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Made a really good dessert last night that took literally 30 seconds to make.

All you need is store-bought chocolate peanut butter (or make your own) and strawberries. Scoop some peanut butter into a bowl, zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds, dip your strawb, place in mouth, melt.

Skinny indulgence in a jar

Good nutrition, check! Wholesome ingredients, check! (Double Click to check it out for yourself!)

Easy peasy dipping "sauce"

So good, how could this have protein and antioxidants in it?

*Suitable for Phase 2 of South Beach Diet


What’s your go-to quick dessert?

Two clean cookie recipes and a raw (that means no bake!) blueberry tartlet. I can’t eat these yet (starting phase 2 of South Beach tomorrow) but man am I looking forward to it!

Chocolate Lover’s Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

Blueberry Tartlet

You really have to try this. I thought it sounded gross when I read this recipe but it’s actually quite yummy! The taste reminds me a bit of rice pudding. The ricotta cheese is high in protein and the cinnamon is a good antioxidant. It is also suitable for Eating Clean and All phases of the South Beach Diet


  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 package sugar substitute (I like Splenda)

Directions: Mix ingredients together and serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts per Serving

178 calories, 14 g protein, 7 g carbs, 10 g fat, 6 g saturated fats, 155 mg sodium, 38 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber


  • Instead of vanilla, use almond extract.
  • Add unsweetened cocoa!


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I am a 22 year old social work graduate student living in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. I love do-it-yourself projects, being active, and cooking delicious, healthy food! Feel free to leave comments or email me at You can also anonymously ask me questions at I would love to hear from you!

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