Tips for Relieving Holiday-Diet Stress

The holidays are filled with happiness and joy, but sometimes there can also be tension and uneasiness when it comes to planning or attending a holiday meal with your family and friends.  Not everyone in the room may share the same beliefs on food, or they may be suffering from an illness that prevents them…

Healthy Christmas… “Cookie” (read: dessert) #2

Well, I guess technically this is not a cookie…but this fudge looks pretty good!  It is low-fat and it tastes just like the drink! Skinny Eggnog Fudge 1 c light eggnog 2 c granulated sugar 2 tbsp butter 3 oz white chocolate (or ½ c white chocolate chips) Line an 8”-square baking pan with foil,…

One of Courtney’s Salad Recipes

One of my go to salads. Field greens Sweet peppers Tuna (you can always sub this out with chicken) Quinoa Sunflower seeds I used to always put croutons on my salad to add that crunch but by replacing that with quinoa and sunflower seeds you get the same crunch factor without the processed foods. I…

Courtney’s Version of Pasta Fagioli

Recipe of the week: Dunno about you guys but as fall approaches I start craving soups to keep me warmed up on rainy days. One of my favorite Italian soups is pasta fagioli so I modified some ingredients to make it healthier. In a large pot, sauté olive oil, garlic, zucchini and spinach for about…

Healthy Chicken French

Anyone out there a fan of chicken French? The other night I made a much healthier version of this dish. Ingredients: – wheat flour – chicken breast – garlic – olive oil – fresh lemons – brown rice – ground pepper – broccoli and cauliflower – 2 eggs beaten Season chicken with ground pepper, then…

Tuna Stuffed Peppers

This weeks recipe: tuna stuffed peppers! In a bowl mix: Tuna Lemon juice Yellow mustard Ground Pepper (You could use olive oil mayo too, instead of the mustard) Use a sweet pepper and cut it into halfs and stuff both sides with spinach and tuna mixture and enjoy. I also included how you can package…

Rosemary, Apple, Chicken Crockpot!

Very impressed with myself for this recipe! I wanted to make something with apples since I got a ton from the farm and this is what I came up with: Ingredients: Chicken breast Chicken broth low sodium One yellow onion 3 medium sized apples Ground pepper Rosemary In a crock pot add onions and apple…

Courtney’s Healthier Version of Comfort Food

Nobody loves comfort food more than me! Sunday sauce was a must in my house growing up. But instead of doing away with this meal because of its typical high calorie and high carb content. I just decided to modify it. For the sauce I’m sure you have specific instructions from your mom or grandma…

Healthy Crockpot Chicken Enchilada

The recipe you have all been waiting for!! Chicken enchilada made healthy!!! In a crock pot combine for around 4 hours: 1 red onion 4 sweet peppers 1 bag of frozen corn 1 can of black beans 1 can of petite diced tomatoes 4 chicken breasts Cumin Paprika Chili powder So delicious! I serve over…

Add flavor to your baked chicken!

One of the easiest ways to add flavor to your baked chicken. 1) In a bowl mix honey Dijon mustard and olive oil mayo. 2) dip chicken breast into the mixture. 3) dip the seasoned chicken breast into whole grain bread crumbs. 4) place in a baking sheet and cook at 350 for 25-30 min….

Tis the Season for Holiday Parties!

I still cannot believe that the holiday season is here already. Let’s talk a little about how to survive the holiday party season and still be a little bit healthy!  We all know that most of the time party equals making unhealthy choices.  However, here a few tips to stay healthy and still enjoy the…

Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie

  Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be the same if there was no pumpkin pie!  So, what do you do when you want to maintain your healthy eating, but also want to indulge a little?  The answer is a simple one…make a “clean” pumpkin pie! Does that mean you can eat the entire thing, no, but you…