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Lunch Under 300 Calories: Muenster, Apple and Cabbage Sandwich

Looking for an unconventional but delicious way to get in more fruits and veggies?! Sick of the same old turkey and swiss every day? This sandwich will tantalize your taste buds with a combination of flavors new and exciting to your bored palate.  It might not seem like it all goes together, and I admit it…   Read More»

Curried Egg Salad Sandwich

Here’s a quick way to put a twist on an old favorite! I love taking comfort foods, making them healthier and “dressing them up” to give them new life and flavor– that’s where the inspiration from this yummy sandwich came from. Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped 1/4 cup orange or red bell…   Read More»

Smoked Gouda and Apricot Grilled Cheese

There’s nothing like an ooey-gooey grilled cheese to hit the spot when you’re craving some home-cooked comfort food. But now that I’m out of elementary school, the plastic-like slice of American and white bread no longer cut it. There’s lots of ways to “spice-up” an old favorite like grilled cheese, like adding tomato and basil…   Read More»

Red Bean Burger with Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Because a black bean burger is SO last decade. Get with the program and try some veggie burgs with alternative legumes like kidney beans, lentils, and chickpeas! Bean burgers are super versatile. For any recipe, you just need a combo of smashed beans + egg + bread crumbs + spices. Red Bean Burger with Roasted…   Read More»

“Now That Looks Like a Man Sandwich….”

Looks can be deceiving. Despite resembling a greasy high-fat burger, this is actually a very healthy veggie sandwich. The best veggie sandwich you’ve ever had. I call it indulgence on a diet. Toasted Caprese Slamwich Prep Time: 10-15 minutes. Serves 4 10 oz sliced mushrooms 1/2 of a small onion, sliced 4 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette 2…   Read More»

Tomato Basil Quinoa Burgers

Who doesn’t love burgers when the sun is shining? And yes, I’m officially obsessed with quinoa. And why shouldn’t I be? It’s high in fiber, low in calories and packed with protein and other nutrients. Tomato Basil Quinoa Burgers Prep time: 35 minutes. Makes 4 Burgers 1 cup of cooked quinoa 1 can of kidney…   Read More»

Albacore Tuna Patties with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I had some whole wheat sandwich pockets leftover yesterday and needed to find a way to use them up, but I was too hungry to take the time to run to the grocery store. I ended up whipping up this simple recipe with common ingredients I already had on hand, and you probably do too….   Read More»

Skinny Burgers!

This is one delicious (and super healthy) Mediterranean meal! If you have this instead of a traditional cheeseburger, you’ll save about 500 calories and 25 grams of saturated fat (the not-so-good stuff). A Five Guys Cheeseburger has about 840 calories and 55g of fat (26.5 saturated). My Skinny Burgers have about 296 calories and 1.5g-6g of saturated…   Read More»

Dietitian Approved: Easy Tzatziki & Greek Pita Pockets

Easy Tzatziki & Greek Pita Pockets 1/2 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 medium sized cucumber, chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup black olives, chopped 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup shredded cucumber 1/4 teaspoon dill 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Hummus- any variety Whole grain pitas…   Read More»

Texas Black Bean Burgers

Craving a burger but trying to stick with your New Year’s Resolution? Here’s a cheap, easy, and satisfying alternative. Beans are a great alternative to meat, they’re high in protein and their fiber content helps keep you full. Texas Black Bean Burgers 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup finely crushed tortilla…   Read More»

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