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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Brownies

Aug 23, 2016
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Brownies

An easy recipe for dessert bars that taste like sweet banana bread & have the same texture as fudgy brownies! Completely guilt-free with just 67 calories!     When the school year started about two weeks ago in my town, I immediately noticed a difference. Traffic on my street resembled the bumper-to-bumper Los Angeles...

Foods for the Soul
Greek Yogurt Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Aug 21, 2016
Greek Yogurt Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

A healthy recipe for tender lemon pound cake full of sweet, juicy blueberries. It’s a lemon lover’s dream come true—and just 133 calories!     One year during my childhood, my family ran out of time to plan a birthday party for my younger brother. His birthday falls at the very end of summer...

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies

Aug 14, 2016
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies full of chocolate chips & topped with a sweet cheesecake drizzle. They’re absolutely irresistible—and just 103 calories!     The spring after I earned my undergraduate degree from college, one of my old roommates and I planned a little reunion dinner date. We chose the newest Mexican...

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25-Minute Healthy Chai Spice Ice Cream

Aug 11, 2016
25-Minute Healthy Chai Spice Ice Cream

An easy recipe for sweet ice cream full of cozy spices. It’s such an irresistible flavor combination & just 78 calories—but it doesn’t taste healthy at all!     My mom is superwoman. Every weekday, her alarm rings before 5 am so she can squeeze in a run, shower, and slip into a chic...

Foods for the Soul
Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Dough

Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Cookie Dough

An easy recipe for sweet peanut butter cookie dough full of chocolate chips. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes & packed with 17g of protein!     While I worked in an organic chemistry research lab during my undergraduate years in college, the department arranged for our group to shift from our original...

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Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie

Aug 9, 2016
Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie

Enjoy the end of summer with slices of cold and refreshing Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie. A simple dessert that is a make-ahead crowd pleaser.  Where did the summer go? When we moved to the new house earlier this summer, we moved to a new town. The kids have to switch schools and I just...

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Foods for the Soul
Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

This recipe yields the best pound cake I’ve ever had! Supremely tender & full of rich chocolate chips. It’s just 150 calories, but it doesn’t taste healthy at all!     During my sophomore year of high school, I discovered the cookbook section of our local library. Although I almost exclusively browsed through the...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Single-Serving Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Skinny Single-Serving Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

A healthy recipe for a perfectly portioned vanilla cake full of fresh raspberries and rich chocolate. Really easy, so tender & just 129 calories!     A few years ago, a couple of my friends and I would occasionally meet at a special bakery located in the heart of our neighboring city’s extensive downtown...

Foods for the Soul
25-Minute Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Jul 28, 2016
25-Minute Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

A super easy recipe for rich chocolate ice cream that tastes just as indulgent as the kind from an ice cream parlor! Just 85 calories & 8g+ of protein!     On a spur-of-the-moment whim last Sunday, my mom and I decided to attend an Oakland A’s baseball game. We purchased season tickets for...

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Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 24, 2016
Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies that taste just like banana bread! They’re full of sweet fruity flavors & just 95 calories—but they don’t taste healthy at all!     Last weekend, my brother and his best friend briefly stopped by my house on their way up to the mountains. They planned on...

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