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Skinny Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

May 14, 2015
Skinny Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

An easy recipe for creamy cheesecake bars full of fresh berries. With their sweet taste, nobody believes they’re less than 100 calories & packed with protein!     After our last set of finals in high school each year, my close friends and I would walk a couple of miles from campus to the...

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Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies

May 12, 2015
Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies

Rich, fudgy brownies full of juicy raspberries and a hint of coffee in the background. They taste like decadent squares of fudge but have just 80 calories!     This past Sunday, I was a Tasmanian devil of energy, whirling around in productive circles of chores and checklists. From washing dishes and scrubbing kitchen...

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Healthy Classic Monster Cookies

May 10, 2015
Healthy Classic Monster Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies full of chocolate chips & M&M candies. They’re oh so irresistible—but low calorie, whole wheat & guilt-free!     Just over a year ago on a rather warm spring afternoon, I wandered up and down the aisles of Target, soaking in the free air conditioning and testing my willpower...

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Clean Chocolate Chip Scones

Clean Chocolate Chip Scones

An easy recipe for healthier pastries packed full of melty chocolate. One simple ingredient makes these the most tender scones you’ll ever taste!     This past Sunday evening, I drove over to visit my best friend. We wandered into the backyard, weaving around their sweetly energetic dog, to settle back into cushioned lawn...

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Skinny Mocha Muddy Buddies

Skinny Mocha Muddy Buddies

Crunchy rice pocket cereal covered in coffee-flavored chocolate and lots of powdered sugar. A truly irresistible & addictive treat!     Just over two years ago, I tried coffee for the first time. Because I knew that the endless options on the Starbucks menu boards would easily overwhelm me (and they still sometimes do!),...

Foods for the Soul
24 Clean-Eating Easy Brunch Recipes

24 Clean-Eating Easy Brunch Recipes

A collection of healthy, easy & delicious brunch recipes—all made without butter, refined flour or sugar for great guilt-free breakfasts!     My family celebrates just about anything with brunch. Birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, school graduations, anniversaries (even blogging ones!), promotions, new jobs, and more. You name it, and I guarantee we’ll eat...

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Small-Batch Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Apr 29, 2015
Small-Batch Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Tender lemon muffins packed with sweet, juicy blueberries. These healthy muffins have the same texture as cupcakes—but none of the guilt!     When we moved to our new (older) house right after I turned 10, the abundance of lemon trees excited our entire family. The main one in the backyard looked more like...

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Blackberry Almond Sticky Buns

Apr 27, 2015
Blackberry Almond Sticky Buns

Whole wheat rolls filled with fresh blackberries & topped with sticky almond-studded caramel sauce. The perfect healthier pastry for any breakfast or brunch!     A few months before I graduated from high school, my mom left her old scientific job to start a new one. Her previous commute lasted just 20 minutes, so...

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Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

Apr 26, 2015
Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

A quick & easy 4-ingredient quiche that’s packed with veg & protein! Perfect for weekend brunches or make-ahead weekday meals.     When I was around nine years old, my dad and I began the tradition of Sunday brunches after church. When the service ended, we’d mingle for a bit in the courtyard catching...

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Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

Apr 25, 2015
Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy cookies full of white chocolate, mini chocolate chips & rainbow sprinkles. Soft, buttery & bound to disappear quickly from the cookie jar!     When my best friend took a new job and moved to my town last month, we immediately began a weekly walking routine. Although she stopped...

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