Posted in January 2012

Skinny People Secrets-

Skinny People Secrets-

Have you ever gone out to dinner with a skinny friend and thought “What the heck, she eats as much as me”? I use to, and finally got the secrets out of one of them, after using these tips I dropped 130 lbs in 8 months… do I have your attention now? Drink Lots of … Continue reading »

Perfect Game Day Nachos- 284 calories

Perfect Game Day Nachos- 284 calories

I had some left over Taco fixings and a craving for nachos so I made these today and they were delicious! If you need some left over taco fixings look up my Spicy Taco recipe (there is a “Search” bar to the right). This would be great for the Superbowl or just for a weeknight dinner. … Continue reading »

Skinny Tips for Eating Out

Skinny Tips for Eating Out

Everyone loves to eat out, and having a salad every time is NO FUN! Don’t get me wrong, I love salads but I’m human and I also like some of the naughty stuff like burgers, fajitas and oh the best ever… chips and salsa. You CAN have all this, you just need to be smart … Continue reading »

Homemade Mac and Cheese- 310 calories

Homemade Mac and Cheese- 310 calories

Who doesn’t love Mac and Cheese? Most “diets” have this on the no-no list but that’s cruel, so I worked on a low cal version inspired by Candice Kumai’s Platinum Mac and Cheese and came up with a tasty, low cal, high protein version that is great as a main dish or a side dish. My … Continue reading »

Any Requests?

Hello readers, I am taking a well deserved day off from cooking and blogging. Does anyone have a favorite dish they would like to see “lightened up”? Any dishes you always wanted to make but did not know where to start? I am taking requests for upcoming blog postings. Hope you all have a wonderful … Continue reading »

Maple Almond Oatmeal-  205 calories

Maple Almond Oatmeal- 205 calories

I don’t know about you, but the smell of cinnamon and maple syrup always make me happy in the morning. This is a quick easy breakfast and so much better for you than the sugar and chemical laced little oatmeal packets. The Greek yogurt gives this dish a creamy consistency without all the calories of … Continue reading »

Frozen Bellini- 150 calories

Frozen Bellini- 150 calories

My husband and I often ask the question: “If you could only drink one libation for the rest of your life what would it be, beer or wine?” Well, we have recently had to add one more category, Champagne. This is not just a dessert, it is a cocktail and conversation piece, perfect for a … Continue reading »

Disappointed in Biggest Loser!

Disappointed in Biggest Loser!

I tuned into Biggest Loser last night and was VERY disappointed in what their message has become. I remember back when Jillian was on the show she took one of the girls (whom I believe won it that season) out for a glass of wine. So why last night were they telling their contestants that … Continue reading »

Skinny Wine Tasting

Skinny Wine Tasting

I live on the Central Coast of California, where all the wineries are, it’s awesome! Some of my readers are from this area and have requested an article on how to lighten up wine tasting. When you taste at a winery, vineyard or shop you get several little sips of different wine and typically there … Continue reading »

Cherry Almond Scones- 269 calories

Cherry Almond Scones- 269 calories

I made these this morning and my entire house smells like almonds, so yummy! I love making these and storing them in the fridge for quick on the run breakfasts, they also freeze well. Some of my blog readers can not have nuts in their diets, I recommend using low-fat Buttermilk in place of the … Continue reading »

Scared of the Gym?

Scared of the Gym?

Are you scared of the Gym? I use to be, I would go with my over-sized clothes trying to hide everything that jiggles. I would look around thinking “I don’t belong here” looking at all the hard bodied people made me feel embarrassed and seeing them look at me, well that was too much! Well … Continue reading »

Banana Almond Toast, only 200 calories

Banana Almond Toast, only 200 calories

Today I wanted to share my current favorite breakfast, it is quick and easy and ohhh so yummy! What you will need: Slice of whole wheat bread 1 TBSP almond butter 1/2 banana sliced Pop the bread in the toaster, spread w/ almond butter, top w/ bananas.  This filling meal is packed full of potassium, … Continue reading »

Welcome followers

Welcome followers

Welcome to my blog! If you read my profile you will learn that I dropped a ton of weight, well I did it by eating!! Here are my recipes, this is how I eat daily. This is how I ate to lose the weight,  and how I keep it off. I can not take all … Continue reading »