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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Brownies

Aug 23, 2016
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Brownies

An easy recipe for dessert bars that taste like sweet banana bread & have the same texture as fudgy brownies! Completely guilt-free with just 67 calories!     When the school year started about two weeks ago in my town, I immediately noticed a difference. Traffic on my street resembled the bumper-to-bumper Los Angeles...

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Greek Yogurt Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Aug 21, 2016
Greek Yogurt Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

A healthy recipe for tender lemon pound cake full of sweet, juicy blueberries. It’s a lemon lover’s dream come true—and just 133 calories!     One year during my childhood, my family ran out of time to plan a birthday party for my younger brother. His birthday falls at the very end of summer...

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies

Aug 14, 2016
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies full of chocolate chips & topped with a sweet cheesecake drizzle. They’re absolutely irresistible—and just 103 calories!     The spring after I earned my undergraduate degree from college, one of my old roommates and I planned a little reunion dinner date. We chose the newest Mexican...

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Skinny Single-Serving Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Skinny Single-Serving Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

A healthy recipe for a perfectly portioned vanilla cake full of fresh raspberries and rich chocolate. Really easy, so tender & just 129 calories!     A few years ago, a couple of my friends and I would occasionally meet at a special bakery located in the heart of our neighboring city’s extensive downtown...

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25-Minute Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Jul 28, 2016
25-Minute Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

A super easy recipe for rich chocolate ice cream that tastes just as indulgent as the kind from an ice cream parlor! Just 85 calories & 8g+ of protein!     On a spur-of-the-moment whim last Sunday, my mom and I decided to attend an Oakland A’s baseball game. We purchased season tickets for...

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Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 24, 2016
Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies that taste just like banana bread! They’re full of sweet fruity flavors & just 95 calories—but they don’t taste healthy at all!     Last weekend, my brother and his best friend briefly stopped by my house on their way up to the mountains. They planned on...

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Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Jul 19, 2016
Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

An easy recipe for guilt-free chocolate chip cookies made in the crockpot! Sweet, chocolaty, almost-fudgy-like-brownies bliss… Nobody ever believes these are healthy!     Although most people scattered as soon as finals week finished, I stayed in my college town after my sophomore year and worked in an organic chemistry research lab. Every weekday...

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25-Minute Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream

Jul 14, 2016
25-Minute Healthy Vanilla Ice Cream

An easy 6-ingredient recipe for egg-free vanilla ice cream that’s ready in just 25 minutes! With only 78 calories & nearly 8g of protein, it’s practically healthy enough for breakfast!     Nearly every 4th of July throughout my childhood, Mom slid our paperback copy of the Ben & Jerry’s cookbook off of its...

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Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

Jul 12, 2016
Single-Serving Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

A healthy recipe for cookie dough that’s safe to eat raw! It’s ready in just 5 minutes, made with only 7 ingredients & contains 16g of protein!     Throughout my childhood summers, my mom maintained a constant stash of ice cream in our freezer. With temperatures typically above 90°F and sometimes even in...

Foods for the Soul
Greek Yogurt Lemon Pound Cake

Greek Yogurt Lemon Pound Cake

A healthy recipe for tender pound cake full of bright sunshiny lemon flavor. With no refined flour or sugar and just 1 tablespoon of butter, it’s just 123 calories and secretly healthy enough for breakfast!     Nearly every time I stop by Starbucks, whether in the early morning or shortly before lunch or...

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