Lemon Cupcakes and Thoughts on Eating “In the Middle”

Lemon Cupcakes and Thoughts on Eating “In the Middle”

I’ve always loved food, but until about 13 years ago, I spent more time stressing about food than I did actually enjoying it. Throughout my teens and early twenties, I was constantly thinking about what I should eat, had eaten, or was going to eat later.  Like many women, I tried all sorts of diets and self-imposed eating restrictions in an attempt to… Continue Reading

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Homemade Clif Kid Z Bars

Homemade Clif Kid Z Bars

A few weeks ago I was pushing the kids to school in the stroller and suddenly realized I was starving and needed a snack ASAP. So I fumbled around the stroller basket and found a chocolate chip Clif Kid Z Bar – one of Lucy’s favorite packaged snacks. But after taking my first bite, I couldn’t… Continue Reading

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Chocolate Chia Mousse

Chocolate Chia Mousse

Whenever I see a recipe for a green smoothie, chia pudding or protein ball that the creator claims “tastes exactly like a chocolate chip cookie [or whatever delicious thing he/she is trying to replicate] only 100% healthy!!” – I’m skeptical. Because I have yet to meet a recipe built around avocado, chia seeds, or protein powder that truly… Continue Reading

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Red Chili Dark Chocolate Frosty

Red Chili Dark Chocolate Frosty

On Valentine’s Day, I put my healthy eating routine on hold. This is partly because I cannot resist cinnamon red hots, and partly because it’s fun to indulge in rare treats like steak, butter-filled baked goods and rich chocolate. One of my favorite ways to celebrate this not-really-holiday is by adding a little kick to chocolatey desserts. Last year I made Sweet and… Continue Reading

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Naturally Pink Rice Crispy Treats

Naturally Pink Rice Crispy Treats

Just when we’ve gotten into a healthy eating groove after the holiday cookie frenzy, Valentine’s Day pops up. Though it’s not as intensely focused on sweets and doesn’t last as long, those red-and-pink M&M’s on display everywhere sure do look tempting! In an effort to distract Lucy (and myself) from all the artificially colored store-bought treats we… Continue Reading

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