Orange Chicken Fingers

Orange Chicken Fingers

Being the father of four kids (one of them an extremely picky eater) I know how hard it is to find foods that everyone will eat.   I can say that I know from experience but my knowledge is second hand as its my wife that bears the brunt of this challenge so gracefully.  If you throw on top of this the challenge of finding healthy options for your kids to help them develop and prevent you from feeling always guilty, you’re in for it.   Continue reading “Orange Chicken Fingers”

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Mediterranean tuna salad

My ongoing and epic saga to to cut carbs and increase protein continues of late.  I have previously discussed why low carb diets are effective (Maybe A Calorie Isnt. Just a Calorie) and why getting enough protein is so difficult and important (Pro Protein).  Check out those posts to get the dish on those topics.  Speaking of a dish, I have decided to substitute salad with tuna and feta for my lunch.  This is a great option for many reasons.   Continue reading “Mediterranean Tuna Salad”

Quinoa “Fried Rice”

source: skinnytaste.com

 

I was trolling my favorite recipe site skinnytaste.com to find a gluten-free recipe since that is all the rage.  I figured it would be good for all our Jewish friends who will be leaven-free for the next week or so as well.  When going gluten-free quinoa is a great way to go.  This South American seed has many grain-like qualities without actually being a grain.  It is a great lower calorie substitute for rice or pasta.  Enjoy!

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Oven Roasted Carrot Fries

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As usual, I’m posting a recipe that my wife, in her constant culinary exploration, has discovered.  She’s constantly experimenting with healthy recipes and this was one of my favorites.  It’s a great snack food.  It’s easy to make, high bulk, and low calorie.  Feel free to get creative and experiment with different spices.  Enjoy! Continue reading “Oven Roasted Carrot Fries”

Fiesta Lime Rice

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The key to calorie control and dieting is choices.  You have to choose foods that will make you feel full and energized instead of leaving you lethargic and hungry an hour after you put the fork down.  I think these types of recipes that create salads with using rice, beans, quinoa, or other grains or legumes are a great way to keep the calorie counts down while not leaving the tank empty.  An empty tank leads to snacking which is the death of any diet.  This one comes from my wife and my favorite recipe website skinnytaste.com.  Check it out!

Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 152.8 • Fat: 0.8 g • Protein: 5.7 g • Carb: 33.7 g • Fiber: 4 g • Sugar: 1. Continue reading “Fiesta Lime Rice”

Spinach Stuffed Zucchini

Source: tasteofhome.com

My wife makes these all the time only we use vegetarian meat substitute which will lower the calories and fat.  There are many things you can do with the stuffed zucchini.   Bottom line is that it’s a great substitute for pastas that seriously cuts your calorie counts and increases the nutritional value.  Two stuffed zucchini halves equals 242 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 857 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein. Enjoy! Continue reading “Spinach Stuffed Zucchini”

Personal Portobello Pizza

source:  allrecipes.com
source: allrecipes.com

• Calories: 265 • Fat: 15g • Protein: 21g • Carbs: 16g

I really love pizza.  Unfortunately, regular consumption of pizza is not the greatest way to stay trim.  For that reason I’m always interested in substitutes that provide pizza taste without pizza calories (see my prior post – Cauliflower Crust Pizza).   Continue reading “Personal Portobello Pizza”

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