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Foods for the Soul
Fudgy Lemon Brownies

Aug 26, 2014
Fudgy Lemon Brownies

An easy recipe for lemon squares with the texture of extra fudgy brownies. Sweet, low calorie & perfect for any lemon lover!     A few years ago, my little brother moved into the dorms to start college, just a few days before his birthday. Because very few kids from our high school were...

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Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

Aug 22, 2014
Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

An easy recipe for a healthy, fruity dessert. Topped with a thick layer of cinnamon streusel—the best part!     Last weekend, my parents generously offered to drive up and help me start packing, so on Sunday morning, I ran around the house with a yellow legal pad and pen, scribbling down what could...

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Aug 20, 2014
Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

A 4-ingredient recipe for healthy granola that tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup! It tastes like you’re eating candy for breakfast!     Back in May, my friend Sally mentioned that Trader Joe’s sold dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Already infatuated with Reese’s milk chocolate version, I immediately scribbled down her suggestion on my...

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The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

Aug 16, 2014
The skinny on the sweet and easty: Peanut butter banana bread brownies

An easy recipe for dessert bars with the taste of banana bread & the fudgy texture of brownies. Sweet, skinny & seriously addictive!     Twice every week, I toss my reusable grocery totes into my car and drive across town to Trader Joe’s. After easing into a shady parking spot and grabbing a...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Almond Berry Crumble

Aug 12, 2014
Clean Almond Berry Crumble

An easy recipe for a juicy berry crumble with a cinnamon streusel topping. Completely clean-eating friendly & healthy enough for breakfast!     When I applied for graduate chemistry programs, every school that accepted me also mailed me an invitation to an all-expenses-paid visitation weekend with the other prospective students. I’d hop on a...

Foods for the Soul
Maple Mixed Berry Muffins

Maple Mixed Berry Muffins

An easy recipe for tender wholegrain muffins full of juicy berries! It tastes like you’re eating cake for breakfast, but they’re low-calorie & clean-eating!     Three months ago, my friend Brittany shared the story behind her latest half-marathon running race, including how she carbo-loaded on healthy options the day before. When I scrolled down...

Foods for the Soul
Recipe: Coffee Loaf Cake with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Recipe: Coffee Loaf Cake with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

A moist loaf cake sweetened with maple syrup & topped with a decadent dark chocolate drizzle. So easy to make & secretly healthy!     At the BlogHer Annual Conference last week, the staff provided us with lunch both Friday and Saturday. When Dorothy, Trish, and I found seats after our morning breakout session, we...

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Skinny Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

Jul 31, 2014
Skinny Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

An easy recipe for peanut butter & powdered sugar coated cereal snack mix. It’s low fat & low calorie yet still tastes like the indulgent original!     Two months ago, when Ashley and I met for the first time at Panera, I convinced her to come to the annual BlogHer Conference, explaining that at least...

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Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

Jul 29, 2014
Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

An easy recipe for rich & fudgy brownies topped with gooey caramel & sea salt. With how decadent they taste, nobody will believe they’re secretly skinny!     Last week, a few bloggers friends and I drove down to San Jose for the annual BlogHer Conference. Since most of us focus on food, Dorothy,...

Foods for the Soul
Easy and great for summer: Peach crumble recipe

Easy and great for summer: Peach crumble recipe

An easy summer recipe full of juicy peaches and a thick oat crumb topping. Despite its sweet buttery flavor, it’s still secretly skinny & completely healthy!     Every spring, I count down the days until summer the way a little kid eagerly eats chocolate out of an Advent calendar to cross off the...

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