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No-Tortilla Skinny Mexican Shrimp, Beans and Vegetable Cheese Enchilada

No-Tortilla Skinny Mexican Shrimp, Beans and Vegetable Cheese Enchilada

Who doesn't love the spicy flavors of a Mexican style large enchilada?  But who needs the 1000+ calorie salt mine and unhealthy fat/carb overload?  Searching for a flourless and highly nutritional twist to a cheesy Mexican style enchilada, I stumbled upon this masterpiece of spicy gooey flavors.  It was really incredible!A smooth "base" was created using vegetables and beans.  Black beans are a great slow-burning complex carb and served as my Main Carb for this meal, so ...
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Seared Wild Rockfish with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Seared Wild Rockfish with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

It’s the dead of summer, my AC is barely working in this house, and it’s starting to affect my appetite. Not good. You know how much I absolutely adore eating, so I don’t like anything messing with it! But once I visualized this new recipe in my head, my appetite returned big time.I craved a chilly sweet salsa to add to the rich flavor of some freshly caught ...
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Naked Skinny Turkey Burger with Swiss Cheese

Naked Skinny Turkey Burger with Swiss Cheese

It's time for summer cook-outs and BBQs with family and friends, especially this week for Independence Day.  When offered the basic all-American choice for either a burger or hot dog, one simple strategy I use is to request a medium-rare burger with cheese, but hold that typically big white roll of empty calories.  One slice of full fat cheese is usually 100 calories of filling protein, yet a large roll is up to 300 calories, typically with no filling ...
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One Pan Seared Tilapia, Broccoli and Red Skinned Potatoes

One Pan Seared Tilapia, Broccoli and Red Skinned Potatoes

Table for one, please.  It is a week night, and everyone is gone....  No extra hungry little mouths to feed, no extra sides to add for the big guy, and no complaints from the peanut gallery on whatever I am serving.  What's a skinny chick to do with all of this foodie tranquility?  I do NOT turn to take-out, which leaves my body with a horrendous case of buyer's remorse the ...
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Skinny Halibut with Lemon Butter, Capers and Shallots

Skinny Halibut with Lemon Butter, Capers and Shallots

Tonight’s fish dinner was downright decadent and seemed the perfect kick off to my Mother’s Day weekend.  The white Atlantic Halibut tasted rich, smooth and chunky, yet light and flakey, and the different flavors were amazing.  There is a salty hint from the capers and a touch of butter, a sweetness from the shallots, and a citrus tanginess from the lemon.  No added salt, sugar or marinades needed!Skinny Halibut ...
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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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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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Skinny Breakfast Lunch and Dinner: Roasted Shrimp, Asparagus and Red Pepper Salad

Skinny Breakfast Lunch and Dinner: Roasted Shrimp, Asparagus and Red Pepper Salad

Another day in the life of a regular, forever skinny woman who lives LARGE.  Each meal may have followed the usual pattern, yet with wildly different ingredients to make it feel like a new discovery with every bite. For breakfast, I prepared a fast omelet with two eggs with two egg whites using different vegetables and cheese.  Today was green zucchini, yellow squash, red tomatoes and green kale with melted crumbled goat ...
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Easy Skinny Shrimp Salad Sandwich

Easy Skinny Shrimp Salad Sandwich

To all of my readers addicted to fast "can opener sandwiches" to tote along for lunch, it's time to cheat on that same old tunafish sandwich.  Break out of your rut by preparing this fast and easy Skinny Shrimp Salad to pack for your lunch instead.  Hey, you even get to use that can opener if you don't want to substitute fresh minced shrimp.  Consider canned varieties an emergency back-up, so you never have an excuse to ...
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One Pan Seared Tilapia, Broccoli and Red Skinned Potatoes

One Pan Seared Tilapia, Broccoli and Red Skinned Potatoes

Table for one, please.  It is a weekend night, and everyone is gone....  No extra hungry little mouths to feed, no extra sides to add for the big guy, and no complaints from the peanut gallery on whatever I am serving.  What's a skinny chick to do with all of this foodie tranquility?  I do NOT turn to take-out, which leaves my body with a horrendous case of buyer's remorse the next morning.  Instead, I chose ...
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Skinny Food Shopping:  Yum!  What Is In My Cart Today?

Skinny Food Shopping: Yum! What Is In My Cart Today?

What came home in my shopping bag today?   Three days worth of Skinny Meals that are fat enough to overflow my plate!For the next three nights, my lean Main Protein entrees for dinner are London Broil, Tilapia, and Extra Firm Tofu.  All were for $7 or less.  Each will be paired with one Main Carb — Sweet Potato baked chips with the London Broil, sautéed Redskin Small Potatoes with the fish, and Black ...
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Think Skinny; Eat Skinny:  Roasted Salmon, Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Skinny Salad

Think Skinny; Eat Skinny: Roasted Salmon, Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Skinny Salad

An Easy Skinny Life is not rocket science.  It just takes simple planning and even simpler "thinking" before you stick food in your mouth.I stay in control of my dinners with a few seconds of thinking.  Was my breakfast and lunch very substantial or a little lighter today?  Then, when choosing healthy fats and extra carbs for my dinner, I can easily and quickly say yes or no.This simple awareness and tweaking each day keeps everything in check with hardly any effort.Tonight, I said no to ...
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Simple Baked Salmon and Sweet Potato Chips

Simple Baked Salmon and Sweet Potato Chips

I don't know about you, but I love to pair the rich flavor of healthy salmon with the natural sweetness and texture of sweet potato.  This baked salmon and chips recipe is a two-pan simple, clean and neat meal to prepare right in the oven.   No fuss; no mess.A homemade fast salad and dressing created the perfect side to this complete dinner which effectively nourishes the body and soul.The salmon was my protein and ...
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Skinny Fried Sautéed Tilapia and Vegetables

Skinny Fried Sautéed Tilapia and Vegetables

There is *nothing* like the taste and smokey scent in the kitchen when creating a pan sautéed meal with olive oil!  And the great news is it’s still possible to have a “fried” fish and stay on my skinny track.How?  I don’t use flour or corn starch as most recipes call for, and the poor helpless fish is never, ever completely dunked into a basket of oil.This fast, simple and incredible tasting Tilapia ...
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Meatless Monday Skinny Rule-Breaking:  Vegetarian By Day; Conscious Carnivore By Night

Meatless Monday Skinny Rule-Breaking: Vegetarian By Day; Conscious Carnivore By Night

I’m a rule breaker.  Always have been; always will be.  “Meatless Monday” reminds me of what we used to say in our college days about the heavy drinking people do on St. Patrick’s Day -- It’s amateur hour.  I wonder if my vegetarian friends out there think the same thing about Mondays?  :-)Nonetheless, introducing the concept to every family is helpful.  Most of the time, I’m a vegetarian by day and a conscious carnivore by night.  It permits me the opportunity to seek out vegetarian ...
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Fastest Healthy Fast Food Ever!  Skinny Shrimp, Avocado and Vegetables

Fastest Healthy Fast Food Ever! Skinny Shrimp, Avocado and Vegetables

I challenge anyone to drive to a fast food restaurant and grab a greasy burger faster than this 10 minute dinner!Fast Food Skinny Shrimp, Avocado and Vegetables Recipe:Start heating up a few inches of water in bottom of metal steamer pot. Chop fresh vegetables, toss on some frozen ones, and place in insert. Cover and steam in the pot for several minutes. Pull out frozen cooked tail-on shrimp and toss in ...
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Eat Fat to Lose Weight?  Yes!

Eat Fat to Lose Weight? Yes!

Eat More Fat for an Easy Skinny LifeOver the years, I found that the more I increased good fat into my daily meals, the healthier, happier and leaner I got.  Nuts, avocados, olive oil and fatty fish are now weekly staples in my house.  Hunger pains are a distant memory as all of my meals now keep me satisfied until the next one.  As an added benefit, my skin, nails and hair aren't looking too shabby either.I seem to ...
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The Healthiest Breakfast Cereals

The Healthiest Breakfast Cereals

It’s a challenge to find pure and healthy cereal options.  By its very nature, it is a processed product, so most boxes include sugar, salt and preservatives in it.  Most have little fiber or protein, or the higher fiber and protein options have higher amounts of sweeteners.  Go figure?I find an interesting phenomenon occurs when I eat something sweet for breakfast.  It sets the tone for the rest of my day, and I seem to ...
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Skinny Review:  Healthy Eating at Bill Bateman’s Restaurant

Skinny Review: Healthy Eating at Bill Bateman’s Restaurant

Bill Bateman’s Restaurant, located Maryland and PennsylvaniaWhile this regional restaurant may be more known for its famous Buffalo wings, burgers and crab pretzels, it does offer some surprising Skinny Pick options in this loud and raucous neighborhood hangout.  Scanning the menu, I immediately noticed its Side Orders section offers a baked sweet potato and steamed broccoli.  Every day.  Heck, from that foundation of good vegetables, I could build anything!In looking around at the busy tables, I knew my order would stick out like a sore thumb ...
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Skinny Lunch Pack To Go!

Skinny Lunch Pack To Go!

Skinny Lunch Pack Options to go!  Nuts and Cheese, with Fresh Fruit and Green TeaNeed fast and easy to pack, healthy options to bring to the office or for lunch on the go?  Here is what I packed last night to bring with me today.Before bed, I pulled out some frozen berries from the Farmer's Market and placed them in a to-go container, along with one sealed 2% string cheese stick.  I then packed a heaping ...
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