Dinners

sweet potato

Recipe: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

This week our friends at Skinnymom.com shared with us this fun and ‘fit’ alternative to a sweet potato casserole, since the contents will be served back in the potato skin. Instead of a calorie and fat-laden casserole recipe, we scooped out the centers of our sweet potatoes, added some non-fat Greek yogurt, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg, mixed it all together and came up with these ...[Read More]

skinny corn casserole

Skinny Corn Casserole

Our SkinnyMom friends are serving us up with the #healthyholidays recipes, and this week is no exception! This is an excellent holiday side dish, or even as a cozy snack to warm you up. At only 159 calories per serving, and the fact that it tastes just like the corn pudding your grandma used to make makes it an ‘everybody’ favorite! Recipe: Skinny Corn Casserole   Prep time: 10 mi ...[Read More]

BEST Easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe

BEST Easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe

BEST easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe that has made me a Breakfastarian (yes that’s a new word)! Sorry mom, but these pancakes may actually be the best I’ve ever had (& happens to be healthy also). I omitted butter completely and added 1 banana, 3 tbsp flax seed & 1/4 cup wheat bran. Yum! Kind of hesitated giving up the recipe, but since I am so excited about it, I just ha ...[Read More]

Crispy Low Calorie Brussel Sprout Chips!

Crispy Low Calorie Brussel Sprout Chips!

Crispy Brussel Sprout Chips I’m obsessed with this high-fiber, and low-calorie salty snack! As much as I love potato chips and French fries, convincing me brussell sprouts would be a good alternative was not easy, until I started making them this way~ I never thought brussel sprouts could become one of my favorite side dishes! They are one of those ‘so darn nutrition packed’, how can they possibly ...[Read More]

How To Make A Healthy Filling Salad

How To Make A Healthy Filling Salad

By Fitnet Blog Partner, Emily Salads are the quintessential “healthy meal,” and for good reason: they’re full of greens and vegetables! But salads also have a dark side. If you order them out at a restaurant, they run the risk of having as many calories as a burger, and if you make them at home, far too often, they don’t have enough calories to keep you satisfied (which is why you’ll start searchi ...[Read More]

5 Food & Drink Swaps For A Fitter, Sexier 4th of July Party!

5 Food & Drink Swaps For A Fitter, Sexier 4th of July Party!

Independence day is right around the corner and I bet you’ve already been invited to a few parties and cookouts (or maybe you’re hosting your own!).  In either case, much of traditional July 4th fare isn’t exactly waistline-friendly–but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge.  Try these 5 food and drink swaps for a happy and healthy Fourth of July celebration. Hot ...[Read More]

Healthified Chocolate Cake

Healthified Chocolate Cake

Who doesn’t love a big piece of chocolate cake every once and a while? With this recipe, you can have your cake and eat it too! It is a gluten-free, low carb cake with a secret ingredient…   That’s right…black beans! This tiny superfood makes the cake super moist, not to mention nutrient-dense, too! And trust me, you would never know there are beans in it! Ingredients ...[Read More]

Healthy Pizza Recipe | Pita Pocket Pizza

Healthy Pizza Recipe | Pita Pocket Pizza

We all love steaming hot, melt in your mouth, cheesy pizza, don’t we? While it’s definitely okay to indulge in the real deal every once in a while, all that dough and cheese (never mind the toppings) may not be the best idea for a daily meal. But no one said we have to give up that delicious taste we love. Here is my favorite healthy pizza recipe so I can eat pizza any day I want! This ...[Read More]

Red Velvet “Soup”

Red Velvet “Soup”

It’s finally February, which means the build up to Valentine’s Day has begun! For some of you, this may make you role your eyes, while others may get super excited thinking about spending some quality time with a significant other. Regardless of your plans for the 14th, this richly colored, cold “soup” is the perfect dish to make anytime of year, but it’s especially f ...[Read More]

Do YOU want to cook with ME?

Do YOU want to cook with ME?

Last night I did something I never do – I went to a cooking class! Yes, that’s right, me, someone who hates following other people’s recipes preferring to create all my own versions of dishes. But, I’ve always had this romantic notion of going to ‘cooking school’ and decided it would be nice to learn from a true culinary chef and be the student. And to further this, it was not a healthy cooking cl ...[Read More]

Too Good To Be True Guilt-Free Pizza

Too Good To Be True Guilt-Free Pizza

Oh dear pizza, how often you are misjudged – and for good reason! Greasy, cheesy, gluten-heavy pizza can leave us feeling gross, sluggish and bloated. I must thank the heavens for whoever invented ‘cauliflower crust’ pizza… Now you can have your crust and your waistline too! What You’ll Need (Serves 2) For the crust: 2 cups grated cauliflower (about 1/2 a head) 1/2 cup yogu ...[Read More]

Sesame Seed Seared Ahi over Seaweed and Edamame Salad

Sesame Seed Seared Ahi over Seaweed and Edamame Salad

This dinner is an amazing Asian dish! The ahi is so quick and easy to make, but tastes like its from a 5 star restaurant! The seaweed salad does require quite a few ingredients, so if you're pressed for time to search for them in the market, you can replace the seaweed salad with a regular AR Clean Meal Salad with edamame as the protein!

Sweet Potato “Chips” over Arugula

Sweet Potato “Chips” over Arugula

This is a healthy take on what used to be one of my favorite snacks as a kid, homemade potato "chips" that my mom used to make me. Not only would kids love this recipe, but it makes the perfect dinner for adults too!

Balsamic Chicken and Roasted Veggies

Balsamic Chicken and Roasted Veggies

This dinner is super easy to make and clean up, so it’s great for a quick and super delicious healthy meal! Since this recipe makes 4 servings, I recommend making it for company or using the extra servings for leftover meals!