Archive for January, 2013

Skinny Mini Reuben Appetizers, Low Calorie and Delectable

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

  Here’s a classic deli sandwich turned into a bite-sized appetizer. I love serving these whenever I’m having company over or even as a fun lunch. They would be terrific to serve while watching football, too! These little gems are so delicious and simple to make. You can prep them in advance and pop them […]

Make at Home-Jamba Juice’s Pomegranate Paradise Smoothie, Delightful and Dairy Free

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

It’s one of Jamba’s very popular “all fruit” smoothies.  Most of their original smoothies contain frozen yogurt or sherbet, but not this one.  It’s just juice and frozen fruit!  Jamba Juice’s 16 oz size has 240 calories.  My home version is very close at 238 calories for the same size. This fiber rich smoothie is a […]

5 Foods to Keep When You Diet!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

5 Foods to Keep When You Diet! As a dietitian, I’m always hearing about foods that people think they should avoid when they diet. But dieting means deprivation. And deprivation, in most cases, does not lead to weight loss success. At we encourage balance and variety — and sanity! Many foods get put on […]

A Great, Skinny Greek Salad

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Americans love Greek Salad… Look on the menu of most restaurants and you’ll find one.  They’re loaded with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta and olives.  All good-for-you stuff.  The problem is most Greek salads are also loaded with fat and calories.  Restaurants pack on the cheese and toss in high-fat dressing.  This skinny salad […]

Spicylicious, Skinny “Hot Wings” Lettuce Wraps

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Get ready to fall in love with these amazingly delicious, low fat, lettuce wraps. They truly have all the great flavors of the popular spicy wings but rearranged into a healthy wrap.  No fried wings here!  First, I’m sauteing boneless, skinless chicken chunks in a mixture of  hot wings sauce, honey and lime.  To provide […]

Nearly Half of All Dieters Quit Within a Month…

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

A new weight loss survey from the UK found that nearly half of all dieters quit within a month. So, why do so many dieters throw in the towel so soon? There are oodles of reasons why popular diets rarely lead to long-term weight loss success. That’s why most dietitians, like us, recommend a non-diet […]

Skinny Chinese Chicken Salad Bites, 16 calories each!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

I’m so excited to share this delectable appetizer. I recently tested these on my girlfriends and they scarfed them up in one fell swoop! So fun to serve for an appetizer but equally fun to make for a light lunch! They’re packed with super healthy, fiber rich ingredients. The crunchiness comes from the baked Tostitos […]

Caffeine: How much is too much?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Caffeine: How much is too much? I couldn’t imagine life without my daily dose of caffeine. I often have 1-2 cups of tea in the a.m. and a latte as a pick-me-up later in the day. When I’m competing in a race or event, I always drink more coffee to get the additional boost it […]

Skinny Chicken Pot Pie, Italiano

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

It’s one of my very favorite chicken pot pie recipes! It’s not a typical pot pie recipe. It’s luxuriously rich in Italian flavors since using light Alfredo sauce for the base of the chicken stew. Although a bit higher in fat and POINTS than my other pot pie recipe, it’s still much lower in fat […]