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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!),...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Cookies ‘n Cream Protein Milkshake

Cookies ‘n Cream Protein Milkshake

An easy recipe for thick & creamy chocolaty milkshakes that taste like ice cream. But they’re secretly packed with protein & healthy enough for breakfast!     Every once in a while as a kid, I begged my mom to help me rearrange my bedroom to give it a little makeover. Although hesitant at...

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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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Chocolate Milkshake Protein Smoothie

Mar 13, 2015
Chocolate Milkshake Protein Smoothie

A thick & creamy chocolate milkshake that’s healthy enough for breakfast! Just 5 ingredients & no protein powder necessary!     During my early middle school years, my mom drove my younger brother and me to a college about 30 minutes away to watch weekend basketball games. With our ages, we qualified for the...

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