Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Skinny lemon cupcakes -- barely 160 calories! The BEST vanilla frosting I've ever had & it contains NO butter or powdered sugar!

Light lemon cupcakes piled high with creamy pink vanilla frosting. With how sweet they taste, you’ll never believe these elegant cupcakes are secretly skinny!     On Sunday afternoon, I tore myself away from baking and dashed across town for a quick trip to Target to stock up on a few essentials. I only scribbled…   {continue reading}

Fruity Easter Egg Smoothie

A sweet & skinny smoothie for Easter! Made with strawberries, pineapple & blueberries. So easy & cute!

A skinny smoothie packed with 3 different fruits. You’ll love its pretty pastel layers and naturally sweet taste!     When I was 8 years old, my family flew out to Arizona to spend Easter with my mom’s parents. I packed lots of shorts, tanks, and summery clothes for our warm desert vacation, as well…   {continue reading}

“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

"Table for Two" eCookbook Giveaway on amyshealthybaking.com! {ends 4/18/14}

An exclusive 25% off discount for the healthy eCookbook “Table for Two.” Plus 3 lucky readers will win their own copy!     Shortly after my guy and I started dating, I quickly realized that he rarely ate leftovers. In fact, he usually ignores them—except for spicy turkey chili, which acquires more heat the longer…   {continue reading}

Tropical Surprise Mini Muffins

Coconut muffins with a juicy pineapple center -- like a piña colada, sans rum! Secretly skinny to get you bikini ready in no time!

Tender coconut muffins filled with juicy pineapple pieces. You won’t miss the fat and calories in this easy, lightened up recipe!     Sometime during my childhood, a grandparent or family friend wrapped up a copy of Pretend Soup, a cookbook for preschoolers and young children, for my birthday gift. Each recipe spanned four pages:…   {continue reading}

Double Lemon Pudding Cookies

An easy no-mixer-required recipe for sweet lemon cookies! The softest & chewiest you'll ever eat -- under 100 calories each!

The softest & chewiest cookies you’ll ever eat! Packed full of lemon flavor for a lightened, skinny treat.     This past weekend, with both our significant others out of state on business travel, Dad and I planned an extra special father-daughter date. I rose with the sun on Saturday morning to get ready, pull…   {continue reading}

Classic Carrot Cake

An easy no-mixer-required recipe for lightened up Classic Carrot Cake. The BEST one I've ever had!

An easy recipe for healthy spiced carrot cake topped with sweet ricotta frosting. You’ll never miss the fat and calories in this supremely moist cake!     After spending my entire three-week Winter Break sinking my teeth into every single dessert I saw—sugar cookies, hazelnut cake, raspberry truffles, and more—I decided to skip all sweets…   {continue reading}

Pineapple Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

The BEST oatmeal cookies you'll ever make! They stay soft & chewy for an entire week. You can't even tell they're healthy!

An easy recipe for tropical oatmeal cookies. With how unbelievably soft & chewy these are, you’ll never guess they’re healthy!     Have you ever seen pictures of people on vacation posing with someone else’s paper face cutout taped to a popsicle stick? Grinning teenagers in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, smiling school kids…   {continue reading}

Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Target Gift Card Giveaway on amyshealthybaking.com! {Ends 4/11/14}

A fun giveaway for a $50 Target Gift Card! So many fun options to spend it on!     Every time I enter Target, I feel like a kind in a candy store. Or a cop in a donut shop. Or a chef at a Farmer’s Market. Or a chocoholic at See’s Candy. From the…   {continue reading}

Coconut Coffee Scones

Incredibly moist Coconut Coffee Scones made with almost NO butter! You'd never guess they were healthy!

A quick & easy recipe for coffee-flavored scones flecked with shredded coconut. So moist & tender, you’d never believe they’re healthy!     As an 11-year-old, I announced to my dad that I wanted to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums with him. Instead of brushing off my grandiose statement as a childhood fantasy,…   {continue reading}

Strawberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Strawberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies -- so soft & chewy! They don't taste healthy at all. You NEED to try these; they're incredible!

Unbelievably soft & chewy cookies studded with fresh strawberries & dark chocolate. You’ll never guess they’re secretly skinny & clean eating!     Last Tuesday morning, I groggily rolled out of bed and slipped into a set of workout clothes. With peppy pop songs blasting, I lunged, calf-raised, and high-kneed to the up-tempo beats before…   {continue reading}