Cardamom-Almond Meringues

If you have ever looked for a “diet” cookie you know the options, though varied, are often disappointing. I have found that if you are yearning for an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie you should just go ahead and have one. ONE. Make a date to visit a bakery, select a drool worthy confection from the case, serve your indulgence on…

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Half Beef Half Veggie Burgers

Burger night is a rare treat in our house. When it does come around, burgers are a great opportunity to put the recipe lightening techniques I shared earlier this week into action. Let’s apply those tips to the burger recipe below: Ingredient Swap To get a really moist juicy burger, most sources agree you need to use fat. In fact,…

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Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

One of the fun behind the scenes parts about blogging is reading the keywords and phrases that lead people to this site. I have no way to track individual users, just the search terms they use. Commonly searched phrases include: vegan pesto, low fat espresso cake, Netflix workouts, and my favorite bikiniless. That last one makes me smile every time…

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6 easy holiday weight loss tips + 4 lighter holiday recipes

Whether you count, calories, carbs, points, or minutes until your next meal, holiday meals are a tricky time for people trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Family and social events are more heavily centered around food this time of year than any other in the western calendar. It’s not that just that food is available, food is pushed at us from…

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