Tagged with brunch

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 »

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 »

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 Blueberry Maple Syrup- 37 calories

Skinny Blueberry Maple Syrup- 37 calories

Two tablespoons of Maple Syrup has 104 calories, the same amount of this is only 37 calories! I saw Nigella Lawson make something similar on one of her shows, in perfect Nigella fashion she made a sinful version of this syrup. I decided to make a skinny version. Maple syrup already has fewer calories than sugar, … Continue reading »

Skinny French Toast- 90 calories

Skinny French Toast- 90 calories

My goal with this blog is to take naughty meals and make them skinny. Take something delicious that you can’t have it everyday like Pizza or Pancakes and shave off calories, adding metabolism boosting ingredients to make it something you CAN have everyday. Well hello! French Toast needed to be made skinny and after months of … Continue reading »

Step By Step Videos- Lavender Orange Scones

Step By Step Videos- Lavender Orange Scones

We upgraded our video camera, the quality is 100% better and  you can actually hear me. For my loyal readers you may remember this recipe, it is very  popular and anytime I can help out a local farmer I am eager to do it. The people who run Central Coast Lavender are wonderful, I took my … Continue reading »

Double Chocolate Oatmeal- 284 calories

Double Chocolate Oatmeal- 284 calories

Double chocolate… need I say more? If you are not yet a fan of oatmeal remember, it boosts metabolism.  Try this recipe out, it is done in a unique way that makes it so creamy and delicious you will want it again and again. Plus the almond milk you slowly cook it in is not … Continue reading »

Metabolism Boosting Apple Pie Oatmeal- 309 calories

Metabolism Boosting Apple Pie Oatmeal- 309 calories

My Apple Cinnamon Water is getting a lot of attention for its metabolism boosting properties, so I wanted to create more recipes that use those two ingredients. I added more metabolism boosting ingredients too to really gear up your metabolism first thing in the morning. The Almond Milk, Oatmeal, Apples, Apple Sauce and Cinnamon all Boost … Continue reading »

Skinny Strawberry Sauce- 33 calories

Skinny Strawberry Sauce- 33 calories

I love Greek Yogurt, so when I saw Greek Yogurt Ice Cream I grabbed a tub of vanilla and waited patiently until dinner was over to try a scoop. I didn’t like it, how devastating! Greek Yogurt naturally boosts metabolism and anything that boosts metabolism is a plus in my book. I decided I would … Continue reading »

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal- 316 calories

Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal- 316 calories

I love adding dried fruit to my oatmeal, I drop it in at the very beginning and it plumps up and adds flavor to the oatmeal. Almond Milk adds creaminess and sweetness and for only 60 calories per cup it is a much better choice than 2% milk, which is 122 calories per cup. Blueberries … Continue reading »

Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal- 198 calories

Blueberries and Cream Oatmeal- 198 calories

I have been on an Oatmeal kick lately, and with all these yummy berries on sale at the grocery store and all over at the farmer’s market I wanted to go for a fun metabolism boosting antioxidant filled breakfast, and it was delicious! If you have frozen blueberries they will work well too, just defrost … Continue reading »

Cherry Almond Oatmeal- 317 calories

Cherry Almond Oatmeal- 317 calories

I love starting my day out with a metabolism boosting breakfast, so my go to is oatmeal. Oatmeal is so incredibly good for you, it raises your metabolism, lowers your cholesterol and protects against diabetes and heart disease. I know it gets a bad wrap on texture and flavor, that’s why I implore you to … Continue reading »

Angel Eggs- 43 calories

Angel Eggs- 43 calories

I had a dozen hard-boiled eggs come Easter afternoon so I made some yummy low calorie deviled eggs. This only takes about 5 minutes if you already have the eggs hard-boiled. I swapped out the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt and no one could tell the difference! If you usually use Miracle Whip in your Deviled … Continue reading »

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal- 97 calories

Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal- 97 calories

Did you know that Oatmeal, Yogurt and Cinnamon all boost your metabolism? I use to love the little Quaker Oatmeal packets, but they are full of sugar, preservatives and thickening agents, not a smart choice! So I made my favorite flavor and added Greek yogurt to make it creamy and cinnamon just because I love … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »