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Foods for the Soul
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Mar 30, 2015
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

A quick & easy recipe for crunchy nuts coated in cinnamon sugar. But be warned: this healthy snack is highly addictive!     Although it’s probably not incredibly obvious from my blog posts, I love organizing. Every summer during high school, I stripped all of the novels off of my bedroom’s bookshelf, lined them...

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Skinny Chocolate Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Mar 27, 2015
Skinny Chocolate Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Layers of melty chocolate, caramel, nuts & coconut held together with a sweet & creamy drizzle. Incredibly addictive & still nice to your waistline!     Growing up, the only seven layer food I knew about was bean dip. And that was only because of my last year of Camporee.   Around when I...

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Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Mar 23, 2015
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Chewy cookies full of melty chocolate chips. With less than half the carbs & 3 times the protein, they’re the perfect guilt-free treat!     Nearly every year, I forget that my corner of the world skips straight past spring. The weather gives us about two weeks of mild 60-70° temperatures before hurtling into...

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Blueberry Buttermilk Bran Muffins

Mar 22, 2015
Blueberry Buttermilk Bran Muffins

Tender bran muffins bursting with big, juicy blueberries. They’re hearty enough to keep you full all morning but still taste like a sweet treat!     During my sophomore year of high school, our band director arranged a trip to Hawaii during our Spring Break for all of the members of the marching band...

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

Mar 20, 2015
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

A gigantic carrot cake oatmeal cookie, complete with cream cheese frosting. The entire pan always disappears in a single day—nobody believes it’s healthy! It’s the most popular recipe on this blog for a reason!     My junior year of high school, one of my best guy friends devised an elaborate plan to surprise...

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Classic Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Mar 18, 2015
Classic Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Moist, spiced carrot cake cupcakes topped with swirls of protein-packed cream cheese frosting. They’re really simple to make & dangerously easy to eat!     When I was in 3rd grade, my family and I flew to Arizona to spend Easter with my grandparents. We packed lots of shorts, swim suits, and flip flops...

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Carrot Cake Granola

Mar 16, 2015
Carrot Cake Granola

The cozy flavors of carrot cake turned into a guilt-free morning meal! With lots of cinnamon & sweet carrots, these crunchy clusters are irresistible!     Growing up, my favorite Easter tradition occurred as soon as I woke up. My brother and I would sprint downstairs in our PJs, almost like on Christmas morning,...

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Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

Mar 11, 2015
Skinny Cookies ‘n Cream Brownies

A chocoholic’s dream! Fudgy brownies stuffed with Oreo chunks and even more pressed on top. You won’t miss the calories in these rich yet lightened-up treats!     Every May and September, my dad and his friends spend a week backpacking through the wilderness: Utah in the spring, California in the fall. Their trips...

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy, buttery cookies full of chocolate & perfect for mint lovers. They’ve been called the best cookies I’ve ever made & never last more than a day!     Growing up, I took getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day very seriously. I pulled on green PJs the night before and painted my nails green...

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Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Tender orange cupcakes topped with creamy vanilla frosting. They’re a healthier version of the iconic frozen treat, but they won’t melt at all!     While growing up, we belonged to a quaint pool club across town. Nearly every afternoon when Mom arrived home from work, we’d pull on our swim suits and slather...

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