Banana Gingerbread Muffins

Healthy Banana Gingerbread Muffins -- the best cold-weather treat! So warm & cozy. They always disappear in minutes!

An easy recipe for spicy gingerbread muffins topped with sweet slices of banana. The epitome of cozy fall flavors—yet still secretly skinny!     Once or twice a month, my dad drives across town to cook with my grandma. He stops by Trader Joe’s on the way and picks up a few bags of groceries…   {continue reading}

Maple Pumpkin Scones

Maple Pumpkin Scones -- the softest you'll ever eat! They taste like pumpkin pie for breakfast!

An easy recipe for fall-flavored breakfast pastries. Soft on the inside with a light crust on the outside, they’re positively irresistible—and secretly skinny too!     Just over two weeks ago, my parents brought home a new puppy, a cute little golden retriever boy. He’s super fluffy, full of energy, and always nibbling! Sometimes on…   {continue reading}

Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake

Skinny Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge Cake -- I'm SO obsessed! Super rich & just as easy as a box mix!

An easy recipe for chocolate fudge cake made from scratch in the slow cooker. Seriously rich & decadent—no one ever guesses it’s lightened up!     At BlogHer Food in Miami this past May, multiple brands sponsored the Conference and set up booths in the wide hallway between the grand breakfast hall and smaller breakout…   {continue reading}

Skinny Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

Skinny Chai Frappuccino -- a Starbucks copycat for a fraction of the cost & calories!

A super easy recipe for a refreshing & healthy cinnamon-spiced drink. Save time & money by making your own at home!     Every weekday, my mom sets an alarm for 4:30 am. She rises before the sun, pulls on running shoes, and pounds the pavement in the dark and quiet calm of the morning…   {continue reading}

Pomegranate Pumpkin Granola Bars

A simple recipe for skinny, clean-eating Pomegranate Pumpkin Granola Bars. So much healthier & cheaper than store-bought ones!

A 6-ingredient recipe for chewy pumpkin granola bars studded with sweet fruit. Full of fall flavors & lots healthier (and cheaper!) than store-bought!     After 14 years in their current house, my parents decided to update their kitchen. Although already remodeled by the previous owners, its light cabinets and dark green granite countertops clashed…   {continue reading}

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie -- I'm SO obsessed! It tastes exactly like the pie & is only 75 calories!

A light & refreshing smoothie that tastes exactly like the Thanksgiving dessert! Healthy, skinny & completely clean-eating—but you’d never guess by the taste!     After hauling all of our furniture and hundreds of heavy boxes into our storage unit, my guy and I said good-bye to our tiny place and turned in the house…   {continue reading}

Strawberry Maple Cookies

Clean-Eating Strawberry Maple Cookies -- these skinny cookies don't taste healthy at all! The softest & chewiest you'll ever eat!

An easy recipe for extra soft & chewy cookies made with maple syrup & fresh strawberry chunks. Seriously addictive—they never last more than a day!     Just over a week ago, on the same day I needed to start packing up my entire kitchen to move, a humongous cookie craving hit mid-afternoon. I felt…   {continue reading}

Skinny Broccoli, Ham & Spinach Quiche

Broccoli, Ham & Spinach Quiche -- the ultimate healthy breakfast! Easy, clean eating & packed with over 18 grams of protein!

A healthy 6-ingredient breakfast that’s loaded with protein & veggies! Hearty, meaty & sure to please any savory breakfast lover.     After a wild weekend of packing, cleaning, and moving, my guy and I decided to spend the Labor Day holiday away from that craziness. With my parents at their cabin and unable to…   {continue reading}

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}