Tagged with Healthy

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Emotional Eating, How to Beat It

Emotional Eating, How to Beat It

In one day I have gotten 5 questions about emotional eating, one day! I thought the chances of there being more of you out there, was about 97 out of 100. So, you have had a horrible day, you are driving home (late, of course) and you pass your favorite drive through/bakery/ice cream shop all … 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 »

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 »

Caprese Sandwich Melt- 267 calories

Caprese Sandwich Melt- 267 calories

I went to the store and Heirloom Tomatoes were on sale, is there anything better than a juicy tomato on a hot summer day? These are easy and fast, make them for lunch or a snack or make on a sliced baguette for a great appetizer. Congratulations to Jules P. for having the best name … Continue reading »

Cooling Peach Mint Water

Cooling Peach Mint Water

When it is hot outside, and I mean HOT you need something that will cool you off, Mint does just that! Plus water naturally cools you off, like free air conditioning, and suppresses your appetite to help you lose weight just like the peaches in this recipe. Can you think of anything better than to … Continue reading »

Strawberry Lime Spritzers

Strawberry Lime Spritzers

On a hot summer day this will cool you right off! You can choose flat water or fizzy water, both work great! If you are trying to kick your soda habit you should go for fizzy water here I think you will love it and it will curb your cravings. Like it sweeter? Add more … 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 »

Grocery List For Weight Loss Success

Grocery List For Weight Loss Success

A reader recently asked me what a grocery list for my household might look like. What a great idea! Why didn’t I think of that? This one is for you Amanda K. I know you do have some dietary restrictions, if there’s something on this list you can’t have please comment below, I will work … 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 »

After Workout Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water

After Workout Watermelon and Rosemary Power Water

Also, check out my Mango Basil Water and my Apple Cinnamon Water, one Boosts Metabolism and the other is a Natural Anti Inflammatory and helps Cure a Hangover. Can you guess which does what? Makes one big pitcher, refill 3-5 times- 2 cups Chopped Watermelon 2 large Sprigs of Rosemary In a large pitcher drop in … 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 »

From Fat to Skinny in One Year!

From Fat to Skinny in One Year!

A friend of mine helped me out with my before and after weight loss pictures, he pasted them together (yes that was too high-tech for me) and I was shocked at my own transformation. I posted it up on facebook and friends started e-mailing me asking me questions everyone was shocked… I figured I would … Continue reading »

Caprese Sandwich Snack- 80 calories

Caprese Sandwich Snack- 80 calories

This beats the pants off  of any 100 calorie snack pack out there! Basil has anti-inflammatory properties and is also a natural antibiotic, the cheese has calcium for strong bones and the tomatoes have shown to prevent certain types of cancer and prevent wrinkles! So this not only fills you up, but it keeps you … 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 »

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 »