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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 »

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 »

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 »

Chicken Fajitas Served 5 Ways- 147 calories

Chicken Fajitas Served 5 Ways- 147 calories

These fajitas are so delicious and easy, my entire family loves them. You can go traditional and fill a tortilla with the fajitas for dinner then make a delicious cold wrap for lunch the next day. You could top some romaine with the fajitas and make a salad, this is also amazing stuffed inside a … Continue reading »

Tomato-Basil Prawns- 281 calories

Tomato-Basil Prawns- 281 calories

I am very excited to share this recipe, another from Beverly Jo Noble. This is from her new upcoming book Love Thy Veggies, and…. TODAY Beverly is getting married! Thank you Beverly for sharing this with all of us, and as a wedding gift pick up her current book A Lifetime of Recipes. Serves 4- … 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 »

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 »