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Foods for the Soul
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Jul 30, 2015
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Tender zucchini bread full of cozy spices and melty chocolate chips. This recipe convinced me to plant zucchini in the garden—we finished it that quickly!     During my younger childhood years, my grandma flew out from Ohio to visit us a few times. She’d pack her suitcase with enough clothes to stay anywhere...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Almond Joy Granola

Jul 26, 2015
Clean Almond Joy Granola

The familiar candy bar flavors turned into healthy granola! Crunchy, lightly sweetened & full of wholesome ingredients. This granola never lasts long!     During my sophomore year of college, I lived in an apartment with three other ladies strategically located directly across the street from a large grocery store. All of us walked...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Peach Scones

Jul 23, 2015
Clean Peach Scones

Tender whole wheat scones full of juicy peaches. They taste like the epitome of summer & are a sweet yet guilt-free breakfast treat!   Earlier this month, my mom, brother, and his best friend stopped by to visit on their way up to the cabin for a night of relaxation in the mountains. Since...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Blueberry Banana Muffins

Jul 20, 2015
Chocolate Chip Blueberry Banana Muffins

Tender whole wheat banana muffins full of chocolate chips & fresh blueberries. A true breakfast treat that’s still a healthy way to start the day!   Last week, my dad’s college roommate flew out from the Midwest, along with his wife and 3-year-old daughter, to visit us for a week-long California vacation. My parents...

Foods for the Soul
Peach Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 17, 2015
Peach Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies full of fresh juicy peaches, warm cinnamon & a secret ingredient! These cookies contain NO butter, refined flour or sugar—but don’t taste healthy at all!     One summer while I was in high school, my mom pulled out an old, yellowing recipe card from her manila folder collection. Handwritten in...

Foods for the Soul
Small Batch Maple Peach Muffins

Jul 15, 2015
Small Batch Maple Peach Muffins

Tender whole wheat muffins full of juicy peaches and a hint of maple syrup for sweetness. They taste just as juicy and bright as summer!     After an army of ants invaded our home and ate their way through many of my baking ingredients, I drove down to my parents’ house for a...

Foods for the Soul
Peach Streusel Coffee Cake

Jul 13, 2015
Peach Streusel Coffee Cake

A tender breakfast cake full of juicy peaches & topped with cinnamon streusel. It’s the epitome of summer & tastes like dessert—not healthy at all!     Throughout my childhood, my family went camping at least twice each summer. We’d stuff our minivan full of duffels, sleeping bags, inflatable mattress pads, maps, coolers, a...

Foods for the Soul
13 Must Try Clean Eating Cake Recipes

13 Must Try Clean Eating Cake Recipes

Lots of sweet cakes & cupcakes made with NO butter, refined flour or sugar! Perfect for healthy birthdays, parties & celebrations!     In my family, summertime means more than fun vacations, slathering on sunscreen, and long afternoons at the swimming pool. It’s a jam-packed season of celebrations! And not just the typical Father’s Day...

Foods for the Soul
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies

Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies

Chewy cookies bursting with sunshiny lemon flavor! They’re gluten-free, lower carb, and packed with protein… But you’d never guess that with how sweet they taste!     Last summer, my mom fulfilled a dream she had been chasing for over a decade: she bought a cabin in the woods on a lake. After searching...

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Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Jun 29, 2015
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Tender shortcakes layered with fresh strawberries, blueberries & homemade whipped cream—all made without refined flour or sugar. The perfect healthy dessert for the 4th of July!     Every year throughout my childhood (except for the few where we visited my grandparents), my family made ice cream on the 4th of July. During the...

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