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Foods for the Soul
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...

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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....

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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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Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Supremely decadent dark chocolate brownies topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting. They’re the BEST I’ve ever made & nobody believes they’re healthy!     Although my guy and I are the proud new owners of a pretty awesome TV, we don’t actually have cable. As a big baseball fan (it’s practically the only thing...

Foods for the Soul
Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Clean & Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Supremely decadent dark chocolate brownies topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting. They’re the BEST I’ve ever made & nobody believes they’re healthy!     Although my guy and I are the proud new owners of a pretty awesome TV, we don’t actually have cable. As a big baseball fan (it’s practically the only thing...

Foods for the Soul
Clean-Eating Blueberry Breakfast Crumbles

Jan 27, 2015
Clean-Eating Blueberry Breakfast Crumbles

An easy recipe for dessert that’s healthy enough for breakfast! With a full serving of fruit & granola-like topping, you’ll never want to skip breakfast again!     As we finished our grocery shopping one evening, my guy and I decided to stop by the Krispy Kreme across the parking lot before driving back...

Foods for the Soul
Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones

Jan 16, 2015
Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones

Light & tender vegan scones full of juicy cherries & decadent chocolate chips. They’re a true breakfast treat & don’t taste lightened up at all!     The summer I turned 14, my family planned a summer vacation to England and Scotland. We spent the first few days in London and watched the changing...

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Skinny Kale & Butternut Squash Quiche

Jan 14, 2015
Skinny Kale & Butternut Squash Quiche

A 6-ingredient recipe for a crustless quiche filled with healthy veggies. It’s packed with protein to keep you full all morning long!     My first year at college, all of the freshmen were guaranteed a spot in the dorms, which meant that I ate most of my meals in the dining commons (or...

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