Light and Fluffy Whole Wheat Waffles

Yesterday I gave you 10 tips to lighten up your recipes. Today’s waffle recipe is a terrific example....more

Lighten Up! 10 Tips to Lighten Up Your Recipes

You really can cook light. Light and healthy cooking. Healthy living. We all want that, don’t we?To help you along your path to a lighter cooking style, I thought I would share a few of my cooking tips. Tried and true ways to light up your recipes, and still keep great flavor....more

Kid Friendly Carrots with Orange Zest

I admit it. I got sucked in by an infomercial! It’s true. Right before Christmas I watched an infomercial for Montel’s HealthMaster. Normally I would be ashamed of myself for making such an impulsive, expensive purchase, but not this time. What an awesome kitchen gadget!...more

Green Beans With Roasted Walnuts and Sweet Cranberries

This recipe from was a hit with the family this Christmas dinner. I don’t know if it was the pretty Christmas colors in the dish, or the combination of ingredients, but these beans provided a nice balance for heavier foods like the stuffing and mashed potatoes....more

Flank Steak with Garlicky Mediterranean Salad

In Kristi’s world, there is nothing better than steak with a really great salad. It’s true! Add horseradish sauce, and I’m in heaven!...more

Rosemary Pork Chops Stuffed with Mushrooms and Red Chard

You really can keep your waistline in check during the holidays with meals like these savory pork chops stuffed with swiss chard and mushrooms.The whole meal was under 300 calories, and the flavor was fantastic thanks to fresh rosemary from my garden. It just proves that a light and healthy meal really can taste good too....more

A Power Breakfast To Get You Through These Busy Holidays

I'm determined to get through the holidays without a growing waistline, so to keep me going during this busy holiday month, I'll need a power breakfast. Oatmeal is always a terrific, nutritious breakfast choice.I’ve added toasted walnuts, dried cranberries and shredded apple to really boost the fiber, and give you a breakfast that will stick with you during those holiday shopping sprees!...more

New to the BlogHer Food Community

I'm new to the BlogHer Food community, and wanted to introduce myself. I've been blogging about cooking light and healthy for a year now, and have really enjoyed myself. So much so, that I decided to go back to school at the ripe old age of 49 to get a nutrition and wellness certification....more

New to BlogHer

Good Morning! I'm new to BlogHer and excited to be here. I have a light and healthy recipe blog at I'm passionate about cooking healthy. I provide nutrition information and Weight Watchers points for all my recipes to make it easy for those of us watching our weight to know what exactly what we're eating.Kristi...more