Category Archives: Skinny Snacks

QUICK AND EASY BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPER: GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN TACOS WITH SKINNY CABBAGE AND FENNEL SLAW

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Though I’m a big fan of seasonal cooking, cooking seasonally isn’t just about using the most abundant and freshest local ingredients you can find, it’s also about the time you can find in any given season to turn those fresh … Continue reading

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YOU SAY “TOMATO,” I SAY “TOMAH-TO.” SKINNY TOMATO CONFIT aka TOMATO “SPLAT”

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For weight loss, taste and ease, you just can’t beat a late summer tomato.  Simply sliced, salted and sprinkled with a bit of balsamic, it’s a super snack or side dish with so few calories it’s not even worth doing … Continue reading

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THE MAINE EVENT: SKINNY LOBSTER SALAD and LIGHT LOBSTER ROLLS

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There is no place I’d rather be in the summer than the breathtaking coast of Maine…. And nothing I’d rather eat, anytime of year, than Maine lobster. But if you can’t get to Maine, here’s a way to experience the … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: GINGER SOY SALMON WITH ASIAN CUCUMBER AND PEPPER SALAD

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Here’s another dish that is a “smart weapon” in the war against unwanted weight…not only because it’s super low in calories, but because it’s quick and easy: Ginger Soy Salmon with Asian Cucumber and Pepper Salad. It’s a great way … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY AND SUPER SKINNY! CUCUMBER AND PEPPER PICKLES WITH WHOLE SPICES

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This is a recipe “re-do” of a long time favorite that’s now a smart weapon in my war against weight…and it’s not only skinny-fied, it’s simplified: Cucumber and Pepper Pickles with Whole Spices. The original recipe that I made for … Continue reading

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SUPER SUMMER KICK-OFF: SKINNY MEMORIAL DAY MENU

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Memorial Day is almost here… And whether you’re hosting your own BBQ to kick-off  summer…or contributing to a friend’s party, here are some festive (but easy) menu ideas that will please your pals and your pants!

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COWBOY CONFETTI: SKINNY SOUTHWESTERN RED LENTIL AND CHOPPED VEGGIE SALAD

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Forgive me, Whole Foods, for I have sinned…. It’s been 2 months since my last confession…of taking one of your best dishes and taking out more than half the calories… But before you make me count a dried bean rosary–or … Continue reading

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FABULOUS FAKE: SKINNY SUN DRIED TOMATO DIP

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When it comes to losing weight now and keeping it off for life, “filling yourself up and faking yourself out” is key…And here’s a recipe that proves just how easy, delicious and beautiful it can be: Skinny Sun Dried Tomato … Continue reading

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“PLENTY” SKINNY: ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH INDIAN SPICES, YOGURT AND SEEDS ala OTTOLENGHI

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Staring at my winter squash this weekend, I had a mid-winter cookery crisis… though I still loved the sweet and gorgeous gourd, the thrill, it seemed, was gone… But timing is everything…and faster than I could Google “butternut blues,” there  … Continue reading

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OSCAR IMPOSTER: SMOKED SALMON AND SKINNY DILL CREAM WITH CAVIAR ON OVEN ROASTED POTATO CRISPS

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If you’re looking for a sophisticated but skinny appetizer to wow the judges at your Academy Awards watching party, this is it: Smoked Salmon and Skinny Dill Cream with Caviar on Oven Roasted Potato Crisps. Inspired by Wolfgang Puck’s smoked … Continue reading

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