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Foods for the Soul
Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies

May 12, 2015
Clean Raspberry Mocha Brownies

Rich, fudgy brownies full of juicy raspberries and a hint of coffee in the background. They taste like decadent squares of fudge but have just 80 calories!     This past Sunday, I was a Tasmanian devil of energy, whirling around in productive circles of chores and checklists. From washing dishes and scrubbing kitchen...

Foods for the Soul
Healthy Classic Monster Cookies

May 10, 2015
Healthy Classic Monster Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies full of chocolate chips & M&M candies. They’re oh so irresistible—but low calorie, whole wheat & guilt-free!     Just over a year ago on a rather warm spring afternoon, I wandered up and down the aisles of Target, soaking in the free air conditioning and testing my willpower...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Chocolate Chip Scones

Clean Chocolate Chip Scones

An easy recipe for healthier pastries packed full of melty chocolate. One simple ingredient makes these the most tender scones you’ll ever taste!     This past Sunday evening, I drove over to visit my best friend. We wandered into the backyard, weaving around their sweetly energetic dog, to settle back into cushioned lawn...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Mocha Muddy Buddies

Skinny Mocha Muddy Buddies

Crunchy rice pocket cereal covered in coffee-flavored chocolate and lots of powdered sugar. A truly irresistible & addictive treat!     Just over two years ago, I tried coffee for the first time. Because I knew that the endless options on the Starbucks menu boards would easily overwhelm me (and they still sometimes do!),...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

Apr 26, 2015
Skinny Asparagus & Feta Quiche

A quick & easy 4-ingredient quiche that’s packed with veg & protein! Perfect for weekend brunches or make-ahead weekday meals.     When I was around nine years old, my dad and I began the tradition of Sunday brunches after church. When the service ended, we’d mingle for a bit in the courtyard catching...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

Apr 22, 2015
Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

An easy strawberry crumble with a buttery oat & poppy seed streusel on top. Serve plain for breakfast or à la mode for dessert—nobody will guess it’s healthy!     The summer I turned 10, when we moved across town to a different house, my entire family spent hours exploring the front and backyards....

Foods for the Soul
Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Apr 20, 2015
Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

The iconic sandwich turned into dessert! Soft peanut butter cookies filled with raspberry jam. Sweet, irresistible & still secretly healthy!     The Christmas when I was seven years old, a combination of Santa, my parents, and my grandparents gave me the American Girl Doll Kirsten, along with some clothes and accessories. With her...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Apr 15, 2015
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy recipe for the BEST gluten-free chocolate chip cookies! They have same tender texture as regular ones & don’t taste healthy at all!     In elementary school, my friends and I always looked forward to lunch. When that initial bell rang, we dashed out to the brown picnic tables, unzipped our brightly...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cheesecake Bars

Apr 12, 2015
Skinny Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cheesecake Bars

Lightened-up vanilla cheesecake bars with a pretzel crust & full of chocolate chips. They’re sweet, creamy & secretly packed with protein!     At least twice during each of my childhood summers, my parents crammed our minivan full of duffels, sleeping bags, a tent, and oversized Rubbermaid containers packed with nonperishable food. The next...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Apr 10, 2015
Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies full of juicy strawberries. They’re the epitome of summer, and despite being clean-eating, nobody can tell these cookies are healthy!     Last summer, I fell in love with strawberries. Again.   On a random Wednesday afternoon, I drove up the winding, narrow mountain roads edged by gigantic boulders threatening to...

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