Chocolate-Glazed Soft Pretzel Bites

Adding a sprinkle of sea salt to chocolate has emerged as a trend in recent years. And it doesn’t surprise me—it’s such a delicious way to satisfy sweet and salty cravings at once.
Whole wheat pizza dough provides a great base for these everyone-friendly bites topped with a mouth­watering glaze. Though it might be tempting to make extra pretzels in order to have leftovers, pretzels are really best eaten the same...

Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry Breakfast Sundae

I was recently in Chicago for a culinary conference. I went to breakfast with one of the publicists from my TV show, Healthy Decadence. Though I normally read every word on every menu presented to me (a definite foodie quirk!), I was a bit distracted preparing for a TV appearance. When the waiter came along and asked Anna what she'd like, she said, "The Vanilla Strawberry Breakfast Sundae." Intrigued (and...

3-Ingredient Meat Loaf

Devin’s Note: We’ve all heard that, in life, some things are greater than the sum of their parts. Here is an example: This meat loaf only uses three ingredients and can be put together in minutes, yet it yields a decadent dish that you would never guess is low in calories.
I wouldn’t recommend making this in a loaf pan. The end result will be tastier if you use a baking...

Warm Brie Chicken Sandwich

I can’t count the number of people who have said to me, “My problem is that I love meats and cheeses.” And I always reassure them that this isn’t actually a problem, even if they’re committed to a healthy lifestyle, especially when it comes to meats. I’ve put in a lot of time over the past twenty years of healthy cooking (and eating!) into resculpting meat dishes, because I do...

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Aaah, chocolate for breakfast, what could be more heavenly? On of my downfalls has always been warm chocolate chip cookies. I just love those slightly melty chips! This recipe is my solution to that chocolate chip craving, guilt-free. These pancakes are chock full of chocolate chips, so I actually prefer them without butter. But if you like a more buttery taste with just a hint...

Banana Colada Smoothie

I’m a big fan of the piña colada, as is my mother. I started ordering virgins when I was a little kid, following my mother’s example. Little did I know in my youth that they are full of heavy cream and other potentially hip-expanding ingredients. This is one of my adult tributes to them. It’s a great breakfast treat or a refreshing afternoon snack. ...