Skinny Review:  Eating Healthy at Bonefish Grill

Skinny Review: Eating Healthy at Bonefish Grill

What is healthy to eat Bonefish Grill?  First, the restaurant has the word “fish” in its name, so I knew there was hope.  (The Cheesecake Factory would cause me pause).  Of course, in any restaurant, even food that is healthy in its purest form can turn into a calorie and fat bomb depending on its preparation, additions of oil, butter, and sauces.Bonefish Grill does not offer calorie or nutritional information online for its entrees, so ask about the preparation.  All of the grilled white fish and shellfish options are ...
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It’s an Easy Skinny Life on Facebook

It’s an Easy Skinny Life on Facebook

If you haven't been following along and commenting on my Facebook page, you are missing all of the fun!  We have a chatty and opinionated group over there.  Come aboard by hitting the icon on the right or by connecting to http://www.facebook.com/easyskinnylife.  Let me know how you are following us.  Facebook, RSS, or whenever you happen to remember to check the website?Thanks for reading,Kathy
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Skinny Wild Salmon, Roasted Red Pepper, and Sweet Potato Salad

Skinny Wild Salmon, Roasted Red Pepper, and Sweet Potato Salad

If you haven’t noticed, I get freakishly excited about eating the most nutritional and largest quantity of optimal food each day while staying lean.  Welcome to my Easy Skinny Life world.It’s almost a game each day.  How many different vegetables and fruits, how many colors, and how many great tasting seasonings can I add?  More importantly, how high can I pile all of it on the plate?  ...
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Healthiest Sweeteners and Skinny Sweet Rules

Healthiest Sweeteners and Skinny Sweet Rules

What are the healthiest sweeteners?  Natural sweeteners like stevia, agave nectar, pure maple syrup, or pure honey are certainly much healthier than processed sugar or fake Splenda.  However, even though these sweeteners are less refined than white sugar, I still only use them on occasion.Why?  Take Agave for example.  It is super sweet and high in fructose, so although it may not cause the blood sugar fluctuations of white sugar, even a tiny bit of it contains enough fructose to stimulate the appetite hormones ...
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Skinny Superfood Avocado

Skinny Superfood Avocado

I am a big advocate of eating good fat to stay skinny, and the avocado makes it easy.  Not only does it provide filling, creamy flavor to a lean entrée, but its nutritional benefits are incredible.  As an easy weekly rule, I pop two of them in my shopping cart so I can enjoy 1/2 avocado two times a week, sharing it with the big guy.  Typically while racing past the produce ...
Eating Rules, Food Shopping, Superfood Spotlight of the Week | 2 Comments
Indian Spiced Skinny Roasted Chickpeas and Vegetables

Indian Spiced Skinny Roasted Chickpeas and Vegetables

Today, I took just 10 short minutes to clean out my overflowing drawer of dried spice bottles dating back way too many years.  What in the world took me so long to accomplish this simple task?!  Now, my spice drawer is organized and clutter-free!  Having pure seasonings on hand is such an easy way to create exceptional variety on my vegetables each night, whether roasting, steaming or sprinkled on a ...
Healing the Body, Anti-Inflammation, Anti-Aging Benefits, Main Course Recipes, Recipes | 1 Comment
Skinny Seafood Pasta and Vegetables

Skinny Seafood Pasta and Vegetables

This large skillet is filled with one full serving and all for Easy Skinny me.  As usual, my whole delicious dinner is less than 600 calories, too!  Using two pots and one skillet, the meal is quickly created, cooked, and tossed together on the stovetop to blend in all of the flavors.  The slightly crisp whole grain pasta flavored with the hint of herbs and oil in the main skillet provides a hearty foundation to the filets, overflowing ...
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Skinny Shrimp and Kiwi Salad

Skinny Shrimp and Kiwi Salad

Maybe it was the tease of warm weather this week, but I'm still on my fresh summerlike fruit addiction to add a pop of sweetness to my main entrees.  For this gigantic salad, the salty taste of fresh shrimp paired with the sweet kick of a kiwi fruit really created a taste masterpiece.  Kiwi fruit is packed solid with Vitamin C, plus the bright green flesh with those tiny black seeds adds such a tropical flair to the salad.Top it with a homemade ...
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Orchard Nuts: Eat Fat To Get Skinny

Orchard Nuts: Eat Fat To Get Skinny

One of my stay skinny secrets is just plain nuts.  If you follow this blog, you already know all about my absolute love of heathy fat throughout the day.  It keeps me full, nourished, calm, and happy, so naturally when I find a new "fat" discovery to make life even easier, I want to share it.For those who shop at the local Safeway stores, a new Safeway Select package called Orchard Nut Trio with Sea Salt makes ...
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Healthy Strawberry Avocado Salad with Stone Ground Mustard Garlic Dressing

Healthy Strawberry Avocado Salad with Stone Ground Mustard Garlic Dressing

This beautiful large salad combines the sweet taste of fresh plump strawberries with the cool smoothness of avocado and the spicy hot flavor of stone ground mustard, garlic, and apple cider vinegar dressing.  From a taste standpoint, it is absolutely superb.  And from a nutritional standpoint, it is an absolute powerhouse of vitamins, minerals and healthy fat to nourish the skin, hair, nails, and soul.For a main course meal, add one serving of a quality protein ...
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Herb-Crusted Pan Seared Basa Fish

Herb-Crusted Pan Seared Basa Fish

I had never heard of Basa, until my favorite seafood manager suggested I try this sustainable and inexpensive thick white fish.  On sale for just $3.99 per pound, I was able to purchase two long and fat 8 ounce filets for just $4.00.  Stuck in a Tilapia rut lately, I was more than happy to try this environmentally friendly and fat fish.  Basa is a type of river catfish traditionally farmed in Vietnam ...
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Eggs for a Skinny Life

Eggs for a Skinny Life

Most of you know that I'm a huge advocate of eating fresh eggs each day for quality protein plus a sustaining calm fullness to last until my next meal.  While using a little bit of egg whites right now to prepare my fish dinner, I thought I'd share 4 ways that I add it to my meals in a nontraditional manner.If I'm not having my usual vegetable omelet or fast scrambled eggs for breakfast, I still sneak one in to my skinny day.On my oatmeal mornings, I fold one lightly ...
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What to Eat at the Breakfast Buffet

What to Eat at the Breakfast Buffet

Today's breakfast fundraiser for the Mayor was an EASY one for food -- I ordered the buffet menu myself, so I knew exactly what to stack on my plate before I stepped foot in the door.   The full spread by the Rockfish restaurant in Annapolis included steaming scrambled eggs, crispy French toast, bagels with cream cheese, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and mixed fresh-cut fruit.What did I choose?  Well, a big plate of half eggs and half fresh fruit, of course.  Bottom line:  Go for two heaping servings of lean ...
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Warm Portobello Mushroom Wrap:  Low Calorie and Low Carb

Warm Portobello Mushroom Wrap: Low Calorie and Low Carb

I'm not often satisfied eating plain, cold vegetable wraps.  It's usually why restaurants add fatty creamy dressing or too much cheese to so-called "healthy vegetable wraps" to give it a little substance, flavor and moisture.  Plus at restaurants, you typically receive a refined flour tortilla with too many calories, salt, and additives all rolled together for zero nutrition or fiber.   It's rarely a pure and hearty whole grain.  Wraps, like any meal, ideally should be controlled in your ...
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Jennifer Hudson’s No Noodle Vegetable Lasagna

Jennifer Hudson’s No Noodle Vegetable Lasagna

How did Jennifer Hudson create that delicious vegetarian lasagna without using any noodles?  She did it by substituting hearty, roasted vegetable strips for the layers.  Here is the light and low-carb recipe for the creation that was recently featured on television.  Following our Easy Skinny Life rules for a meal, the Main Protein is the cheese with the combo of thick vegetables as our Main Carb.  Pair it with a large colorful green salad topped a ...
Main Course Recipes, Recipes | 18 Comments
Skinny for Life:  The 80 / 20 Rule

Skinny for Life: The 80 / 20 Rule

For me, it’s not running marathons every day or going nuts on a bike for hours to burn calories.  It’s a clear 80 / 20 Rule.  I have learned over the decades that to stay lean for life, it’s 80 percent what I eat and only 20 percent exercise.  And of the 20 percent, a full HALF is weight-lifting, with the other half cardio and ...
Cardio Exercising Easy, Eating Rules, Exercise, Flexibility Training Easy, Strength Training Easy | 2 Comments
Top 10 Skinny Recipes, Rules and Posts for an Easy Skinny Life

Top 10 Skinny Recipes, Rules and Posts for an Easy Skinny Life

Happy New Year and bring on 2012 this week!!  Looking back, it's hard to believe that my tiny health nut blog started several months ago would grow so quickly with readers from around the world sharing their comments, recipes and ideas for clean living.  Is the internet amazing or what?   I *love* my new online community of healthy eaters and bloggers, foodies, enthusiastic fans and harsh critics, sports and fitness addicts, impressive chefs, and talented photographers.  Thank you for ...
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Wild Rockfish with Shiitake Mushrooms, Garlic, Lemon and Capers

Wild Rockfish with Shiitake Mushrooms, Garlic, Lemon and Capers

Wild Rockfish with Shiitake Mushrooms, Garlic, Lemon and Capers Recipe:8 ounce Wild Rockfish fillet 1 tablespoon fresh black pepper 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 tablespoons minced garlic from jar 2 tablespoons capers 1 lemon, halved Shiitake Mushrooms Variety of colorful fresh thickly chopped vegetables for roasting.  I used yellow squash, Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower 1 tablespoon CuminDirections:Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine roasting vegetables with one tablespoon of oil and place on baking sheet.  Sprinkle with cumin ...
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Pan Seared Citrus Orange Roughy and Roasted Garlic Vegetables

Pan Seared Citrus Orange Roughy and Roasted Garlic Vegetables

In my search to eat more foods with natural iodine in order to kick-start the thyroid and metabolism, I have been adding more saltwater fish to my usual seafood staples.  Orange Roughy is a favorite for even non-fish lovers with its meaty texture and mild flavor.   Adding the orange and lemon juice and slices really enhanced the fish, and it paired nicely with garlic roasted vegetables for a flavorful dish without ...
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Skinny Baked Mac and Cheese Comfort Food

Skinny Baked Mac and Cheese Comfort Food

What could be more comforting to eat on a cold winter day than a steaming plate of Mac and Cheese?  An easy Skinny version!  This simple and innovative recipe is adapted from Cooking Light magazine, but tweaked with my own touches for a whole grain and pure Skinny style.  By using cottage cheese as a smooth and silky sauce and crispy panko topping for an added crunch, it provides all of the cheesy pleasure, with no toll on ...
Lunch Recipes, Main Course Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes | 2 Comments