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100-Calorie Soup

What typically goes in soup? Well, let’s think… Potatoes, Carrots, Corn, Peas, Lima Beans, any kind of bean, rice, pasta…basically all high carb vegetables. What do you not see in soup that often? Low-carb veggies like Brocoli, Cauliflower, Spinach and Cabbage. Why not? Did someone make a rule? Are there only a few soup-approved veggies? …

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Potatoless Low-Cal Shepherd’s Pie

I love potatoes. Honestly, I think they are probably one of my favorite vegetables. BUT they are super high in calories and carbs, so I try to limit them. One baked potato is a whopping 270 calories – that’s most of my allotted calories for a single meal when I’m dieting (which is around 300-350 …

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Tangy Chicken Tortilla Soup

When I want to enjoy a hot meal, but I don’t want a lot of whole food in my stomach, I go the soup route. The fluid fills me up, without putting a lot of whole food through my stomach. As a result, I eat fewer calories and my stomach flattens out. I headed to …

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Kabbage & Kale Asian Salad

It’s Dinner Time! When we are in “diet mode”, salads are our first pick for supper. Since we try to minimize carbs, and predominately eat protein, greens and fats at night, salads make a perfect filling (and delicious) dinner. However, you can only eat a traditional Chef salad so much, so I’m always making new …

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31 Days of Motivation: Feel as Good As You Eat

Something I heard once that stuck with me was when my sister said “I never realized how bad unhealthy felt until I discovered how good it felt to be healthy”. This is something I had never thought of at the time, and her insight opened my eyes. She wasn’t talking about feeling good because she …

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Healthy BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Since Steve LOVES BBQ flatbread pizzas, I thought I’d work on whipping up a healthy version that would satisfy his tastebuds, and his waistline. Ingredients: FlatOut Flatbread 1 tbsp Sonny’s Sweet BBQ Sauce 1/4 Onion 4 oz Smoked Chicken 1/8 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar Directions: Preset the oven to 350. …

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Sweet and Spicy Turkey Quinoa Chili

As many of you know, I’m not a huge “recipe follower”. I own measuring cups and spoons but rarely use them. I like to start with a thought and build my creation as I go, with my mind (and tongue) as my only guide. With that said, I decided to make some Chili Sunday. Although …

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Low-Fat Tuna Pasta Salad

I had some extra tuna in the pantry so I decided to make a cold tuna salad to make easy go-to snacks. As you probably know, it’s hard to eat on the go. You don’t always have a microwave handy, so it’s great to have a cold meal that’s travels easily.  While protein bars are always …

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Fresh & Tangy Whole Grain Pasta Salad

Sometimes you just want a nice cool crisp pasta salad to munch on that isn’t loaded with calories. Yesterday was one of those days, so I whipped this little creation together and it came out super yummy! Box of Rotini Whole Grain Pasta 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 1/2 Cup Sliced Cherry Tomatoes 1 Cup …

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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Pork Chops

When you have chicken nearly every single day of your life, you crave change. Since red meat isn’t that healthy to eat too often, I turned to the “other white meat”, pork. Yesterday I threw some boneless pork chops in my slow roaster to cook up some scrumptious garlic and parm chops – and OMG! …

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