Posted in March 2012

Cheesy Pretzel Dogs- 170 calories

Cheesy Pretzel Dogs- 170 calories

These are great for an on-the-run lunch, they are easy to eat while on the road and the kids really love them. Use whatever hot dogs you prefer but please try to go organic or at the very least nitrate free, you are worth a few extra bucks to have a healthier version! This is … Continue reading »

Boston Cream Pie Parfait- 317 calories

Boston Cream Pie Parfait- 317 calories

Can you think about anything better than chocolate for breakfast? I have a jar of Homemade Fat Free Chocolate Syrup in the fridge calling my name, so I tossed this together for a protein packed, filling, chocolatey breakfast. You can also split this into 4 servings and serve it as dessert. Keep this in mind when … Continue reading »

Chicken Strips and Fries- 245 calories

Chicken Strips and Fries- 245 calories

My daughter loves Chicken Nuggets, there is a reason that there are bags of chicken nuggets shaped like zoo animals in the freezer section of the grocery store. It’s not just that kids love them, it’s because they make it easy for an overwhelmed parent to toss something on the table for the kiddos. We … Continue reading »

Blended Mocha Cappuccino- 122 calories

Blended Mocha Cappuccino- 122 calories

I had a friend come over who loves Starbucks, so this was my excuse to come up with a low-calorie substitution… like I really need an excuse! It is delicious and easy, has protein and calcium and really gives you that kick of caffeine you craving. I made it with my Fat Free Chocolate Syrup, … Continue reading »

Fat Free Homemade Chocolate Syrup- 42 calories

Fat Free Homemade Chocolate Syrup- 42 calories

Have you ever read the back of a Hershey Syrup bottle? It is full of preservatives, artificial flavors and thickening agents. Just think about this, thickening agents… perhaps if we want to lose weight, adding thickening agents into our bodies is not the best idea! How about preservatives, are we trying to mummify ourselves? Get … Continue reading »

Orange Dream Parfait- 250 calories

Orange Dream Parfait- 250 calories

Not only is this sinfully delicious, it is sinfully easy to make too! I used Cherry Almond Biscotti cookies, but you could use any crunchy cookie. Try to get an Organic jam for this, usually you can get some great organic jams at local Farmer’s Markets, otherwise Trader Joe’s, Henry’s or even your local grocery store … Continue reading »

Cherry Almond Biscotti- 67 calories

Cherry Almond Biscotti- 67 calories

Can you think of any better afternoon snack than a Biscotti cookie and a cup of tea? This was my first try at my favorite cookie and it was a home run! Crunchy and sweet with a strong almond hit that will make your eyes roll in the back of your head with the first … Continue reading »

Strawberry Banana Yogurt- 179 calories

Strawberry Banana Yogurt- 179 calories

Here is a 2 minute, easy breakfast you can feel good about. Instead of grabbing a preservative filled, hot pink yogurt by Yoplait, Dannon, Activia make your own! It is as easy as one, two three! You know what is in it and you can control the sugar better, plus fresh strawberries and bananas are … Continue reading »

Hello Followers

I have not forgotten about all of you, I had to take a few days off and will be working on new recipes today. Please feel free to comment below with any requests or favorite meals you would like to see lightened up. You are the people I write for everyday, please comment with requests … Continue reading »

Skinny Girl Chocolate Chip Pancakes- 74 calories

Skinny Girl Chocolate Chip Pancakes- 74 calories

Who doesn’t love pancakes? These ooze chocolate when you cut into them and are so decadent you won’t even need syrup. Make them this weekend and impress your entire family, they also make great leftovers just re-heat in the microwave for 20 seconds and breakfast is ready.   Makes 24 pancakes- 3.5 oz Pear Baby … Continue reading »

Homemade Wheat Bread- 77 calories

Homemade Wheat Bread- 77 calories

This recipe is so easy, and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. If your family is finicky about wheat bread start slow, use 1/3 wheat flour and 2/3 white flour and each time you make it add more and more wheat until they notice. I started on my bread baking journey with … Continue reading »

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes- 99 calories

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes- 99 calories

I love that these look like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. It’s hard to get kids excited about cupcakes without tons of frosting, but something about blue glaze and the way it drips down the sides makes up for it. You can feel good giving these to your kids, with the blueberries and … Continue reading »

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal- 129 calories

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal- 129 calories

Did you know that Oatmeal, Apples and Cinnamon all increase your metabolism? Talk about a great way to start your day! Have this with a cup of Green Tea (also boosts your metabolism) and you have both a beautiful breakfast and a strong body ready to take on the day. Serves 2- 1 cup Quick … Continue reading »

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal- 150 calories

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal- 150 calories

One of the keys to healthy, cheap eating is getting what’s in season whenever you can, strawberries are in season right now so not only are they inexpensive but much more flavorful than when you purchase out of season. Don’t worry, if you are reading this at another time of the year you can always … Continue reading »

Dutch Baby with Strawberries- 270 calories

Dutch Baby with Strawberries- 270 calories

Here is another great recipe from Beverly Jo Noble, her book A Lifetime of Recipes is available this week, be sure to get a copy and be one of the first to enjoy her marvelous recipes. Need a special weekend breakfast that won’t ruin your diet plan for the week (but tastes like it does…) ? … Continue reading »