Archive for June, 2012

CPK’s Tuscan Hummus Made Skinny

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

My family loves the Tuscan Hummus in the California Pizza Kitchen’s Cookbook.  It’s made with ingredients that are really good for you.  What makes it uniquely Italian is using white beans instead of garbanzo beans, found in a traditional recipe. It’s loaded with fresh garlic, Tahini, olive oil and seasonings.  My skinny version retains the […]

My Top Ten Favorite Summer Recipes

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The summer season is all about lighter recipes. It’s the most carefree time of the year and includes lots of outdoor entertaining. I hope you get a chance to try some of my favorite summer recipes. I particularly love  the Caesar Asparagus served with Lasagna Alfredo or the cornbread casserole with just about any kind […]

Mixed Berry Chicken Salad with a Yummy, Skinny Raspberry Ranch Dressing

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

This dazzling salad is not only bursting with color, it’s loaded with great flavors and extremely healthy ingredients.  It starts with a bed of spring mix, topped with berries, beets, chicken and finally crumbled feta cheese and walnuts, if desired. It’s really one of my all time favorite summer salads.  It’s dressed with my homemade […]

Skinny Tip of the Day

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Summer ripe tomatoes are really quite something. They are one of my favorite things about summer…They’re made even more luscious and healthy with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. It turns out that the oil helps your body absorb the tomato’s potent fat-soluble antioxidants, lycopene and other carotenoids, which benefit every organ in the […]

Skinny Tip of the Day

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Spinach is loaded with vitamins A and C as well as minerals including iron. Great news too-serving it with a little lemon not only brings out the flavor, it also changes the form of iron in the spinach, making it more easily absorbed. This healthy benefit also applies to other dark greens such as arugula. […]

Recipe of the Month: Cajun Chicken Linguini Alfredo, Skinnyfied

Monday, June 18th, 2012

This is our third,”Recipe of the Month” featured on our content partners website, Cars Travel Food.  To see this post on their site, click here: To view the recipe here on Skinny Kitchen, click here: I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!  

Fabulous, Skinny Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

I really love these coffee cake muffins. They’re light, lemony, tender, bursting with blueberries and crowed with a wonderful oatmeal streusel topping and lemon drizzle.  Putting all these great flavors together in one fell swoop makes these muffins truly special.  Prepping is easier since I’m starting with a cake mix.  Each muffin has 250 calories, 7 […]

Celebrate Father’s Day with this Fabulous Skinny Fiesta Menu

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Sunday is Father’s Day. Delight dad with this sensational, skinny fiesta! From the best skinny beer margaritas, appetizers and fajitas, to an amazing strawberry pie topped cheesecake for dessert, this feast is sure to make dad’s day!    

Fresh Strawberry Pie Topped Cheesecake…The Ultimate Skinny Dessert

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

If you’re looking for a fabulous, decadent, finale for a party, you’ll love this dreamy cheesecake.  During strawberry season there’s nothing more delicious than a fresh strawberry pie.  Few desserts are as eye appealing as a glistening fresh fruit pie.  One bite of this creamy creation tells you this is a dessert above others.  So […]

Skinny Tip of the Day

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

“Slice against the grain.” Have you ever read this in a recipe and wondered what it means? Some cuts of meat have distinct lines in them. Flank steak, skirt steak, brisket and London broil are good examples. These long lines are fibers running through the meat and they are difficult to chew through. These cuts […]