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Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Jun 26, 2016
Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

A healthy recipe for creamy cheesecake bars full of fresh, juicy strawberries. Just 80 calories, but this summer dessert tastes indulgent—not healthy at all!     Around the time I turned five years old, my mom offered me strawberries for the first time. She arranged a few plump, freshly washed berries onto a faded...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Blueberry Crumble

Jun 23, 2016
The Ultimate Healthy Blueberry Crumble

An easy recipe for homemade blueberry crumble. Juicy berries topped with sweet, crunchy streusel… What’s not to love?? And it’s secretly healthy enough for breakfast too!     My mom perpetually stocks her fridge with fresh blueberries. Many mornings, she pours herself a small bowl of cereal, usually something containing bran flakes and granola...

Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Jun 19, 2016
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies full of juicy strawberries and rich chocolate chunks. Just 98 calories, but they don’t taste healthy at all!     A few weeks ago while out grocery shopping, I spotted a big, bright yellow sale sign in the produce section. Posted on a wooden center display, just...

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Apple Pie Snickerdoodles

Jun 12, 2016
Apple Pie Snickerdoodles

An easy recipe for irresistible chewy cookies full of spiced apples & coated in cinnamon sugar. Nobody ever believes they’re healthy & just 100 calories!     During Dad’s and my visit to San Diego this past Memorial Day weekend, my grandpa starting craving cake on the second evening of our trip. Even though...

Foods for the Soul
Apple Pie Snickerdoodles

Jun 12, 2016
Apple Pie Snickerdoodles

An easy recipe for irresistible chewy cookies full of spiced apples & coated in cinnamon sugar. Nobody ever believes they’re healthy & just 100 calories!     During Dad’s and my visit to San Diego this past Memorial Day weekend, my grandpa starting craving cake on the second evening of our trip. Even though...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Clean Caramel Seven Layer Bars

An easy crust topped with chocolate, nuts, coconut, and caramel bits smothered in sweet drizzle. This guilt-free recipe tastes just like traditional ones—for only 84 calories!     When I entered 6th grade, my mom started a small Girl Scout Troop for four of my girlfriends and me. In our previous troop, the leaders had concentrated...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Caramel Seven Layer Bars

Clean Caramel Seven Layer Bars

An easy crust topped with chocolate, nuts, coconut, and caramel bits smothered in sweet drizzle. This guilt-free recipe tastes just like traditional ones—for only 84 calories!     When I entered 6th grade, my mom started a small Girl Scout Troop for four of my girlfriends and me. In our previous troop, the leaders had concentrated...

BreeHester
5 No Bake Desserts Perfect for Summer

Jun 8, 2016
5 No Bake Desserts Perfect for Summer

5 No Bake Desserts Perfect for Summer – No need to turn on the oven for these cool summer treats.  If you live in New England in the summer, you probably understand my aversion to turning on the oven in the summer months. We don’t have air conditioning and the moment I turn the...

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BreeHester
5 No Bake Desserts Perfect for Summer

Jun 8, 2016
5 No Bake Desserts Perfect for Summer

5 No Bake Desserts Perfect for Summer – No need to turn on the oven for these cool summer treats.  If you live in New England in the summer, you probably understand my aversion to turning on the oven in the summer months. We don’t have air conditioning and the moment I turn the...

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Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Rich chocolate cookies with a sweet cheesecake filling. My friends couldn’t stop raving about these—and they had no idea the cookies were just 44 calories!     When Healthier Chocolate Treats came out as a hardback cookbook last fall, I invited my good friends over to celebrate one Sunday afternoon with my family and me....

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