lightened-up

Let’s Get Cookin’: Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} + a Skinny Suppers Cookbook Giveaway!

May 9, 2016
Lightened-Up Chicken Pasta Primavera {GF} - A healthier version of a pasta classic that's still every bit as flavorful, loaded with veggies and a spicy kick of pepper.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Fact: I ♡ pasta. And when I say pasta, I mean the creamy, cheesy kind – AKA – the kind that you feel a little guilty eating, but not really, because it’s so so good. Give me a way to make this kind of pasta a little healthier and I’m alllll over it. For a few years […]

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Lightened-Up Orange Chocolate Chunk Cacao Nib Muffins

March 7, 2016
Moist & tender whole wheat muffins with a bright orange flavor, studded with chunks of dark chocolate and crunchy cacao nibs. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Back when I first started this blog, I was still in college, which meant I baked, took pictures, wrote posts, and did everything else outside of the time that I was at school or doing homework. I thought that was hard, but you know what’s harder? Working an 8-5, taking care of housework and all […]

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Ultra-Rich Vegan Dark Chocolate-Mint Mousse {GF}

September 17, 2015
Ultra-Rich Vegan Dark Chocolate-Mint Mousse - extra-thick and silky dark chocolate mousse with a touch of fresh mint flavor - made with healthier ingredients for all the indulgence with less guilt! {gluten-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

THIS MOUSSE. Actually, I’m not really sure what you’d call it – it’s somewhere between a mousse and a pudding and yet neither of those things exactly –  but ohmygoodnesssss is it decadent. Thick, rich, and super dark chocolatey, with a hint of fresh mint flavor to round it all out ➝ that’s the kind of luxuriousness we’re […]

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Lightened-Up Double Chocolate Muffins {Dairy-Free}

January 23, 2015
Light and tender double chocolate muffins made healthier with NO white flour, coconut oil, and just enough brown sugar for sweetness  -- a chocolatey treat without the guilt. {Dairy-Free} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

My kitchen has been out of commission for the last few days, which has inevitably led me to rediscover the fact that I’m not at all suited for a desk job. Food blogging basically involves three main things: the actual baking/cooking, the photographing, annnnnd then the computer stuff. It’s that last part that gets me every […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Lightened-Up Shrimp and Grits Casserole

January 8, 2015
Lightened-Up Shrimp and Grits Casserole - total comfort food for all year round - with less guilt! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I haven’t really made any “official” resolutions this year, but I’m trying to treat it like a blank canvas and start better habits that will make life in general easier. The thing is that while in some ways I’m a pretty organized person, I also tend to be all over the place; it’s a bit […]

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Confession #129: I’ve become a layerer…Lightened-Up Strawberries and Cream Parfaits

July 9, 2013
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Layerer… is that even a word? Based on the red dots lined up underneath it as I type,  spell check is telling me it’s not…. Maybe it should be layer-er? Who knows. What I DO know is that layering food is fun, and suddenly I’m doing more of it. If you remember, there was last […]

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