Posted in October 2012

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut Squash Ravioli

Butternut Squash Ravioli Aprox. Calories: 300 -350 Calories (2 Squash Raviolis) Suggested Music To Listen To While Preparing: Lily Allen This recipe is broken down into 2 parts. The 1st part of this recipe calls for ravioli pasta while the 2nd is the actual filling & preparation of the squash and sauce for the raviolis. Ravioli Tools: … Continue reading

Carrot Purée

Carrot Purée

Carrot Purée A new Fall favorite for only 50 Calories! Music To Listen To While Preparing: Kate Nash  Aprox. Calories: 50 Calories  Tools: Cheese Grater, Blender, Small Sauce Pan, Colander  Ingredients: ½ Cup Carrots, 1 Orange, 1 tsp. grated Ginger Root  Directions: Step 1) Boil carrots for 10 -15 minutes or until carrots are soft … Continue reading

Black Bean Wrap

Black Bean Wrap

Black Bean Wrap Aprox. Calories: 220 Calories Music to Listen to While Preparing: Jimmy Buffett Ingredients: Mashed Black Beans, Ham or Turkey, Lettuce, Lite Low-Cal Ranch, 1/2 slice American Cheese, Low-Cal Wrap (I use FlatOut) http://www.flatoutbread.com/ Directions: The first thing you need to decide is whether you will be using canned black beans or if … Continue reading

Sun Kissed Orange Smoothie

Sun Kissed Orange Smoothie

Sun Kissed Orange Smoothie Aprox. Calories: 81 Calories Per Glass (Tends to make 3-4 glasses per recipe) Music To Listen To While Preparing: 311 Tools: Blender, Fancy Glassware, Juicer, Spoon, Cutting Board & Knife Ingredients: 1/3 Cup Ice, 4 Oranges, 1 Banana, 1/3 Cup Frozen Peaches, 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple, & Lite Whipped Cream. Directions: … Continue reading

Vegetarian Flatbread

Vegetarian Flatbread

Vegetarian Flatbread Aprox. Calories: 260 for entire flatbread sheet! Music to Listen to While you Prepare: Regina Spektor-Fidelity Tools: Baking Sheet, Cutting Board & Knife Ingredients: 1/4 Cup Broccoli, 1/4 Cup Carrots, Small Handful of Feta Crumbles, 1/4 Cup Black Beans, 1 Small Handful Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 1 TBSP. Olive Oil. Italian Seasoning, 1 TBSP. Low-Cal … Continue reading

Key Lime Coconut Cups

Key Lime Coconut Cups

Key Lime Coconut Cups Aprox Calories: 215 Music To Listen To While Preparing: Katy Perry – Teenage Dream Tools: Muffin Pan, Small Bowl Ingredients: Key Lime Lite Yogurt, Light Whipped Cream, Sprinkles, 1 TBSP. Melted Butter, Cinnamon or Plain Graham Crackers, Coconut (optional). Directions: 1) Grab a small bowl and finely crunch 1/4 cup of … Continue reading

Creamy Country Chicken

Creamy Country Chicken

Creamy Country Chicken The Inspiration:  I have been away from my home in Michigan for a few months now. I packed up and moved 1,000 miles away from all of my family and friends in Feb. 2012. Now that the cooler fall temps are finally making it down to the south here in Myrtle Beach, … Continue reading

Leafy Lettuce Wrap

Leafy Lettuce Wrap

Leafy Lettuce Wrap When I began to focus on losing weight, the 1st thing I did was find ways to eat more greens and less carbs. I found that lettuce wraps were a perfect way to omit the bready bun and dodge myself of about 200-300 calories per sandwich. It’s an easy and practically effortless way … Continue reading

Fab Fish Tacos!

Fab Fish Tacos!

Fab Fish Tacos The first time I had a fish taco I was far from home. I was in a southern restaurant and in a southern state of mind. My backdoor was surrounded by sycamore trees, my commute to work was along the Atlantic Ocean, and my boss had a twangy accent so deep you … Continue reading

An Amazing Asparagus & Bacon Side Dish

An Amazing Asparagus & Bacon Side Dish

One of Many Simple Sunday Side Dishes… Sundays are known for a good home cooked meal. Moms and Grandmas all around America plan it, prepare it, and dish it out week after week. For some, it is a mini version of a Thanksgiving feast. An aromatic roast with whipped mashed potatoes and corn, or a luscious … Continue reading