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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
Clean Almond Joy Scones

Jun 23, 2015
Clean Almond Joy Scones

Tender scones with the same almond, coconut & chocolate flavors as the popular candy bar. But they’re much healthier with no refined sugar or artificial ingredients!     Two weekends ago while visiting my parents, my mom came home from running errands with a gleam in her eye. “Want to go to an open...

Foods for the Soul
Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Jun 21, 2015
Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Tender banana bread full of fresh summer berries. Naturally sweetened and extremely tender, it’s the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!     Throughout my childhood, my family celebrated the 4th of July like most people in our town: with backyard BBQs, big scoops of ice cream, and watching fireworks exploding in the night sky...

Foods for the Soul
Simple Quinoa Crackers

Jun 16, 2015
Simple Quinoa Crackers

An easy, 5-ingredient recipe for homemade crunchy quinoa crackers. They pair perfectly with cheese, hummus, and other dips—or just eat them plain!     As a college professor, my dad’s friend from his undergrad days, my “Uncle P,” spent his year on sabbatical about 10 years ago, and with that much free time, Uncle...

Foods for the Soul
Protein Berry Workout Smoothie (Jamba Juice Copycat)

Jun 14, 2015
Protein Berry Workout Smoothie (Jamba Juice Copycat)

A simple 4-ingredient smoothie made from wholesome ingredients that’s packed with over 22 grams of protein! It’s the perfect healthy summer treat!     Last weekend while visiting my parents, my throat started to feel a little scratchy. When I mentioned it to my mom, she quickly offered, “Why don’t I go get you...

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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
Easy Blender Peanut Butter

Easy Blender Peanut Butter

An easy recipe for homemade peanut butter that’s made in the blender in just 5 minutes! Smooth, creamy and much healthier (and tastier!) than store-bought!     Throughout my childhood, I loved spending time with my dad. Because of his important scientific job, he rarely made it home before dinner and spent at least...

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10 Minute Raspberry Jam

10 Minute Raspberry Jam

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for fresh raspberry jam that’s naturally sweetened and contains no sugar or pectin. Perfect for toast or PB&Js!     A few summers ago, my guy and I planned a vacation to Disneyland. I grew up visiting the park nearly every year, especially since we passed right by it on...

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