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Mounds Bar Chocolate Coconut Pudding Cups

For more than half of my fourth grade existence, I went through a phase where I was completely obsessed with Jello pudding cups. Every day, I’d find a different flavor packed into my lunchbox—anything from chocolate, to butterscotch, to cheesecake, to classic vanilla. I loved them all. Today’s recipe reminds me of those Jello pudding […]

Homemade Blueberry Muffin Cake Bread

With a light texture somewhere between a cake and a muffin… Whole grain, and with very little oil or sugar, this blueberry cake bread is decadent enough for dessert yet healthy enough for breakfast.  Eat it plain, or try topping it with your favorite nut butter, Earth Balance, or Coconut Butter. Blueberry Muffin Bread Inspired by: Healthy Blueberry Muffins […]

Peanut Butter Rice Pudding

Creamy, peanut buttery comfort food. High in both fiber and protein, peanut butter rice pudding is one of those easy desserts that can be made with just a few ingredients, no blender, and no difficult cooking techniques. It’s super easy to customize if you’re craving, say, chocolate chip peanut butter rice pudding. Now why would […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Hello from Upstate New York, where I’m currently up to my ears in chocolate eggs, chocolate candy, and chocolate bunnies (never a bad situation in which to find oneself). With a very large and very Italian extended family, food is always plentiful when we get together. On Saturday morning, figuring it’d be a good idea […]

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Dip

My mornings used to look like this: Drag myself out of bed before sunrise, grab a quick snack while lacing up my sneakers, then rush out the door—rain or sun or snow—to run 7 or 8 miles. My mornings now look like this: Wake up and lazily contemplate getting out of bed for a while […]

Healthy Easter Recipes

With Easter just one week away, it’s the perfect time to start planning your Easter menu, which hopefully will include many desserts! Although the title of this post is 39 Healthy Easter Recipes, you’ll also find some Passover-friendly recipes below. And I learned how to put the healthy Easter recipes into a cute little picture […]

Carrot Cake Crumble

This is what happens when Easter is around the corner and you have carrot cake on the brain. I’m testing the recipes for the cookbook, and all I can think about with each recipe test is, “Wouldn’t these doughnuts be fun as a carrot cake version? Wouldn’t this cheesecake be fun as a carrot cake […]

Cherry Blossom Cupcakes

Spring is (finally) in the air. I think. Maybe. For this week, anyway. After hearing so much about the famous Washington, D.C. cherry blossoms, it’s exciting to finally get to actually see them. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy for Spring and the end of waking up to snow every other morning for […]

Nutella Granola Bars

Sadly, many granola bars on the market these days are nothing more than glorified candy bars, with as much sugar as a Snickers and a long list of ingredients you can’t even pronounce. But not only is it possible to make a naturally-sweetened granola bar recipe that actually IS healthy, you might end up liking them so […]

{no bake} Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake

This velvety cheesecake literally MELTS in your mouth. With such a smooth and creamy texture, it’s almost impossible to believe the cheesecake recipe contains no cream, no dairy, no gluten, no soy, and no eggs. You don’t even need to heat up the oven. Just blend the ingredients together, pour the batter into a pan, […]