This dish is the perfect example of what I call “making it skinny,” i.e. waistline friendly. I’ve swapped out traditional ingredients for healthier ones, resulting in a dish I can feel great about without skimping on taste. In this case, the eggplant takes the place of the pasta, saving hundreds of calories. Meanwhile, the eggplant is almost buttery, and somehow even reminds me of my mom’s béchamel. In place of ground beef, I used ground turkey breast, which is virtually fat free and uber high in protein. The spices add flavor with none of the fat, and using real tomatoes versus the canned stuff gives the sauce a certain freshness
It took me a while to come up with a name for this one, and this is best I could do. It's a frittata meets quiche meets pie, and my new favorite thing. I eat eggs for breakfast everyday, usually an omelette, and thought, why not make one huge egg dish (a.k.a a frittata) and have a slice every morning. And then I remembered I had a little bit of pie crust in the fridge. This was the result.
Easy Plum Tart
Here is easy, peasy, fool-proof dessert, made with just four ingredients. You can easily swap the plums for apples, pears, or apricots, and it would be just as good. Sure, pie crust is involved, but it's very thin, and no extra butter is added to the recipe. Add a nice scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream or fro-yo while it's still warm, and you're golden.
Skinny Stuffed Mushrooms
This recipe will probably inspire a really gooey, cheesy spinach artichoke dip... for now, it's just yummy stuffed mushrooms, made the skinny way.
Dark Coco Brownies
Okay, so you can totally taste the healthy in these, but in a delicious, I-don't-feel-too-bad-about-eating-these kinda way. They are 100% whole wheat and made with coconut oil, one of my favorite ingredients.
Zucchini Bikini Pumpkin Bread
We'll name this skinny version of Zucchini Bread after my Zucchini Bikini Soup. After all, it is much lighter than the zucchini bread I was told about. This is my first zucchini bread ever, as in the first I have ever tried, and therefore tried to make. (Okay, this one pictured is the second one, because round one of recipe testing was a major fail.) It's surprisingly delicious, moist (and almost fat free) and packed with healthy stuff. I also decided to add a fall twist with the pumpkin. You zucchini bread connoisseurs can try this out and let me know how I did.
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...
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!
Christmas may be over, but the holidays aren't. Here is yet another variation of my FIT Chocolate Chip Cookies.
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I'M LUISANA - A PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL, WORLD TRAVELER, RECIPE DEVELOPER, AND RELENTLESS EATER. JOIN ME AS I DISCOVER THE KEY TO DELICIOUS LIVING, ONE HEALTHY RECIPE AT A TIME.
Disclaimer: I am not a dietitian, counselor, personal trainer, doctor, or any other healthcare related professional. I do not mind giving advice or suggestions, but please keep in mind that I have NOT been trained in these fields. If you ask me a question I will answer it to the best of my ability.