Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies -- so rich, it's like eating fudge! They're the BEST brownies you'll ever make & they're secretly healthy!

An easy recipe for rich & fudgy brownies topped with gooey caramel & sea salt. With how decadent they taste, nobody will believe they’re secretly skinny!     Last week, a few bloggers friends and I drove down to San Jose for the annual BlogHer Conference. Since most of us focus on food, Dorothy, Trish,…   {continue reading}

Cheesy Sausage Scones

Cheesy Sausage Scones -- even meat-lovers will flip for this easy & healthy vegetarian breakfast!

Light & tender whole wheat scones filled with sausage crumbles & cheddar cheese. Low fat & packed with protein as an extra healthy breakfast!     Shortly before I left for college, my mom switched jobs. Her new office space offered a full-sized fridge and freezer for the employees, instead of the tiny dorm-style mini…   {continue reading}

Overnight Whole Wheat Cherry Almond Rolls

Overnight Whole Wheat Cherry Almond Rolls -- SO easy & sweet. Our new favorite breakfast & they don't even taste healthy!

Tender whole wheat sweet rolls with a juicy cherry filling. The perfect easy make-ahead breakfast—and nobody will guess they’re healthy!     Throughout my childhood, my family rarely went to the Saturday Farmer’s Market in my hometown. Located on a tiny street in our minuscule downtown, people always packed themselves in like sardines on the…   {continue reading}

Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Skinny Strawberry Shortcake S'mores -- sweet & buttery, but they don't taste healthy at all! You'll never need another shortcake recipe!

Two classic summer treats combined into one! Lightened up strawberry shortcakes with a dark chocolate drizzle & toasted marshmallow. So irresistible!     Last month, my sweet blog friend Jane invited me to join her for a Draegers cooking school session to celebrate our birthdays. To promote her new dessert cookbook, Jeni of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams led…   {continue reading}

Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins -- the BEST I've ever made! They're 100% clean eating, but they don't taste healthy at all!

An easy recipe for moist banana muffins studded with juicy strawberries. You won’t miss the fat in these lightened-up breakfast treats!     My first morning on our Tahoe family vacation last week, my eyelids groggily peeled open as my alarm sang out its annoying tune right next to my ear shortly after the sun peeked…   {continue reading}

Clean “Elvis” Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes

The BEST banana cupcakes I've ever made! Topped with peanut butter frosting & still 100% clean-eating!

An easy recipe for moist banana cupcakes with sweet peanut butter frosting. With their decadent taste, nobody will guess they’re healthy & clean-eating!     Last week, my parents rented a spacious house in Lake Tahoe with four bedrooms, a living room and loft, a wraparound porch, two-story-tall floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, and an…   {continue reading}

Skinny Boston Cream Pie Oatmeal

Skinny Boston Cream Pie Oatmeal -- healthy & protein-packed! Yes, you can eat dessert for breakfast!

A 5-ingredient recipe for vanilla custard-flavored oatmeal topped with a rich dark chocolate drizzle. Packed with protein & surprisingly healthy!     For the week I turned 16, I convinced my family to fly to Boston for our summer vacation, with the not-so-secret ulterior motive of seeing a Red Sox’s game as part of my…   {continue reading}

Skinny Almond Joy Frappuccino

Skinny Almond Joy Frappuccino -- tastes exactly like the candy bar & is barely 50 calories! {clean-eating recipe}

An easy & healthy recipe for a homemade frappuccino that tastes exactly like the candy bar!     Every summer, starting in May and lasting until November, our town basically goes through menopause. The mood lifts as finals end, the energy level slows as college kids bolt home for vacation, and the locals experience a…   {continue reading}

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

Clean-Eating Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies -- these skinny cookies don't taste healthy at all! You'll never need another oatmeal cookie recipe again!

The softest & chewiest oatmeal cookies you’ll ever make, studded with fresh raspberries. Nobody will ever believe they’re healthy & less than 100 calories!     Can you get someone fired by giving them cookies?   I’m not sure I want to know the answer to that because I certainly thought I did last fall!…   {continue reading}

Double Chocolate Brownie Granola

Double Chocolate Brownie Granola -- a healthy clean-eating recipe with real brownie chunks!

An easy recipe for chocolate granola with chocolate chips & real brownie chunks. With its decadent taste, you won’t believe it’s a healthy breakfast!     My last quarter of undergraduate classes, my guy’s boss sent him overseas to Taiwan for the first five weeks to teach a chemistry course as part of an exchange…   {continue reading}