Man, I tell you from an Aussie’s view point there is a lot of crazy politics going on in the US at the moment – during the lead-up to the election. And we pretty much scratch our head because… well as a pretty laid back country (for better or sometimes worse) we tend just not to care that much about politics (until of course we are up for a whinge over a beer at a BBQ).
But one thing I absolutely love that the US do and I wished we followed suit… National “X” Day. I mean there is a national day for everything you can possibly imagine – particularly food and drink.
I mean in October alone there is National Home Made Cookie Day, National Noodle day, National Chocolate Cupcake Day, National Pumpkin Day, National Potato Day, Notional Yorkshire Pudding Day, National Chocolate Day, National Candy Corn Day, National Nut Day and my favourite – National Vodka Day!
But today we are celebrating none of those (although, vodka, chocolate, cupcake and cookies could work – hmmm there’s a recipe challenge)
(Drum roll please………..)
NATIONAL DESSERT DAY!!!!
So one again I’ve scoured the web for a round up of my favourite healthy dessert recipes for your tasting enjoyment.
#1. Blueberry Lime Cheesecake – from Pretty Pies
This is NOT a conventional cheesecake filled with refined sugar, bleached flour and dairy. Nope, it’s made mostly with nuts and fruit! So much healthier! Cheesecake that’s secretly good for you. YES. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo
#2. Crazy Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Fudge – From Oh My Veggies
This fudge is creamy and rich and it melts in your mouth, just like fudge made with dairy butter. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo
#3. No Bake Key Lime Pies – from Erin at Texanerin Baking
These vegan key lime pies are loaded with healthy fats like cashews, coconut cream, and unrefined coconut oil. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo
#4. Eight Minute Paleo Cookie Bites – From Paleo Gluten Free
Chocolate cookie dough bites are healthy, creamy, and delicious! These decadent paleo chocolate covered treats are raw, no bake, and so easy to make! These yummy little cookie bites are the perfect healthy snack.
#5. Healthy High Protein Rocky Road Blender Ice Cream – by The Big Man’s World
Now seriously – I don’t think there is a round up I do without at least one recipe from this site. This dude’s creations are seriously out of this world – no I’m not turning crazy stalker – but I may just have a teeny weeny foodie blogger crush here!
This healthy rocky road ice cream is smooth, creamy and packed with protein, it’s the perfect snack, dessert or post workout treat- No ice cream maker needed! Made with NO cream, sugar, dairy or butter, it’s naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free and comes with a tested paleo option!
Did I mention I think I’m in love!