Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats

Snickerdoodle Protein Overnight Oats -- just 6 healthy ingredients! They have the texture of cake batter & taste like buttery snickerdoodle cookies!

Thick & creamy overnight oats that taste like cookies! You’re just 2 minutes away from this easy, healthy & protein-packed breakfast!     In high school, our marching band drove down to Disneyland every December to march in a parade down Main Street. But besides those few hours we spent backstage changing into our uniforms…   {continue reading}

Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! Giveaway!

Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! Giveaway on Enter to win before 2/5/15!

A healthy giveaway for Valentine’s Day! Win Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! yogurt & lots of fun swag!     In July, I met a few people from Yoplait Greek at the BlogHer conference. At their booth, they offered small cups of yogurt as part of their “Taste-Off” challenge and handed out gigantic, brightly colored sunflowers…   {continue reading}

White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies

White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies -- supremely soft, perfectly chocolaty & SO irresistible! We ate the entire batch in one night!

Soft & chewy cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day! With the ideal balance of chocolate & vanilla, these irresistible treats will barely last a day in your house!     This past Black Friday, my guy bought us a brand new TV. The back-story is a tale for another day (it involves four stores, two TVs,…   {continue reading}

Clean-Eating Blueberry Breakfast Crumbles

Clean-Eating Blueberry Breakfast Crumbles -- YES, you CAN have dessert for breakfast! They're 100% healthy & so easy to make!

An easy recipe for dessert that’s healthy enough for breakfast! With a full serving of fruit & granola-like topping, you’ll never want to skip breakfast again!     As we finished our grocery shopping one evening, my guy and I decided to stop by the Krispy Kreme across the parking lot before driving back home….   {continue reading}

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting -- easy & decadent! That frosting is the BEST I've ever had! Smooth, creamy & NO butter or powdered sugar!

Decadent dark chocolate cupcakes with a light raspberry frosting made from a secret protein-packed ingredient. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day & any chocoholic!     Before I get to the story and recipe today, I have a favor to ask! I’m planning a new project for Amy’s Healthy Baking, and I need your help. Would…   {continue reading}

Whole Wheat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Whole Wheat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins -- SO much fruit & chocolate! These practically taste like cupcakes for breakfast!

Tender muffins filled with sweet strawberries & lots of chocolate chips. They taste like chocolate-dipped strawberries baked into cupcakes!     A few times a year, my family drives over to the local country club for Sunday brunch. Held buffet-style in the fancy dining room, the kitchen sets out gourmet platters of nearly everything imaginable……   {continue reading}

Chocolate Red Hot Cookies

Chocolate Red Hot Cookies -- fudgy, brownie-like cookies with cinnamon candies! Sooo good. My whole family couldn't stop eating these!

Decadent brownie-like cookies studded with pieces of cinnamon candy. They’re like a cross between chili-spiced chocolate & brownies—and SO addictive!     Before I get to the story and recipe today, I have a favor to ask! I’m planning a new project for Amy’s Healthy Baking, and I need your help. Would you mind filling…   {continue reading}

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats -- just 5 healthy ingredients! They taste like a cross between hot chocolate & fudgy brownies!

A 5-ingredient recipe for healthy, protein-packed chocolate overnight oats. They practically taste like a cross between hot chocolate & fudgy brownies!     My first winter in grad school, the professors played a mean joke on us. Our classes started at 8 am three days a week and 7:30 am the other two. With the…   {continue reading}

The Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

The Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes -- so light & fluffy! These are WAY better than any pancakes I've ever had! They don't taste healthy at all!

An easy recipe for the BEST light & fluffy classic buttermilk pancakes you’ll ever eat! They don’t taste lightened up or healthy at all!     Throughout my childhood, many of our weekends began with Mom’s pancakes. With the recipe basically memorized, she mixed up the batter while my brother and I watched an episode…   {continue reading}

Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones

Cherry Chocolate Chip Scones -- with tons of rich melty chocolate & made healthier with yogurt instead of butter!

Light & tender vegan scones full of juicy cherries & decadent chocolate chips. They’re a true breakfast treat & don’t taste lightened up at all!     The summer I turned 14, my family planned a summer vacation to England and Scotland. We spent the first few days in London and watched the changing of…   {continue reading}