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Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Aug 28, 2015
Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies full of creamy almond butter and lots of melty chocolate chips. These never last long in our cookie jar, and nobody can tell they’re healthy!     While visiting my grandparents in San Diego last weekend, my family and I went to a couple of baseball games. If you’ve been reading...

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Strawberry Lemonade Protein Cookies

Aug 21, 2015
Strawberry Lemonade Protein Cookies

Chewy cookies full of sweet sunshiny lemon flavor and fresh juicy strawberries. With their protein boost, they’re even healthy enough for breakfast!     My brother’s birthday is next weekend! Because he adores lemon treats—anything from cookies to cupcakes to scones to cheesecake and more—I’m helping him celebrate by declaring this Lemon Week on...

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Simple Raspberry Lemon Cake

Aug 19, 2015
Simple Raspberry Lemon Cake

An elegant yet easy lemon cake topped with rings of fresh, juicy raspberries. The perfect combination of sweet and tart—and nobody will guess it’s healthy!     My brother’s birthday is next weekend! Because he adores lemon treats—anything from cookies to cupcakes to scones to cheesecake and more—I’m helping him celebrate by declaring this...

Foods for the Soul
Simple Cinnamon Apple Cake

Aug 12, 2015
Simple Cinnamon Apple Cake

A tender cake full of cozy spices and topped with fresh apple slices. It looks stunning and impressive, but it’s really easy to make and healthy too!     Last week, my guy attended a conference in sunny San Diego, and I tagged along to visit my grandparents. Since his conference’s sessions always run...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

A healthier, clean-eating version of chewy peanut butter cookies full of melty chocolate chips. The entire batch never lasts more than two days in our house!     The summer after my freshman year of college, my mom and I flew to Alaska to do volunteer work with a few of our friends in...

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Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

Dark chocolate brownies with lots of sweet strawberry chunks. They practically taste like big squares of fudge—not healthy at all!     This past Friday evening, my guy and I put my parents’ season tickets to use and drove over to the stadium to watch my favorite team’s baseball game. With thicker traffic and...

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...

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Cherry Clafoutis

Jul 14, 2015
Cherry Clafoutis

What better day than Bastille Day for clafoutis! Clafoutis (or clafouti) is a French custard type dish that hails from the Limousin area. It's typical for this dish to be made with dark cherries, including the pits. The reason the pits are left in is b...

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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...

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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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