Posted in February 2012

Day Spa Cucumber Lemon Water- 0 calories

Day Spa Cucumber Lemon Water- 0 calories

Have a few too many cocktails last weekend? Feeling a little bloated or uncomfortable in your clothes? Try this immunity boosting, anti-inflammatory drink that will fill you up, flush your system and make you feel better in no time. Make a big pitcher of this, run yourself a hot bath and relax you will be … Continue reading »

Piggies in Blankets- 55 calories

Piggies in Blankets- 55 calories

My daughter and I had a picnic to go to, so I thought to myself “what food do all kids love?” Hot dog was the first thing I thought of, and because these are little kids, piggies in blankets were both fun for me to make and fun for them to eat. I was inspired … Continue reading »

Skinny Tips for Stay at Home Moms-

Skinny Tips for Stay at Home Moms-

It’s hard to lose weight when your entire kitchen is at your disposal 24 hours a day, here are a few tips that have helped me drop 150 lbs in under a year as a stay at home Mom. 1. Plan out your meals, if you know you are having a big steak dinner tonight plan … Continue reading »

Spiked Cherry Lemonade Sorbet- 65 calories

Spiked Cherry Lemonade Sorbet- 65 calories

This is both a dessert and an after dinner drink all in one. They are strong, so be sure to keep away from the kiddos. Makes 18 servings- 4 Lemons 1 Orange 16Maraschino Cherries ¾ cup Powdered Sugar 1 tbsp Agave Nectar 1 Cup Vodka 2 Cups Cold Water Sprig of Mint to decorate- optional … Continue reading »

Breakfast Quesadilla- 252 calories

Breakfast Quesadilla- 252 calories

You’ve had breakfast burritos and a maybe even a breakfast taco, but have you ever had a breakfast quesadilla? Well you should, because they are fantastic! If you do all the chopping the night before this becomes a 15 minute breakfast, and it travels very well just skip cutting, wrap in foil and dig in … Continue reading »

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies- 92 calories

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies- 92 calories

Happy Valentines Day! Make these for your Valentine anytime of the year. I replace most of the butter with apple sauce, I recommend getting the little snack cups of apple sauce they are ½ a cup and will make measuring easy, plus you will be fully stocked and ready to bake anytime. Makes 30 cookies- … Continue reading »

Spicy Avocado and Egg Toast- 210 calories

Spicy Avocado and Egg Toast- 210 calories

Mummmm, the perfect hangover food, full of good fats and spicy sauce to burn off the alcohol. Avocados are in season and on sale, so watch out people there will be a lot of recipes w/ avocados coming your way. This is quick and easy and full of protein and calcium and keeps me full … Continue reading »

Cherry Garcia Oatmeal Cookies- 103 calories

Cherry Garcia Oatmeal Cookies- 103 calories

Chocolate and cherries, need I say more? These are easy and delicious, perfect for your Valentine too! I cut the calories by replacing some of the butter with pear baby food. Both baby food and apple sauce are excellent swaps to cut a whole lotta’ calories and fat without cutting flavor. Makes 30 cookies- ¾ … Continue reading »

Raspberry Bellini- 104 calories

Raspberry Bellini- 104 calories

Here is another recipe from Beverly Jo Noble and her upcoming cookbook A Lifetime of Recipes check out her website and pre-order your book now. Makes a pitcher of Bellinis- 2 pints raspberries 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 bottle chilled brut champagne Blend the raspberries and sugar in a food processor or blender until smooth. Strain … Continue reading »

Sparkling Tequila Sunrise- 115 calories

Sparkling Tequila Sunrise- 115 calories

The average Tequila Sunrise is 250 calories, that’s a meal for me! I decided there had to be a better way, so I cut the juice and added more alcohol and go figure it dropped the calories! You defiantly get more “bang for your buck” not only is it a stronger drink, but it is … Continue reading »

Gin and Juice- 138 calories

Gin and Juice- 138 calories

Grapefruit is one of my favorite fruits, they are full of Potassium, Vitamin C and Calcium and they are an anti-inflammatory. So naturally I wanted to add some alcohol to them. Skip the sugar filled, processed juices at the store and make your own, it is so much tastier and if a jug of juice … Continue reading »

Cherry Garcia Yogurt- 149 calories

Cherry Garcia Yogurt- 149 calories

I was craving a big bowl of ice cream, but I was not interested in all the calories that come with it. Luckily I always have a giant tub of Greek Yogurt, and with inspiration from my friend’s favorite dessert (I’m talking about you Krista) I summoned my inner Jerry Garcia and made a knock … Continue reading »

Strawberry Margaritas- 155 calories

Strawberry Margaritas- 155 calories

Can you imagine a life without margaritas? I can’t so I came up with a low cal version you can make year around and not feel guilty about. By using some balsamic vinegar it makes the strawberries taste sweeter without having to add so much sugar. Don’t worry, you won’t be able to taste it … Continue reading »

Glazed Nut Trio- 192 calories

Glazed Nut Trio- 192 calories

It ain’t Superbowl without some nuts, and I’m not talking about overzealous fans, I’m talking a sweet and salty treat to satisfy your munchies while watching the game. After the game put a handful in a bag in your purse for a quick snack or toss some on top of a salad. There is a … Continue reading »

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles- 135 calories

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles- 135 calories

Does it get better than strawberries inside and on top of waffles? These are fantastic and easy too, I got everything ready the night before. I combined the dry ingredients and covered them up, the wet ingredients in a separate bowl covered and placed in the fridge and the sauce all the night before, I … Continue reading »