Coconut Water Popsicles – 3 Ingredients

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Coconut water + Fresh berries = Refreshing and healthy all-fruit popsicles, super easy to make. I can’t remember a Fourth Of July barbecue growing up that didn’t include those cloyingly sweet red-white-and-blue Rocket Pops, also known as Bomb Pops or Firecracker Pops. Obviously these healthy coconut water popsicles are going to taste nothing like the original Rocket Pops… […]

25 Lightened-Up Desserts For Your Next Summer Barbecue

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With lightened-up recipes for everything from chocolate chip cookies to chocolate brownie cheesecake, this one post has all of your Fourth Of July or summer barbecue recipe needs covered! 1. The Famous Cookie Dough Dip  (reader #1 favorite) Get the full recipe: Healthy Cookie Dough Dip   2. Peanut Butter Buckeye Brownies   (+ a flourless […]

Healthy Chocolate Pudding – 6 Ingredients + NO Avocado!

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Not that there is anything wrong with avocado… but sometimes you just want a real classic homemade chocolate pudding recipe without any surprise ingredients. No avocado, no banana, no tofu or pumpkin. As much as I love recipes where you can’t taste the hidden vegetable (hi, Cauliflower Chocolate Cake!), my everyday meals are usually much more […]

Healthy Corn Muffins

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Bakery style healthy corn muffins that turn out soft, and fluffy, and absolutely delicious! We could not stop eating them!! My parents came to visit from Texas last week, which meant I got to spend Father’s Day this year with my dad. We ventured up to the roof of my apartment building and grilled portobello […]

No Bake Strawberry Bars – Healthy Summer Snack!

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These wholesome strawberry bars are filled with the healthiest ingredients: fresh summer strawberries, hearty oats, & no refined sugars or artificial flavors. They are perfect for a light summer snack! It is entirely too hot to run right now. Not a single day goes by that I’m not happy I no longer force myself to […]

How To Make The Best Iced Coffee Ever

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The best iced coffee, in the comfort of your own home. ♥ Stir, freeze, pour, and enjoy This iced coffee trick is so simple, there’s no excuse not to try it! Simply stir the ingredients right in the glass, and the result is a chilled coffee beverage that could very well be the best iced […]

My Top 10 Healthy Recipes – As Chosen By Men!

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In honor of Father’s Day, I asked my guy friends, family members, and male readers to choose their favorite dessert recipes on the site. Here’s what they said: 1. No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie – 6 ingredients Get the full recipe here: No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie   2. Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake This also happens to […]

Nutella Frozen Yogurt – Two Recipes!

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Sweet, chocolatey, homemade Nutella Frozen Yogurt: A creamy frozen chocolate treat you can whip up in seconds, made with items you may already have in your kitchen pantry… and no ice cream machine or blender required? If only every decision you had to make on a Monday morning were this easy. If you are anything like me, […]

Nacho Cheese Doritos Hummus

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Doritos-Inspired Hummus Flavors: I am on a Doritos kick this month! After devouring my entire batch of Doritos Cool Ranch Hummus, Nacho Cheese was the obvious next flavor. And after that? Who knows! I could always look for inspiration in my childhood home of Japan, where they offer Doritos flavors such as Winter Cheese, Royal […]

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

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Cookbook Update: Two weeks ago, Amazon saw a crazy surge in orders of the Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook that caused them to completely sell out of copies (which was so incredibly fantastic!!). They got more copies in and immediately sold out again, and everyone who’s tried to purchase the book since then has been told it was currently unavailable while […]

Cool Ranch Doritos Hummus

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It’s completely crazy how much this hummus tastes like Cool Ranch Doritos. Every single time I eat it, I just can’t seem to stop thinking about Doritos! This is definitely one of those times you just have to try it to understand… Often during meals, my mind will go wild brainstorming different flavor combinations for whatever […]

Lemon Cloud Cheesecake

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Sometimes Tuesdays are pretty awesome. This light lemon cheesecake can be: low-calorie / low-fat / high-protein / flourless / vegan / & gluten-free!   The cheesecake was adapted from the popular Cappuccino Cloud Cheesecake – the original recipe inspired by an ex-boyfriend who claimed to hate anything healthy. Accepting the challenge, I had created the recipe and served […]

Sweet Potato Burgers

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Homemade Sweet Potato Burgers: With Memorial Day coming up tomorrow, these hearty sweet potato burgers could not come at a more perfect time! I chose to top mine with sliced avocado, butter lettuce, and homemade healthy ketchup. However, the veggie sweet potato burgers are also really good without any toppings at all… or even eaten like fritters […]

Flourless Cheese Bread

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So what exactly is cheese bread? It’s hard to describe. It’s light and soft and fluffy… similar to cornbread… but without the corn… although I guess you could add corn if you wanted to… hmmm that’s not a bad idea… cheesy cornbread… Perhaps you’ve noticed, the ellipsis is my favorite literary device. My mind is […]

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

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Skittles, Starburst, and other packaged candies can’t even begin to compete with fresh fruit in its most natural form. Why weigh one’s body down with unhealthy added sugars and artificial flavors when nature’s candy tastes good and is good for you at the same time? Reach for one of these adorably delicious fruit kabobs the next time you’re […]

Homemade Mallomars

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Pillowy chocolate-covered clouds… If you’ve ever had a real Mallomar, you know all about their deliciously light and almost ethereal charms! These 3 ingredient homemade Mallomars retain that perfect lightness without the accompanying long list of processed ingredients (which includes corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, and unspecified artificial flavor) in the originals. There’s […]