Healthy Kitchen Makeover


There is no denying that dining out has its perks- it’s fun, easy and takes the guess-work out of what’s for dinner but if you are on a mission to achieve and maintain a world-class physique, you will soon learn that restaurants are your biggest “frenemies”. While most claim to have become more health conscious over the past few years by offering a low-calorie menu, a restaurant’s definition of “low calorie” may not always coincide with yours. It’s time to get psyched about cooking at home- not only will you save time and money but there is a certain sense of satisfaction that comes along with … [Read more...]

Grilling Healthy Food

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Summer is the best time to get the BBQ fired up. It is time to swap that winter comfort food for healthier options. This doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor or enjoyment. There are many ways you can prepare your food to taste good that still carry healthy standards. Salads are a great option in summertime and don’t need to be full of high fat creamy dressings. Start off with a lettuce base of your choice, baby spinach leaves are a great option as well. Use your BBQ to create great tasting protein additions, chargrilling vegetables are fabulous too. I have included some of my … [Read more...]

Green Tea-Oatmeal Pancakes

This makes a big batch of pancakes, which may be more than you’ll need. But prepare the whole recipe anyway and freeze leftovers for a delicious breakfast in a hurry. Simply remove from the freezer and pop into the toaster. Top with fresh fruit and yogurt, and in minutes you’ve got a healthful way to start the day. 1 ½ cups vanilla soy milk 2 flavored green tea bags, such as pomegranate or acai berry 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon light olive oil 2 eggs ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ … [Read more...]

Turkey Cutlets w/ Avacado Salsa

Because avocados are so high in fat, recipes often use just half of one. To keep the remaining half from browning, remove the seed and spray the flesh with cooking spray, then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Ingredients : 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved ½ avocado, halved, pitted, and chopped 4 scallions, chopped 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lime juice ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 pound turkey breast cutlets ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: 1. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, avocado, scallions, oil, lime … [Read more...]