Cheat-Day Approved Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Cinammon-Sugar Cream Cheese Icing


If you follow my blog, you know that I have a deep and abiding love of snickerdoodles. If you have know idea what I’m talking about and are all ‘wtf are snickerdoodles?!’, click here. But sometimes, even the purest love can need a bit of a spice up. Which….is why I spent the day perfecting […]

Skinny Banana Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins

Skinny Buttermilk Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

My John’s birthday was last Saturday. And you know what John’s birthday means? Carrot Cake. My super-duper-awesome carrot cake. And that carrot cake calls for buttermilk…. which means, after the candles are blown out and the presents are opened, I’m stuck with half a carton of buttermilk. I hate wasting food, so I started brainstorming […]

Skinny German Apple Cake


A really good low calorie dessert is hard to come by. Sure, the grocery store is stocked with options, and there are about 345734895 recipes on the internet….but most of them taste like chalk, cardboard, or cardboard covered in chalk. My Skinny German Apple Cake doesn’t. My Skinny German Apple Cake tastes rich and decadent […]

Cheat-Day Approved Snickerdoodles


Today is just one of those days. A bit under the weather, a bit tired, a bit gloomy-and-rainy-and-Fall-is-coming. In other words, it’s a day in need of snickerdoodles. I’ve got a snickerdoodle parable. I’m from Connecticut, and I’ve never not made snickerdoodles. No big deal. But after moving to Canada with my Canadian boyfriend, John, […]

100% Naughty, Cheat-Day Approved Oatmeal-Peanut-Butter-Chocolate-Chippers


  As you know, I dig a good chocolate chip cookie. One of life’s true pleasures, you can check out my favourite chocolate chipper recipe here. But sometimes, a girl needs a break from the norm on her cheat day. Enter my Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chippers. Seriously, these bad boys have something for everyone. […]

Trends Come and Go, But Olive Oil is Here to Stay (May 30, 2013)


To read my May 30th article about the benefits of olive oil, Trends Come and Go, but Olive Oil is Here to Stay, click here or keep reading below!   You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the new trend in oil. From Costco to Bulk Barn, health food forums to baking blogs, […]

Managing Your Sweet Tooth (May 9, 2013)


For my May 9 article about dessert cravings, Managing Your Sweet Tooth, click here or keep reading!   I’m often asked about the most challenging aspect of maintaining a really clean diet. No snacking? No problem! Waiving goodbye to the burgers? Easy! I can avoid butter, cheese and fries with ease. But no dessert? That hurts. […]

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins


 I love a good skinny muffin. A perfect fix for those if-I-don’t-eat-a-carb-I-might-perish moments, these skinny chocolate peanut butter muffins combine the deliciousness of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup with a moist, satisfying muffin…. all for under 60 calories!    You’re gonna need: 1/2 c 0% fat plain greek yogourt 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce 2 tsp […]

Skinny Choco-Peanut Butter Brownies


See that chocolatey, peanut buttery brownie goodness up there? 58 calories. 58 calories!! 1 gram of fat!! And 6 grams of protein– which is a fair little bit for a brownie! These are gonna rock your world. Fudgy, practically fat free dessert goodness. You’re gonna need: 175 grams 0% fat plain greek yogourt 1/4 c […]

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bites


In short,these totally rock. Unbelievably rich chocolate-peanut butter goodness– for 63 calories each. I repeat– 63 CALORIES. You won’t BELIEVE how naughty they taste. You’re gonna need: 2/3 c reduced fat peanut butter (either chunky or creamy is fine) 175 grams 0% fat plain greek yogourt 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder […]

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