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Foods for the Soul
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...

Foods for the Soul
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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Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Skinny Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Tender orange cupcakes topped with creamy vanilla frosting. They’re a healthier version of the iconic frozen treat, but they won’t melt at all!     While growing up, we belonged to a quaint pool club across town. Nearly every afternoon when Mom arrived home from work, we’d pull on our swim suits and slather...

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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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Double Chocolate Oat Cookies

Feb 14, 2015
Double Chocolate Oat Cookies












Double Chocolate Oat Cookies
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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...

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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...

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