds are lightly sweetened with honey to create this healthy and addictive homemade granola. Shortly after giving birth, I received the most thoughtful care package from my dear friend Aggie, In addition to sending gifts for both of my boys, she also picked out a few items just for me. What a woman!!! One of the items Aggie sent were these new-to-me granola oat clusters … {Read the full article}