sugar free recipe

The Best Way To Eat A Cookie....By Twos!

Sugar Free Cookie Sandwiches

Everyone has been loving my new cookie recipe, the EASY Chocolate Chip Cookies! 

And why wouldn't they....a cookie that has no refined sugar, so it's mostly guilt free, and perfect for dipping in your milk! Yep...you will love them too! 

Plus if you're someone who wants or needs a cookie that's gluten and dairy free, snag my PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE HERE as another option you will love! 

So... let's get to the good part! How can you eat two cookies at once and it be totally OKAY, judgement free, and delicious! 

A COOKIE SANDWICH THAT'S HOW! 

Sugar Free Cookie Sandwiches

So basically, make a batch of one of my cookie recipes, then mix together this awesome, and easy cream cheese filling! Lather up the cookies, and BOOM! Delcious Cookie Sanwiches! 

For the Paleo Cookie option,  CLICK HERE  to get it in your inbox!

For the Paleo Cookie option, CLICK HERE to get it in your inbox!

EASY CREAM CHEESE FILLING! 

  • 1 8oz block of cream cheese

  • 2-3 TBSP of honey

  • 2 TBSP almond milk

  • Dash of vanilla

-Add it all to a mixer and mix on high until smooth! Then scoop about 1-2 TBSP or desired amount between two cookies! Enjoy immediately, or cover and refrigerate to enjoy later. 

*You can also freeze these for later. Or for an "ice cream cookie sandwich" style dessert.

If you need a dairy free option for the cream filling, here's one from my friend over at Cotter Crunch!

ENJOY, and as always, share your pics and tag me @BrittanySuell when you try this! 

xoxo

Brittany

Girl Scout TAGALONG Cookies [the Healthy Kind}

That's right you guys....I straight up did it again! 

Last year I made some bomb, sugar free, gluten free Samoa Girl Scout Cookies....you can snag that recipe HERE! 

And this year I just had to try another recipe, and Oh my word these cookies are amazing! Very simple to make, incredibly tasty, and gives you all the Girl Scout feels without all of the junk or added sugar! Plus with a little hidden gem in them! 

What could be hidden under all of this goodness you ask....??

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COLLAGEN! 

I used the Collagen Hydrolysate from Great Lakes Gelatin, which is perfect for baking because it dissolves in water, and doesn't have to alternate any of the other ingredients. I love adding this stuff to just about anything I bake so that I make it healthier, and with so many added benefits. 

Here's a few of the benefits you AND THE KIDS can get from using Collagen in your treats! 

  • Amazing for your hair, nail, and especially your SKIN! And as a newly 30 year old mama of 2, I'm all about keeping my skin looking nice and young! Can I get a "Yes & Amen" from my other mamas out there?!?!
  • For kiddos, it allows you to give them extra protein in their diet. Which who doesn't need a snack or treat that's extra filling for your kiddo! Maybe then you can get a bigger gap between their next moment of begging for more food! 
  • These days we need all of the HEALTHY GUT foods we can get. And starting your kiddos out with a healthy gut as early as possible is so helpful for their long term health. Collagen/Gelatin helps to increase gastric acid secretion in the gut and also helps to restore a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach. What does this do you ask? Well it helps keep the cells in the tummy healthy, which could help them avoid Leaky Gut which so many American's have these days, due to what we are eating. 
  • It's great for your bones and joints! Which for kiddos is awesome as they are growing, but even for adults this is helpful! How many people are walking around in pain from inflammation in the joints!?!? The amino acids in Collagen help to keep your cartilage and joints healthy, plus studies have even shown that gelatin can reduce the inflammation associated with arthritis.

Use code GLGLife20 for 20% off of Great Lakes Gelatin products! 

CLICK TO TWEET--Collagen reduces arthritis

TAGALONG Girl Scout Cookie Copy cat recipe! NO SUGAR, plus packed with Collagen!

TAGALONG [Sugar Free] Girl Scout Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter softened

  • 1/4 cup monkfruit

  • 1/4 cup Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate (GLGLife20 for 20% off)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himilayan Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 pack [Sugar Free] Chocolate Chips

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  • In a mixer, cream together the butter and monk fruit. Once creamed together, add in the Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate

  • Add in flour and salt, and mix. Then add the almond milk and vinalla until blended

  • Taking a piece of parchment paper, put all of the dough inside of it, creating a long, 2" round log. (mine went the entire width of the parchment paper, about 1.5ft long, and 2" thick) Keep it in the  parchment paper and freeze for 15-20minutes

  • Take the log out and cut it into 1/4" thick circles (mine made about 33 cookies). Bake for 12-15minutes, then cool on a rack

  • Mix together the peanut butter and coconut oil, microwave for 15-30 seconds. (If you have a peanut butter that is already creamy/runny, SKIP THIS PART, and don't add the coconut oil. **Feel free to add another 1/4 cup of Collagen to the peanut butter as well here**

  • Place a 1/4" thick amount of peanut butter on top of the cookie, smashing it down so that it fills the entire top of the cookie. Freeze for about 10 minutes

  • Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave. Cooking for only 15-30 seconds at a time and stirring to make sure they don't burn. Dip the cookies in the chocolate and freeze until the chocolate sets!

ENJOY ONE OF YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES MADE SUGAR FREE, AND WITH THE ADDED BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN! 

Check out my Facebook Live where I chat about the benefits of Collagen and how I add it to the things I bake. Plus join me as we put the finishing touches on our Tagalong Cookies!

CLICK TO TWEET--TAGALONG COOKIE RECIPE!

Use code GLGLife20 for 20% off of Great Lakes Gelatin products! 

As always, please share pics and tag me @BrittanySuell if you make and enjoy these with the fam! 

xoxo

Brittany

DISCLAIMER: I received this product free for my honest opinion and use of it through my partnership with Fit Approach. All opinions are my own.

The Quickest Ginger Cookies You Will Ever Make!

So... we made a gingerbread house tonight! And no, not the crazy vegetable one that's floating around social media! Although that's pretty cool looking, we had a normal, ol' store bought, SUGARY, extremely fake gingerbread house! haha

A Gingerbread house, in a sugar free home!

So here's how it went down. [Let me preface for anyone that's new around here, this January I will have been sugar free for 3 years! NO REFINED SUGAR IN MY HOME, or for my kiddos, so there's that....]

My son has been asking to make one since we've been seeing them around the store, and since his Mimi was visiting we decided this was a great time for it. So we got it, and I already thought...if he asks, I'll give him like 1-2 pieces of candy. (I let him have some sugar at my discretion....ex: they give kids 1 piece of candy after gymnastics...I don't love it, but I don't take it away either)

So...we get started, and there's no word of wanting candy. To him, it's just decorations, which makes sense, since literally he's never eaten any of those candies before. 

My 1 year old wanted up to the table a licked a piece once or twice. 

So I'm thinking..."WOW, this is amazing! #MomWin !!!!!!"

Then as soon as we finish, he says..."CAN WE EAT IT NOW!????" So excitedly.....hahahahaha

Guess we weren't doing as well as I thought. I immediately followed that with. "No, [calmly] but we can make some of our own ginger cookies! And we can make them into designs too!"

So that's exactly what we did, and these cookies that I've been making all the time, turned out amazing, even rolled out and using cookie cutters on! 

Also, did I mention, they are the quickest ginger cookies you will ever make! PLUS GLUTEN, EGG, DAIRY, SUGAR FREE!!! What!?!?! 

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GINGER COOKIE- Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Sugar FREE! & So easy!
They were a hit with everyone! 

They were a hit with everyone! 

GINGER COOKIES! 

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup MOM FUEL Plant & Collagen Protein Powder (vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Put all ingredients into a mixture and mix until combined
  • Put mixture between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out
  • Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut
  • Bake 8-10minutes

*You can also roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and then flatten them out with a fork (kind of like you do with peanut butter cookies! I do this on a normal basis, this time we just made them special! 

This is how the regular ones come out! 

This is how the regular ones come out! 

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REMEMBER: tag me in a pic if you try the recipe! I love seeing your creations!

xoxo

Brittany

Pumpkin Cheesecake!

It's Thanksgiving week, and I don't know about you guys, but that means LOTS OF FOOD, and an espcially large amount of desserts with our family! 

So my favorite way to beat the Holiday Deprevation Blues...aka feeling like you are "doing without" because you are eating healthy, or on a diet....is to bring my own dessert! 

I love to take holiday favorites and make them healthier, and SUGAR FREE! I've got so many recipes like this in my SIMPLY SUGAR FREE COOKBOOK, which is ON SALE now! And that's what I did with this Thanksgiving, PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE that's amazing! 

Sugar Free Pumpkin cheesecake!

So I can come out of next week's holiday festivities feeling confident and proud that I didn't wreck all my efforts with one meal and leftovers! 

Seriously, when I gave up refined sugar almost 3 years ago, I remember the best feeling of accomplishment I had was after our first holiday weekend....It was 4th of July, and we had attended a huge party! So much food, and an entire dining room devoted to DESSERTS! So much dessert! 

I came home from that event, not feeling bloated, regretful, or guilty! I felt proud! I didn't step on the scale on Monday and say all these negative things to myself! The scale didn't jump up 5 lbs! Yes, I may have eaten some junk food [chips, hot dogs...], but no sugar! And it didn't affect my waistline or weight! 

I easily jumped right back into my working out and healthy eating routine! IT'S ALL ABOUT BALANCE, and this is one of my favorite ways to keep my balance! 

So here's to a well balanced, and delicious THANKSGIVING Meal! 

MAKE IT, TAKE A PIC, EAT IT! Then POST YOUR PIC AND TAG ME NEXT WEEK! @BrittanySuell @SimplySugarFreeCookbook

Pumpkin Cheesecake! Sugar Free, Gluten Free, and delicious!

Pumpkin Cheese Cake

(Source: BrittanySuell.com + Simply Sugar Free Cookbook)

FILLING:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup organic stevia or monk fruit
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree

CRUST:

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup Collagen (I used the Mom Fuel Vanilla Collagen. If you don’t have this, you can just add another ½ cup of almond flour)
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • 4 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Use mixer to combine cream cheese, Greek Yogurt, stevia, vanilla, and eggs. LEAVE PUMPKIN ASIDE
  • While the cream is mixing, use medium size bowl and a spatula to combine the almond flour, collagen, almonds, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt for crust
  • Rub coconut oil into cupcake pan or a cheesecake spring pan. (if doing cupcake size, this will make 12-16 cupcakes)
  • Evenly divide the almond mixture into the pans or pan, and use your fingers to flatten the crust into the bottom
  • Set aside ¼ of the cream mixture
  • Using the remaining ¾ evenly divide it into the pan, leaving a ¼ amount of room on top
  • Take the remaining ¼ of cream that you set aside, and combine the pumpkin puree. Once combined, add it to the top of the cupcakes or pan. If doing a pan, drop it into dollops around the top, then take a butter knife and swirl it in for a fun swirl cheesecake
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Let cool on counter top for 20 minutes, then refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

**I would LOVE for you to share this with your friends! 

xoxo

Brittany

Valentines Day Candy Alternative! + me on TV! + a GIVEAWAY!

Valentines Day is next week...which means....

CHOCOLATE

CHOCOLATE

CHOCOLATE! 

This girl may be sugar free, but I still like to treat myself on holidays! That's the beauty of living a sugar free life! I can enjoy treats that are made with whole foods, and natural sugars, and not feel guilty the next day! Or feel like I have to have a million of them...because the version I'm enjoying doesn't create an addictive feeling in my brain/body! 

Don't worry though, I won't be selfish! 

First, watch this 5 minute clip of ME ON TV sharing the recipe for my chocolate peanut butter cups and some great Sugar Free Tips!

Then enjoy the recipe, and share it with friends!

REMEMBER, I love to see you enjoying my recipes! Tag me @SimplySugarFreeCookbook #SimplySugarFree  

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Also, be sure to head over to my Simply Sugar Free Cookbook Instagram to enter into an amazing GIVEAWAY!!! Now-Feb. 13th I'll be hosting a GIVEAWAY to give one lucky winner a handmade cookbook stand from @SimplySuell! 

Happy Love Day! 

Brittany

Protein Butter Nuggets Recipe

If you are following me on Snapchat, then you know that my family and I are headed out tomorrow for a 13 hour road trip to Nashville, TN! If you aren't following me on Snapchat, then you should be! (@BrittanySuell) Because I'm constantly sharing the inside of my kitchen and yummy Sugar Free food prep! 

And since we are going on vacation, I wanted to prep some snacks! My reason for doing this is two fold...One, every normal person gets hungry in the car! So in order to keep from picking up tons of junk food along the way, I prepped healthy and delicious snacks for us all! Secondly, I'm trying to save our budget for real meals. Many times on a road trip it's easy to spend too much money on convenient store snacks, plus add that to meals, and your budget is busted! 

Here's some of the snacks I gathered for our trip: 

If you are looking for an incredible, sugar free candy, I've got you covered! The Protein Butter Nuggets that I made taste incredible. (even my non-sugar free husband loved them!) 

Plus, I used Bob's Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder Nutritional Booster with Chia, and it was perfect! That makes it where there are about 40grams of protein per batch of these guys, and about 24 grams of fiber, plus so much more goodness! I love using Bob's Red Mill products when I bake. I usually use their almond flour, but was excited to add in this protein instead! (Click HERE to get a coupon for their products!) 

Try this recipe and let me know what you think! Tag me @BrittanySuell #SimplyCook

We are all ready for our trip, and I know we will easily be able to make healthy choices because of the time I took to prep yummy snacks! Now here's to finding things to do in Nashville! Comment and let me know what I have to do/see! 

Also, join me this week on Instagram as I participate in the Bob's Red Mill #SummerStrong Challenge (July 18-22nd)! Get moving, share your pics, and win prizes! Follow and tag me @BrittanySuell!

XOXO

Brittany

*I received this product in exchange for a blog review and compensation via my partnership with Fit Approach and the Sweat Pink Ambassadorship. All opinions are my own.

Sugar Free Pecan Pie for the Whole Family!

Well I did it!  I started my no sugar journey at the beginning of 2015....My biggest fears for this challenge I gave myself were...

#1 I would get pregnant and be craving EVERYTHING (well I'm still working on conquering all those cravings).

And #2, I was scared of the holidays! You know, the time when you are surrounded by family, and lots and lots of food. And at our family gatherings there's not only lots of food, but even more desserts! 

So this year, I took matters into my own hands! I decided that if I wanted to SUCCEED at staying sugar free, then I needed to make my own yummy, sugar free desserts for the whole family! 

When you set goals for yourself, you have to plan in advance to succeed. If you go with the flow and leave it up to others, it's much easier to fall into the normal, and not be successful at your goals! All it takes is a little extra thought, work, and determination to succeed your goals! Whether that's eating no sugar, limiting yourself on something, or continuing to work out while on vacation! 

This Thanksgiving I made a Sugar Free Pecan Pie for the whole family! Along with one of my other favorite holiday dessert recipes!

The pecan pie was a huge hit! Actually I was super sad I only got one small slice of it. Then after waking up from my nap, the entire thing was gone. 

The pie is super easy to make and so tasty! Take a look at the recipe, and make plans to have a successful holiday season by bringing your favorite, sugar free pie to all of the upcoming gatherings you plan to attend! 

Sugar Free Pecan Pie for the whole family!

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Let me know if you try out the recipe! Tag me on Instagram @BrittanySuell and use #SimplySugarFree

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