Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies

Chewy Double Chocolate Funfetti Cookies -- these skinny cookies don't taste healthy at all! You'll never need another funfetti cookie recipe again!

An easy recipe for chewy cookies full of white chocolate, mini chocolate chips & rainbow sprinkles. Soft, buttery & bound to disappear quickly from the cookie jar!     When my best friend took a new job and moved to my town last month, we immediately began a weekly walking routine. Although she stopped by…   {continue reading}

Clean Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble

Clean-Eating Strawberry Poppy Seed Crumble -- this easy dessert is healthy enough for breakfast! It has a full serving of fruit & just 115 calories!

An easy strawberry crumble with a buttery oat & poppy seed streusel on top. Serve plain for breakfast or à la mode for dessert—nobody will guess it’s healthy!     The summer I turned 10, when we moved across town to a different house, my entire family spent hours exploring the front and backyards. Just…   {continue reading}

Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Healthier Peanut Butter & Jam Thumbprint Cookies -- these skinny cookies don't taste healthy at all! Just 58 calories!

The iconic sandwich turned into dessert! Soft peanut butter cookies filled with raspberry jam. Sweet, irresistible & still secretly healthy!     The Christmas when I was seven years old, a combination of Santa, my parents, and my grandparents gave me the American Girl Doll Kirsten, along with some clothes and accessories. With her blonde…   {continue reading}

Carrot Cake Bran Muffins

Clean-Eating Carrot Cake Bran Muffins -- one simple trick makes these the moistest bran muffins ever! They practically taste like cupcakes!

Warm, cozy bran muffins full of spices & shredded carrots. They’re as soft & tender as cupcakes, but they’re made without butter, refined flour or sugar. Just 115 calories!     My best friend works in a bakery as her full-time job. Every day, she earns an income staying elbows-deep in flour and making muffins,…   {continue reading}

Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Seven Layer Bars

Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Seven Layer Bars – with 3 simple swaps, these magic bars have all of the decadence but NONE of the guilt! They don’t taste healthy at all!

Layers of melty chocolate, coconut & fresh banana held together with a sweet & creamy peanut butter drizzle. Incredibly addictive but barely 100 calories!     As a little girl, I almost always asked my dad to make my peanut butter sandwiches. I wanted mine to be just like his: soft yet hearty whole wheat…   {continue reading}

Apple Pie Protein Overnight Oats

Apple Pie Protein Overnight Oats -- just 5 healthy ingredients & 14g+ of protein! Eat dessert for breakfast without any guilt!

A quick & easy recipe for a healthy breakfast that tastes like the iconic dessert! Just 5 ingredients & packed with protein to keep you full all morning!     Please tell me I’m not the only one who has eaten apple pie for breakfast. (Or cold pizza, for that matter…)   The year I…   {continue reading}

Skinny Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cheesecake Bars

Skinny Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cheesecake Bars -- so easy to make & packed with protein! Barely 100 calories!

Lightened-up vanilla cheesecake bars with a pretzel crust & full of chocolate chips. They’re sweet, creamy & secretly packed with protein!     At least twice during each of my childhood summers, my parents crammed our minivan full of duffels, sleeping bags, a tent, and oversized Rubbermaid containers packed with nonperishable food. The next morning,…   {continue reading}

Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies

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

Chewy oatmeal cookies full of juicy strawberries. They’re the epitome of summer, and despite being clean-eating, nobody can tell these cookies are healthy!     Last summer, I fell in love with strawberries. Again.   On a random Wednesday afternoon, I drove up the winding, narrow mountain roads edged by gigantic boulders threatening to fall…   {continue reading}

8 Things I Love About Blogging

8 Things I Love About Blogging -- from readers to frosting to PJs & more!

  Today we’re taking a teensy tiny break from baking. (If your Easter resembled the ones of my childhood where I consumed an entire week’s worth of sugar in a single day, it’s probably a good thing!) But don’t worry, we’ll get right back to it in my next post with an incredible dessert. I…   {continue reading}