Healthy Cake – Have your cake and eat it too!

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Do you think sugar makes kids hyper? It’s a widely-held belief that sugar makes kids act crazy, but I’m not sure I believe it. Especially at birthday parties, with all the presents and balloons and ice cream and games… who wouldn’t get excited in such a revved-up atmosphere? And the experts are split: some swear […]

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes

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These buttery pineapple pancakes might just become your new favorite pancakes: With a base that absolutely melts in your mouth, it’s almost more like cake than pancakes. I’ve posted many pancakes over the years; a giant list can be found here: 100+ Healthy Pancake Recipes. And these pineapple upside down pancakes are surprisingly my favorite of […]

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins – Healthy & Whole-Grain

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Look! I made you muffins! Straight from the oven, bursting with strawberries and chocolate chips. Feel free to just take one off the screen. I guess you can’t really take one off the screen…. But someday soon we might have the technology to do just that! Even now, companies such as Canon offer a printer with edible ink. […]

Dole Whip Recipe – Bring Disney to your Kitchen!

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Homemade Pineapple Dole Whip! Do you know about the famous Disney Dole Whip? The original Dole Whip recipe—a swirled pineapple soft-serve dessert—enjoys somewhat of a cult following, with long lines of up to an hour at every location where it is served. There’s even an app to tell hungry tourists how long they can expect […]

Vegan Austin Restaurants

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Ready to go! When many of my friends went off to The University of Texas in Austin after high school, I promised I’d visit. But college life took me far away, and I didn’t get the chance. So when a few friends stayed in the area for graduate school, I once again vowed to stop […]

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies

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These are chocolate fudge zucchini brownies: This is me: These are some more chocolate fudge zucchini brownies: And here are some healthy chocolate zucchini brownies after they’ve met me: Hey, where’d they all go?? 😕 Disappeared, as if by magic. That is what happens when you leave me alone in a room of brownies. And now […]

Pinterest Not Working?

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I wasn’t planning to post anything today. But that unfortunately changed after I started receiving a lot of very angry emails… for something I didn’t actually do! If you were one of the thousands of people who received an email message from Pinterest yesterday, saying I reported your pin and didn’t want you to pin […]

Crispy Healthy Baked Zucchini Fries

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Healthy Baked Zucchini Fries – with a crispy “junk food” taste! Do you count calories? These crispy baked zucchini fries have just 35 calories per serving. Even if you ate the entire recipe in a single serving—which would be quite a lot of fries!—it’s still under 200 calories. And if you don’t count calories and […]

Chocolate Chip Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt Recipe

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Sweet cherry frozen yogurt, swirled with dark chocolate. When I lived in Philadelphia, we often took summer road trips to New York, driving past the bustling city and later the crazy-gigantic mansions of the Hamptons, our eyes glued out the window in the hopes of spotting a celebrity. We’d keep driving until the road collided with the ocean […]

Homemade Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt

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Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt. Rich and creamy like ice cream – it tastes like the inside of a Reeses peanut butter cup! This frozen peanut butter dessert is exactly what I need right now. Here is some advice I wish I’d taken: If you ever get braces… And if they ever give you that permanent […]

Avocado Frozen Yogurt

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Avocado Frozen Yogurt. The fourth week of May is known as National Frozen Yogurt Week, so I thought I’d play along this time: every single recipe on my blog this week will center around the frozen-yogurt theme, starting with today’s slightly-unconventional recipe for Avocado Frozen Yogurt. The avocado makes this frozen dessert extra creamy and […]

Fairytale Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies

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Once upon a time, there was a princess. A pink princess.   Not to mention a green frog prince, purple dragon, ugly duckling, white unicorn… If you couldn’t tell, I’ve had too much fun writing the post and healthy smoothie recipes for today.   Entirely too much fun. Fairytale Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies You will need the […]

Sunshine Breakfast Baked Oatmeal Recipe

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Sunshine Baked Oatmeal   I’m in love and it’s a sunny day. This healthy breakfast recipe is like the love child of oatmeal and pineapple cobbler. The fruit caramelizes as it bakes, which tastes so amazingly good… and the kitchen feels like a tropical island paradise! It was inspired by the wildly popular Oatmeal Breakfast […]

Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cake In A Mug

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It’s been a while since my last post! Something came up that took me away from the computer, but things should go back to normal pretty soon. I’m trying to catch up with your emails and recipe questions. I also finally updated my About Chocolate Covered Katie page. People kept saying I needed a new photo of me, […]

Healthy Mothers Day Recipes

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I would tell you my mother is the most amazing woman this world has ever known… But many of you might argue with me, saying that no, your mother holds the “world’s best mom” title. The one thing this proves is that there is quite a large number of wonderful mothers running around out there. Here are 18 […]

Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

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Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce – ultra creamy, delicious, and perfect for a healthy dinner! So, it is May. Cue the flowers and butterflies. The flip flops, the sunshine, the fresh berries, the popsicles. Right? Right?? Or, at least I thought that’s what is supposed to happen in May. But maybe I’m getting it confused with December. All […]