Tagged with dessert

Peach Cobbler Cookies – 97 calories

Peach Cobbler Cookies – 97 calories

I went into the kitchen one night planning on making some Peaches and Cream Cookies but I was out of dried peaches, I looked around and saw dried cranberries and thought what the heck it will be easier anyway… no chopping peaches! These cookies came out even better than my Peaches and Cream Cookies and … Continue reading »

Apple Cinnamon Glazed Donuts- 49 calories

Apple Cinnamon Glazed Donuts- 49 calories

I grew up around donuts thanks to my family’s donuts shop Foster’s Donuts in Simi Valley Ca. I remember having birthday parties behind the counter and the smell of warm donuts, perhaps it wired me with a sweet tooth but the thought of giving up my round doughy little friends was torture. Something had to … 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 »

Homemade Skinny Trail Mix- 210 calories

Homemade Skinny Trail Mix- 210 calories

A reader sent me a message asking me how to boost energy, I told her to grab some almonds and some dried fruit, add some dark chocolate chips and toss together, this would help her during her night shifts to stay alert and satisfied. There is a reason hikers have trail mix in their backpacks, … 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 »

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pops- 68 calories

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pops- 68 calories

These are amazing, try them out for yourself and while you are digging in smile because you know they are good for you too. The Greek yogurt is full of protein and calcium, plus it boosts metabolism. Bananas and strawberries are full of potassium for strong muscles and calcium for strong bones. Makes 4 Pops- … 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 »

Nutty Banana Roll Ups- 88 calories

Nutty Banana Roll Ups- 88 calories

Here is a snack you will love as much as your kids will. Bananas are full of potassium and the almond butter is lower in calories and sugar than peanut butter but still high in protein. I love almond butter, it has a chocolate taste and goes great with bananas and toast for breakfast. You … Continue reading »

Rocky Mountain Brownies- 250 calories

Rocky Mountain Brownies- 250 calories

Hello friends and faithful readers, I have taken almost a week off unannounced. Some of you may know already about my one handed capabilities, others may know about my new temporary resident. Needless to say I haven been overwhelmed and rather than letting my family suffer I let my blog suffer… and my waistline. I … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »