Tagged with Party Food

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 »

Weight Loss Struggles: Party Time!

Weight Loss Struggles: Party Time!

So, you have mastered your diet, you feel in control of your food intake. Then you go to a party and everything served is processed, junk and just not good for you food… what do you do? I have this happen all the time, plus I travel a lot and stay in hotels or at … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Day Spa Mango and Basil Water

Day Spa Mango and Basil Water

I love Basil and use it in everything, it was just a matter of time before I put this delicious, natural anti-inflammatory and natural antibiotic herb into my water. Along with an overly sweet fruit like a mango this water is well balanced and delicious. Mangos aid in digestion, boost your memory and increases your … 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 »

Double Baked Cheesy Potatoes- 143 calories

Double Baked Cheesy Potatoes- 143 calories

Baked potatoes are one of my favorite lunches. They are cheep, easy and fast, plus the topping choices are endless. I had some left over chicken for this recipe, if you don’t just read below for my favorite pulled chicken recipe. These make a great side dish for dinner and are so low in calories … 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 »

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 »

Piggies in Blankets- 55 calories

Piggies in Blankets- 55 calories

My daughter and I had a picnic to go to, so I thought to myself “what food do all kids love?” Hot dog was the first thing I thought of, and because these are little kids, piggies in blankets were both fun for me to make and fun for them to eat. I was inspired … 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Perfect Game Day Nachos- 284 calories

Perfect Game Day Nachos- 284 calories

I had some left over Taco fixings and a craving for nachos so I made these today and they were delicious! If you need some left over taco fixings look up my Spicy Taco recipe (there is a “Search” bar to the right). This would be great for the Superbowl or just for a weeknight dinner. … 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 »