Chez Moi Steak & Strawberry Salad
...because I don't have to go to a pricey steakhouse to eat something this good. Believe it or not, this dish comes together in 10 minutes. In the time the steak cooks, you can assemble the salad - homemade dressing, and all!
Skinny Moose Munch
I discovered Moose Munch when I was at my heaviest. That's right, meeting Harry and David was not good news for the size of my rear end. Now, thanks to 100-calorie bags of popcorn and a little bit of melted dark chocolate, I can have Moose Munch every day if I want to, and not feel the slightest bit guilty about it.
Never underestimate the power of an omelet to be quick, easy, filling and deliciously versatile. In less than 10 minutes, you can make yourself a gourmet breakfast, brunch or dinner that won't break your diet or the bank. Make this your own by adding fresh or sun-dried tomatoes, fire roasted peppers or any other veggie you like.
Spread lightly on whole grain breads, bagels, muffins, waffles, arepas, or anywhere else you love butter. Just add four tablespoons of light butter and 1 tablespoon of agave in a food processor, and process until smooth. Transfer to a butter dish and refrigerate. Butter is butter, so enjoy in moderation!
Ginger Cinnamon Apple Bread
...with agave butter! Served warm, and with coffee, can you think of a better breakfast? Neither can I. It's made with all-natural ingredients: whole grains and lots of real fruit. And the smell that permeates the house is to die for...
Moroccan Split Pea Stew
Adding spices is the best way to make food that is flavorful with little to no fat - that's how this dish went from ordinary to Moroccan. I am a huge fan of legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas) because they are very nutritious and you can make a lot for very little money. Cook once, enjoy over and over.
Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
It's easy to make your own healthy chocolate-covered strawberries at home. Yes, healthy. Mine are (lightly) dipped in (antioxidant-rich) dark chocolate and covered in heart-healthy nuts. If you love Nutella, and who in the right mind doesn't, you'll fall in love with this recipe.
No Bake Peanut Butter Cake in a Cup
Alas, it's not a trick of television - you can microwave cake. I saw Michael Symon do it on Symon Suppers a couple of weeks ago, and couldn't believe my eyes. An iron chef making dessert in the microwave? Genius. Here's my ooey, gooey take on this clever little technique.
Stuffed Strawberry French Toast
Ah, whole grain and fresh fruit goodness. I'm not usually a huge fan of French toast, mostly because it makes me feel terrible after I eat it. Not this time! While the name only sounds bad, it's deliciously light and good for you!
Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
Muffins don't have to be the calorie bombs that most bakeries make them out to be. Mine are 100% whole wheat and sweetened naturally with agave and real fruit. Dessert meets breakfast with my strawberry cheesecake muffins, and I'm not worried about it!