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One of my favorite ways to have oatmeal for breakfast is to turn it into a healthy treat that tastes more like a dessert. That's how I came up with this recipe that's packed with protein and chocolatey goodness.
I am a sucker for decadent chocolate desserts, but most of them pack a calorie punch straight to the midsection. In my book, Choices Coach: Weight Loss Menu Guide, I share my 150-Calorie Mocha Protein Pudding recipe. This is pretty much the same recipe, but I used Dark Chocolate Almond Milk instead of original to make it a little richer and more indulgent.
I love a foo foo coffee drink first thing in the morning, and I am always looking for a ways to make them low calorie. This was delicious and only 120 calories.
I like to serve this egg salad on a Sara Lee 80-calorie Wheat Bun with mixed greens and a slice of tomato.
I was inspired by a recipe on Pinterest to come up with my own variation of a mocha smoothie. The recipe that inspired me called for Starbucks Instant Iced Coffee, but I discovered that it is 50 calories per serving and also about twice the price of a jar of instant espresso. For a mere $3.99 I picked up a jar of Medaglia D'Oro Instant Espresso Coffee. This smoothie is just under 150 calories, and almost 10 g of protein.
This is a quick & easy, high fiber lunch.
I made these for lunch today. I was flying off the cuff. If you have some Old Bay seasoning handy, then I would add it to the recipe. Either way I thought the crab cake turned out delicious. I served it over a salad that I got from the buffet at the supermarket. I dressed the salad with lemon juice and a little bit of Ken's Steakhouse Lite Northern Italian Dressing.
I love this type of salad. I made it over to keep it lower calorie so it could be paired with a well-balanced dinner. I reduced the amount of bacon and significantly reduced the bacon fat from the dressing. I also added some fresh diced tomato that wasn't in the original recipe.
This is an easy lunch for one. Add a side of green rice for dinner.
I was inspired to write this recipe after having some lovely Santa Fe Chicken Salad from the deli counter at my local grocery store. I'm guessing they didn't make a low-fat version. I intend to stick to this low-cal version from now on.
I tried to replicate the delicious mushroom gorgonzola soup from Kansas City Cafe. This was my attempt. I cooked it low and slow to give the flavors more time to develop. The crockpot step is optional, though and will reduce it quite a bit to only 2 servings (double the calories, yikes!) I tasted it mid-cooking, and it tasted great before that step.
This is a Tyler Florence recipe that I revised by subbing fat-free half and half for the heavy cream.
This is a great low cal option compared to eating chicken wings.
This is a sauce to serve along side fish or shrimp instead of tartar sauce.
This is my easier, slightly healthier version of Mario Batali's recipe.
This recipe is from America's Test Kitchen.
I adapted this recipe to be gluten free by using brown rice pasta and gluten free bread crumbs.
This is a Nigella Lawson recipe. It's delicious.