Cooking Low Cal when all he wants is good old comfort food

My husband started using Isagenix  a few months ago, I have been working with him on loosing weight and getting himself into better shape, we chose Isagenix to help us on this journey.  So he has lost over 30 pounds and is looking remarkable, he has a goal weight that he wants to hit as well.  Cooking healthy nutritious meals that are truly tasty is the key!  I am incorporating a new cooking and lifestyle show into my repertoire, if you will :-)So here are some tips that I use;...more

Black Bean, Potato, and Chorizo Enchiladas

I set out to create a an enchilada recipe packed with flavor, low in fat, and high in veggie matter and I'm thrilled to be able to share my success with you!  These black bean, potato, and chorizo enchiladas are absolutely delicious and will definitely take care of that craving for fattening Mexican food at a fraction of the fat and calories. This recipe came in at just under 250 calories per enchilada on two different nutrition calculating programs....yay!  Even adding a bit of low-fat sour cream isn't going to break the calorie bank on this one. Get...more

Lite Chicken Tortilla Soup

The biggest problem I have with this recipe and my Corn Chowder, is keeping the kids' paws off when they're skulking about for a late-night snack or weekend breakfast.&...more

Healthy Sausage-Lover's Pasta

One of the nice things about being the main cook in the family is I get to make the dietary choices - at least for the meals everyone eats at home...goodness only knows what's going in the teenager's bellies from the lines in the school cafeteria! Because I...more

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St. Patrick's Day Healthy Rainbow Cupcakes

My daughter was flipping through the Family Fun Magazine when the last page caught her eye. It was a recipe for rainbow cupcakes–perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. I looked down the ingredient list and was a little upset. They used food dyes and a white cake mix. I thought that I could make it much healthier. So I came up with this alternative: RAINBOW CUPCAKES ...more

Hungarian Mushroom Barley Soup

I really wanted to make some Mushroom Barley soup, but many of the recipes called for BUTTER or SOUR CREAM.  Or, quite frankly, they looked a little bland.  So, I decided to overhaul a highly rated recipe on allrecipes.com to make it lower in fat and dairy free.  The results were outstanding, so I feel compelled to share it with the world....more

Looking for Ways to Prepare Asparagus?

It’s almost Spring, and one of my favorite vegetables is making an appearance in the supermarket at a price I can afford to pay. Asparagus!What a versatile, colorful, and tasty veggie. It doesn’t take long for asparagus to be the first to disappear from a vegetable platter filled with carrots, celery, tomatoes.Asparagus is best when it’s simply steamed, and served lightly dusted with a little kosher salt and some cracked black pepper....more

Midweek Meal: Mushroom & Miso Cod en Papillote

Some days when I'm dashing from meeting to meeting, I rely on these two things to keep me at bay:When I come home exhausted and frazzled, I just want to kick off my rainboots, pop my dinner in the oven,and watch a good old fashion slasher film if Lost isn't on. (Who are these temple people!?) I'm not a fast-food joint kind of girl but I sure love a quick, hot meal - who doesn't? Here's a recipe that can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes. ...more

Three Healthy and Quick Snacks for a Flat Stomach

The key to losing weight - I mean really losing weight and keeping it off - is making sure that your metabolism is consistently working to burn fat. How do you keep your metabolism burning? ...more