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Foods for the Soul
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Mar 30, 2015
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

A quick & easy recipe for crunchy nuts coated in cinnamon sugar. But be warned: this healthy snack is highly addictive!     Although it’s probably not incredibly obvious from my blog posts, I love organizing. Every summer during high school, I stripped all of the novels off of my bedroom’s bookshelf, lined them...

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Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Mar 23, 2015
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Chewy cookies full of melty chocolate chips. With less than half the carbs & 3 times the protein, they’re the perfect guilt-free treat!     Nearly every year, I forget that my corner of the world skips straight past spring. The weather gives us about two weeks of mild 60-70° temperatures before hurtling into...

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

Mar 20, 2015
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookie Cake

A gigantic carrot cake oatmeal cookie, complete with cream cheese frosting. The entire pan always disappears in a single day—nobody believes it’s healthy! It’s the most popular recipe on this blog for a reason!     My junior year of high school, one of my best guy friends devised an elaborate plan to surprise...

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Carrot Cake Granola

Mar 16, 2015
Carrot Cake Granola

The cozy flavors of carrot cake turned into a guilt-free morning meal! With lots of cinnamon & sweet carrots, these crunchy clusters are irresistible!     Growing up, my favorite Easter tradition occurred as soon as I woke up. My brother and I would sprint downstairs in our PJs, almost like on Christmas morning,...

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Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Tender orange cupcakes topped with creamy vanilla frosting. They’re a healthier version of the iconic frozen treat, but they won’t melt at all!     While growing up, we belonged to a quaint pool club across town. Nearly every afternoon when Mom arrived home from work, we’d pull on our swim suits and slather...

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Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies

Feb 28, 2015
Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies

Soft & chewy cookies full of bright, sunshiny lemon flavor. They’re packed with protein & extra nutrients, so they’re healthy enough for breakfast!     I grew up going to church every Sunday with my parents. As early birds, we usually went to the 8:15 am service instead of the one held later at...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Feb 24, 2015
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

The PERFECT peanut butter cookies! Soft, chewy & full of sweet, nutty peanut butter flavor. These won’t last a day in your cookie jar—and they’re healthy too!     Throughout my entire childhood, my mom worked part-time, which meant that she left us at home during the summers from 7 am until 2 pm....

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Feb 14, 2015
Skinny Peanut Butter Cheesecake

A rich & creamy peanut butter cheesecake with a chocolate graham crust. You won’t miss the calories in this skinny, lightened-up treat!     Early in December, I met Karen and Alex, two of my close blog friends, for dessert. We settled on one of my favorite places in town, a retro diner dedicated...

Foods for the Soul
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffins

Feb 11, 2015
Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffins

Light, tender muffins packed with protein & full of sunshiny lemon flavor! They practically taste like cupcakes for breakfast—you’d never guess that they’re healthy!     Growing up in Northern California, my family drove down to Anaheim at least every other year for a short Disneyland vacation. After our 7-hour drive down the monotony...

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Soft & chewy banana oatmeal cookies with lots of melty chocolate chips. Pure bliss for any chocoholic—and they don’t taste healthy at all!     One summer, my family and I flew to Wisconsin to visit my dad’s old college roommate and his wife. As very gracious hosts, they played tour guides for our...

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