Snacks

Apple Cider Recipe

Recipe: Skinny Hot Apple Cider

For the perfect warm drink, SkinnyMom served up this Skinny Hot Apple Cider recipe, which we are loving for many reasons! This recipe has only 98 calories per serving and combines apple juice, oranges, lemons, cinnamon and more to create the perfectly spiced warm drink. Cuddle up on the couch with a glass of cider and a good book tonight!   Pro tips: Having a Winter party? Multiply the recipe ...[Read More]

Stuffed Skinny Baked Apple Recipe!

Stuffed Skinny Baked Apple Recipe!

Oooh, this recipe makes me happy just thinking about it, not to mention the amazing smell it gives your home when you bake it! Our friends at SkinnyMom created this recipe and offered it to us for our recipe of the week for #HealthyHolidays 2015! Here you go: delicious and wonderful: Stuffed Baked Apple Recipe!! Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45-50 minutes Ingredients 4 baking apples ¼ cup insta ...[Read More]

Skinny Eggnog

Skinny Eggnog

We have our friends at SkinnyMom to thank for this post! You can still enjoy this rich, creamy and truly delicious Christmas drink and free yourself of waistline thoughts. They serve up a lighter version of this traditional holiday cheer. The almond milk is a favorite with lactose challenged folks and you can add a bit of extra cheer with whiskey, bourbon or rum! With only 6 ingredients this Skinn ...[Read More]

No Bake Breakfast Balls

No Bake Breakfast Balls

Put down the Pop tart! The ‘quick breakfast’ is not NEW news. The healthy start breakfast is also not a headliner. And the peanut butter, granola combo? While delicious, not new either! What is? My NEW FAVORITE  No Bake Breakfast I love finding unique ways to do the same thing, and my requirements are that they are easy and quick, but for breakfast: healthy is really important. I figure I can alwa ...[Read More]

American Flag Low Calorie Pudding Pie

American Flag Low Calorie Pudding Pie

No Sugar, Low Calorie, Delicious and Swoon-Worthy Dessert made EASY! Since I posted the picture of this mouth watering and highly ‘conversation-starting’ recipe on facebook, I’ve had an outpour of requests for the recipe. And since I want you all to be the hit of your gatherings with your conversation starting, too good to be true guiltless dessert, I’m sharing it. Note this is a ‘lightened up des ...[Read More]

10 No-Prep Power Snacks to Fuel your BEST Workout

10 No-Prep Power Snacks to Fuel your BEST Workout

Are you a morning runner? Mid-day? Post work? Night? Whenever you can fit it in? Regardless of WHEN you run, you want to make the most out of it, which means you want your body to have exactly the right kind of fuel. Think about this analogy: when your bike has little air in its tires, it’s not going to move as fast or efficiently, and you inevitably won’t get as far in the same amount of time. Th ...[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]

Garlic’n’Herb Popcorn Crunch

Garlic’n’Herb Popcorn Crunch

Happy Recipe-of-the-Week Wednesday!! Ok, I’m popcorn OBSESSED! In fact I’m deeming these light fluffy fiber filled clouds of yum, the ‘favorite #fitgirl food’ trend of 2015 ! Seriously, browse through my recipes, and you’ll see the theme this year of popcorn in so many ways – it’s Crazy! From the endless ways to dress it up, ‘style it’ if you will, s ...[Read More]

Cozy Apple Cider Recipe

Cozy Apple Cider Recipe

I love starting my Saturday morning with this warm, yummy and cleaning fall cider. Recipe 1/2 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider 1-1/2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves 1/2 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of agave nectar Directions In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks.   Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot.   ...[Read More]

6 Slim ’n’ Spooky Halloween Treats

6 Slim ’n’ Spooky Halloween Treats

How do you let the kid inside you indulge this Halloween without blowing your grown-up diet? There’s a few tricks you can use to make treats that are healthy and satisfy your cravings for sweet or salty seasonal fare.  Check out our chosen 6 Slim ‘n’ Spooky Halloween Treats for Halloween! 6. Pumpkin Dip Don’t let the word “dip” scare you! This version from MyRecipes is packed with fibe ...[Read More]

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Up Your Popcorn

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Up Your Popcorn

by Food Critic, Joanna O’Leary Crunchy, salty, and satisfying, popcorn is a great snack — and it can be healthy, too. Air popped popcorn has only 30 calories per one cup serving plus whole grain that’s packed with antioxidants and fiber, which helps you fight disease while keeping you fuller, longer  But the challenge is how to ‘dress’ your popcorn in a healthy way so you d ...[Read More]

5 Best Bikini-Friendly Snacks!

by Joanna O’Leary Plan to spend a good chunk of summer on the beach or at the pool? Me, too :-). All that swimming and surfing and sandcastle-building requires energy, so remember to pack the picnic basket!  And if you’ve been working hard to fit into your favorite two-piece, then you’ll want to load the cooler with healthful snacks that will keep you going AND keep you rockin ...[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]

Skinny Cupcake Recipe | Happy Easter!

Skinny Cupcake Recipe | Happy Easter!

This Easter you don’t have to choose between skimping on dessert and sabotaging your diet.  I have a skinny cupcake recipe that you’ll LOVE!  With some simple ingredient swaps, you can enjoy the yummiest holiday treats for less fat and fewer calories. I’m sure you’re thinking right now that those scrumptious-looking cupcakes can’t possibly be ‘light’! Indeed, they don’t loo ...[Read More]

Guilt-Free Healthy Cocktails and Snacks Recipes

Guilt-Free Healthy Cocktails and Snacks Recipes

I want to take a moment to thank all the wonderful ladies who came out to my very first “Guilt-Free Cocktail Party & Cooking Class,” and to the amazing Central Market for hosting us. (P.S. Their cooking school kitchen is FABULOUS!). Also shout out to my Events Partner and Food/Travel Critic Joanna O’Leary for her help in fuelling such an incredible series! Not only did we talk about how ...[Read More]

Best St. Patty’s Day Green Cocktail: The Skinny Mojito

Best St. Patty’s Day Green Cocktail: The Skinny Mojito

 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m I don’t know about you, but if there is ever a reason to drink a good mojito, this is a great time for it. Even if you own no ‘green’, you can wear it with your pretty and delicious cocktail spirit in hand! Taking the traditional iced mojito to the next level, here is a simple way to put a fun & lighter spin on that ordinary recipe. JELL-O Mojito Serves 6  20 min ...[Read More]

Five Fabulous Fit, Strong and Sexy Appetizers

Think “healthy” and “happy hour” don’t go together? Think again, lady! You know I’m all about having your fitness without sacrificing fun! Thanks to my dear friend and food and travel critic, Joanna O’Leary, we decided, why not start a cocktail and cooking scene that doesn’t come with any guilty thoughts about having to break your diet! With these five lightened up appetizers, you can save those c ...[Read More]

Strawberry Hearts

Strawberry Hearts

February usually means an inundation of red, heart shaped recipes, am I right? Well, I’d like to add just a few more of those to your list of fun, love-themed recipes that you can make this month, or any time of year that you’re feeling festive, or just feel like having a delicious snack! These can be made for breakfast or snack, or even given as a gift if you throw them in a pretty bo ...[Read More]

Summertime Anytime Gelato

Summertime Anytime Gelato

No matter what season it is, this quick and easy recipe is perfect for those days when you just need a little ice cold treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! This healthified Italian classic has only 55 calories per serving, so you can enjoy it any time, with zero guilt! Ingredients 6 packets Stevia (or other natural, zero calorie sweetener of your choice) 2 tbsp agave nectar 1.5 tbsp lime juice 1 tbs ...[Read More]

Warm Blueberry Cashew Parfait

Warm Blueberry Cashew Parfait

Time for a new recipe to bring in the New Year!   This is an easy, healthy, and delicious recipe that will give you the energy you need to kick start 2014! Warm Blueberry Cashew Parfait Serves 1 Ingredients: 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons cashews Directions: Cook 1/2 cup of blueberries with 1 tablespoon agave nectar over low heat until the blueberries start ...[Read More]