Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce

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source:  skinnytaste.com
210 calories under 30 minutes

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (when made in the pressure cooker)!

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30 Minute Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sesame-Roasted-Sweet-Potatoes-31Fall is upon us and this means my wife is looking for recipes with her favorite potato, that being the sweet kind.  She found this recipe and has been cooking it up regularly so I can attest to its yumminess.  It’s a good healthy option as well.  This one comes from pinchofyum.com. Continue reading

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Strawberry Cucumber Salad-2I have been searching skinnytaste.com for some great summer recipes that utilized the produce of the season to create something light and cool.  You can’t get lighter or cooler than the combination of cucumber and watermelon.  It makes for great hand lotions and salads too, enjoy!

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Healthy grilled chicken kabobs

zesty grilled chicken2It’s that time of year where the days are long, the nights are humid, and the mosquitos are militant. It’s also the time of year when people are out in the yard firing up the grills. Unfortunately, typical BBQ fare is not always the most diet friendly. Have you seen the nutrition facts on a hot dog with a bun? Its not pretty. And who only has one? For this reason, I found us a recipe that can satisfy our innate American need to cook meat on fire wihtout satisfying our American tendency to be morbidly obese. Happy grilling Continue reading

Zoodles and Meatballs (Zucchini Noodles)

zoodles-and-meatballsI will often poll a room full of dieters by asking them how many of them have been on a diet that failed. Inevitably they all will say yes. I then ask if they lost weight on the diets and they again all say yes. I then ask if they gained the weight back after stopping the diet. You guessed it, an affirmative on that one too. I then point out to them that the diets do work, they just stop working when you stop doing them. The reason people can’t stay on these diets is that they require behavioral changes that are so foreign and extreme that they cannot be maintained for long periods of time.  Once the person goes off the diet, the diet stops working.  Continue reading

The best Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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My wife found this one and since I’m a big fan of the spaghetti squash pasta substitution, I thought I’d post it for you.  The beauty of spaghetti squash is that it a nearly zero calorie substitution for the greatest enemy to weight loss, pasta.  Spaghetti squash allows you to enjoy all your favorite pasta dishes without eating the extra 500 calories (or more) of pure carbs.  This recipe comes from http://pinktrollkitchen.com.  Go check out the other recipes they have. Enjoy!

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Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

easy-honey-mustard-chickenI found this one on my wife’s Pinterest page and it has the most important 2 ingredients I was looking for in a recipe.  1.  Chicken – one of the best sources of protein.  2.  The word easy – the most important word in the culinary arts (in my humble opinion).  This one comes from http://www.goodlifeeats.com.  Go check them out! Continue reading