Archive for July, 2012

Skinny Oreo Cookies and Cream Milkshake

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Get out the blender…Why bother to dunk your Oreo cookies in cold milk?  Here the cookies are, in a sense, “pre-dunked.” Each dreamy sip provides a flavorful proportion of Oreo cookie and vanilla flavors and the shake gets extra body from the ground-up cookies.  It’s skinny by using 1% reduced-fat milk, reduced-fat Oreo cookies and […]

Simple, Summertime Fresh Roasted Marinara Sauce, You’ll Love

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

This might be the most delicious tomato sauce you’ll ever taste! It’s important to make this sauce using summertime tomatoes. They really taste their best this time of year.  If possible, buy them at your local Farmer’s Market or look for locally grown tomatoes at your supermarket. You can also use whole cherry tomatoes or […]

Crunchalicious Kettle Corn You Can Make at Home

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Kettle corn is typically sold at farmer’s markets and fairs, even many sporting events. This popcorn recipe is my family’s all-time favorite!  It’s light and fresh tasting with just the right amount of sweetness.  It’s truly the perfect blend of popcorn, sweet and salty. Now you can make it at home anytime you want it…One […]

Fabulous Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

Friday, July 27th, 2012

A classic Margarita consist of tequila mixed with triple sec and lemon or lime juice.  Adding the sweet juiciness and deep red color of strawberries, makes it look and taste amazing and become a bit healthier too. This is sooo good you’ll be tempted to drink the entire pitcher but it is only fun when […]

Super Healthy and Amazing Beet Hummus

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Beet lovers rejoice…You’re going to flip for this unusual hummus! Even non beet lovers will most likely enjoy it too.  My husband and I ate almost the entire batch in one sitting. It’s that good! This simple to make hummus is loaded with very healthy ingredients, including, beets, garbanzo beans and heart healthy olive oil. Each […]

Skinny Tip of the Day

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Beets…better for you than you think! Beets might be a super food but they get B-list treatment at the supermarket and their health benefits deserve top billing.  Think of beets as red spinach.  Just like Popeye’s power food, this crimson vegetable is one of the best sources of both folate and betaine, two nutrients that […]

Skinny Frozen Mocha Cream Pie

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The consistency of this dreamy, “no bake” dessert is quite unusual.  It’s a thick, slightly gooey, frozen treat.  It’s not quite solid like ice cream, yet substantially heavier than whipped cream.  I’ve made it skinnier by using reduced-fat Oreo cookie crumbs for both the crust and topping.  The velvety filling is made with all reduced-fat […]

Recipe of the Month: Skinny Frozen S’mores

Monday, July 16th, 2012

This is our 4th,”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 right here on Skinny Kitchen, click here: This yummy frozen treat makes a terrific dessert for the lazy days of summer… One bite and […]

Chicken à la King, a Classic Made Skinny

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Chicken à la King is a delicious, nostalgic recipe consisting of diced chicken in a luxuriously rich, cream sauce with vegetables and often served over rice, pasta or bread.  The other key ingredient is diced pimentos. One of my Facebook friends, Jerry Johnson, sent me the recipe his mom used, from an old Betty Crocker […]

Homemade Watermelon Lemonade, the Perfect Summer Sipper

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Sweet, juicy, watermelons are everywhere, this time of year.  Many of us wouldn’t trade a slice of ice cold watermelon on a hot summer day for anything else!  Adding pureed watermelon to lemonade makes it a delightfully, refreshing drink.  I’ve calculated the skinny facts and Weight Watchers POINTS made with sugar.  I’ve also done the […]