Tagged with Low Cal

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal- 176 calories

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal- 176 calories

I have been running through the list of Ouaker Oatmeal Packets, and this one use to be my favorite. I want to remind you all that the little packets have preservatives and thickening agents plus 13 grams of sugar vs. this recipe only 7 grams of sugar, not the best choice in food if you … 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 »

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 »

New York Style Crumb Cake- 175 calories

New York Style Crumb Cake- 175 calories

I have fond memories of Entenmanns Cakes, when I was a child my Mother loved their New York Crumb Cake so much that she would pick at the crumb topping when no one was looking. I will not buy Entenmanns anymore, with all the preservatives and sugar it is not a good choice. So I … Continue reading »

Cheesy Pretzel Dogs- 170 calories

Cheesy Pretzel Dogs- 170 calories

These are great for an on-the-run lunch, they are easy to eat while on the road and the kids really love them. Use whatever hot dogs you prefer but please try to go organic or at the very least nitrate free, you are worth a few extra bucks to have a healthier version! This is … 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 »

Homemade Wheat Bread- 77 calories

Homemade Wheat Bread- 77 calories

This recipe is so easy, and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. If your family is finicky about wheat bread start slow, use 1/3 wheat flour and 2/3 white flour and each time you make it add more and more wheat until they notice. I started on my bread baking journey with … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies- 92 calories

Double Chocolate Cherry Cookies- 92 calories

Happy Valentines Day! Make these for your Valentine anytime of the year. I replace most of the butter with apple sauce, I recommend getting the little snack cups of apple sauce they are ½ a cup and will make measuring easy, plus you will be fully stocked and ready to bake anytime. Makes 30 cookies- … Continue reading »

Spicy Avocado and Egg Toast- 210 calories

Spicy Avocado and Egg Toast- 210 calories

Mummmm, the perfect hangover food, full of good fats and spicy sauce to burn off the alcohol. Avocados are in season and on sale, so watch out people there will be a lot of recipes w/ avocados coming your way. This is quick and easy and full of protein and calcium and keeps me full … 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 »

Gin and Juice- 138 calories

Gin and Juice- 138 calories

Grapefruit is one of my favorite fruits, they are full of Potassium, Vitamin C and Calcium and they are an anti-inflammatory. So naturally I wanted to add some alcohol to them. Skip the sugar filled, processed juices at the store and make your own, it is so much tastier and if a jug of juice … 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 »

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 »

Skinny Wine Tasting

Skinny Wine Tasting

I live on the Central Coast of California, where all the wineries are, it’s awesome! Some of my readers are from this area and have requested an article on how to lighten up wine tasting. When you taste at a winery, vineyard or shop you get several little sips of different wine and typically there … Continue reading »