Starbucks Healthy Lemon Cake

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Sweet frosted healthy lemon cake…   A soft and fluffy lemon cake that instantly melts as it touches your lips… Sure, that irresistibly moist lemon cake from Starbucks is hard to resist. But with almost 500 calories, a staggering 9 grams saturated fat, and more than half the sugar limit you’re supposed to consume in […]

How To Make Greek Yogurt Frosting

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How to make your own Greek yogurt frosting: Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting: It can be soy-free, oil-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, egg-free, and sugar-free Above, I used it to frost a Low Fat Banana Mug Cake. The yogurt takes the place of butter or shortening found in traditional frosting recipes, adding creaminess and texture without […]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

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Ooey gooey chocolate chip peanut butter bars CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER BARS: They can be gluten-free / dairy-free / sugar-free / egg-free / grain-free / soy-free / and oil-free And they taste like the lovechild of a chocolate chip cookie and a Reeses peanut butter cup! If Nestlé and Hersheys were to collaborate on a dessert, […]

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie Baked Oatmeal

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Say hello to breakfast. Hello, breakfast! How are you today? Yes, I talk to my food… If you have extra cream cheese after making the Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies, this decadent chocolatey breakfast is the ideal way to use it up! Can you think of a better reason to get out of bed in […]

13 Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes Under 200 Calories Each

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Some of the following are traditionally Irish recipes, while others have been included for their festive hue. And all are under 200 calories per serving!   1. Healthy Shamrock Shakes  {150 calories} Recipe here:  Healthy Shamrock Shakes     2. Creamy Key Lime Pie Cheesecake  {95 calories} Recipe is on page 157 of the Chocolate-Covered Katie Cookbook […]

Avocado Crème Brûlée

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So, how do I come up with new recipes? One of the most common questions readers ask is where I get inspiration for new recipes. You might think I should be running out of ideas after 7 years of blogging… but I’m not even close! I am constantly dreaming up new ideas—in fact, it can […]

Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

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Creamy Greek yogurt mac and cheese… The healthy mac and cheese recipe you can feel good about serving your family. So rich and creamy – it might be the creamiest mac and cheese recipe you will ever find… even without any butter or flour! This is healthy comfort food at its absolute yummiest. A few […]

Going Behind the Scenes – With A Food Blogger

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This post was so much fun to write! I wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most famous photos you might recognize from my website before they’d been cropped for the blog. Hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownies I’m embarrassed […]

Pink Coconut Kiss Candy Bars

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What color do you see in this photo? If you said that you think these bars are pink, you would be wrong. The actual color of these bars is… Well… no, never mind. They actually are pink. It’s not a trick. Then again, you might not want to take my word for it. I saw […]

Swiss Muesli Breakfast Bowls

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With this one recipe, you can have a new breakfast every day: The creamy and filling breakfast bowl keeps you satisfied until well past lunchtime, with healthy and all-natural delicious ingredients – nothing processed or artificial. You can make it your own by changing up the ingredients for endless healthy breakfast options. The recipe is based on a popular […]

Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

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Peanut butter bliss balls… I had originally planned to post a different recipe today. But then I tried one of these addictive little balls of peanut butter bliss… And all plans changed immediately! Little balls of safe-to-eat peanut butter cookie dough… Soft and delicious – like an unbaked peanut butter cookie. They can take care of […]

Mini Homemade Snowball Donuts

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The snowstorm made me do it. On Tuesday, Washington D.C. was hit with about 4-6 inches of snow, meaning many of my friends got the day off from work. They celebrated by holding a giant snowball fight in the center of the city. Since my own office doubles as my home, I did not take […]

Fatcake Pancakes

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Guess what day it is… Not hump day. Sorry, camels. Today is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday! So what better day than Fat Tuesday to publish my favorite new pancake recipe of the moment: Fat Pancakes? These pancakes are yet another reason breakfast is the best meal of the day. For more healthy […]

How To Make Greek Yogurt – The Easy Way

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How to make Greek Yogurt. Why choose homemade Greek yogurt? — You get the option to make different flavors — You can make it dairy-free and sugar-free — Just one ingredient, and no expensive equipment required While there are many “how to make Greek yogurt” tutorials online (and please feel free to try them if […]

Cioccolata Calda – Italian Hot Chocolate

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If you think you know real hot chocolate… Think again. And if you think Swiss Miss is real hot chocolate, drop whatever it is you are doing right now and immediately get to a kitchen so that you can try a thick and luxurious mug of hot chocolate that will rock your world, challenging everything […]

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookies

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I decided to make up my own holiday: Eat A Cookie Tuesday. A holiday disguised as an excuse to eat more cookies is never a bad thing, right? And these absolutely irresistible cream cheese cookies are some of the softest, chewiest, lightest, and most delicious cookies ever to come out of my kitchen… Yet they […]