Chocolate Giveaway: With Love from Me to You

Happy Valentines Day!!

I got you a little present.

It’s really cliche, but I couldn’t resist.

Look how pretty!


Everyone needs a little chocolate, and this is my favorite kind.

I’ve tried almost every flavor and they all have their perks. Some are spicy, some minty, some are strong, some more mild, some fruity, some nutty.

So I chose six flavors and they’re all yours.


I wanted to share some love on this Valentines Day because you have all been so good to me over the past year. It’s because of your support for this blog that I now have my own business and am doing something I love. It’s because of you that I have this outlet to share my thoughts and experiences, and it’s because of your openness that I have the opportunity to try to help some of you in making positive changes in your lives.

I think I owe you a few more chocolate bars for that.


I hope that you take some time today to not only show your love for everyone around you, but to also take some time to love on yourself. Do something just for you today. Because loving yourself should be your number one priority. It is only when you really love yourself and fill up your own bucket that you can show everyone else how much you truly love them.


And now I’m rambling about love, so I’ll stop and just cut to the chocolate chase.

To enter in the giveaway for these Chocolove Chocolate bars, just leave a comment on this post telling me one way you’re going to love yourself today. It could be anything… from eating something you love to listening to your favorite music while driving home. Whatever it is that fills up your bucket. Share it with me!

AND if you’d like to tweet about it, you get an extra entry. Just tweet something about the giveaway and add my twitter handle in there (@studioeats14) and the link to this post so that I know you’ve tweeted.

I’ll keep this giveaway open for 4 or 5 days and will announce the winner mid-week next week.

YAY for chocolate and for this day of love and especially for you.

And if you haven’t signed up for my 21 Day March Intuitive Eating Challenge, but are interested, go on and sign up! We are getting an amazing group going and I can’t wait for it to kick off.



Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sooo, these are definitely the best cookies I have made to date. And yea, they are really really healthy.

Why do I like to make healthy cookies? (see below for more of my healthy cookie recipes)

Because I want to eat them every day. For snacks, for dessert, and as my friend said today “you can even eat these for breakfast, they are so good and healthy”.


After I made these, I tasted one straight out of the oven and almost lost my cool. I tripped over shoes, books and bags to grab the nearest notebook and pen to write down the recipe. I could not forget a single ingredient. They were THAT good.


These have no butter.


No oil.


No sugar. Just 1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup and 1 Tablespoon of Honey. 


They are whole wheat.


But you better bet they have chocolate.



They are simple. They are made of quality ingredients. They are good for you. And you can eat them any. time. you. want.


Something happened and I became good at sharing this week. I actually LOVED giving these to my friends. ‘Tis the season, after all. I loved carrying a few in a zip lock bag in my purse and surprising someone with cookies. I loved watching my friends try them, staring at them in anticipation as they chewed, and then getting their stamp of approval. I hope you try these and like them too!

Just one of the many ways I enjoyed them this week…with some almond butter before bed:


Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

(makes 14 cookies)

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup oats (I used old fashioned, not quick oats, but you can use either)
  • 1 banana, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mini morsel chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix together dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon in a large bowl.

2. Heat up the banana in the microwave for 1 minute, until it is really soft and mushy. Beat in the egg and the applesauce. Beat together until smooth (see above picture). Add in honey, maple syrup and vanilla.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

4. Stir in chocolate chips. Form into cookie form and add to greased baking sheet.

5. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.

Other healthy cookie recipes I have made:

Compost Cookies: Zucchini/Carrot/Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Honey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies