Portrait of Shape Author Nicole Crane
Portrait of Shape Author Nicole Crane

Nicole Crane

Nicole Crane is an experienced freelance writer, recipe developer, and communications specialist. She's passionate about health and wellness, and specializes in vegetarian food and nutrition, fitness trends, mindful living, and travel. Nicole earned a certification in health coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and currently resides in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Thanks to the mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate, this homemade granola bar recipe will stop your stomach from growling in a flash.
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Trust, these chocolate peppermint cookies are good enough to rival gingerbread.
Prep a batch of these sheet-pan pancakes now so you have a quick, healthy breakfast on hand for all the busy mornings to come.
When you're light on the ingredients and are craving a sweet treat, this cinnamon apple cookie recipe is here to satisfy your cravings all season long.
The coconut flavor mixed with strawberries and mango will transport you to island time even if it's noon on a Tuesday.
What these sweet treats lack in ingredients, they make up for with an impressive lineup of nutrients (protein, fiber, healthy fats) in every creamy, PB-packed bite.
Skip the frozen French fries and the soggy takeout options from the diner down the street. This truffle fries recipe will satisfy all your cravings for a crunch.
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This easy recipe for almond butter oatmeal cookies might be short on ingredients, but it's big on salty, sweet flavor.
This egg- and dairy-free- banana bread also has 6 grams of fiber per slice—what's not to loaf, err, love?!
Skip the frozen French fries and the soggy takeout options from the diner down the street. This truffle fries recipe will satisfy all your cravings for a crunch.
This easy recipe for almond butter oatmeal cookies might be short on ingredients, but it's big on salty, sweet flavor.
This egg- and dairy-free- banana bread also has 6 grams of fiber per slice—what's not to loaf, err, love?!
Quick and easy to make, these wholesome homemade rice crispy treats will satisfy your treat cravings with cashew butter and honey.
Stop overspending on store-bought protein bars that can cost you as much as $5 a pop. This recipe for homemade protein bars not only tastes better but saves you calories and cash.
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You need these salty-sweet, dairy-free treats in your life.
Skip the store-bought doughnuts for this homemade version.
"Acu-face-lifts," as they're called, have been gaining popularity as a natural alternative to Botox.
Fresh mango, shredded coconut, and pineapple yogurt give these tacos tropical vibes.
Yes, you can have smoothies on the keto diet! Start with this low-carb recipe.
These oatmeal cookies use Greek yogurt and protein powder to balance out the sweet stuff.
Whip up this dairy-free "nice" cream for dessert.
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Try this smoothie recipe that features banana, strawberries, raspberries, and coconut—and several servings of awesome.
If this hot pink smoothie bowl doesn't get you out of bed, we're not sure what will.
This recipe makes for a healthy breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Keep them on hand for when hanger strikes.