Chocolate Covered S’more Pretzels

I feel like whoever decided that Chocolate and Valentine's Day should go together was either a politician, the pope, or a middle school teacher because that was pretty much the best strategic move in the history of Hallmark holidays. How do we keep the peace on the one day of the year that can make even the biggest commitment-phobe pop on a Nicholas Sparks movie and just about any breathing female want to Dirty Dancing jump into Ryan Gosling's arms (EVERY DAY. Crazy Stupid Love anyone??). No … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Blender “Ice Cream”

So today's recipe is kind of AWESOME. I'm so excited about this one guys!   Like the kind of awesome that lets you eat cool creamy peanut butter banana ice cream in less than 3 minutes....For 100 calories per serving. With no dairy. Totally vegan. No added sugar. And tastes AMAZING.   Pretty much kicks butt.   I was kind of embarrassingly inspired by that Yonanas banana ice cream maker... you know what I'm talking about?? I have this problem with … [Read more...]

“Snickers” Peanut Butter Caramel Corn and Your Halloween Candy Survival Guide

Happy Halloween! Today's post is all about learning how to survive that big bad candy bowl sitting by your front door and deciding which candy bars are the skinniest choices for sneaking out of your kids trick or treat bags....   Because lets be serious. We're all going to eat a candy bar or two.. or three...  but with a couple easy tricks you can easily navigate how to indulge in some Halloween fun without totally splitting your skinny's! It's all about moderation ladies and … [Read more...]

Skinny Office Snacks – Mediterranean Nachos

  Yikes! I cannot believe its already Wednesday. I meant to get this post up on Monday but things like eating leftover birthday cake...  watching the Voice premiere... and being lazy got in the way. The important things.. sorry!! I had such a fun weekend! Fabulous, fabulous weekend! My best friend threw me a party and took me out to this gorgeous Chicago bar I'd never been before. The Bears game on Sunday had absolutely perfect weather - 70s and sunny - plus we won! Woo! Had the g-pa … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Cups

I am in the middle of a very bad break-up.   Like threw out all his stuff. Said some things I didn't mean... I know its just a fight but what if this is forever??   Call me? Maybe....   Gluten.   Without getting into all of the glamourous details of my GI tract - I've had a long history (like elementary school) with tummy troubles. Cutting out dairy helped a bit but its still been pretty bad. So after my last visit to the doctor she thinks that gluten … [Read more...]

Girl Power Bars – Granola Bars for Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails!

Ok, so my bathroom counter literally looks like a really bad "Buy One Get One Free" sale in the cosmetics section at Walgreens.   Hoarders would beg me for an episode if they took two steps toward my sink.   There is eye shadow from I swear to God.. at least 5 years ago... moisturizer for oily skin... moisturizer for dry skin...  moisturizer for the wrinkles I don't have but that Lancome has promised me I will within the year... body lotions... hair gels... hair … [Read more...]