Category Archives: 500 Calories or less

Shrimp Fajita Pasta

I swear we don’t always eat shrimp. It may seem like it, but we do eat other proteins, I promise. 🙂 I found this recipe over at Prevention RD. As usual, I wasn’t disappointed with this recipe. I mean really, … Continue reading

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Tuscan White Beans with Spinach, Shrimp and Feta

I am a big fan of a one pot meal. Especially one that comes together as quickly as this one does. Plus, it’s a dish basically made out of some of my favorite ingredients, shrimp, white beans and who could … Continue reading

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Chicken and Biscuit Pot Pie

Talk about comfort food! I love the idea of having something as delicious as pot pie without the work of making a crust. Especially on a week night! I found this great recipe over at Adventures in my Kitchen and … Continue reading

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Baked Cake Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

When I saw these beautiful doughnuts over at PreventionRd I totally drooled. Then, like just about everything she makes, I saw that they were also low in calories. I can’t lie. I suspected black magic. I was more than pleasantly … Continue reading

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Athenian Orzo

I get super excited when I find a relatively healthy recipe that is delicious and has a large serving size. It is literally the best of both worlds. It appeals to the “healthier” me while simultaneously appealing to my inner … Continue reading

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Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that I should have a cheese budget. I am a freak for cheese, especially goat cheese. Thankfully I can get a huge log of goat cheese at my local Bulk stores for cheap! It took … Continue reading

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Super Crispy Oven Fried Fish

I really wanted to say fishy so my title would rhyme. I am such a nerd. I was pretty skeptical when I first saw this recipe over at Cooking with the Big Dogs. It looked delicious, don’t get me wrong … Continue reading

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Youvarlakia

I think Elly at Elly Says Opa said it perfectly. Youva-whata? We spent a solid 5 minutes trying to figure out how to pronounce this dish while making it. Call it whatever you want, I call it delicious. I was … Continue reading

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Carne Asada Tacos

One thing I’ve noticed since my husband and I started eating healthier is that we eat more ethnic food now then we ever have. The spices and cooking methods in many ethnic dishes really complement our new lifestyle. Plus, change … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Bars

By now you may know of my obsession with Meyer lemons. So I’m sure it’s not surprising that as soon as I saw these lemon bars over at PreventionRd I knew I had to make them. Earlier this week I … Continue reading

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Healthy Sesame Chicken

Maybe it’s just us, but we could easily eat Chinese (well really any type of Asian food) several times a week. So I was pretty excited to find this recipe for healthy sesame chicken. Between the sesame oil and the … Continue reading

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Quick Chicken and Corn Chowder

There are few things I love more than a quick meal that tastes delicious. I was a little skeptical of this “chowder” since most chowder, by definition, has potatoes in it. Pish. I didn’t even miss the potatoes! I poached … Continue reading

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Spicy Citrus Shrimp Tacos with Southwestern Cream Sauce

Good night. That’s a mouthful. More importantly, it’s a delicious mouthful. I’m really digging all things that can be eaten with your hands lately. First it was the lettuce wraps, then the chicken shawarma and now these. I knew right … Continue reading

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Blackened Cajun Chicken Pasta

I knew when I saw this recipe over at PreventionRD that it would be one that we would be making. It had all three things I’m interested in when looking at a recipe. 1. Cheap (less than 1.50 a serving) … Continue reading

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Top 5 Healthy Recipes for 2011

2011 was a big year for my husband and I. After he had a major operation we were told, that he absolutely had to lose weight. Even though it wasn’t doctors orders, I knew I needed to as well. At … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m pretty stoked to share this recipe with you. Not only because it is low-calorie and delicious but also because it’s a recipe that I tested the greatest cooking shortcut in the history of time on. Sure, I am totally … Continue reading

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Chicken Shawarma

My husband and I could not stop praising this dish when we were eating it. As soon as the chicken hit the grill, the aroma was absolutely intoxicating. You could easily make this dish on a grill pan or in … Continue reading

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Soy and Cherry Cola Braised Pork Shoulder

I knew when I saw this recipe in Cooking Light that I would most likely love it and I did! It’s rich and tasty and the hit of crunchy tangy vegetables on top of the slow cooked pork is amazing! … Continue reading

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Marinated London Broil with Blue Cheese Sauce

If you’ve been a reader of my website for a while you may have noticed that my go to red meat is London Broil. I can feed two people for 5 dollars with it. It’s lean and when cooked properly, it’s tender, flavorful … Continue reading

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Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Here in Florida our grills are going all year around. I know some of my readers and friends aren’t that lucky. Thats okay though, you don’t have to have a grill to make this amazing dish. I’ve been eating Chicken … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Say that 5 times fast! We had friends over for dinner last week and I know they are dessert people (um hello that’s why we’re friends)! So while I was preparing dinner I panicked when I realized I had a two-part … Continue reading

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Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

I’m not really the salad for dinner type. Not that I don’t love salads, but I grew up on a farm and I was raised on a dinner of the standard protein+starch+veggie. Of course, my fat booty isn’t working on a farm anymore so … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

I feel like this recipe is almost too good to be true! Bacon, pasta and cheese sauce…for under 500 calories a serving? Are you kidding me? It may seem too good to be true but luckily for me it wasn’t. I added … Continue reading

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Italian Style Beef with Polenta

If you are just starting out trying to eat healthy like we are the task can be pretty daunting. That’s why I am so glad I have several resources to pull from that make looking at all the nutrition stats … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Apple Cider Doughnuts

Oh Crap. I am in so much trouble. Making doughnuts at home is far too easy and far too rewarding (to my stomach)! My friend over at Sunshine Mom who is a fellow culinary student and an awesome baker told … Continue reading

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Skinny Chicken Tikki Masala

It is funny the things women think of when we can’t sleep. If I’m awake, I’m making mini to-do lists in my head. I woke up yesterday morning at 2:15 and just couldn’t fall back asleep. Finally at 3:30 I was getting mad at … Continue reading

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Orange Glazed Blueberry Doughnuts

Oh my goodness, these doughnuts are yummy. I never thought I would get to make doughnuts while on a diet but I did and boy am I glad. These aren’t your typical fried doughnuts and they aren’t your typical cake doughnuts … Continue reading

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Chicken Rollatini with Prosciutto and Cheese

I’m pretty obsessed with prosciutto right now. Which is funny because I really can’t stand ham but oh how I love the salty bite of a really thin slice of prosciutto. So, naturally when I saw this recipe I was … Continue reading

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Flemish Beef Stew

It’s not rainy and it’s not cold here in Florida but I couldn’t put off making this stew anymore. Then I made it and I kicked myself for not making it sooner. This was another great recipe from eatingwell.com. The stew … Continue reading

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Roman Style Chicken

Before I started cooking and actually enjoying it (or for that matter, being good at it) I made the same few dishes over and over. I’m pretty sure I fed my husband both raw chicken and raw eggs on accident, … Continue reading

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Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce

Holy cow. What a yummy dish! I was more than pleasantly surprised at how great this chicken turned out. It is reminiscent of my pork tenderloin with mustard cream sauce, being that it’s a creamy sauce with Dijon mustard but much healthier I … Continue reading

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General Tso’s Chicken

So after spending 5 nights at the hospital with my hubby and eating cafeteria food for just about every meal, I was definitely ready to eat real food. Not only was I ready to eat real food, I was really … Continue reading

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