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Foods for the Soul
Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies

Feb 28, 2015
Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies

Soft & chewy cookies full of bright, sunshiny lemon flavor. They’re packed with protein & extra nutrients, so they’re healthy enough for breakfast!     I grew up going to church every Sunday with my parents. As early birds, we usually went to the 8:15 am service instead of the one held later at...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Feb 24, 2015
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

The PERFECT peanut butter cookies! Soft, chewy & full of sweet, nutty peanut butter flavor. These won’t last a day in your cookie jar—and they’re healthy too!     Throughout my entire childhood, my mom worked part-time, which meant that she left us at home during the summers from 7 am until 2 pm....

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Feb 14, 2015
Skinny Peanut Butter Cheesecake

A rich & creamy peanut butter cheesecake with a chocolate graham crust. You won’t miss the calories in this skinny, lightened-up treat!     Early in December, I met Karen and Alex, two of my close blog friends, for dessert. We settled on one of my favorite places in town, a retro diner dedicated...

Foods for the Soul
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffins

Feb 11, 2015
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffins

Light, tender muffins packed with protein & full of sunshiny lemon flavor! They practically taste like cupcakes for breakfast—you’d never guess that they’re healthy!     Growing up in Northern California, my family drove down to Anaheim at least every other year for a short Disneyland vacation. After our 7-hour drive down the monotony...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Soft & chewy banana oatmeal cookies with lots of melty chocolate chips. Pure bliss for any chocoholic—and they don’t taste healthy at all!     One summer, my family and I flew to Wisconsin to visit my dad’s old college roommate and his wife. As very gracious hosts, they played tour guides for our...

Foods for the Soul
Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Supremely decadent dark chocolate brownies topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting. They’re the BEST I’ve ever made & nobody believes they’re healthy!     Although my guy and I are the proud new owners of a pretty awesome TV, we don’t actually have cable. As a big baseball fan (it’s practically the only thing...

Foods for the Soul
Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Supremely decadent dark chocolate brownies topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting. They’re the BEST I’ve ever made & nobody believes they’re healthy!     Although my guy and I are the proud new owners of a pretty awesome TV, we don’t actually have cable. As a big baseball fan (it’s practically the only thing...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Strawberry Sweet Rolls with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Tender whole wheat rolls filled with spirals of sweet berries & topped with a decadent drizzle. They’re the healthier breakfast version of chocolate-dipped strawberries!     Every Valentine’s Day throughout my childhood, my mom would wake up a little bit earlier than normal and set out all kinds of sweet treats for my brother...

Foods for the Soul
White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies

Jan 29, 2015
White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies

Soft & chewy cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day! With the ideal balance of chocolate & vanilla, these irresistible treats will barely last a day in your house!     This past Black Friday, my guy bought us a brand new TV. The back-story is a tale for another day (it involves four stores, two...

Foods for the Soul
Clean-Eating Blueberry Breakfast Crumbles

Jan 27, 2015
Clean-Eating Blueberry Breakfast Crumbles

An easy recipe for dessert that’s healthy enough for breakfast! With a full serving of fruit & granola-like topping, you’ll never want to skip breakfast again!     As we finished our grocery shopping one evening, my guy and I decided to stop by the Krispy Kreme across the parking lot before driving back...

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