Archive for May, 2011

Light and Healthy Asian Style Dinner

Monday, May 30th, 2011

If you’re looking for a flavorful, light dinner to make this week, try this paring of Chinese chicken soup and chicken lettuce wraps.  I’ve shared the lettuce wraps before as an appetizer.  Everyone loves them!  Why wait for company when you’re family can enjoy them for a weeknight dinner.  The best news-each wrap has only […]

Skinny Tips on Buying and Storing Meat…

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Buying: 1. Make the meat counter your last stop in the supermarket. 2. The meat package should be cold, without any tears or excessive juice. 3. For the highest quality beef, buy before the sell by date. 4. Don’t see what you want?  Ask the butcher if they’ve got it fresh in the back. Storing: […]

2 Simple Skinny Treats, No Baking Required!

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Company coming over and no time to fuss over dessert?  Here’s two yummy treats, super easy to make and everybody will love!  

My Favorite Store Bought Reduced-fat Salad Dressings…

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

For years I was completely disappointed in the reduced-fat salad dressings sold in supermarkets.  They often tasted medicinal or simply unpleasant and I felt better off using a small amount of a high-fat dressing, or giving up on taste and using vinegar or fresh-squeezed lemon juice.  Out of frustration, I ultimately created my own line […]

A Skinny Cookout

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Summer’s here and it’s barbecue season.  Make this tasty menu while keeping your get-together skinny!  

Keep it or toss it?

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

You’ve got leftovers and don’t trust your nose, right?  Find out how long it takes food to go bad at  Search by food or category, including produce, dairy, meat, and condiments.  You’ll also find answers to other food-safety questions like, “is it OK to eat chicken that’s been frozen for over 2 years?” ( […]

Skinny Old Fashioned Popcorn

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Munching popcorn at the movies and at home is a real American pastime.  However the news is out-popcorn at the movies is usually popped in unhealthy fats and they use too much of it.  In addition, most people top it with butter.  Of course, the healthiest way to eat popcorn is air popped without adding […]

Popchips…My Favorite Reduced-Fat Chips

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

If you haven’t tried Popchips before you’re in for a real treat!  They aren’t baked or fried.  They take wholesome potatoes, add a little heat, pressure and pop into chips.  The only thing added is a flavorful blend of seasonings for a chip so delicious and crispy, you won’t even notice it’s healthier.  They contain […]

Skinny Tuna Melt

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

This yummy sandwich is the perfect way to create a quick turnaround lunch or dinner.  Most of the ingredients you might even have already.  Although a traditional tuna melt is made with healthy tuna, it’s shockingly high in calories and and fat.  Most restaurants use tuna packed in oil, regular mayo, cheese and grilled in […]

Skinny Sizzling Flank Steak with Citrus Salsa

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I’m spicing things up a bit with this Brazilian inspired recipe.  In Brazil, they have restaurants called Churrascarias, where they serve barbecued meats called Churrasco.  They’re typically served with a salsa-like sauce as an accompaniment.  I’m doing the same by creating a spicy dry rub for the meat and topping with a colorful citrus salsa […]