I grew up baking with my mom, and when I moved out on my own and had my own kitchen to concoct amazing treats in, it showed. I gained tons of weight and hardly recognized myself in photos.
So I quit baking. And while I did lose the weight, I was sad — I missed baking. Now that I'm a mother, I want to share my baking obsession with my own children. Over the years, I've learned simple tweaks to lighten up baked goods without sacrificing taste. Here's how I'm able to bake once or twice a week without gaining weight.