Carrot Cake Bars

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I can consider Alexis the Queen of Clean Eats and when her cookbook Lexi’s Clean Kitchen released I knew I had to get a copy.  After flipping through the book and filling it with over 30 bookmarks, I knew that this book was a winner!



From Amazon:

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is packed with more than 150 nourishing recipes, full-color photos, shopping lists, how-to guides, and simple tips for customizing your clean lifestyle, making each step of the way approachable and, above all, enjoyable!

Lexi delivers healthy meals packed with flavor, like Thai Meatballs, Classic Chili, One-Pan Arroz con Pollo, Maple-Glazed Salmon, and Sriracha Lime Chopped Chicken Salad, with healthier options of your favorite indulgent foods, like French Toast Sticks, Perfect Waffles, Birthday Cake, Easy Sandwich Bread, and more.

I highly recommend Alexi’s book and you can enter to win a copy below!

Carrot Cake Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until well blended. Whisk in the eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and ginger, if using, until smooth.
  3. Fold in the carrots, walnuts, raisins, and chocolate chips, if using.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking dish, smooth out the top, and bake for about 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.
  5. While the cake is baking, make the frosting and set aside.
  6. When the cake is done, let it cool completely in the pan before frosting or cutting.
  7. Spread the frosting evenly across the top of the cake and garnish with extra chopped walnuts, if desired. Cut into 9 to 12 bars to serve.
  8. Store the bars in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days


Right now one lucky reader can win a copy of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook

Rules: There is No purchase Necessary to Enter and, the Giveaway is open to the USA only. Giveaway runs from 12/2/2016 9 a.m. PST to 12/12/2016 9 p.m. PST. Winner will be contacted via email will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is drawn.


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  1. Cheryl December 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

    This book has 150 recpes I can have on paleo

  2. Lisa B. December 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Recipes are food allergy friendly!

  3. Holly December 5, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is packed with more than 150 nourishing recipes

  4. Elizabeth Ranstrom December 5, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is paleo and an amazing price on Amazon right now!! Can’t wait to get it!!

  5. Teresa Lawyer December 5, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I read through her kitchen essentials list and it seems the only thing I am lacking is time. But seriously this cookbook looks fantastic. Thank you for your contests. It is fun to enter and hopefully win!
    These recipes are awesome! I wonder if her old instagram account is still available to look at? Alexisk916.

  6. Katherine P December 5, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Repeatedly I keep seeing ‘it’s not an all or nothing approach’. I love this way of thinking since switching to any new type of eating is so hard to do for families. Small bits are the only thing people can do sometimes. Any book that says you should use a cast iron skillet is also a book right up my alley!

  7. Susan P December 5, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I’m not exactly sure what you want me to say so I copied a review from what someone said about this cookbook:

    “5.0 out of 5 starsLove Lexi’s book cook book
    Love Lexi’s book cook book. I have many food allergies in my family so cooking paleo can be a challenge. Read more
    Published 19 hours ago by Marie Brett”

    I’m excited to try this cookbook. Getting it free would be so exciting. I love a good cookbook with “real life” recipes and that are easy to make. I see this comment repeatedly – “delicious and easy to make” Looking forward to trying it!

  8. Mary December 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    I am excited about 150 recipes with SHOPPING lists and step by step instructions!

  9. patricia December 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Her book contains 150 recipes and has color photos

  10. Stacie Zeranski December 5, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I learned that this book has gotten great reviews!

  11. Sherri December 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I spent about 20 minutes or so reading through the portions of the book that was available when you “look inside.” I can relate to Lexi’s childhood. I was one of those kids who used to eat awful food choices after school like pretzels and chips just like she did. I also consumed a ton of soda (unlike Lexie).

    I would be stoked to win a copy of her cookbook! 😀 Eating a clean diet is important, especially for someone like me who suffers from MS.

    Thanks, Kelly, for this great opportunity!

  12. Mary December 5, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Lexi’s Clean Kitchen: 150 Delicious Paleo-Friendly Recipes to Nourish Your Life takes a practical approach to clean eating that won’t deprive you of your favorite foods.

  13. Maggie December 5, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I learned that I would really love to have it! 150 paleo recipes is great!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  14. Cristina December 5, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    The book contains shopping lists and helpful tips!

  15. Andrea Dumas December 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    This would be a wonderful book to have! The paperback is currently on sale for $20.31. That’s a great price!

  16. Kim Speaker December 6, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Pinned it for later!
    I thought you’d like this Pin on Pinterest…

  17. Tina Malott December 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

    After finding out that I had auto immune thyroiditis, I have been on a journey of re-defining my diet and lifestyle. I am committed to being able to enjoy DELICIOUS food that is good for you and healing for your body. That is why I am interested to learn more about the “healthy meals packed with flavor, like Thai Meatballs,” and “french toast sticks” of course 🙂 I would love a copy of this book to get started!

    The pinned url is below.

    Thank you!

  18. Carrie December 6, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I can’t wait to try the Easy Sandwich Bread and Sriracha Lime Chopped Chicken Salad among others! Pick me! 😀

  19. Penny R December 6, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Over 150 healthy grain free recipes. Would like to try the pancakes.

  20. Laurie December 6, 2016 at 10:15 am

    It has over 150 Paleo recipes that are allergy friendly and showcases many different foods…even Paleo pancakes…yum…the book is also reasonably priced at Amazon.

  21. Sue Spence December 6, 2016 at 10:22 am

    This book has many healthy recipes and I love to share this with my daughter who has introduced me to paleo eating.

  22. Lisa December 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Looks like a great cookbook. I am trying to eat healthy to lose weight and get healthy.

  23. nosogirl December 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I learned that Lexi has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Self, Women’s Health,, and many other publications.

  24. Eileen December 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    From the index, there is a wide variety of recipes. The chicken fajita salad sounds really good

  25. kathryn December 6, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    150 Paleo recipes that are easy to make

  26. Mary-Ann December 8, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Diane Sanfillipo loves this book.

  27. Linda December 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    This came about from changing her diet to what worked for her body and sharing recipes on instagram. She wrote it to help people to get ‘creative’ in their kitchens while eating clean, healthy foods.

  28. Carissa December 12, 2016 at 7:31 am

    A beautiful cookbook with many mouth-watering choices.


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