Skinny Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Oatmeal

This healthy oatmeal tastes exactly like a slice of Chocolate Chip Cheesecake but has 9 grams of protein & barely 200 calories!

An easy recipe for a healthy bowl of oatmeal that tastes like a sweet slice of cheesecake! Low fat, low calorie, but incredibly filling & satisfying.     Over the past week, I’ve been lacking a little in the sleep department. The sun starts streaming in through our window at a fairly early hour, turning…   {continue reading}

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino -- only 95 calories & tastes just like a Reese's PB cup!

A sweet guilt-free frappuccino that tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup! With this much flavor, you’ll never believe it’s lightened up & skinny!     With Mom away on travel this past weekend and my guy arranging plans with his old college buddies, Dad and I decided it was time for another baseball game….   {continue reading}

Banana Bran Muffins

An easy recipe for moist Banana Bran Muffins. The perfect skinny & clean-eating breakfast treat!

Cozy muffins filled with warm molasses and sweet banana. They’re so moist and hearty; you’ll never believe they’re lightened up & secretly skinny!     After my guy’s car suddenly died three weeks ago, my parents raced to the rescue and offered to let us borrow my dad’s “I-woodwork-on-the-weekends-and-sometimes-need-to-haul-long-heavy-boards” white Ford pickup truck until we…   {continue reading}

Blueberry Almond Donut Holes

Blueberry Almond Donut Holes - baked not fried with a fresh blueberry center! An easy recipe that's light, low-calorie & totally addictive!

An easy recipe for low-calorie almond-flavored donut holes with a whole juicy blueberry in the center. Baked, not fried—so you can eat more!     When I first changed my blog’s name last month, a few program settings prevented my links from redirecting properly. In other words, 90% of my blog didn’t work! Almost all incoming…   {continue reading}

Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Skinny lemon cupcakes -- barely 160 calories! The BEST vanilla frosting I've ever had & it contains NO butter or powdered sugar!

Light lemon cupcakes piled high with creamy pink vanilla frosting. With how sweet they taste, you’ll never believe these elegant cupcakes are secretly skinny!     On Sunday afternoon, I tore myself away from baking and dashed across town for a quick trip to Target to stock up on a few essentials. I only scribbled…   {continue reading}

Fruity Easter Egg Smoothie

A sweet & skinny smoothie for Easter! Made with strawberries, pineapple & blueberries. So easy & cute!

A skinny smoothie packed with 3 different fruits. You’ll love its pretty pastel layers and naturally sweet taste!     When I was 8 years old, my family flew out to Arizona to spend Easter with my mom’s parents. I packed lots of shorts, tanks, and summery clothes for our warm desert vacation, as well…   {continue reading}

“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway! {Ended}

"Table for Two" eCookbook Giveaway on! {ends 4/18/14}

An exclusive 25% off discount for the healthy eCookbook “Table for Two.” Plus 3 lucky readers will win their own copy!     Shortly after my guy and I started dating, I quickly realized that he rarely ate leftovers. In fact, he usually ignores them—except for spicy turkey chili, which acquires more heat the longer…   {continue reading}

Tropical Surprise Mini Muffins

Coconut muffins with a juicy pineapple center -- like a piña colada, sans rum! Secretly skinny to get you bikini ready in no time!

Tender coconut muffins filled with juicy pineapple pieces. You won’t miss the fat and calories in this easy, lightened up recipe!     Sometime during my childhood, a grandparent or family friend wrapped up a copy of Pretend Soup, a cookbook for preschoolers and young children, for my birthday gift. Each recipe spanned four pages:…   {continue reading}

Double Lemon Pudding Cookies

An easy no-mixer-required recipe for sweet lemon cookies! The softest & chewiest you'll ever eat -- under 100 calories each!

The softest & chewiest cookies you’ll ever eat! Packed full of lemon flavor for a lightened, skinny treat.     This past weekend, with both our significant others out of state on business travel, Dad and I planned an extra special father-daughter date. I rose with the sun on Saturday morning to get ready, pull…   {continue reading}

Classic Carrot Cake

An easy no-mixer-required recipe for lightened up Classic Carrot Cake. The BEST one I've ever had!

An easy recipe for healthy spiced carrot cake topped with sweet ricotta frosting. You’ll never miss the fat and calories in this supremely moist cake!     After spending my entire three-week Winter Break sinking my teeth into every single dessert I saw—sugar cookies, hazelnut cake, raspberry truffles, and more—I decided to skip all sweets…   {continue reading}