Archive for November, 2009

Simple to Make Turkey and Bacon Panini

Friday, November 27th, 2009

  For an easy lunch or dinner, sink your teeth into this scrumptious grilled sandwich.   It uses similar ingredients to a turkey club sandwich except there’s no lettuce and it’s grilled.  This skinny recipe has 376 calories, 14 grams of fat and 9 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  A regular Turkey Bacon Panini has an astounding […]

Amazingly Delicious Turkey Barley and Sweet Potato Soup

Friday, November 27th, 2009

This is one of my all- time favorite soups.  I’m taking traditional chicken barley soup and adding skinny and flavorful twists.  First up, I’m using turkey instead of chicken- great for turkey leftovers.  Next, adding diced sweet potatoes, carrots and celery, which adds a wonderful, naturally rich sweetness to the broth.  That plus onions and […]

Skinny, Turkey Dinner in a Salad Bowl

Friday, November 27th, 2009

This salad works wonders with Thanksgiving leftovers.  But it’s terrific all year around.  It’s like a turkey dinner in a bowl!  With the great flavors of turkey, sweet potatoes, apples, dried cranberries, and my Cranberry Ranch dressing, this salad is sure to become one of your favorites.  I like it so much, I make it […]

Skinny Napa Cabbage Chinese Turkey Salad

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Look on the menu of many restaurants from Wendy’s, Applebee’s, Ruby’s Diner to Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois and you’re bound to see the very popular Chinese chicken salad. Normally it’s made with iceberg lettuce, chicken with the skin still on, or even fried chicken, deep fried noodles and fattening Asian dressing. Happily, our skinny makeover really delivers […]

Thanksgiving Sides Dishes

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

We all want to make this a meal to remember. The turkey is justifiably the star of the show, but without a strong supporting cast, the show truly can’t go on.  I’m sharing dazzling side dishes to complement your bird and bring it to its full glory. They’re all fabulous, skinny versions of fattening favorites.  […]

Green Beans Amandine

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

This is a fresh skinny twist on this popular side dish. I’m making a little glaze and sautéing the almonds first then drizzling over freshly steamed beans.  They’re delicious in a dash.  The skinny for each serving, 89 calories, 7 grams of fat and 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: […]

Yummy Mashed Butternut Squash

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

This vibrant orange vegetable is delish and super nutritious. Butternut squash is packed with fiber, vitamins A and C.  This skinny recipe has only 139 calories, 3 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS per serving. The full fat recipe has 297 calories but contains a ton more fat, 17 grams. I brought […]

Salads for the Season

Friday, November 13th, 2009

We all try to eat right, and this often times includes a salad with dinner, which usually means the dinner salad has just been a plate of dressed greens or a wedge of iceberg lettuce.  How about turning over a new leaf?  This issue features enchanting salads to enjoy everyday and grand enough to serve on […]

Autumn Salad with dried blueberries, pears, and pecans

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Dazzle your guests with this luscious, simple to make, first course salad.  It’s served with a homemade blush colored Blueberry-Pomegranate vinaigrette. Pears, pecans and dried blueberries add lots of texture and great flavor.  The skinny for 1 salad including dressing, 126 calories, 7 grams of fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Prep Time: 15 […]

Caramel Apple Crisp

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Combine crisp apples and bake them in a dreamy caramel sauce. Next, take these golden glazed apples and cover them with a rustic crunchy oatmeal topping and the results are pure heaven.  This is a true American classic and perfect to bake for the abundant apple season. What I love about this irresistible dessert is […]