Just so you know, I love using a crock pot for a variety of recipes but I also enjoy a barbecue sandwich that’s finished and on the table in a little over an hour! In addition, I know many of you don’t have a crock pot. This dreamy pulled chicken sandwich is so tender and [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Here’s a vegetarian egg scramble that’s simple to make, delicious and satisfying. I used mostly egg whites and only 1 egg. I found adding just one egg really makes a difference. This scramble comes together really quickly once the onions and bell peppers are cooked in the microwave. The skinny for each serving 179 calories, [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Hi Everyone, I would really LOVE your vote!!! I just found out Skinny Kitchen has been nominated for Circle of Mom’s Top 25 Foodie Moms. It’s so easy to do. First click on the link, scroll down to find Skinny Kitchen and vote for me!!! http://www.circleofmoms.com/top25/Top-25-Foodie-Moms-2013. Let’s see If I can move up to the [...]Click here for the full recipe!
This nostalgic shake is so simple to make since it has only 2 ingredients! It’s one of the rare times something yummy and sweet is also so low in calories and zero fat…You’ve gotta love that!!! The skinny for 1 float, 90 calories, 0 grams of fat and just 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. If [...]Click here for the full recipe!
We all struggle to eat enough vegetables, right? If you’re a little confused about the best way to cook them, here’s a wonderful “cheat sheet” I’m sharing from Daily Infographic! Now, eat your veggies!Click here for the full recipe!
These are sooo good and sooo easy to make! A little crispy on the outside and very tender on the inside. Plus, baked not fried! They're not only dipped in a yummy honey mustard, yogurt sauce before baking, some of it is saved for dipping. The skinny for 1 serving (3 chicken fingers) 270 calories, [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Can you eat yourself happy? We don’t mean the bliss that comes from chocolate cake or your favorite cheeseburger and fries! After all you are what you eat — and a poor diet can leave you feeling tired and cranky. We’re talking about foods that can help keep the blues at bay and give you [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12th. I’m sharing 16 fabulous, skinny brunch recipes perfect for this special day. Mix and match to make your brunch not only delicious but healthier too! Wishing you all a very Happy Mother’s Day! With my warmest regards, Nancy Be sure to scroll down past Recommended for You to see [...]Click here for the full recipe!
It’s no wonder mashed potatoes are such a popular comfort food. With gobs of butter and cream added, they posses such a creamy, rich flavor. It was essential to create a mash potato that could stand up to the best of them. With so few ingredients to work with, it was important that it tasted [...]Click here for the full recipe!
This is a quick and easy recipe that never fails to please even picky eaters. Making a simple reduction sauce using balsamic vinegar, garlic and fresh rosemary creates a flavorful marinade for the chicken. This chicken smells wonderful when baking and tastes even better when ready! The skinny for 1 serving, 169 calories, 3 grams [...]Click here for the full recipe!
These are awesome! Talk about a delicious and different way to makes artichokes. Steaming and then sauteing leads to a wonderful flavor. I’ve cut the fat and calories by using a small amount of reduced-fat butter. This artichoke dish is low calorie, low fat and low sodium, plus it’s high in fiber. The skinny for [...]Click here for the full recipe!
How Much Protein Do You Need? Protein is the new “it” ingredient, thanks in part of mounting research showing that protein-rich foods may help you feel fuller longer. In response to consumer demand for more protein, food companies are adding protein to all kinds of foods–from cereals to snack bars and even beverages. Protein is [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Wonderful, flavorful, Greek-style turkey meatballs… A delicious change from Italian meatballs over spaghetti! Adding fat-free feta cheese, scallions and oregano help create the lovely Greek flavors. These skinny meatballs are baked first then topped with a jar of pasta sauce that’s a bit doctored up. It’s fiber rich since served over whole wheat couscous. The [...]Click here for the full re
Most of us love Caesar salad. Add chicken and tomatoes to it and stuff into jumbo pasta shells and it becomes a really fun and delectable appetizer or light meal! Once the pasta is cooked, this dish comes together in minutes because I’m using cooked chicken and a store bought light Caesar dressing! Each skinny [...]Click here for the full recipe!
What do you know about caffeine other than the fact that many of us rely on it every morning for a quick perk-me-up. There is little else that is widely known about America’s legal drug of choice. Here are some interesting facts lying within your morning cup of joe. Shared by infographic The Caffeine [...]Click here for the full recipe!
This year, Cinco de Mayo 2013 is on Sunday May 5th. Like so many holidays, the food is such a big part of the day. But, it doesn’t have to be fattening foods! I love all kinds of Mexican food….So whether you’re celebrating this weekend or just want some good Mexican grub, I’ve gathered some [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Forgive me for the overused phrase I’m about to use…but if I had a nickel for every time I forgot to take a pound of frozen hamburger out of the freezer that I was planning to use for dinner….I’d be rich! I forget WAY more than I remember! Then I end up putting it in [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Here’s a fabulous Chinese take on an Italian classic, spaghetti and meat sauce! You’ll see this delicious dish on many menu’s such as P. F. Chang’s China Bistro. My skinny, super yummy meat sauce is a little different than a classic recipe and includes, a bit spicy Asian flavored peanut sauce, veggies, pineapple chunks and [...]Click here for the full recipe!
From our new book, The Real Skinny: Appetite for Health’s 101 Fat Habits & Slim Solutions, we took on many of the diet wreckers that are at your home. 1. Step away from the TV. The more time you spend watching television, the less time you have for just abut everything else, including physical activity. [...]Click here for the full recipe!
All breakfast foods in one hearty, super delicious dish. I can’t wait for you to taste this luxuriously rich casserole! It’s so easy to make since using shredded frozen hash browns. I’m also adding bacon cooked on paper towels in the microwave to remove most of the fat. In addition, the fat-free cottage cheese and [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Are between-meal bites undermining your weight loss efforts? Here’s how you can snack yourself thin with our 10 best slimming snacks. For many, their midday munchies, nighttime noshes and bedtime bites are adding excess calories that can derail your healthy diet. To help, try some of our 10 slimming snacks under 150 calories: They’re calorie-controlled, [...]Click here for the full rec
I love a big salad for dinner! Not only is this salad colorful and packed with flavor, it’s loaded with very healthy ingredients. First off spinach, a real super food! In addition a variety of chopped veggies and lean chicken all tossed with a bottled light dressing. I added a few ingredients to the dressing [...]Click here for the full recipe!
I’m so happy, surprised and surely delighted!!! To all my new Facebook friends, welcome. A big Thank You to all of you who continue to join me. I love creating recipes and are so happy when you enjoy them, make comments and share them on your Facebook pages! If you’d like to join me on [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Perfect for “Meatless Mondays” or anytime. This fiber packed mac and cheese has it all…It’s super rich tasting, very creamy with great Mexican food flavors. And, just a hint of spice. If you want more, you can use a spicy salsa! The skinny for 1 serving, 329 calories, 5 grams of fat, 8 Weight Watchers [...]Click here for the full recipe!
I call this party meatloaf because it’s fancy enough to serve for company but you really don’t have to wait for company to make this yummy meatloaf. Any night of the week will be great! It’s quite similar to my Skinny Meatloaf recipe except I’m using very lean ground turkey breast instead of beef and [...]Click here for the full recipe!
TGI Friday’s Mozzarella Sticks are extremely popular both in their restaurants and in the freezer section of the supermarkets. They’re dreamy, cheesy, and deep fried. Happily, my skinny ones are baked not fried! Each serving including the sauce has 81 calories, 3 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. These make a fantastic [...]Click here for the full recipe!
My friends over at Appetite for Health, Julie Upton and Katherine Brooking wrote a fantastic new book. Here’s a sneak peak! Got Fat Habits? We’ve got the Slim Solutions! Is emotional eating destroying your waistline? Does the Food Network or Pinterest have you making every 1,000-calorie dessert you see? Or maybe your meat-and-potatoes-loving man has [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Stir frys make a terrific weeknight dinner since they come together really quickly and can be made healthy too. This skinny one is chock full of broccoli, pea pods, carrots, cabbage, onions and lean chicken breasts. The skinny for 1 huge, fiber rich serving, 264 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS [...]Click here for the full recipe!
This fiber rich pasta dish is easy, delicious and loaded with flavor. It has a bit of a kick to it but since the heat is coming from red pepper flakes you can easily adjust the amount. The very lean turkey sausage is made from scratch using ground turkey breast and seasonings. Each skinny serving [...]Click here for the full recipe!
How Fat Can Make You Thin If you’re fat-phobic I’ll also guess that you probably struggle to maintain a healthy weight. That’s because forgoing fat in order to get thin most often backfires, and may be one of the worst things you can do for your waistline. In fact, eating a low- or no-fat diet [...]Click here for the full recipe!
I’ve had many requests to create a skinny breakfast casserole, so I’m very excited to share this incredibly delicious, easy to make one! It’s so hearty and includes the fabulous Denver omelette flavors of eggs, ham, bell peppers and cheese all loaded into a cornbread casserole. This casserole serves 6 and each serving has 304 [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Eating the same old, same old everyday? Here are 6 superfoods that are often overlooked but should be on your grocery list. Not only do they taste delicious, they pack a serious nutritional punch and can help you lose weight too. –Written by Julie Upton, M.S., R.D., CSSD Bulgur If bulgar is new to you, [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Have you tried this new drink at Starbucks? I recently did and decided to remake it at home! Starbucks drink contains espresso, freshly steamed milk with vanilla syrup and finished with hazelnut drizzle. My skinny version starts with hazelnut coffee, adds sugar free vanilla syrup, fat-free steamed milk and topped with a little whip cream [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Does drinking water help you lose weight? Guest post by Julie Upton, M.S., R.D., CSSD It may sound too simple to actually work, but research shows that it does. Here’s how water can help you win at losing. When it comes to managing your weight, we always suggest drinking water as your main beverage and [...]Click here for the full recipe!
You bet…This skinny remake is fantasticly de-licious! It’s the most popular dish at Panda and the most fattening. I actually like my remake better since it’s much lighter, includes many vegetables and still has a lovely orange flavor. Best part…No guilt when you eat it! I did start with a bottle of their delicious orange [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Article and Printable Chart by Jill at One Good Thing by Jillee After I got home from grocery shopping yesterday…I was having the darnedest time trying to put my groceries away in the refrigerator. Nothing was fitting! It wasn’t the most organized its ever been, but it wasn’t too bad either. Then I realized the [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Many of you will have leftover ham, turkey and probably many eggs from your Easter celebration. Here’s some skinny recipes to help you use up those leftovers! The Skinny Egg Salad Sandwich would be perfect for”Meatless Mondays.” Be sure to scroll down past Recommended for You to see these yummy recipes!Click here for the full recipe!
Wait until you get a spoonful of this soup…All the flavors of a fabulous Reuben sandwich right in this amazingly delicious bowl of soup!!! And it’s dairy free and bread free. To create the flavors of a Thousand Island dressing usually used on a Reuben, I’m adding ketchup, mustard, pickle relish and a little paprika. [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Easter candy calories can really add up. Find out which Easter bunny treats are the best calorie bargains. Easter is not only one of the holiest days for Christians, it’s also a day of indulgence. For many, it’s become synonymous with candy eating. Americans will buy more than 120 million pounds of candy for the [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Easter is this Sunday, March st. I’m sharing some of my favorite skinny recipes for making a bunch, lunch or dinner. You can mix and match to create your own delicious skinny menu. Of course I’m including several delectable desserts! Be sure to scroll down past, Recommended for You, to see all the recipes. I’d [...]Click here for the full recipe!
I love the flavor of honey baked hams. They’re usually basted in fruit juices and then glazed with a mixture of brown sugar and honey. To make my version skinnier, I started with a precooked, spiral cut ham from Trader Joe’s. Happily, it’s uncured which means nitrate-free! In addition, I’m using much less honey and [...]Click here for the full recipe!
This fabulous Italian classic is simply steak topped with a quick cooking, zesty, pizza-like sauce. Sometimes it’s topped with cheese. I’m using very lean top sirloin but if you’d prefer to use flank steak or skirt steak, just reduce the cooking time a bit. Doesn’t matter how you cook your filet, the sauce absolutely makes [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Passover begins at sundown Monday, March 25th. I’m sharing some of my favorite skinny Passover recipes to enjoy throughout the week of Passover. Even if you don’t celebrate, there might be a few recipes you’ll love. One to try for sure, Skinny Matzo Ball Soup! I’d like to wish all of you who celebrate a [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Should you diet for dollars? New research shows that financial rewards for pounds lost provide extra incentive to help you win at losing. Maybe some money will boost your motivation to stick with healthy eating and exercise? Dropping pounds for dollars can really pay off! In a year-long diet study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Happy Spring Everyone! I love this time of year. Spring usually begins in March and lasts until late May. Spring means many things such as brighter days, green buds bursting from every branch, colorful flowers and light vibrant colored clothing. It also means recipes become a little lighter. I’m sharing some of my very favorite [...]Click here for the full recipe!
If you want to lose a few pounds, it’s time to spice up your life! By Julie Upton, M.S., R.D., CSSD Co-Founder, Appetite for Health A new study released this week found that adding about a teaspoon of ginger to hot water increased feelings of fullness and helped the body burn an additional 43 calories [...]Click here for the full recipe!
This recipe was a huge hit at my house! I think it might even taste better than the yummy chow mein at Panda Express. One difference from Panda’s, I’ve added chicken to it. Turn it into a vegetarian dish by just leaving the chicken out (see vegetarian skinny facts below). But the biggest difference, my [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Six Easy Ways to Eat Less — Without Even Noticing! In the last several decades, portions in the US have become larger and larger. It’s no coincidence that as portions have grown, so have waistlines. In the 1960s, 45% of Americans were overweight or obese. Today that number is nearing 70%! So when it comes [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Sunday March 17th is St Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re Irish or not, it’s always fun to indulge in the festivities on March 17. It’s seems like everywhere you go people are celebrating. Local bars serve green beer and bagel shops die the bagels green! I’m sharing a few of my traditional recipes along with some [...]Click here for the full recipe!
Roast Beef and cheese is a classic paring but when topped with caramelized onions and grilled, it soars into extraordinary!!! I created this amazing sandwich for St. Patrick’s Day, that’s why I’m cooking the onions in Guinness (beer) but you’ll love it all year round. The skinny for 1 sandwich, 394 calories, 10 grams of [...]Click here for the full recipe!