[guest post] honor your cravings!

5 May

Thank you ALL for your sweet comments on my last post… I felt a little weird posting it not so much because of its personal nature but because I’m INCREDIBLY self-conscious about my writing, so thanks for the support :) I woke up at 3:30 this morning to go do a bio lab by the sea shore so I have a fab little guest post lined up for you while I sleep the day away ;) Erika is a total doll and one of the best bakers I know… I wish I’d been as cool as she is at her age (or now! ;) )

Hello Cookies & Carrots readers! I’m Erika and I’m taking over Nicole’s blog for the day. I’ve never done a guest post before, so if I sound like a complete nerd you’ll know why. ;-)

 I have a great post planned for today, but before I get started, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a 15 year-old runner, nut butter addict, and foodie who blogs over at The Teenage Taste  formerly Food Fitness Fun. I love food and have a HUGE sweet tooth. I’m never one to deny my cravings and neither should you. Foods like cookies, biscuits, and brownies should never be “off limits” and can easily fit into a healthy diet when enjoyed in moderation. So tell me, what are you craving? :-D

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Are you craving hot, juicy buffalo wings?

Make this Buffalo Bean Dip  for your next party! It’s a flavorful bean dip spicy enough for the heat-lover yet mild enough for everyone else! It’s bound to be hit!

Are you craving a hot, gooey cinnamon roll filled with sugar-y goodness?

Make these Cinnamon Roll Larabars instead! They are healthier and taste just like the filling of a cinnamon roll! Just heat them up in the microwave for 10 seconds and you’ll be on Cloud Nine.

 Not craving sweets? How about a salty biscuit filled with cheese and bacon?

Make these Bacon Cheddar Biscuits! They’re loaded with cheddar cheese, real crumbled bacon, and even a little bit of bacon grease. Mmmm…

 Easter just passed so I’m sure you have Carrot Cake on the mind. Don’t you want the opportunity to eat Carrot Cake for breakfast?

If so, make these Wholesome Carrot Cake Scones! They’re packed with good-you-ingredients like bran, raisins, walnuts, and agave, yet they taste just as good as its unhealthy counterparts!

 After all that food you must be craving some kind of dessert. May I recommend something of the cookie variety? It’s filled with vanilla and sprinkles!

How about these Chewy Funfetti Cookies? They taste just like Funfetti cake, but in cookie form!

Alright everyone, thank you so much for reading! I hope you found my recipes just as droolworthy as I did. (For more recipes, click here!)

Now if you don’t mind, I’m off to the kitchen to do more baking! Have a great day!

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13 Responses to “[guest post] honor your cravings!”

  1. Carlee May 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    MODERAATION! AMENNN! I love this girl, so no need to tell me how wonderful she is! and all your treats are always amazing Erika!!

  2. The Teenage Taste May 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Awww, Nicole you are too sweet! Thanks for your kind words and for allowing me do this guest post. I hope you have an amazing time on your little trip! :]

  3. Tara May 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    Yaaay Erika! Her photos are the best foodporn. Especially all the use of nutella. My personal favorite in this post would have to be the buffalo dip… it looks like ice cream.

  4. Jenny May 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    Erika always has the best drool worthy recipes! I am craving those funfetti cookies pretty bad :D

  5. movesnmunchies May 6, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    WOOHOO im craving those cinnamon roll larabars and carrot cake scones!!

  6. Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) May 6, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    AWESOME guest post!!! Erika, you did an amazing job – I would have never known this was your first guest post! The only problem is that you’re making me really hungry ;)
    I definitely want to try your buffalo bean dip (along with everything else…)! I love that flavor :D

    <3

  7. Rach @ This Italian Family May 6, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Aww, love Erika and her blog! Thanks for sharing these recipes, girl! :)

  8. katshealthcorner May 6, 2011 at 7:28 am #

    Balance and Moderation! That’s what I’m talking about! :)

  9. Alexa @ Simple Eats May 6, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    I love all of these ideas! Bean buffalo dip sounds amazing!

  10. Sophia @ Raven Waves May 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Aw I love Erika!! I can’t believe she’s only 15! She’s an amazing cook and baker!

  11. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons May 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    I own my cravings =) hehe yay! sometimes I operate entirely off of cravings! it happens!

    Great guest post! <3 mwah!

  12. Jess May 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    WHOA now I reallyyyy want some sweets :D

  13. The Teenage Taste May 7, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    AWWWWW! Thanks for all the amazing comments and compliments about my post and recipes. You are the BEST! <3

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