Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins

Whole Wheat Honey Peach Muffins -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast or snack!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DelMonteBTS  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   An easy recipe for wholesome muffins full of juicy peaches. Perfectly sweet, secretly skinny, and bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face!     Last…   {continue reading}

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Brownies

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Brownies -- SO addictive. Our new favorite treat! Sweet, clean-eating & only 80 calories each!

An easy recipe for dessert bars with the taste of banana bread & the fudgy texture of brownies. Sweet, skinny & seriously addictive!     Twice every week, I toss my reusable grocery totes into my car and drive across town to Trader Joe’s. After easing into a shady parking spot and grabbing a red…   {continue reading}

Skinny Buttered Popcorn

Skinny Buttered Popcorn -- 3 ingredients, 5 minutes & only 70 calories!

An easy, 3-ingredient recipe for buttery air-popped popcorn. With all of the flavor and almost none of the fat, it’ll disappear in seconds!     Two weekends ago, Mom and I received an exclusive email from the Oakland Athletics, our favorite baseball team. As season ticket holders, we were invited down to the field before…   {continue reading}

Clean Almond Berry Crumble

Clean Almond Berry Crumble -- an easy dessert that's healthy enough for breakfast! SO addictive... I ate 4 slices in a day!

An easy recipe for a juicy berry crumble with a cinnamon streusel topping. Completely clean-eating friendly & healthy enough for breakfast!     When I applied for graduate chemistry programs, every school that accepted me also mailed me an invitation to an all-expenses-paid visitation weekend with the other prospective students. I’d hop on a plane,…   {continue reading}

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Truffles -- SO rich & addictive! Just 5 healthy ingredients & 28 calories!

A 5-ingredient recipe for large chocolate truffles with a fresh blueberry center. They taste as rich as store-bought ones, but they’re only 28 calories!     During my first quarter of graduate school, I taught a weekly lab class right after lunch. So every Tuesday just before noon, I slipped into the lab, drew my…   {continue reading}

Maple Mixed Berry Muffins

Maple Mixed Berry Muffins -- my new favorite recipe! They practically taste like cupcakes, not healthy at all!

An easy recipe for tender wholegrain muffins full of juicy berries! It tastes like you’re eating cake for breakfast, but they’re low-calorie & clean-eating!     Three months ago, my friend Brittany shared the story behind her latest half-marathon running race, including how she carbo-loaded on healthy options the day before. When I scrolled down to…   {continue reading}

Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cereal Treats

Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cereal Treats -- only 4 ingredients! SO addictive... The whole pan was gone in 10 minutes!

A 4-ingredient recipe for gooey chocolate marshmallow cereal treats stuffed with a thick layer of caramel. The perfect low-calorie & no-bake treat!     Every spring from when I was 5 to 14, Mom signed me up for our city’s recreational soccer league. Practices started towards the end of summer, so for the first few…   {continue reading}

Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites -- secretly skinny & 100% safe to eat raw!

An easy recipe for lightened up eggless cookie dough that’s safe to eat raw! Chocolate chips & rainbow sprinkles… The sweetest kind of treat!     About a week after I turned 10, my family packed up our entire two-story cookie-cutter subdivision house to move across down. My parents bought an older yet larger sprawling…   {continue reading}

Coffee Loaf Cake with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Coffee Loaf Cake + Dark Chocolate Drizzle -- so easy, no mixer required! Really moist & rich. You'd never guess it's healthy & clean eating!

A moist loaf cake sweetened with maple syrup & topped with a decadent dark chocolate drizzle. So easy to make & secretly healthy!     At the BlogHer Annual Conference last week, the staff provided us with lunch both Friday and Saturday. When Dorothy, Trish, and I found seats after our morning breakout session, we looked…   {continue reading}

Skinny Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies

Skinny Peanut Butter Muddy Buddies -- sweet, crunchy & with 50% less fat than the original recipe!

An easy recipe for peanut butter & powdered sugar coated cereal snack mix. It’s low fat & low calorie yet still tastes like the indulgent original!     Two months ago, when Ashley and I met for the first time at Panera, I convinced her to come to the annual BlogHer Conference, explaining that at least four…   {continue reading}