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Foods for the Soul
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Jun 29, 2015
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Tender shortcakes layered with fresh strawberries, blueberries & homemade whipped cream—all made without refined flour or sugar. The perfect healthy dessert for the 4th of July!     Every year throughout my childhood (except for the few where we visited my grandparents), my family made ice cream on the 4th of July. During the...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Jun 26, 2015
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies filled with two kinds of chocolate chips. They’re made with no butter, refined flour or sugar—but don’t taste healthy at all!     Although my mom rarely baked during my childhood, she still kept a kitchen shelf full of cookbooks and recipe clippings, the latter of which she organized...

Foods for the Soul
Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jun 12, 2015
Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rich chocolate cookies full of melty chocolate chips. They’re extremely soft & chewy, but you’d never guess they’re low-carb & practically sugar-free!     Growing up, I had the best mom in the world. She shuttled us to soccer practices, piano lessons, basketball practices, flute lessons, play dates, volleyball games, marching band rehearsals, the...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

A sweet almond-scented blueberry crisp topped with a cinnamon-spiced oat streusel. This irresistible dessert is still healthy enough for breakfast!     This past weekend, after one of my best friends from high school graduated from medical school, her parents threw her a big party to celebrate. Their extended family and friends made up...

Foods for the Soul
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 22, 2015
Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy cookies packed full of melty dark chocolate chips and none of the guilt! You won’t miss the carbs or calories in these decadent yet lightened-up treats!     This past weekend while out on a long run, my thoughts began wandering to make the miles pass by a little faster. After flitting around,...

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...

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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
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
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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