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!

Ghost and Monster Pops

Ghost Pops

Ghost and Monster Pops Halloween, the season of childlike ghoulish fun. Try making this fun, healthier Halloween candy treat with your kids. Fresh banana, shredded coconut, white chocolate, a few sunflower seeds and chocolate chips and a few other simple ingredients are all you need for these tasty snack or dessert pops. A few tips for the … [Read more...]

Penne Pasta with Tahini Sauce

Healthy Happy Pooch, penne pasta recipe

Penne Pasta with Tahini Sauce An easy pasta dish your dog will love! Author, Sanae Suzuki shares this simple pasta recipe from her book, Healthy Happy Pooch. Who thought of making pasta for dogs? Sanae did! Following a 100% whole food, plant-based vegan diet, Sanae uses organic ingredients and makes all of the food for her dogs. In her new book, … [Read more...]

Wild Berry Cheesecake

Wild Berry Cheesecake with Ginger Snap Crust

This cheesecake recipe is just one of the delicious recipe makeovers from my book, Substitute Yourself Skinny. Nonfat cream cheese is whipped with vanilla and lemon zest making a light and luscious cheesecake which is then topped with a mixture of sour cream and crushed fresh wild berries of blueberry, raspberry and blackberry. Sitting atop a … [Read more...]

Ghana Brownie with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Ghana Brownie with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Ghana Brownie with Bourbon Caramel Sauce Going by its official EMMY menu name, the Single Origin Ghana Brownie is decadent, delightful and definitely palate pleasing. Created by famed Executive Chef Joachim Splichal, founder of Patina Restaurant Group, this luscious brownie is the dessert of the stars for the 67th EMMYS Governors Ball held immediately … [Read more...]

Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Herb Potatoes

Filet of Beef for 67th EMMYS Governors Ball

Filet of Beef Tenderloin with Herb Potatoes The main course served at the 67th EMMYS Governors Ball, this decadent filet of beef from Executive Chef Joachim Splichal and his culinary team at Patina Restaurant Group is drizzled with a red wine sauce and served with a "whipped" bernaise sauce, yucca "planks", a medley of cherry tomatoes, trumpet … [Read more...]

Vegan Pancakes with Berries

Vegan Pancakes with Berries

Vegan Pancakes with Berries Who says you have to be a true, hard-core vegan to enjoy vegan foods? I've slowly cut out all dairy except for a little goat cheese here and there, and have stopped using most gluten flours and I am not gluten sensitive. Why you may ask? It just feels better! And, quite frankly, I believe it tastes better, too. … [Read more...]

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Balsamic

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad RAW food is refreshing, crunchy and filling. In this simple and delicious recipe, Brussels sprouts are shredded using a food processor or for a finer consistency, shave them using a handheld grater. Once Brussels are shredded, place in a large mixing bowl and toss with fresh peppers, onion, tomatoes and balsamic … [Read more...]

Wildflower Honey-Poached Forelle Pear Salad

67th EMMYs Governors Ball First Course

Wildflower Honey-Poached Forelle Pear Salad 67th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball Dinner, for the 20th year in a row, is planned and prepared by Chef and Founder, Joachim Splichal of Patina Restaurant Group. Among the dishes for the 3-course meal that will be prepared for over 4,000 celebrities and guests is this incredible poached pear salad. Hosting … [Read more...]

Herb Salad with Pomegranate and Walnut

Herb Salad with Pomegranate and Walnut

Herb Salad with Pomegranate and Walnut Created as an entree salad, this salad produces complex flavors from the variety of fresh herbs. From the use of organic lavender in the dressing to the fresh dill, tarragon, and mint in the heart of the salad, flavor abounds in this delicious dish. From a nutritional point of view, if your diet is lacking … [Read more...]

Susan’s Protein Power Snax

Protein Power Snax

Susan's Protein Power Snax A delicious energy boosting snack of almonds, almond butter, vanilla, quinoa, black sesame, flaxseed, and a dash of coconut and cocoa powder. One of my preferred snacks for long distance runs, learn more about foods for sports nutrition here: Marathon Training : Nutrition Nutrition: Calories: 179.1 Fat: … [Read more...]