Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Strawberry Banana Poppy Seed Muffins -- so light & tender! They practically taste like cupcakes!

An easy recipe for soft & tender fruit-filled muffins. Although secretly skinny & healthy, they actually taste like cupcakes—for breakfast!     This past Wednesday evening, my mom and I lounged on two of the comfy chairs in the family room. With the TV turned off and our pups quietly chewing on bones, we finally…   {continue reading}

Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits

Oreo & Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits -- SO good! Like pumpkin pie in a glass. Super easy & only 45 calories!

A simple recipe for elegant fall-flavored layered desserts. They taste like pumpkin pie in a glass—with chocolate cookies too!     Last March, my sweet friend Dorothy from Crazy for Crust invited a few of us food bloggers over to her house for an afternoon of fun, laughter, and lots of sweet treats. We all love…   {continue reading}

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

{Healthy} Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles -- just 29 calories! We ate the whole batch in one day... SO addictive!

Extremely rich dark chocolate truffles filled with fresh pomegranate arils. So simple to make & actually healthy too!     I treat grocery shopping the same way many girls approach the mall. I slowly wander up and down the aisles, frequently pausing to inspect the items on the shelves. I’ll hold a package of strawberries…   {continue reading}

Banana Gingerbread Muffins

Healthy Banana Gingerbread Muffins -- the best cold-weather treat! So warm & cozy. They always disappear in minutes!

An easy recipe for spicy gingerbread muffins topped with sweet slices of banana. The epitome of cozy fall flavors—yet still secretly skinny!     Once or twice a month, my dad drives across town to cook with my grandma. He stops by Trader Joe’s on the way and picks up a few bags of groceries…   {continue reading}

Maple Pumpkin Scones

Maple Pumpkin Scones -- the softest you'll ever eat! They taste like pumpkin pie for breakfast!

An easy recipe for fall-flavored breakfast pastries. Soft on the inside with a light crust on the outside, they’re positively irresistible—and secretly skinny too!     Just over two weeks ago, my parents brought home a new puppy, a cute little golden retriever boy. He’s super fluffy, full of energy, and always nibbling! Sometimes on…   {continue reading}

Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake -- I'm SO obsessed! Super rich & just as easy as a box mix!

An easy recipe for chocolate fudge cake made from scratch in the slow cooker. Seriously rich & decadent—no one ever guesses it’s lightened up!     At BlogHer Food in Miami this past May, multiple brands sponsored the Conference and set up booths in the wide hallway between the grand breakfast hall and smaller breakout…   {continue reading}

Skinny Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

Skinny Chai Frappuccino -- a Starbucks copycat for a fraction of the cost & calories!

A super easy recipe for a refreshing & healthy cinnamon-spiced drink. Save time & money by making your own at home!     Every weekday, my mom sets an alarm for 4:30 am. She rises before the sun, pulls on running shoes, and pounds the pavement in the dark and quiet calm of the morning…   {continue reading}

Pomegranate Pumpkin Granola Bars

A simple recipe for skinny, clean-eating Pomegranate Pumpkin Granola Bars. So much healthier & cheaper than store-bought ones!

A 6-ingredient recipe for chewy pumpkin granola bars studded with sweet fruit. Full of fall flavors & lots healthier (and cheaper!) than store-bought!     After 14 years in their current house, my parents decided to update their kitchen. Although already remodeled by the previous owners, its light cabinets and dark green granite countertops clashed…   {continue reading}

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie -- I'm SO obsessed! It tastes exactly like the pie & is only 75 calories!

A light & refreshing smoothie that tastes exactly like the Thanksgiving dessert! Healthy, skinny & completely clean-eating—but you’d never guess by the taste!     After hauling all of our furniture and hundreds of heavy boxes into our storage unit, my guy and I said good-bye to our tiny place and turned in the house…   {continue reading}

Strawberry Maple Cookies

Clean-Eating Strawberry Maple Cookies -- these skinny cookies don't taste healthy at all! The softest & chewiest you'll ever eat!

An easy recipe for extra soft & chewy cookies made with maple syrup & fresh strawberry chunks. Seriously addictive—they never last more than a day!     Just over a week ago, on the same day I needed to start packing up my entire kitchen to move, a humongous cookie craving hit mid-afternoon. I felt…   {continue reading}