Healthy Banana Bread (Lightened Up, Low Calorie!)

August 10, 2016

I’m a sucker for baked goods. Especially for things that sound healthy but aren’t: banana bread, zucchini bread, muffins, scones … so, so yummy, I dream of that freshly baked smell when I’m craving something indulgent for breakfast. Of course, I rarely sit down and enjoy an entire piece of banana bread, because those suckers can […]

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Skinny Sweet Potato Biscuits

June 8, 2016

The husband is a total sucker for biscuits. Buttery, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits. And don’t get me wrong, I love them too, but what I don’t love so much is the fact that traditional biscuits can run you over 200 calories and 10g fat, and have 0g fiber — so they don’t keep you full for […]

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French Toast Bread Pudding

January 27, 2015

That’s right. French. Toast. Bread. Pudding. For Breakfast. Need I say more?? This is one of the husband’s favorite meals. Sometimes I make it for brunch, but often I make it for dinner (as a breakfast for dinner meal) – along with some roasted rosemary potatoes (recipe coming soon) and a green smoothie. It is […]

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The Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

March 13, 2014

Sugar is an ingredient we all know that we should be eating sparingly — too much sugar is never good for you. But there are actually two very different types of “sugar”: naturally occurring sugars and added sugar. So what’s the difference between the two? And is one healthier for you than the other? Added sugar includes any sugars or sweeteners that are added to foods during […]

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Lightened Up Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 18, 2014
Two red velvet cupcake

A few days ago (on Valentine’s Day), the husband brought me home a red velvet cupcake. It was ginormous — even despite the fact that he had eaten half of it! And it was delicious. I just love cupcakes — there’s something about that pre-portioned cute little personalized cake that gets me every time. And […]

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Five Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day is like the holiday of dessert. Candy, chocolates, romantic decadent dinners, all of it screams indulgence. And there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence! My husband and I went on our second date ever on Valentine’s Day in 2004 (our first date was the week before, on February 7th, 2004 – when I […]

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