Quick Turkey Kale Chili

Quick Turkey Kale Chili

For me this could be called “Grower’s Market” chili. I often get organic ground chicken from the meat guy and most of these veggies are readily available at the springtime market. This came together shockingly quick and was the perfect weeknight dinner. I think I’ve said this before but if/when cooking for folks who...

46 Calorie Chocolate Cupcake Bites

46 Calorie Chocolate Cupcake Bites

Remember a little while ago I discussed how fat is “in”? This is technically a trend I’m on board with, but I’d like to issue a word of caution. Fats have more than twice the calories per gram as compared to carbs and protein. If you’re eating it with gusto, the scale will be...

Clean Chewy Apricot Almond Snack Bars

Clean Chewy Apricot Almond Snack Bars

Clean, as in Clean Eating. I’ve gotten this magazine for years and though I’ve never followed their strict meal plan, I use TONS of their recipes. Clean basically means whole grains, no white flour or sugar, generally lower calorie, and chock full of veggies, fruits, lean protein and dairy. These snack bars fit that...

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The end of the title should be “in 20 minutes”. Who doesn’t love 20 minute, light and healthy chicken dinners? I made this on a Sunday during naptime; my brother-in-law Jimmy listened patiently as I illustrated to him how to zest a lime and avoid the bitter pith (he’s a nice boy for acting...

Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple Drizzle

Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple Drizzle

The pumpkin explosion is officially upon us – just ask Pinterest. You can put pumpkin in really anything, it turns out. Most of the time, though, this perfectly healthy and low calorie food is bastardized by adding silly amounts of sugar, butter, and cream. Put down the pumpkin scone, kids, and get down with...

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze

I think it’s funny that we only use pumpkin in the fall. It’s like a nod to the original settlers who could only eat pumpkin when they harvested it in the autumn months. The thing is, people, we can find perfectly wonderful canned pumpkin every single day of the year at our local grocery...

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Light Cannoli Cheesecake

Learning how to cook will save you money, calories, and your life. Don’t scoff – cooking for yourself is almost always healthier than restaurant food and long life is an indirect result of a healthy diet. There is a downside to cooking; the mystery calorie curtain is lifted and your entire view of food...

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