Tagged with Dinners

Veggie and Bean Salad- 148 calories

Veggie and Bean Salad- 148 calories

I adapted this recipe from my favorite cookbook Pretty Delicious, I changed up some of the ingredients but kept the dressing which is amazing . It is not often that my husband does this, but he exclaimed after one bite of this “you need to put this in your blog” so this one is for … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Cherry Garcia Oatmeal Cookies- 103 calories

Cherry Garcia Oatmeal Cookies- 103 calories

Chocolate and cherries, need I say more? These are easy and delicious, perfect for your Valentine too! I cut the calories by replacing some of the butter with pear baby food. Both baby food and apple sauce are excellent swaps to cut a whole lotta’ calories and fat without cutting flavor. Makes 30 cookies- ¾ … Continue reading »

Raspberry Bellini- 104 calories

Raspberry Bellini- 104 calories

Here is another recipe from Beverly Jo Noble and her upcoming cookbook A Lifetime of Recipes check out her website and pre-order your book now. Makes a pitcher of Bellinis- 2 pints raspberries 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 bottle chilled brut champagne Blend the raspberries and sugar in a food processor or blender until smooth. Strain … Continue reading »

Sparkling Tequila Sunrise- 115 calories

Sparkling Tequila Sunrise- 115 calories

The average Tequila Sunrise is 250 calories, that’s a meal for me! I decided there had to be a better way, so I cut the juice and added more alcohol and go figure it dropped the calories! You defiantly get more “bang for your buck” not only is it a stronger drink, but it is … 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 »

Strawberry Margaritas- 155 calories

Strawberry Margaritas- 155 calories

Can you imagine a life without margaritas? I can’t so I came up with a low cal version you can make year around and not feel guilty about. By using some balsamic vinegar it makes the strawberries taste sweeter without having to add so much sugar, a trick I learned from the great Nigella Lawson. … Continue reading »

Glazed Nut Trio- 192 calories

Glazed Nut Trio- 192 calories

It ain’t Superbowl without some nuts, and I’m not talking about overzealous fans, I’m talking a sweet and salty treat to satisfy your munchies while watching the game. After the game put a handful in a bag in your purse for a quick snack or toss some on top of a salad. There is a … Continue reading »

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles- 135 calories

Strawberry Shortcake Waffles- 135 calories

Does it get better than strawberries inside and on top of waffles? These are fantastic and easy too, I got everything ready the night before. I combined the dry ingredients and covered them up, the wet ingredients in a separate bowl covered and placed in the fridge and the sauce all the night before, I … Continue reading »

Skinny People Secrets-

Skinny People Secrets-

Have you ever gone out to dinner with a skinny friend and thought “What the heck, she eats as much as me”? I use to, and finally got the secrets out of one of them, after using these tips I dropped 130 lbs in 8 months… do I have your attention now? Drink Lots of … Continue reading »

Skinny Tips for Eating Out

Skinny Tips for Eating Out

Everyone loves to eat out, and having a salad every time is NO FUN! Don’t get me wrong, I love salads but I’m human and I also like some of the naughty stuff like burgers, fajitas and oh the best ever… chips and salsa. You CAN have all this, you just need to be smart … 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 »

Maple Almond Oatmeal-  205 calories

Maple Almond Oatmeal- 205 calories

I don’t know about you, but the smell of cinnamon and maple syrup always make me happy in the morning. This is a quick easy breakfast and so much better for you than the sugar and chemical laced little oatmeal packets. The Greek yogurt gives this dish a creamy consistency without all the calories of … Continue reading »

Frozen Bellini- 150 calories

Frozen Bellini- 150 calories

My husband and I often ask the question: “If you could only drink one libation for the rest of your life what would it be, beer or wine?” Well, we have recently had to add one more category, Champagne. This is not just a dessert, it is a cocktail and conversation piece, perfect for a … Continue reading »

Disappointed in Biggest Loser!

Disappointed in Biggest Loser!

I tuned into Biggest Loser last night and was VERY disappointed in what their message has become. I remember back when Jillian was on the show she took one of the girls (whom I believe won it that season) out for a glass of wine. So why last night were they telling their contestants that … Continue reading »