Low Calorie

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Kale, Turkey Sausage, and Tomato Medley

I rarely make up my own recipes, preferring instead to improvise on existing recipes, but while I was traveling back from Michigan, I started to crave kale, particularly sautéed kale. It was probably thanks to the lackluster airport food we were faced with that day. 😉 When we got home, I went to the grocery … Continue reading

Easy 10-Minute Meal: Creamy Tomato-Lentil Soup

I kid you guys not: Tonight, I made a healthy, delicious one-pan dinner that involved only two ingredients (OK, fine, two ingredients plus olive oil, but who doesn’t have olive oil already on hand?) and took 10 minutes. No exaggeration: I walked into the house after Jack’s hip-hop class and errands at 5:15 p.m., and … Continue reading

Scrumptious Tomato Sauce

Last week, my friend Tomomi mentioned that she was making a pasta sauce that required her to cook onions and garlic for a whole hour, then add whole tomatoes and simmer for another hour. Now, I’m usually all about saving time when it comes to making dinner, but something about the idea of cooking just … Continue reading

Fresh Fruit Ice Pops

The weather’s warming up, which means it’s time for all sorts of fun, yummy summertime treats. I broke out my popsicle mold today to make these juice and fresh fruit ice pops that I first saw on Pinterest last year. These were a HIT with the boys! Jack actually said, “Please make these juice pops … Continue reading

Baked Kale Chips

I know I’m at least two years behind the times on this, but I’ve jumped on the make-your-own-kale-chips bandwagon. Over the weekend, I was making a list of travel-friendly snacks that wouldn’t dehydrate me, make me bloated, tack on three extra pounds in a single bite, or empty my wallet (or, gasp, do all of … Continue reading

Creamy Quinoa with Brown Sugar and Fruit

When our friend Christina was visiting last month, she mentioned that she sometimes makes a yummy quinoa dish with fruit for breakfast. At the time, I had never heard of using quinoa for a sweet breakfast dish — I was only accustomed to it as an ingredient for savory sides or entrees for lunch or … Continue reading

Kiwi and Banana Palm Trees

Jack has been on a major kiwi kick lately. It started when his preschool served some kiwi slices as a snack a couple of weeks ago. He’s had kiwi, both the green and golden varieties, before, but I guess he doesn’t remember, because that day, he came home from school raving about this “great new … Continue reading

Frozen Yogurt Dots

Last week, my friend Jenn K. (the one who sent me one of my favorite recipes ever, the kale and two-bean soup) told me about something she’d seen on Pinterest — frozen yogurt dots. You put yogurt, any flavor, into a disposable icing bag or plastic zip-top bag with a corner snipped off, squeeze dots … Continue reading

Surprisingly Healthy Pasta With Broccoli and Cheese

Yesterday, Jack and Derek kept asking me to bake up some of our frozen Mickey nuggets (the kind you buy in a huge bag at Costco) for dinner. While I’m no stranger to serving nuggets with a side of veggies or fruit for lunch, I’m a little more reluctant to use nuggets as the main … Continue reading

Warm Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Today, I have another recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Dieters Cookbook, the source of my surprisingly popular Polenta With Sausage and Vegetables post. Like that dish, this meal is satisfying and filling while clocking in at a reasonable calorie count (415 per generously-sized portion). If you’re OK with shrimp, this one will … Continue reading