snacks

Healthy Banana Bread (Lightened Up, Low Calorie!)

August 10, 2016
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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 Maple Granola

July 1, 2016
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I love the idea of granola. Sweet, crispy oats paired with nuts, seeds, and fruit – it feels like a treat for breakfast every day. My only issue with granola is that it always ends up being super high in sugar and calories, because most store bought granolas are made with way too much sugar, […]

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Smoky Onion and Kale Dip

June 10, 2016
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You know what’s even better than spinach artichoke dip? Smoky Onion and Kale dip! With lots of summer cookouts coming up, I wanted to create a lightened-up dip that I could bring to parties that everyone (even meat eaters) could enjoy. The smokiness of this dip evokes a meaty, hearty taste, and the kale brings […]

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Skinny Sweet Potato Biscuits

June 8, 2016
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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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Peanut Chocolate Chia Quinoa Truffles

March 28, 2016
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There is something about no-bake treats that I can’t get enough of. And I love the idea of energy balls, but I prefer to call them truffles, because doesn’t truffles sound so much better than “energy balls”? Energy balls sound like something you’d eat after a workout, something that’s super healthy, but maybe not so decadent. Not […]

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Beautiful and Light Fruit Salad

September 2, 2015
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I’m celebrating summer with this gorgeous fruit salad today. It’s drizzled with a light honey-orange sauce, which makes it completely irresistible, so much so that it tastes like dessert. So simple to make, and you can use any fruits you like: apples, pears, berries, grapes, melons – the works! I chose berries, small and sweet […]

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