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!

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...]

Quinoa, Broccoli and Toasted Cashews

Quinoa, Broccoli and Cashews

Quinoa, Broccoli and Toasted Cashews Simple, delicious, and a great recipe to add to your weekly menus whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or neither of those! As you may well know by now, quinoa is an ancient seed highly desired by the Peruvian nations. It is my belief that the density of quinoa's nutrients comes from the fact that when the lands were … [Read more...]

Grilled Okra and Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Okra

Grilled Okra and Vegetable Skewers Tomatoes and onion are threaded onto skewers with fresh okra, glazed with a special sauce and placed on a hot grill.  An easy and creative way to serve fresh okra, these skewers are delicious as a side dish to grilled chicken or steak. Turn this side dish into a vegetarian entree by adding additional vegetables such … [Read more...]

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...]