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!

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...]

Asparagus and Pea Salad

Asparagus and Pea Salad

Grapeseed oil provides the base for the vinaigrette with a dab of Manuka honey for natural sweetness. A great go-to salad for quick mid-week meals or weekend brunch gatherings. Nutrition: Serving size: 1/4 of the recipe Calories: 164 Fat: 14.2g Saturated fat: 1.5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 133mg Potassium: 470mg Carbohydrates: 9.0g Fiber: … [Read more...]

Quinoa and Chicken Soup

Quinoa Soup

This super high protein soup combines superfood quinoa with chicken and vegetables for a delicious family meal. Make a large batch on Sunday and serve during the week for lunch or dinner. Soup travels easily in to-go containers for work and are easily re-heated in the microwave. Dining in can save loads of fat, calories, and sodium because YOU control what … [Read more...]

Marinated Chicken Tenders

Marinated Chicken Tenders

Marinades are a great (and easy) way to wake up foods like chicken, pork, beef, and even seafood. Apple cider vinegar is whisked together with orange, lemon, and lime, spices of dry mustard and fresh herbs of parsley and cilantro. Marinate for up to one day or a few hours. Perfect for weekends or quick mid-week meals. Citrus Marinated Chicken … [Read more...]

Sugar Snap Peas

Spring Means Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas are a legume or fruit similar to Snow Peas but their pods are more rounded as opposed to flat. Best planted in early Spring and they love sunlight. In this simple and delicious recipe, snap peas are blanched and tossed with a lemon vinaigrette, yellow squash, red onion and mixed greens for a refreshing salad. Packed with nutrients like … [Read more...]

Clams Casino in honor of Five Crowns 50th Anniversary

Five Crowns

Clams Casino in honor of Five Crowns 50th Anniversary   The legendary Five Crowns restaurant in Corona del Mar, California is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year! 50 years of incredibly delicious food, impeccable service, and Old World English charm, this famed privately-owned restaurant, part of the Lawry's restaurant family, is staying … [Read more...]