Saturday Seven, 11.

Saturday Seven on 7 healthier recipes including peanut butter blondies, quinoa chicken salad, chunky mango guacamole, brownie cookies and more!

I took a little hiatus from my beloved Saturday series. Let’s see… the holidays, mind-clearing weekend vacations, cookbook, cookbook, and more cookbook have all gotten in the way. I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this, but writing a cookbook is exactly like having a second blog. A monster size blog that requires more than 24 hour days, seven days a week. Writing this cookbook is 1,000,000x harder than the first. I thought it would be easier since I’m familiar with the process! No, no. Not at all.

But hey. There is a silver chocolate lining. Taste testing has been fun. It’s helping me get the most out of my gym membership. Chocolate, anyone?

(This candy bar recipe is in the book.)

Baked Pecan Crusted Chicken Fingers.

Pecan Crusted Chicken Fingers-- baked, not fried!

Tender, juicy chicken fingers coated in crunchy toasted pecans. The flavor is amazing and they are faux-fried in the oven! Chicken fingers, chicken tenders, chicken strips, whatever you call them is fine by me as long as you at least ONCE try them coated in...

Whole Wheat Banana Bread.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Recipe-5

No butter, no oil, 100% whole wheat, 100% actually tasting good. I know I say I’m obsessed with a lot of recipes which may be convincing you that I’m either (1) out of my mind or (2) just really in love with a lot of...

The Sweetest Day.


Photography: Megan Beth After spending some time with our wedding photos with our friends and family, I finally want to share a few on my blog today. Highlighting dessert, of course.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes on Fluffy, bursting with blueberries, healthy, and so good!

Fluffy ‘n light blueberry pancakes with nutty, whole wheat goodness. Positively packed with blueberries, a huge stack of these is another reason I love pancakes. Have I told you before about my love for pancakes? Probably. Definitely. Funfetti-y. Yes. I love them. And these whole wheat...

45 Calorie Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins.

45 Calorie Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins on these do not taste lightened-up at all!

These 45 calorie mini chocolate chip muffins left me incredibly surprised. A low calorie mini muffin that is also tender, soft, and full of flavor. Plus… lots of chocolate. Confession. I made these mini chocolate chip muffins back in December without the intention of posting them...

Hit The Trail Granola.

Trail Mix Granola on Sweet, healthy, snacky, easy, addicting!

Sweet, simple, healthy, wholesome, feel-good “hit the trail” granola. This crunchy trail mix granola is simple to make and has so much flavor and texture! Another January week, another healthy-ish recipe. It’s been far too long since I’ve made granola and I put an end...

What It’s Like to Write a Cookbook.

Sally's Candy Addiction Cookbook Recipe

In pictures.