Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan, GF}

Mushroom Ginger Congee is a thick and hearty Asian soup that is made with oats! This vegan soup is easy to make, super healthy, and tastes delicious!

Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan} | ChezCateyLou.com

Do you ever get in little food routines? I have weeks where I end up eating the same thing pretty much every day. And last week, it was this Mushroom Ginger Congee for dinner every night! Sidenote – TheBetterHalf was working late that week…he would not approve of only soup for dinner.  Although let’s be serious, I didn’t only have soup…I followed the congee with dessert of course!  It is all about balance, right?

This soup  is so simple to make and is so warm and comforting. Plus, it doesn’t get much lighter – only 140 calories and 1.5 g of fat per serving, and it is very filling!  This is a great recipe to make when you aren’t feeling well, because the ginger and mushroom will both boost your immune system. Healthy comfort food that tastes amazing and helps you feel better – no wonder I ate this for dinner every night!… 

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Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins

Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins taste like an indulgent treat but are actually light and healthy and full of tons of nutritious ingredients.

Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

I don’t know about you, but I can barely remember my new year’s resolutions. Ok correction – I remember them, I just haven’t exactly been sticking to them. I think my good intentions lasted all of 7 days. I just can’t say no to these and these. So to try to get back on track, I tricked myself into thinking I was eating carrot cake with these Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins! They taste delicious and are so moist, and they are packed with healthy ingredients – carrots, Sunsweet diced plums, oats, and Greek yogurt! These muffins are the perfect light and healthy snack to give you energy and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Skinny Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Skinny Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is full of delicious flavor and has the most amazing texture, with very little fat! A light way to enjoy a fall treat!

Skinny Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread | ChezCateyLou.com #PumpkinWeek #fall

We are halfway through PUMPKIN WEEK! So far we have Pumpkin Donuts and Pumpkin Waffles. Today, I am lightening things up a bit with Skinny Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. I love trying to make baked goods skinnier when I can, especially when you can barely tell the difference! This bread is super moist and is full of great flavor, but has very little fat. And there are chocolate chips, which make everything taste better!

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{Healthier} Double Chocolate Muffins

These double chocolate muffins are a chocolate lovers dream breakfast. And you can feel good about starting the day with chocolate because these are actually light!

Double Chocolate Muffins | chezcateylou.com #muffins #recipe
Did everyone have a nice labor day weekend? TheBetterHalf and I were in St. Louis visiting my family. In fact as you read this, we are on our way to the airport to head back to NYC. The weekends always fly by way too fast!

Tomorrow morning is going to be rough – not only is the long weekend over, but summer is over. I am definitely going to need something good for breakfast to cheer me up, and Double Chocolate Muffins will be just the thing. Light and fluffy chocolate muffins full of chocolate chips – who wouldn’t smile if that was on their breakfast plate?!  And the fact that they are actually light and healthy is just icing on the cake!

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Skinny Desserts

You won’t believe that these 15 skinny desserts are actually light! Healthy twists on classic desserts means you can go back for seconds!

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by Chez CateyLou at Foodie.com


(Click the images in the slideshow above for the recipes. The collection of recipes is on Foodie.com)

It is no surprise that I have a HUGE sweet tooth.  I love anything sweet and eat dessert pretty much every night.  I just can’t resist sugar!  And that is why skinny desserts are my best friend.  I love lightening up classic dessert recipes whenever I can.  I’m always subbing in Greek yogurt, applesauce, and almond milk in my recipes.  This collection of recipes is full of healthier versions of classic desserts.   You won’t even miss the fat or calories – all of them taste absolutely delicious!  And since they are skinny, you can have seconds :)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com. All opinions are 100% my own.