Blog Archives

March 2, 2012

Vegetables, What's for Dinner?

Quick Pork and Vegetable Stir Fry Pad Thai

                      Like many families, our kids play sports in the afternoon. By the time everyone Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Diabetic Friendly Pumpkin and Apple Soup

Relish autumn’s color and flavors in your own bowl with this creamy, flavor packer, golden apple and pumpkin soup prepared fresh in the Vita-Mix.  This Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Spinach & Avacado Silk Soup: Vita-Mix Blender

This soup is a new favorite. It’s so smooth & easy. The avacado makes it creamy. The hubby ate the leftovers before I knew they Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup is the vitamin soup of champions!! Yesterday our son asked me to make Broccoli and Cheese Soup as a snack. Here’s the quick Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

2 Way Italian Bean & Parsley Salad + Pasta

This is one of my favorite “take-a-long” dishes. It’s easy to prep ahead and it stays fresh for a long time. I start with a Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Iced Pumpkin Latte’ Low-fat, Low-sugar

BOO! I am so ready for the fresh cool air of Fall after an endless Florida Summer. Everywhere I go they are advertising pumpkin drinks, Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Green Power Drink 2 with Green Tea, Apple, Lemon, Lettuce, Parsley, Carrot and Celery

This refreshing Vitamin filled drink is a great way to start the morning. I call it my “fast food salad!” Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Yes, it Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Spinach, Red Radicchio, Hearts of Palm, Carrots, Cucumber, Kidney Bean, Sesame Seeds, Broccoli Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

This is a simple and colorful pretty “toss together what you have” salad. Print Spinach, Red Radicchio, Hearts of Palm, Carrots, Cucumber, Kidney Bean, Sesame Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Carrot, Grape, Date, Cranberry & Almond Salad

I am a Florida girl. Some of my happiest childhood memories are visiting the Adams Farm in Sanford to pick fresh oranges, lemons, tangerines and Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Pink Strawberry Smoothie: Banana, Berries, Cucumber & Celery, Heavenly Pink Soothie

It’s almost as pretty as strawberry cocktail…but much better for me………….hum, I wonder if we have rum? Protein Tip: You can add vanilla or banana Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Blueberry, Banana, Greek Yogurt and Almond Milk Smoothie

In our house we call Smoothies “Soothies,” because the just make us feel great!!! This one is so yummy and Low-Fat that it can satisfy Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

The Real Tuna Egg Salad

You can take away my bread, but this girl is from the South and the Real Mayo is not leaving the kitchen. I am using Continue Reading →

Breakfast & Eggs

Breakfast of Champions: High Fiber Oatmeal with Fruit, Flax Seeds, Nuts and Almond Milk

Have you heard about the “Dr. Oz 28 Days to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack Challenge?” Dr. Oz’s first step is to add 2 Continue Reading →

What's for Dinner?

Ginger Chicken, Oranges, Grapes, Dates and Almond Salad

My family loves eating Chicken Salad the day after I make a Roaster. I created this recipe to cut out the fat from Mayonnaise. It’s Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Broccoli, Berry and Nut Slaw

Everything I read says to eat Broccoli daily for good health!! I am working on few new recipes. I just can’t eat it plain everyday!! Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Carrot, Raisin, Date, Walnut, Flax Seed and Greek Yogurt Salad

As part opf the “Dr. Oz 28 Days to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack Challenge,” I’ve been looking for ways to add Flax Seeds Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Strawberry, Apple & Cucumber Drink: Vita-Mix

This light and refreshing drink is perfect to sip out of a Maragrita glass while lounging by the pool…………OOPS, I meant to say after exercising Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Orange, Carrot, Apple and Cucumber Green Tea Drink: Vita-Mix

Print Orange, Carrot, Apple and Cucumber Green Tea Drink: Vita-Mix Rating: 41 Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 3 cups of Green Tea 10 Baby Carrots Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Summer Squash and Potato Soup, Low Fat

This soup mixes fresh vegetables with leftover roasted potatoes for a rich and creamy soup with minimal fat. There’s no cream or butter!! Everything is Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Asian No-Fat Cole Slaw Salad

This fabulous no-fat, no sugar Cole Slaw recipe is a spin-off on the Asian Cole Slaw at Whole Foods. It sells for around $4.99 per Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Lean and Mean Green Morning Drink: Green Tea, Flax Seeds, Carrots, Spinach, Celery and Parsley

This is my favorite morning cleansing drink. The fax seeds add extra fiber and omega-3 fats. With the flax seeds, it’s a little gritty tasting. Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Low-Fat, Low Cost, at Home, 25 cent Starbucks Cinnamon Almond Iced Frapped Coffee

Fast, Easy, Cost-Saving, Low-Fat and No Sugar……………..best of all plenty of caffeine. We had Starbucks Winter Blend in the pantry left over from Christmas!!!! Tip: Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Cherry Tomato, Garlic and Parsley Salad…2 or 10 Plus Ways to Expand a Simple Salad

Cherry or Grape Tomatoes make a fast, easy and healthy salad with strong flavors that blend effortlessly with a little vinegar and fresh herbs. I Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Shrek’s Fiona-tini: Green Tea, Fruit and Vegetable Drink

This Green Tea frothy drink is a perfect No-Fat, energizing, refreshing after work drink to sip by the pool. Please, no pond scum jokes!! It Continue Reading →