desserts

Foods for the Soul
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Jun 29, 2015
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Tender shortcakes layered with fresh strawberries, blueberries & homemade whipped cream—all made without refined flour or sugar. The perfect healthy dessert for the 4th of July!     Every year throughout my childhood (except for the few where we visited my grandparents), my family made ice cream on the 4th of July. During the...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Jun 26, 2015
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies filled with two kinds of chocolate chips. They’re made with no butter, refined flour or sugar—but don’t taste healthy at all!     Although my mom rarely baked during my childhood, she still kept a kitchen shelf full of cookbooks and recipe clippings, the latter of which she organized...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Jun 18, 2015
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery cookies with a homemade raspberry jam filling. They’re soft, chewy & absolutely addictive. Nobody believed that these contain no refined flour or sugar!     Last week, two of my best friends and I arranged to meet at Starbucks the morning before one of them flew back to southern California to start her...

Foods for the Soul
Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jun 12, 2015
Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rich chocolate cookies full of melty chocolate chips. They’re extremely soft & chewy, but you’d never guess they’re low-carb & practically sugar-free!     Growing up, I had the best mom in the world. She shuttled us to soccer practices, piano lessons, basketball practices, flute lessons, play dates, volleyball games, marching band rehearsals, the...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

A sweet almond-scented blueberry crisp topped with a cinnamon-spiced oat streusel. This irresistible dessert is still healthy enough for breakfast!     This past weekend, after one of my best friends from high school graduated from medical school, her parents threw her a big party to celebrate. Their extended family and friends made up...

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We’re Screaming for Open Nature Super Premium Ice Cream

May 29, 2015
We’re Screaming for Open Nature Super Premium Ice Cream

By Jake Ferguson, Kim Bedwell and Amanda Frew With temperatures warming up, and the official start of summer just around the corner, aren’t we all screaming for ice cream? With a variety of flavors and novelties, the beauty of ice cream is that there is a sweet option for everyone. Whether it’s a treat...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Lemon-doodles

May 26, 2015
Skinny Lemon-doodles

Soft & chewy snickerdoodle cookies with a fun lemon twist! They’re light on calories but big on flavor—and the perfect treat for any lemon lover!     Because graduation celebrations never finish right as the ceremony ends—even if you turn hoarse from cheering for your younger brother for earning the highest number of A+...

Foods for the Soul
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 22, 2015
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy cookies packed full of melty dark chocolate chips and none of the guilt! You won’t miss the carbs or calories in these decadent yet lightened-up treats!     This past weekend while out on a long run, my thoughts began wandering to make the miles pass by a little faster. After flitting around,...

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If Life Were a Bowl of Cherries…

May 17, 2015
If Life Were a Bowl of Cherries…

You’d want to make cherry cobbler, right? Well, you’re in luck. In honor of cherry season and National Cherry Cobbler Day (I did not make that up), we’re serving up this delicious taste of (almost) summer. Enjoy! Gluten-Free Grilled Summer Fruit Cobbler Ingredients 1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon Silvana’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour ¼ cup,...

Foods for the Soul
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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