Eating Healthy with Rodelle

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The new year is always a great time to kick off new healthy habits – including everything from working on your fitness to cleaning up your eating. After all of the holiday baking and preparing treats for friends and family, you may be accustomed to turning to Rodelle for trusted baking essentials. But, did you know that those baking essentials can also be the cornerstones of flavor that will make your healthy recipes shine?

Rodelle Vanilla Extract is a wonderful flavor enhancer for unsweetened or naturally sweetened recipes, similar to those holiday cookies and candies. Adding vanilla extract is an easy way to flavor unsweetened, plain yogurt for a quick, protein-packed breakfast. Or, try adding a teaspoon to acidic dishes like a hearty and healthy tomato bisque to cut through some of the acidity.

Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa isn’t just for baking! With a superior, all-natural cocoa flavor, your breakfast oatmeal or smoothies can take on an indulgent taste without adding sugar or excess calories. We’re big fans of our low-carb Whipped Cocoa Ricotta with Pears – this is a low-fat calcium and antioxidant rich breakfast option. We serve ours with pears for a hint a sweetness.

Rodelle Pure Almond Extract is a fabulous way to add a sweet flavor to your morning coffee without adding any calories or sugar. If you crave that richness from coffee creamer, you can make your own with this recipe – just substitute 2 teaspoons of Almond Extract in place of the Vanilla Extract!

Lastly, Rodelle Gourmet and Organic Spices and Spice Blends pack on the flavor without a lot of sodium, calories or added sugars. Check out all of our spice offerings to add gourmet flavor to your favorite dishes!

If you’re craving more healthy recipes, follow along in January as we share some of our favorite healthy tips including substitutions and alternate approaches to preparing healthy foods!

Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie

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Whether you are gluten-free or not, we think everyone can appreciate a good microwave cookie recipe! This Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie from Gluten-Free Palate doesn’t skip a beat in flavor or texture. We couldn’t be happier for this speedy recipe – talk about a lifesaver when your sweet tooth needs something delicious and STAT! As the baker, Chrystal Carver, says, “Whether you are just starting a gluten-free diet, are an expert gluten-free baker, or are looking for a quick and easy dessert, this Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie is for you!”

Chrystal’s website, Gluten-Free Palate, shares recipes and resources for gluten-free eaters, but glutinous eating friends would never know the difference! Chrystal believes that baking gluten free should not require extravagant ingredients or complicated steps. We love that Chrystal shows readers how to convert everyday gluten-containing classics to easy gluten-free recipes. And, we know you’ll find a great recipe for your next event on the Gluten-Free Palate! That’s why we are so excited to welcome Chrystal as Rodelle’s newest Brand Ambassador! Welcome aboard, Chrystal!!

For now, let’s get back to that delicious mug cookie! This Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug cookie uses Rodelle’s Gourmet Baking Cocoa and Pure Vanilla Extract, is ready in less than 5 minutes and can satisfy your sweet tooth’s every need. So, what are you waiting for?

Get the recipe for Chrystal’s Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie!

Bake It With Rodelle – Winners!

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Rodelle wants to make your spring magical – and give some lucky winners the chance to keep all the goodness going for the rest of the year! We’ve teamed up with our friends at KitchenAid to give away some great Rodelle & KitchenAid prize packs valued at over $1,000! The contest was fun and we were so excited to see people from all over the world participate! It certainly was a hard task to pick just a handful of winners from all of the great entries! Our grand prize winner is taking home a Rodelle Prize Pack filled with gourmet spice blends, baking essentials, the best baking cocoa and, of course, a lot of vanilla beans and vanilla extract! Two first place winners and 3 runners up are each receiving deluxe Rodelle Prize Packs including baking essentials, premium vanilla ingredients and gourmet spice blends.

Grand Prize Winner: Our grand prize winner receives a Rodelle Prize Pack, one KitchenAid 12″ Convection Digital Countertop Oven and one Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer – both in beautiful Cobalt Blue! The Grand Prize winner is Colleen Boudreau in Michigan.

1st Place Winners and Runners Up:

Bruce Vrana – Delaware
Clemencio Mascarina Jr. – California
Susan Jordan – Alabama
Sylvie Carpentier – Quebec, Canada
Florence Cochrane – Newfoundland, Canada

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the fun of our Bake it with Rodelle contest! Stay tuned because we’ll be mixing up even more fun with our partners at KitchenAid this summer!

Getting summer ready with Rodelle!

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Just because it might feel like time to clean up your eating for summery tank tops, Daisy Dukes and swimsuits, doesn’t mean it’s time to stash your favorite Rodelle products for a time of year that has more sweaters! We’ve got many healthy chocolate desserts, vanilla recipes that won’t break your goals and some killer smoothies to start your spring days off on the right foot! Check out our list of some of the top summer inspired recipes!

Breakfast

Rodelle 4 Ingredient Banana Pancakes – Homemade, healthy, and NOT from a box! It only takes four simple ingredients to make these tasty pancakes. This is a pancake recipe like you’ve never seen before!

Healthy Chia Seed Pudding – Chia seed pudding is packed with flavorful vanilla and health-boosting fatty acids, this breakfast will fuel some serious activity!

Orange Cinnamon and Vanilla Super Juice Smoothie – Packed with fiber, this delicious smoothie has citrus, vanilla and delicious fruit flavors that you will love.

Snacks

Rodelle Green Smoothie – A detox smoothie that will add in sneaky greens when you need them most – snack time!

Maple Vanilla Oatmeal Bars –  Substantial, go-anywhere, breakfast bars made with pure, healthy ingredients. Rodelle’s Maple Vanilla Oatmeal Bars are flavorful and filling to fuel your busy day!

Salads

Jicama Salad with Vanilla Bean Goat Cheese – The crispy jicama and carrots, combined with the sweet tartness of the orange and vanilla bean infused goat cheese make this a most sensational salad! Enjoy it with a unique vanilla bean vinaigrette.

Cranberry Kale Salad with Vanilla Cranberry Vinaigrette – Deliciously easy as well as healthy! This satisfying salad goes with your healthy lunch plans like peanut butter and jelly.

Desserts

Healthy Chocolate Pudding – This healthy chocolate pudding packs powerful nutrition and flavor. And, you’d never guess the secret ingredient: avocados!

Low Fat Berry Yogurt Cake – This cake is VERY low in fat – it can be eaten as breakfast, brunch or dessert. Flavored with bright seasonal berries and vanilla, it is perfect for spring and summer!

Guilt Free Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie –  This simple and elegant recipe was created by Erin Ireland. It’s a very clever mixture of our Gourmet Baking Cocoa mixed with your favorite fruit! Erin chose raspberries!

Cookie Dough Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches – Healthy peanut butter cookie dough and banana ice cream make this indulgent treat guilt-free!

 

Welcome to Laura @ Tide & Thyme!

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We’re excited to welcome Laura from Tide & Thyme to our list of Brand Ambassadors! Laura’s blog, Tide & Thyme, is a delicious collection of recipes for everything from simple sides to delectable desserts. Laura’s influence from the Eastern Shore (hailing from Chincoteague Island)  is apparent in her use of fresh, seasonal produce and seafood from the shore. We suggest visiting Tide & Thyme for dinner inspiration, and staying around for dessert!

Laura’s first post featuring Rodelle is a perfect treat for Spring and Summer fruit – a Lemon Cheesecake Mousse! It’s a super simple no-bake dessert featuring Rodelle Vanilla Extract and we think it would be great with a dash of our Pure Lemon Extract, too! If you make it, let us know what you think!

Find the recipe here!