10 Minute Skinny Lemonade

10 Minute Skinny Lemonade -- an easy clean-eating recipe with just 3 ingredients & 12 calories!

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for sweet and refreshing lemonade. Made healthier with absolutely no sugar, it’s perfect for cooling off on hot summer days!     When I was 6 or 7 years old, my family flew to Colorado for our summer vacation. With lots of my mom’s relatives scattered throughout the state (one in…   {continue reading}

Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Clean-Eating Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream -- the perfect healthy dessert for the 4th of July! So easy & barely 145 calories!

Tender shortcakes layered with fresh strawberries, blueberries & homemade whipped cream—all made without refined flour or sugar. The perfect healthy dessert for the 4th of July!     Every year throughout my childhood (except for the few where we visited my grandparents), my family made ice cream on the 4th of July. During the mid-afternoon,…   {continue reading}

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

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

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies filled with two kinds of chocolate chips. They’re made with no butter, refined flour or sugar—but don’t taste healthy at all!     Although my mom rarely baked during my childhood, she still kept a kitchen shelf full of cookbooks and recipe clippings, the latter of which she organized into…   {continue reading}

Clean Almond Joy Scones

Clean-Eating Almond Joy Scones -- they taste like the candy bars! So easy, supremely tender & packed with almost 5g of protein!

Tender scones with the same almond, coconut & chocolate flavors as the popular candy bar. But they’re much healthier with no refined sugar or artificial ingredients!     Two weekends ago while visiting my parents, my mom came home from running errands with a gleam in her eye. “Want to go to an open house?”…   {continue reading}

Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread -- an easy clean-eating breakfast or snack! This healthy recipe is full of fresh berries & barely 120 calories!

Tender banana bread full of fresh summer berries. Naturally sweetened and extremely tender, it’s the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!     Throughout my childhood, my family celebrated the 4th of July like most people in our town: with backyard BBQs, big scoops of ice cream, and watching fireworks exploding in the night sky from…   {continue reading}

Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Clean Eating Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies -- chewy, buttery & SO addictive! Just 48 calories, but these skinny cookies don't taste healthy at all!

Buttery cookies with a homemade raspberry jam filling. They’re soft, chewy & absolutely addictive. Nobody believed that these contain no refined flour or sugar!     Last week, two of my best friends and I arranged to meet at Starbucks the morning before one of them flew back to southern California to start her residency….   {continue reading}

Simple Quinoa Crackers

Easy Quinoa Crackers -- just 4 ingredients to make these crunchy crackers! SO much better, healthier & cheaper than store-bought!

An easy, 5-ingredient recipe for homemade crunchy quinoa crackers. They pair perfectly with cheese, hummus, and other dips—or just eat them plain!     As a college professor, my dad’s friend from his undergrad days, my “Uncle P,” spent his year on sabbatical about 10 years ago, and with that much free time, Uncle P…   {continue reading}

Protein Berry Workout Smoothie (Jamba Juice Copycat)

Protein Berry Workout Smoothie -- a Jamba Juice copycat for a fraction of the price! Just 4 healthy ingredients & 21g of protein!

A simple 4-ingredient smoothie made from wholesome ingredients that’s packed with over 22 grams of protein! It’s the perfect healthy summer treat!     Last weekend while visiting my parents, my throat started to feel a little scratchy. When I mentioned it to my mom, she quickly offered, “Why don’t I go get you something…   {continue reading}

Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Low-Carb Double Chocolate Chip Cookies -- SO chewy & just 65 calories! Sugar-free, gluten-free & clean eating too!

Rich chocolate cookies full of melty chocolate chips. They’re extremely soft & chewy, but you’d never guess they’re low-carb & practically sugar-free!     Growing up, I had the best mom in the world. She shuttled us to soccer practices, piano lessons, basketball practices, flute lessons, play dates, volleyball games, marching band rehearsals, the pool…   {continue reading}

Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

Clean-Eating Blueberry Almond Crumble -- this easy dessert is healthy enough for breakfast! It has a full serving of fruit & barely 120 calories!

A sweet almond-scented blueberry crisp topped with a cinnamon-spiced oat streusel. This irresistible dessert is still healthy enough for breakfast!     This past weekend, after one of my best friends from high school graduated from medical school, her parents threw her a big party to celebrate. Their extended family and friends made up the…   {continue reading}