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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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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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Simple One-Pan Skinny Salmon, Vegetables and Pasta

Simple One-Pan Skinny Salmon, Vegetables and Pasta

Simple One-Pan Skinny Salmon, Vegetables and PastaThis one-pan meal is easy and requires only black pepper and olive oil!The fish provided a healthy "welcome home" for my body after a weekend excursion in steakhouse country.  Also, after my limited access to whole grains, the side of whole-wheat rigatoni really hit the spot.Simple One-Pan Skinny Salmon, Vegetables and Pasta Recipe:Boil Whole-Wheat Rigatoni or Penne Pasta for slightly ...
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Making a Easy Skinny Meal Better

Making a Easy Skinny Meal Better

Dinner last night was almost perfect, but not quite.  What is missing from this otherwise skinny meal of quality protein from the thin center-cut pork, healthy fat from the avocado plus the olive oil to pan saute the pork, and high fiber vegetables?The answer is COLOR.  It can't always occur for breakfast or lunch, but my dinner secret is to have as much color as possible.  Add a "red" ...
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Fast Food Breakfast to Go!  Greek Yogurt with Berries and Pecans

Fast Food Breakfast to Go! Greek Yogurt with Berries and Pecans

Easy Skinny Fast Food Breakfast to Go!  Greek Yogurt with Berries and PecansIt takes two minutes to toss together this high protein fast breakfast.  When I know my morning will be super busy, I prepare it the night before in a food storage container to grab and go.   Alway have these simple ingredients stashed in your refrigerator for an easy start to the day.Greek Yogurt with Berries and Pecans Recipe:6 oz of ...
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Say NO to Salad!  Yes, you read that correctly.

Say NO to Salad! Yes, you read that correctly.

Guess what?  Don't shoot the Easy Skinny Life messenger, but I rarely order salads at restaurants.  Instead, I ask for a double portion of whatever interesting vegetables are offered with a lean grilled or baked protein entrée.  Ask for the vegetables steamed or lightly sautéed, and keep the protein pure.  It's a more substantial and filling pick than the salads, yet surprisingly much lower in calories and sneaky sugar.Big, beautifully pictured salads are offered on menus everywhere, but ...
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No Excuses Shrimp and Avocado Salad

No Excuses Shrimp and Avocado Salad

After dining out to celebrate Father’s Day yesterday, it’s a slightly lighter meal for me this evening to kick-start my Monday.  This easy-to-throw-together salad is equally voluminous and substantial, overflowing on a large dinner plate.  With frozen shrimp always on hand, it’s a no excuses, fast and healthy dinner to cure any food hangover.The goal is to pair one quality, lean protein (shrimp, chicken, fish, tofu, etc) with a small portion of good fat (olive ...
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Eat More to Weigh Less:  My High Protein Fast Breakfast Jumpstarts My Day!  Vegetable and Swiss Cheese Omelet

Eat More to Weigh Less: My High Protein Fast Breakfast Jumpstarts My Day! Vegetable and Swiss Cheese Omelet

Good bye Dunkin' Donuts!  Every morning, I drive past a long line of cars at the local Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru waiting patiently for a so-called “quick” breakfast, and every morning I am perplexed.  I have a hunch most would say they don’t have time to eat at home, yet they wait in long car fumed lines at the local fast food place?My protein packed Vegetable and Swiss Cheese Omelet breakfast takes 10-15 minutes to cook and eat, from start until finish.  Why wait in line at a store ...
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It’s Portion Control on a Stick!  Skinny Chicken Drumstick, Wild Rice and Vegetables

It’s Portion Control on a Stick! Skinny Chicken Drumstick, Wild Rice and Vegetables

Who says a forever thin and healthy lifestyle consists of the same old bland chicken breasts?  A plump chicken drumstick’s dark meat is sweet and moist, while providing niacin and other nutritious elements.  The skin is crispy and covered with spices.  And what a treat to be able to eat the skin!?!  The challenge with a slightly fattier meat is to manage portion ...
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