Tagged with weight loss

Berry Oatmeal Crumble- 219 calories

Berry Oatmeal Crumble- 219 calories

This recipe is versatile, you can make the crumble topping for almost any fruit. For peaches boil the halves for a few minutes so you can easily peel the skins off, or just use frozen peaches. For apples, core, peel and slice then replace the vanilla with cinnamon. I lightened this usually high calorie dessert … Continue reading »

Tomato Au Gratin-  166 calories

Tomato Au Gratin- 166 calories

This Tomato Au Gratin is incredible! A family member dropped off a big box of fresh tomatoes right before I left town for a week. What was I to do? These ruby globes were destined to go to waste. So I did what any good chef would do, I got creative! I made a single … Continue reading »

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies- 93 calories

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies- 93 calories

I have often called myself “the human equivalent to the Cookie Monster.” I’m obsessed with cookies, so when I embarked in my remarkable weight loss journey I knew I had to find a way to still enjoy my love for cookies without ruining all the progress I was making. I found a few recipes, all … Continue reading »

Homemade “Wheat Thins” just 50 calories per serving

Homemade “Wheat Thins” just 50 calories per serving

Store bought crackers are full of preservatives, artificial flavors and chemicals. Make your own with just flour, salt, water and oil… you probably have everything to make these in your pantry right now. Add in extra ingredients like chopped Rosemary and Parmesan (in these pictures) for an added flavor burst, or stick to the original … Continue reading »

Honeydew Mojito Workout Water

Honeydew Mojito Workout Water

This fat burning drink is perfect before, during and after a workout. It’s packed with vitamin C to keep your metabolism going strong. In addition, the mint will help cool you down after a hot workout. Makes 4 liters (refill 2-4 times) ¼ cup fresh mint 1 cup honeydew melon, sliced into chunks 1 lime, … Continue reading »

COOKBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – FRUIT INFUSION

COOKBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – FRUIT INFUSION

COOKBOOK ANNOUNCEMENT I’m thrilled to announce my first cookbook FRUIT INFUSION: A Collection of Day Spa Inspired, Fruit Infused Waters is available on Amazon Kindle! Did you know that you can get a FREE Kindle for PC program, or a Kindle App for IPhone or IPad? You can turn your computer, phone or tablet into a … Continue reading »

Lemon and Berry Medley Ice Cubes

Lemon and Berry Medley Ice Cubes

I wanted to add a recipe that most readers could make without having to make a trip to the store. Have your children help out with these and let them create their own combinations. Kids will chug the water to get to the fruit and, before you know it, they’ll be drinking more water consistently. … Continue reading »

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 »

Strawberry Spinach Salad- 313 calories

Strawberry Spinach Salad- 313 calories

This delicious easy salad can be made in just a handful of minutes and also makes for a great picnic! So grab your Picnic Basket and read the special instructions below for an easy, delicious outside meal. Strawberries, spinach and walnuts all boost metabolism! Lose Weight By Eating is all about making your food work for … Continue reading »

Homemade Chips and Salsa- 40 calories

Homemade Chips and Salsa- 40 calories

Have you ever made your own chips? I’m about to shock you because they are super easy, all you need is a Pizza Wheel to cut the tortillas and a little spice to make them delicious. I made this salsa one day when I needed some, but was unable to run to the store. I love … Continue reading »

Panko Goat Cheese Stuffed Steaks- 310 calories

Panko Goat Cheese Stuffed Steaks- 310 calories

I made these for the first time to pair with Wild Horse Winery’s delicious Zinfandel. They were featured in my weekly Paso Robles Press Food and Wine Column. These stuffed steaks are elegant, perfect for a dinner party, but also kid -and man- approved too. The only fancy tools needed are Kitchen Twine and a Rolling … Continue reading »

Mediterranean Bacon Tomato Pizza- 269 calories

Mediterranean Bacon Tomato Pizza- 269 calories

Many of my recipes come from grabbing what I have and working it into an old favorite recipe. My naan pizza was the “old favorite” and what “I had” was turkey bacon and tomatoes. You can get the Naan at Trader Joe’s, it’s all natural as is anything in the store that they put their name … Continue reading »

Skinny Fudge Brownies- 192 calories

Skinny Fudge Brownies- 192 calories

These melt in your mouth brownies are the perfect balance between chewy outer crust and the fudgey center. I had a wonderful time testing recipes, and I finally knew I hit the jackpot with this recipe. They are so delicious they seam too good to be true!! Make them yourself and then die and go … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Day Spa Mango Mojito Water

Day Spa Mango Mojito Water

On some of the comment boards people have been confused that these zero calorie all natural drinks will be as sweet as a soda, they are not. This is a hint of a flavor, but a great way to train your taste buds to like water. Try it out yourself, but have an open mind … 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 »

10 Tips to Help You DRINK MORE WATER

10 Tips to Help You DRINK MORE WATER

I get several e-mails, comments and messages both here and on my facebook page each day asking “I want to lose weight, how do I get started?” I give them four tips, the 1st and most important is: “Drink a gallon of water a day.” I know it sounds like a lot to drink, here … 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 »