Toasted Coconut Banana Truffles

Girl Scout cookies are my absolute weakness. Samoas especially. There’s never been a better marriage made than that between toasted caramel and chocolate. And samoas boast both flavors, with the addition of a crunchy cookie and caramel sweetness. They almost make the 140 calories per serving worth it. Almost. Because I know that when it…

German Chocolate Oatmeal

I had the worst breakfast this morning. Deciding to be start my week off with a healthy meal, I added kale, tropical fruit, coconut milk, yogurt, and protein powder to a blender. Then blended for what turned out to be a minute too short, and poured my smoothie into a tall, clear glass. Sprinkled a…

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread

Brain blocks. Very real, very annoying, and very unfortunate. This weekend I specifically finished all of my homework, chores, and various to-do’s early in order to set some much-needed time apart for college essays. However, the minute my fingers hit the keys of my keyboard I suddenly froze. I had no idea how to start…

Gingerbread with Orange Icing

You’ve gotta love gingerbread. Especially gingerbread so yummy you pretty much can’t get enough. And in fact, you shouldn’t have to, because the gingerbread in question is actually healthy. That’s right. Healthy. Bread. Healthy, guilt free, whole wheat… it’s all the same with this bread. Not to mention the decadent twist included… When I was…

Warm Cinnamon Apples

Snack time. Do you remember when you were a kid and would rush home after school to make yourself a quick snack? Or, maybe you arrived home from the bus stop to see your mom with a plate full of carrots and ranch, or apples and peanut butter, ready for you to munch on? Either…

Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Crumble

So I’m not a huge fan of coffee cake. I know, I know, saying that is like a crime against humanity, all things delicious, my aunt’s award winning coffee cake, the list goes on. But I’m not. What I am a fan of, though, is the crumble on the coffee cake. Oh Lord, I could…