Dark Chocolate Blueberry Energy Bites

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Energy Bites -- like a cross between brownies & oatmeal cookies! Only 4 ingredients & 10+ grams of protein!

An easy recipe for fudgy protein-packed energy bites. They taste like an oatmeal cookie fell into a brownie, but they’re still skinny & low calorie!     On Monday evening, I loaded up my car with lots of heavy boxes and drove 80 miles south to my parents’ place, all while listening to my favorite…   {continue reading}

Fudgy Lemon Brownies

Fudgy Lemon Brownies -- so amazing!! Perfect for any lemon lover & only 74 calories!

An easy recipe for lemon squares with the texture of extra fudgy brownies. Sweet, low calorie & perfect for any lemon lover!     A few years ago, my little brother moved into the dorms to start college, just a few days before his birthday. Because very few kids from our high school were accepted,…   {continue reading}

Mixed Berry Green Smoothie

Mixed Berry Green Smoothie -- SO rejuvenating! Only 3 ingredients & 145 calories!

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for a thick, fruity smoothie packed with a full serving of greens. Light, rejuvenating & the perfect start to your day!     Yesterday, my parents bravely backed a huge U-Haul into our driveway—no easy feat, with the sheer length of both the truck and concrete! They immediately hopped out to…   {continue reading}

Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble

Clean Blueberry Mango Crumble -- an easy dessert that's healthy enough for breakfast! SO addictive... And under 120 calories!

An easy recipe for a healthy, fruity dessert. Topped with a thick layer of cinnamon streusel—the best part!     Last weekend, my parents generously offered to drive up and help me start packing, so on Sunday morning, I ran around the house with a yellow legal pad and pen, scribbling down what could be…   {continue reading}

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola -- only 4 ingredients, 145 calories & tastes like a Reese's PB cup!

A 4-ingredient recipe for healthy granola that tastes like a chocolate peanut butter cup! It tastes like you’re eating candy for breakfast!     Back in May, my friend Sally mentioned that Trader Joe’s sold dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Already infatuated with Reese’s milk chocolate version, I immediately scribbled down her suggestion on my grocery…   {continue reading}

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}