Lavender Lemon Blueberry Scones- 180 calories

Lavender Lemon Blueberry Scones- 180 calories

These Lavender Lemon Blueberry Scones are addictive! Sweet blueberries and sour lemon glaze get a floral hit from the lavender and indulge your taste buds. Make them for your next brunch, or this Sunday so you have breakfast ready for next week. I was out of my usual ingredients, applesauce and almond milk, both I … Continue reading »

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta- 41 calories

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta- 41 calories

This is my “go to” appetizer recipe. I make it for picnics, pot lucks, holidays and parties. It travels well and packs tons of flavor for minimal effort. Indulge Magazine published this recipe as part of my column “Resolution Recipes” in January 2013. I paired it with a delicious local red wine. You can enjoy … Continue reading »

Berry Oatmeal Crumble- 219 calories

Berry Oatmeal Crumble- 219 calories

This recipe is versatile, you can make the crumble topping for almost any fruit. For peaches boil the halves for a few minutes so you can easily peel the skins off, or just use frozen peaches. For apples, core, peel and slice then replace the vanilla with cinnamon. I lightened this usually high calorie dessert … Continue reading »

Tomato Au Gratin-  166 calories

Tomato Au Gratin- 166 calories

This Tomato Au Gratin is incredible! A family member dropped off a big box of fresh tomatoes right before I left town for a week. What was I to do? These ruby globes were destined to go to waste. So I did what any good chef would do, I got creative! I made a single … Continue reading »

Quinoa Mac N’ Cheese- 181 calories

Quinoa Mac N’ Cheese- 181 calories

  Yep, you read correctly, Quinoa Mac N’ Cheese! This recipe originally came about when my daughter asked for some macaroni and cheese, but I didn’t have enough pasta. I added some quinoa to the dish and instantly wondered why I hadn’t been “sneaking” it in all along. I tried many different variations to get … Continue reading »

Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie- 129 calories

Skinny Orange Dream Smoothie- 129 calories

Metabolism…. start your engine! This Orange Dream Smoothie is packed full of metabolism boosting ingredients! Oranges are full of Vitamin C which is known to boost your metabolism, as is Greek yogurt at Almond milk. Talk about a power trio! Make this and many more Metabolism Boosting Meals and before you know it you will be … Continue reading »

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies- 93 calories

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies- 93 calories

I have often called myself “the human equivalent to the Cookie Monster.” I’m obsessed with cookies, so when I embarked in my remarkable weight loss journey I knew I had to find a way to still enjoy my love for cookies without ruining all the progress I was making. I found a few recipes, all … Continue reading »

Fruit-Infused Party Drinks

Fruit-Infused Party Drinks

As the creator of the original Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water and Metabolism Boosting Mango Ginger Water recipes. And the author of the FRUIT INFUSION, the literary authority on all fruit infused drinks, teas, ice cubes and sodas. I wasn’t surprised when eHow FOOD approached me and requested I add a “Fruit-Infused Party Drinks” episode … Continue reading »

Rosemary Apple Pizza- 95 calories per slice

Rosemary Apple Pizza- 95 calories per slice

Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles, Ca is widely known for their deep red wines like their Mountain Zinfandel and Montana Mare but this summer they’re celebrating something a little lighter. The winemakers of Opolo have released their first ever Chardonnay and you can taste it and take some home for yourself today. Opolo is the perfect … Continue reading »

Homemade “Wheat Thins” just 50 calories per serving

Homemade “Wheat Thins” just 50 calories per serving

Store bought crackers are full of preservatives, artificial flavors and chemicals. Make your own with just flour, salt, water and oil… you probably have everything to make these in your pantry right now. Add in extra ingredients like chopped Rosemary and Parmesan (in these pictures) for an added flavor burst, or stick to the original … Continue reading »

Honeydew Mojito Workout Water

Honeydew Mojito Workout Water

This fat burning drink is perfect before, during and after a workout. It’s packed with vitamin C to keep your metabolism going strong. In addition, the mint will help cool you down after a hot workout. Makes 4 liters (refill 2-4 times) ¼ cup fresh mint 1 cup honeydew melon, sliced into chunks 1 lime, … Continue reading »

COOKBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – FRUIT INFUSION

COOKBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – FRUIT INFUSION

COOKBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT I’m thrilled to announce my first cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters is available on Amazon Kindle! Did you know that you can get a FREE Kindle for PC program, or a Kindle App for IPhone or IPad? You can turn your computer, phone or tablet into a … Continue reading »

No Bake Pain Relieving Oatmeal Balls

No Bake Pain Relieving Oatmeal Balls

In the quest to create high quality, uncooked snacks for pain relief I came across a recipe for no bake peanut butter balls. I tweaked this recipe, adding more oats, replacing the peanut butter with almond butter and adding loads of nutritious ingredients. The result were these three recipes, all three are high in Omega … Continue reading »

Citrus Mojito Soda

Citrus Mojito Soda

The combination of lime, mint and seltzer has hit me hard and stayed with me. It was inevitable that I would make a soda water infused with these lovely flavors. Remember, it won’t taste like an actual mojito (wouldn’t that be great?) it’s a light “infused” flavor, and it’s sure to whisk you away from … Continue reading »

Cure your Nerve Pain with FOOD!

Cure your Nerve Pain with FOOD!

In 2012 at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with CRPS -Complex Regional Pain Syndrome- in my right hand due to a string of injuries and bad surgeries. Since then it has quickly spread to my right shoulder and my left hip and leg. My doctor can’t give me a reason for the spreading … Continue reading »

Acceptance is Key in Weight Loss

Acceptance is Key in Weight Loss

We always want what we can’t have and nit pick ourselves in the pursuit of perfection. How can that be healthy? Not to mention all the ridiculous pictures we look at like this beautiful Victoria’s Secret model. I have to ask you, if you compare yourself to this woman how does that make you feel … Continue reading »

Skinny Almond Latte- 47 calories

Skinny Almond Latte- 47 calories

I get questions daily asking what kind of coffee creamer I use, but I don’t use one… I just make myself a fancy latte in under 2 minutes! All you need to make these lattes is a small whisk and a minute or two of you time. Try them out yourself, want a vanilla latte? Just … Continue reading »

Week Night Bruschetta Chicken- 379 calories

Week Night Bruschetta Chicken- 379 calories

I love meals that can be made in under 30 minutes, especially on weeknights. This is one of those simple, one pan dinners that you can pop in the oven, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax and let the oven do all the work. Make sure you have some high quality EVOO to drizzle … Continue reading »

Strawberry Spinach Salad- 313 calories

Strawberry Spinach Salad- 313 calories

This delicious easy salad can be made in just a handful of minutes and also makes for a great picnic! So grab your Picnic Basket and read the special instructions below for an easy, delicious outside meal. Strawberries, spinach and walnuts all boost metabolism! Lose Weight By Eating is all about making your food work for … Continue reading »

Homemade Chips and Salsa- 40 calories

Homemade Chips and Salsa- 40 calories

Have you ever made your own chips? I’m about to shock you because they are super easy, all you need is a Pizza Wheel to cut the tortillas and a little spice to make them delicious. I made this salsa one day when I needed some, but was unable to run to the store. I love … Continue reading »

Panko Goat Cheese Stuffed Steaks- 310 calories

Panko Goat Cheese Stuffed Steaks- 310 calories

I made these for the first time to pair with Wild Horse Winery’s delicious Zinfandel. They were featured in my weekly Paso Robles Press Food and Wine Column. These stuffed steaks are elegant, perfect for a dinner party, but also kid -and man- approved too. The only fancy tools needed are Kitchen Twine and a Rolling … Continue reading »

A Collection of Skinny Salad Dressings

A Collection of Skinny Salad Dressings

Every time I visit the grocery store I see a minimum of two people staring at rows and rows of preservative filled salad dressings. I want to shout out to them “you already have everything to make salad dressing at home.” So put aside the dressings that will stay good for a year and make … Continue reading »

Mediterranean Bacon Tomato Pizza- 269 calories

Mediterranean Bacon Tomato Pizza- 269 calories

Many of my recipes come from grabbing what I have and working it into an old favorite recipe. My naan pizza was the “old favorite” and what “I had” was turkey bacon and tomatoes. You can get the Naan at Trader Joe’s, it’s all natural as is anything in the store that they put their name … Continue reading »

Skinny Fudge Brownies- 192 calories

Skinny Fudge Brownies- 192 calories

These melt in your mouth brownies are the perfect balance between chewy outer crust and the fudgey center. I had a wonderful time testing recipes, and I finally knew I hit the jackpot with this recipe. They are so delicious they seam too good to be true!! Make them yourself and then die and go … Continue reading »

A Year In Review- Weight Loss Superstars 2012

A Year In Review- Weight Loss Superstars 2012

After posting my A Year in Review- Lose Weight by Eating starts out with a BANG yesterday I realized all the great accomplishments I had last year were NOTHING in comparison to what my readers have accomplished! Each week I host a Weekly Weight Loss Competition on my Facebook Page, it started in June 2012 … Continue reading »

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf- 115 calories

Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf- 115 calories

I started out making Whole Wheat bread, but when it came to shape the loaf I was bored with the same old combo and feeling nostalgic and always a little kitsch, I went for an old favorite. This loaf reminds me of my childhood, so aromatic and sweet. Make this for Christmas morning, or give … Continue reading »

Heavenly Orzo Salad and Champagne

Heavenly Orzo Salad and Champagne

I have been “training” I guess you could call it, waiting to see if I get a call back from the show I applied to called Food Network Star. I made this in under 30 minutes and it was delicious! After a 30 minute cooking sprint I need a little bubbly to accompany my lunch, … Continue reading »

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION CONTEST!!

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION CONTEST!!

I am excited to introduce the first annual New Year’s Resolution Contest! This year’s prizes will help you transform your life and your kitchen. The idea behind this year’s prizes were to give you a mini kitchen makeover. Here are the prizes: First Place: Two new cookbooks! Both Clean Eating and easy. Signed copies of … Continue reading »

Veggie Packed Stuffing – 186 calories

Veggie Packed Stuffing – 186 calories

This recipe is from my monthly column at North County LIFE, a local newspaper. I had requests to share it here, what a wonderful idea! Here for all of you is my newest recipe. Veggie Packed Stuffing The key here is this dish is 50% bread and 50% fruits and vegetables, cutting the calories and … Continue reading »

Avocado Quesadilla- 358 calories

Avocado Quesadilla- 358 calories

I love avocado and Greek yogurt so much I create meals around them and when I get to combine them I am over the moon excited! This is fast and delicious and unlike my delicious Grilled Avocado Sandwich I can also indulge in my favorite Greek yogurt. So enough about my love affair with super foods, … Continue reading »

How Many Calories are in a KalorieBox?

How Many Calories are in a KalorieBox?

Since this blog was created 10 months ago I’ve been offered many products to do reviews for, but none of them were either on the up and up, totally all natural or kept to the values of the blog. First before I get into this I have to tell you I was not paid anything … Continue reading »

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich- 330 calories

Turkey Cranberry Sandwich- 330 calories

This has become my new favorite sandwich, I was inspired by my local sandwich shop that I work from regularly. They make an amazing version of this sandwich that I could (but shouldn’t) eat everyday, so I made this skinny version that I can have everyday. This to me is like having Thanksgiving everyday of … Continue reading »

Green Goddess Pesto Wraps- 112 calories

Green Goddess Pesto Wraps- 112 calories

These Green Goddess Pesto Wraps are fantastic, light and flavorful. If you are having a get together with the gals this is a must have, it’s the perfect finger food that won’t ruin a manicure. Looking for more fancy wraps? Check out my Temple Wraps, all my girlfriends are mad for them! Rummaging through my … Continue reading »

Basil and Parmesan Pasta- 332 calories

Basil and Parmesan Pasta- 332 calories

This is one of those fast pantry meals where I pull out a couple of items and toss everything together. This meal is light and delicious, use the best extra virgin olive oil you can find you want the wonderful peppery flavor on your pasta. This also makes a great side dish! Did you know … Continue reading »

French Day Spa Water with Lavender and Mint

French Day Spa Water with Lavender and Mint

Having tummy trouble? Mint and Lavender both will cure a upset stomach and help flush your system. No wonder many Day Spas use both in their water, food and of course aromatherapy massages, facials and scrubs. You can have your own spa day at home with this delicious tummy calming, cancer fighting water. Your breath … Continue reading »

Lose Weight By Eating’s FIRST EVER Newsletter

Lose Weight By Eating’s FIRST EVER Newsletter

As blog followers you get a special preview of Lose Weight By Eating’s newsletter. Click the picture below for exciting news including our new logo, upcoming book news and special seasonal recipes made to help you boost your metabolism naturally and get you ready for bathing suit weather fast.

Temple Wraps- 250 calories

Temple Wraps- 250 calories

I get messages all the time saying “I just went overboard and had 2 slices of cake, what do I do?” or “I have been bad all weekend and am worried about weigh in day, what do I do?” these questions are always answered the same way, drink as much water as you can, and … Continue reading »

Skinny Vacation Tips

Skinny Vacation Tips

When I was heavy my vacations would mimic my already unhealthy lifestyle. I would go to Vegas, Palm Springs or some beach which can all be very healthy locations to visit but I would not go for the healthy vacation I would stuff my face at buffets, lay out in the sun not moving my … Continue reading »