Category Archives: Fit For Kids

SOUVENIR EATING: GENERAL TSO’S SKINNY CHICKEN AND STIR FRIED VEGETABLES

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The list of cultural treasures that New York City has given the world is long: The Met and MOMA, Lady Liberty and Lady Gaga, alternate side parking and, of course, great Chinese food. And before you say, “New York didn’t … Continue reading

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SOUVENIR EATING: SKINNY SALMON TARTAR

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When souvenir eating in Sweden, one thing I didn’t expect was the abundance of “tartare” (also spelled “tartar”) dishes on the menus. We had herring tartar, squid tartar and (sorry, Rudolph!) even reindeer tartar. But one of my favorites was … Continue reading

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SOUVENIR EATING: SWEDISH GRAVLAX WITH SKINNY MUSTARD DILL SAUCE

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Once in a great while, I come across a spectacular dish that needs little tinkering to skinny-fy or simplify because it’s already perfectly healthy and incredibly easy…like Swedish Gravlax with Mustard Dill Sauce. Not the same as the smoked salmon … Continue reading

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SOUVENIR EATING: SUPER SKINNY CAULIFLOWER GRATIN

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No matter how much you like to cook, how many recipe books you own or how many hours of Food T.V. you watch, sometimes it’s hard to find new kitchen inspiration.  And as the recent holidays approached, such was my … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: KALE, VEGGIE SAUSAGE AND EGG

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Without a doubt, one of the best tricks for losing weight and keeping it off is to make sure green vegetables make an appearance at every meal… And here’s a quick and easy breakfast dish that’s loaded with greens, will … Continue reading

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SKINNY SAN FRANCISCO CIOPPINO

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Whether or not you’re trying to lose weight, here’s a hearty but super healthy one pot dish that’s perfect on a cold night: Skinny San Francisco Cioppino. An iconic seafood stew that evolved in the late 19th century when Italian … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: LEMON AND DIJON MARINATED TURKEY BREAST SALAD WITH CAPERS AND CORNICHONS

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After every holiday meal where a big bird is involved, there seems to be an inevitable avalanche of internet recipes to help you clear your fridge of that platter of poultry… (Turkey Soup! Turkey Hash! Turkey Tacos!) But if your … Continue reading

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ROASTED HERB PORK LOIN WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS, FENNEL, APPLES AND MUSTARD SAUCE

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As people on the East Coast continue to recover from the devastating storm that was Sandy, I wanted to offer up a family meal that’s perfect for fall but is now simplified as well as skinny-fied: Roasted Herb Pork Loin … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: SKINNY CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP WITH CHEDDAR AND CROUTONS

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Here’s a dish that proves you don’t have to give up your favorite “chef crushes” to lose weight, you just have to re-define your relationships: Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Croutons. The original recipe –which I used … Continue reading

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GOOD GREEK! SKINNY QUINOA WITH TOMATOES, CUKES, OLIVES AND HERBS

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In the last few years, Quinoa has become the “It Girl” of the food world–popping up in so many restaurants, magazines, books and blogs you’d think its last name was Kardashian. (Don’t tell Bravo…or Andy Cohen will give it its … Continue reading

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