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Foods for the Soul
Whole Wheat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Jan 23, 2015
Whole Wheat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tender muffins filled with sweet strawberries & lots of chocolate chips. They taste like chocolate-dipped strawberries baked into cupcakes!     A few times a year, my family drives over to the local country club for Sunday brunch. Held buffet-style in the fancy dining room, the kitchen sets out gourmet platters of nearly everything...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

Jan 18, 2015
The Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

An easy recipe for the BEST light & fluffy classic buttermilk pancakes you’ll ever eat! They don’t taste lightened up or healthy at all!     Throughout my childhood, many of our weekends began with Mom’s pancakes. With the recipe basically memorized, she mixed up the batter while my brother and I watched an...

Foods for the Soul
Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones

Jan 16, 2015
Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones

Light & tender vegan scones full of juicy cherries & decadent chocolate chips. They’re a true breakfast treat & don’t taste lightened up at all!     The summer I turned 14, my family planned a summer vacation to England and Scotland. We spent the first few days in London and watched the changing...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Kale & Butternut Squash Quiche

Jan 14, 2015
Skinny Kale & Butternut Squash Quiche

A 6-ingredient recipe for a crustless quiche filled with healthy veggies. It’s packed with protein to keep you full all morning long!     My first year at college, all of the freshmen were guaranteed a spot in the dorms, which meant that I ate most of my meals in the dining commons (or...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie

An easy 3-ingredient smoothie that’s really healthy yet still tastes like dessert! A great way to start your day & sneak in a serving of fruit!     Right around New Year’s, Melissa, a TV anchor on Good Day Sacramento, asked if I wanted to come back on the show. I literally jumped at...

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14 Everyday Breakfasts I love.

Jan 5, 2015
14 Everyday Breakfasts I love.

I love breakfast. I think it’s the most important meal of the day. If you’re looking for some good breakfast ideas that won’t totally kill your healthy eating resolution, look no further. Not only is breakfast super important if you’re going to be exercising, it’s also one of the busiest times of day (at...

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Foods for the Soul
Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Maple Glaze + Madhava Natural Sweeteners Giveaway!

Dec 22, 2014
Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Maple Glaze + Madhava Natural Sweeteners Giveaway!

Tender gingerbread-flavored donuts with a sweet maple yogurt glaze. They’re baked, not fried so you can eat more—and still stay healthy during the holidays!     Nearly every week, my guy wants to go to his favorite burger joint. With a huge emphasis on their ground beef patties, their other menu options leave a...

Foods for the Soul
Cran-Raspberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie + Bai5 Giveaway!

Dec 13, 2014
Cran-Raspberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie + Bai5 Giveaway!

A refreshing drink full of bright flavors! Made with just 5 wholesome ingredients, it supplies a sweet protein & caffeine boost!     This weekend, I flew down to Southern California to visit my grandparents, and after brunch on Saturday, we drove over to a special store. It only sold Christmas decorations—almost exclusively ornaments—and...

Foods for the Soul
Cranberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Nov 29, 2014
Cranberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Tall slices of spiced coffee cake with lots of juicy cranberries & topped with a thick layer of streusel. Easy, healthy & perfect for the holidays!     Every Christmas, my mom’s parents fly out to spend the holiday with us. On the morning of December 24, all six of us pile into the...

Foods for the Soul
Healthy Banana Split Banana Bread

Nov 10, 2014
Healthy Banana Split Banana Bread

Tender banana bread filled with chocolate & strawberries, finished with a sweet vanilla drizzle. This flavor combo can’t be beat—especially when it’s so easy to make!     Thank you. To each and every one of you reading this post, thank you. I have been absolutely blown away by the support and encouragement you...

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