Healthy Spicy Chipotle Garlic Dressing and Dip

This easy healthy Spicy Chipotle Garlic Dressing and Dip is made with my homemade Chipotle Seasoning which is one of my best and my popular recipes. If you have the seasoning already made, the dressing/dip comes together super fast. Thin it with a little milk to make it a creamy dressing or leave it thick to use as a dip! The choice is yours! Use it over salad, vegetables, chicken, as a dip with tortilla chips or for a drizzle over tacos. Only 15 calories per tablespoon or 0 Freestyle Smart ...

Fresh Strawberry Scones with Meyer Lemon

These delightful easy mini strawberry lemon scones make the perfect dessert for a bridal, baby shower or even a Mother's day breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Super easy to make! Because they are mini scones, they are a bit more healthy and less calories than the big ones. Be sure and use fresh strawberries if at all possible. How I've lightened these scones: This recipe is the original recipe from my tea room in California - Afternoon To Remember. I have made a zillion (yes, ...

Healthy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Sometimes you just need a little comfort food and this healthy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is it! Delicious beef and mushrooms made tender in the Instant Pot served over fresh zucchini noodles. Only 204 calories per serving or 6 Weight Watcher Freestyle Smart Points. I have also included stove top directions in the recipe below for making this stroganoff. I've been making some form of beef stroganoff since probably the 6th grade when I first started really cooking. My mom had a great recipe ...

Getting Back on Track and Back to the Basics

It's now almost the end of March. For those of you who started a new weight loss plan in January or made New Year's resolutions, how are you doing? Still on track? Hopefully you're doing great! If not, it's not too late! Don't worry, you can do this! This is the time to get re-centered, reorganized, read up on the basics and get back on track with weight loss and maintenance. Here are 5 tips to get you back on track with weight loss and maintenance if you aren't where you want to be: Are ...

Crispy Sesame Air Fried Brussels Sprouts

You're going to love these healthy, crispy, salty, sesame air fried brussels sprouts even if you think you won't! Let me explain! I hate Brussels sprouts, or at least I thought I did until recently. I first had some that I liked a few years ago at a restaurant in Seattle called El Gaucho. My friend said, "We have to get these as an appetizer! They are delicious!" I thought and said to myself, "Yeah, right." But she's a foodie like me so I trusted her opinion. They were crispy and ...

Hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip

aka: "Pig Dip" or "Pig Out Dip" While staying at Aulani (our time share) in Hawaii this year, I discovered a great new appetizer in their ‘Ōlelo Room. It's so yummy and can easily be made with the left overs from my Kalua Pig recipe! Hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip! Yes, it's a mouthful, I think I'm calling it, "Pig Dip," or even,"Pig Out Dip," for short. They call theirs, Kālua Pork Gratin which is a great name, I just think it needs some explanation because it is to die for! I ...

Thai Chicken/Pork Wrap

These healthy Thai Chicken Wraps can also be made with grilled or cooked chicken as well as from leftovers from my Kalua Pig recipe. Super easy to make but be sure you make the homemade hoisin sauce to put inside of them. The sauce is the, "Wow," factor in these wraps and makes them go from ordinary Thai chicken wraps to out of this world delicious! This recipe has been updated. The original post was published September 14, 2017. It's so easy to make these wraps left over grille...

Should you weigh and measure your food portions?

Yes! When trying to lose or maintain weight, it's so important to weigh and measure your food portions. Since every bite counts when you're trying to lose weight, you need to know how much that, "bite," is. The Importance of Weighing and Measuring Your Food Portions A little of this, and a little of that, can add up very quickly if you're not careful. Often times I will hear people say, "Oh, I don't count that," or "It's just a little bit." Coffee creamer, ketchup, it all adds up. You ...

Instant Pot Korean Beef Over Shredded Kale, Carrots and Cabbage

Delicious, quick, easy, healthy Korean Beef made in the Instant Pot or wok and served over shredded kale, carrots and cabbage. A great family pleaser and low-carb option for those watching their carbs and calories! For those not watching carbs, it's also great over rice! I've been making Korean Beef for years, my boys can't seem to get enough of it -probably because my original version was mostly ground beef, a little green onion, white rice and no veggies! Well times have changed, I ...

How to Peel and Spiralize Butternut Squash

Having trouble peeling your butternut squash? Tired of cutting your fingers? Not sure what spiralizer to buy? Making butternut squash noodles is super easy when you have the right tools and the right know how. What kind of tools or equipment do I need to spiralize? I recommend two spiralizing products: 1. Paderno Spiralizer This Paderno Spiralizer was my very first spiralizer. It has a great price point. I've used mine for years. It has different attachments you can ...