No-Bake Blueberry-Almond Oatmeal Bars with White Chocolate

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~ These addictively delicious no-bake oatmeal bars feature crunchy almonds, sweet-tart blueberries and creamy white chocolate. All wrapped up in a nutrient-rich little package that’s super quick and easy to make! They’re satisfyingly decadent enough for dessert, yet nutritious enough for a snack! ~ Don’t blink, or this recipe will disappear before … Continue reading

“Instant” Peanut Butter-Banana Ice Cream (Just 5 Minutes and 5 Ingredients!)

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~ This crazy-delicious, luxuriously creamy Peanut Butter-Banana Ice Cream has everything going for it! It’s no-churn and ready in just 5 minutes (tops!). Plus, it’s full of nutritious ingredients and absolutely guilt free! Yet it’s a treat your family will beg you to make – again and again! It’s an all-around … Continue reading

4-Ingredient Fat Free Chocolate Pops (Easy Homemade Fudgesicles)

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~ Only four simple, pantry-staple ingredients to make these all-natural, no-fat chocolate ice pops! These decadently rich and creamy homemade fudgesicles will keep you cool all summer long! ~ In my kitchen, there are typically three scenarios that take place when I’m testing a new recipe. Sometimes things go really, really … Continue reading

Waffle Sundae Bar (for Brunch, Dessert or “Brinner”!)

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~ This fun waffle sundae bar is a dessert idea you can feel good about serving! But it’s also a fantastic sleepover breakfast idea, the perfect solution for a make-your-own holiday brunch bar, and (surprise!) a kid-favorite brinner (breakfast-for-dinner!) option. So easy, and great for using up whatever’s in the fridge! ~ Hurry, … Continue reading

Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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~ This incredibly simple Strawberry Banana Smoothie recipe is the perfect way to welcome summer! Cool and refreshing, the flavor combination is a true classic! Featuring ingredients you’re sure to have on hand, you can whip one up just about anytime! It’ll definitely become a new favorite! ~ I’m a sad, sad momma today. … Continue reading

4-Ingredient (No Butter!) Chocolate Fudge with Coconut

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~ Our incredibly simple, 4-ingredient fudge takes just 5 minutes to prep! This melt-in-your-mouth, creamy fudge also has no butter, and you don’t have to dump in loads of extra sugar or sweetened condensed milk (like with so many traditional recipes)! Deeply, darkly chocolaty with just an alluring little hint of … Continue reading

3-Ingredient “Chocolate-Covered Strawberry” Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites

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~ Perfect for snacks or even as healthy desserts, these easy Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites can be made with or without molds … and in shapes appropriate for any holiday or theme! Your family will love the chocolate-covered strawberry flavor, and you’ll love how quick they are to make! ~ … Continue reading

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Balls (“Buckeyes”)

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~ These no-bake “buckeye” cookies will be the stand-out favorite on your Christmas cookie platter this year! Totally simple and more healthy than most cookies, this recipe for chocolate-covered peanut butter balls will be the go-to for all of your holiday parties! ~ I’m not from Ohio. Originally. But I’ve … Continue reading

31 Healthier Cookie Recipes (Christmas Cookies That Aren’t Just For Christmas!)

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Oh friends … the time has finally come! It’s the ultimate cookie baking time!! (Could it be the most wonderful time of the year?! YES! It is! It is!) The house always smells SO good when Christmas baking is in full swing! So warm and cozy … and so … delicious! … Continue reading

17 Spook-tacular, Healthy Halloween Treats, Snacks and Beverages

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Halloween is a notoriously UN-healthy holiday. Overflowing treat bags brimming with chocolate bars, suckers and gummy candy … But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are plenty of fiendishly fun foods that are actually healthy, too! We’ve got oodles of great recipes for you from some of our favorite, really creative … Continue reading

No-Bake Maple-Walnut Oatmeal Snack Bites

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~ Mmmmmmm … it’s as if a delicious no-bake cookie met up with the best bowl of oatmeal you ever tasted! Plus, these super-yummy, grab-and-go snacks are loaded with complex carbs and protein – full of great nutrition for sustained energy! And just like all our Snack Bites, they’re so easy and freezable, too! ~ Gather … Continue reading

Easy Tropical Angel Food Cake with Pineapple and Toasted Coconut

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“Ambrosia Cake” ~ This amazing pineapple angel food cake recipe is so easy to throw together in just moments using pantry staples! It’s the perfect go-to recipe when you’re out of time but still want to create something impressive! Loaded with juicy pineapple, crunchy almonds and toasted coconut … quick and simple, yet … Continue reading

“The Elvis” Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothie

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So, you know how sometimes the very, very best stuff in life happens right after you’ve somehow managed to completely mess everything up? Uh-huh. Well, we for sure know about that! Because this (good-enough-to-be-called-dessert) smoothie was the product of a miserable, epic kitchen fail. Epic!  True story. Remember the Peanut Butter Silk Pie … Continue reading

Kentucky Derby Chocolate-Pecan Cookie Bars

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~ This incredibly easy, no-butter, bar cookie version of the always-popular Derby Pie is the perfect dessert for a weekday dinner or a party! Filled with whole grains, it’s fabulously decadent yet so nutritious! ~ I am a happy, happy food blogger when my taste-testing sessions go like this one did … Continue reading

Top 10 Healthier Cakes … and Happy Birthday to Us!

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~ The perfect cakes for any celebration! In the slow cooker, a skillet, or the oven – these are easy, decadently delicious and much healthier! From chocolate lava to cheesecake … and lots more! ~ One year ago today, we sat together in Gretchen’s kitchen and breathlessly (on the count of … Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Jelly No-Bake Snack Bites

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~ PB&J just got less messy (and totally portable!) A simple, fast, wholesome, no-bake snack bite that tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Perfect for kids (and adults, too)! ~ We have some really exciting news. Like … we apologize now if our cheers and squeals hurt your … Continue reading