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 “Healthy grilled chicken kabobs”

Skillet Basil-Peach Chicken

Basil-Peach Chicken BreastsIt’s time for another recipe. This one comes from my wife who’s cooking skills are only surpassed by her beauty. So when she says something looks yummy people listen, especially me. This recipe is high protein, low calorie, and very light making it perfect for summer. This one comes from skinnytaste.com.  It’s one of my favorite sites for healthy recipes. Enjoy!

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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 “Zoodles and Meatballs (Zucchini Noodles)”

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 “Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken”

Easy Ginger, Chili, and Lemon Salmon

Ginger-Salmon-(2)As I sit locked indoors afraid to brave the freezing cold outside, I have been daydreaming of the coming spring.  I long for a morning where my mood is not sucked into a winter vortex waiting for my car to warm up.  For that reason, I thought I would try to warm up our hearts and stomachs by finding a recipe that is light and airy like a sping breeze.  I found this one from http://www.theironyou.com.  Enjoy!

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Warm Sweet Potato Salad

warm sweet potato salad 1I love sweet potatoes.  They are nutritionally equivalent to white potatoes but they add a lot more flavor which means you need less quantity to get better quality in terms of flavor.  If you want to add protein and make it a meal, throw in some chicken breast to make it more substantial.  Regardless, this recipe is a good low calorie healthy one with a bit of spice thrown in to help you keep warm in the cold winter months.  I got this one from http://deliciouslyella.com.  Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup | gimmesomeoven.com #crockpotSince we’re heading into the depths of winter, I think it’s important to find for you some recipes to warm you up.  I think the slow cooker is the way to keep you warm this winter.  You throw a bunch of ingredients into the pot, turn it on, and crawl back in your warm bed for a few hours.  That’s my kind of cooking!  My wife found this one on www.gimmesomeoven.com.  It’s a great high protein recipe that’s easy to put together with only 10 minutes of prep time.  Enjoy!

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