Recipes

In this calorie-slashing collection, Susan Irby offers recipes for switching up ingredients that keep calories to a minimum. Complete with serving-size suggestions and “Skinny Secret” shortcuts to trim calories in little ways, here you’ll get expertly crafted recipes that include offerings for every meal of the day!

Taro Root Chips

Taro Root Chips, photo courtesy of Little Ferraro Kitchen

Taro Root Chips Taro is a root vegetable found in areas of West Africa, Central and South America among many other areas of the world. Although similar to a potato, taro root contains a host of essential vitamins and minerals that promote good circulation, help regulate blood pressure and boost the immune system. Taro is high in fiber which keeps … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus One of my favorite side dishes, asparagus are roasted with olive or coconut oil, lemon pepper and fresh thyme sprigs. Serve with practically any lean protein like halibut, salmon, shrimp, chicken, pork chops, or steak. To keep health minded, follow these simple tips: *Buy wild, fresh caught fish whenever possible Fish have … [Read more...]

Parchment Poached Halibut

Parchment Poached Halibut with veggies

Parchment Poached Halibut This super simple meal is one of my favorites and it is one of the most nutritious. Let's begin with the halibut. Halibut is a white, cold water fish that is great for cooking due to its firm, yet tender, flesh. Nutritionally, halibut is great for weight loss and weight maintenance as it is low in calories, fat and yet … [Read more...]

Roasted Korean Chicken Wings

Roasted Korean Chicken Wings

Roasted Korean Chicken Wings from the Flavors of Aloha, cooking with Tommy Bahama cookbook Tommy Bahama is not only known for their stylish clothes and home furnishings, but also for the incredibly delicious food at their celebrated restaurants. I've always loved the concept of having lunch and shopping, and Tommy Bahama restaurants make it super easy … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Empanadas

Vegetarian Empanadas

Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Empanadas #MeatlessMonday has never been easier or more delicious. These simple vegetarian empanadas are made with lower-fat, lower-calorie wonton wrappers instead of pastry dough. Using wonton wrappers saves over 125 calories per serving and won't spike blood sugar levels the way pastry dough will. Fresh vegetables are … [Read more...]

Quinoa Salad Lettuce Cups

Quinoa Mango Salad in Lettuce Cups

Quinoa Salad Lettuce Cups with Spicy Pepper Mango and White Wine Vinaigrette. High protein, high fiber, this simple and flavorful dish combines citrus and spice to please the tastebuds and the tummy. Be bikini ready all the time with this meal-in-one dish that is filled with fiber that keeps you feeling fuller, longer and is loaded with nutrients. … [Read more...]

Lobster Tacos

Lobster Tacos

Think lobster won't fit into your budget? Think again. These delicious Lobster Tacos are terrific for a quick and easy mid-week meal that won't bust your budget or your diet. Buy lobster tails when on sale at your local grocery store, steam for 10 minutes, coarsely chop and place in soft taco shells over this slaw with jalapeno sauce. Freshly … [Read more...]

Tommy Bahama Marco Polo Cocktail

Marco Polo cocktail

This season, add a little ‘spring’ to your step with two unique cocktails from Tommy Bahama -- the Tahitian Limeade and the Marco Polo (recipe featured here). Whether you’re looking to cool things down or spice things up, Tommy Bahama’s specialty libations are all hand-crafted and inspire the island experience, one sip at a time. Perfect for Kentucky … [Read more...]

Fig and Walnut Julep from Fig and Olive NB

Fig and Walnut Julep

Derby days are here and what better way to celebrate than with Fig and Olive's delicious twist on the Kentucky Derby cocktail classic, the Mint Julep. Traditionally made with four ingredients, the Mint Julep features fresh mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water. Yet, FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach is off to the races (May 1-2, 2015) with their modern twist … [Read more...]

Artichoke Scrambled Eggs Benedict

Artichoke Scrambled Eggs Benedict

Enjoy eggs benedict guilt-free! English muffins are replaced with artichoke bottoms, Canadian bacon is replaced with crispy pancetta and high-fat butter hollandaise is substituted with lower fat mayonnaise or eggless mayonnaise that has been "whipped" together with lemon and yogurt. Non-dairy options: substitute non-dairy yogurt and cream cheese. The … [Read more...]