Archive for February, 2012

Delightfully Light and Fiber Rich Chicken and White Bean Chili

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Don’t be fooled by the look of this pale colored chili.  Yes it’s not a traditional chili but it’s really great tasting.  Much lighter than most,  it includes some unusual chili ingredients such as potatoes, hominy and white kidney beans.  What a yummy way to add more fiber to your diet.  Just 1 cup contains […]

My Academy Award’s Night Skinny Menu

Friday, February 24th, 2012

This Sunday, February 26th is the 84th Annual Academy Awards.  The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929 at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood. It was a private brunch with an audience of about 270 people.  This year it’s at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and millions of people will watch from all over the […]

Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The most prized and elegant of all the vegetables, asparagus is believed to have originated 2,000 years ago. Each serving has 71 calories, 5 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  Roasted asparagus adds a nice addition to any meal, a real treat for asparagus lovers! Prep Time: 5 minutes Bake time: 15 minutes […]

Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

Monday, February 13th, 2012

For a gourmet tasting dinner, try this superb shrimp, sauteed in a buttery, garlic and lemon wine sauce.  It doesn’t get easier to prepare yet it taste so indulgent. Instead of having to prep the raw shrimp, by deveining and such, I like to use cooked shrimp. It’s so much easier and cooks in minutes!  […]

Romantic and Skinny, Valentine’s Day Dinner

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

It’s Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14th.  This year, why not make a romantic dinner for your sweetheart…Start the evening with a loving toast sipping on a sexy Champagne cocktail.  Next, I’m pulling out all the stops with two elegant pasta dishes to choose from. Serve either of them with lovely roasted asparagus. For the grand […]

Amazing Skinny Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Sweetheart

Friday, February 10th, 2012

The old saying goes, ” The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Well my saying goes, “The way to anyone’s heart is with chocolate.” Especially when you present these adorable cupcakes.  What a wonderful way to say I love you!  Some believe Red Velvet cake originally came from Down South and was […]

February is Heart Healthy Month

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

What do you think is the #1 killer of women in the United States? A. Lung cancer B. Breast cancer C. Heart disease If you answered “C.” you’d be right. All month long is American Heart Month. Eating healthy, exercising regularly, quitting smoking, and keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol at their optimum levels are […]

Dazzling, Skinny Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

  Deep dark chocolate batter embraces chunks of ruby-colored cherries in this elegant cake. The light crimson glaze adds a touch of blush to the top and the overall flavor hints of chocolate-covered cherries. This is another one of my “no time to bake” cakes because I’m starting with a cake mix. Although there are […]

Skinny, Mini, Meringue Kisses for Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Bake for your sweetheart, family or friends these “melt in your mouth” little kisses. There are very few desserts out there that are totally guilt-free. Happily, these bite-size gems are. What a dream come true with each kiss having just 12.7 calories, 0 grams of fat and 1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints!  They have such a lovely […]

Fabulous Super Bowl Appetizers Made Skinny

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Everybody loves to munch during the game. To many of us, the food is as important as the game, right?  Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t have to curtail your diet.  Serve some of these delectable skinny recipes. Your guests will love them too!