Monthly Archives: May 2014

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6 Healthy BBQ Swaps


Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season. Many of you will be gathering with friends and family to enjoy a nice BBQ. Everybody loves a barbecue. But if you’re trying to watch your weight, big food selections at a BBQ may actually induce stress—and that’s a problem.

It is possible to enjoy your favorite foods without letting the grazing get out of hand.

Here are a few healthy swaps for your favorite BBQ foods:


This weekend instead of your usual ground chuck for your hamburger, choose a leaner cut. Go for sirloin, ground chicken breast or skinless turkey. You can even try mixing the ground beef with the ground poultry when making the patty.

Hamburger Buns

Ditch the fluffy white flour buns and progress to the 100 percent whole grain variety.
Also try a 100 percent whole wheat English muffin or the buns marketed as a “sandwich thin” instead.

Potato Salad

Leaving the skins on your potatoes gives you extra fiber. I always use red potatoes.
Add white wine vinegar, mustard and a little olive oil in instead of regular mayonnaise.

Cole Slaw

Use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of regular mayo, and add a little apple cider vinegar for flavor.
Swap cabbage for broccoli, which has more than twice as much vitamin C and three times as much protein as a serving of cabbage.


As much as many of us would like to pretend that cocktails are not a source of calories, they are.
Make your own using vodka, seltzer or club soda, a splash of fruit juice and fresh fruit for garnish.


So you can’t imagine your burger without pureed tomatoes, swap the ketchup with fresh sliced tomatoes instead. You’ll still get the flavor you’re looking for, but with about 300 fewer milligrams of sodium.

Portion Control also plays a big role.

Use these 3 memorable points of reference:

A tennis ball or baseball is about 1 cup (or use your clenched fist as a rough estimate). This measure is useful for sides (think: potato, pasta and bean salads). If you’re trying to keep a cap on calories, aim for 1 cup total of these starchy side dishes.

Your cell phone is about 3 ounces of meat. (The other oft-cited reference for 3 ounces of meat is a deck of cards.) This measure comes is useful for steak, chicken and fish.

Your thumb is about 1 tablespoon. This measure comes in handy when you’re trying to estimate dressing or a spread. Most full-fat salad dressings have 50 to 100 calories per tablespoon (creamy ones fall toward the higher end); mayo (at 100 calories per tablespoon) is another one to watch. Choose reduced-fat varieties, which usually have half the calories, whenever you can.

**Don’t forget to hydrate with water. Especially if you do have a drink or two of alcohol, switch it up with water**

Most of all I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Makes about 24
24 – 1″ pieces 1/2 small pineapple
2 large bananas, sliced into 24 bite sized pieces
12 small to medium sized strawberries sliced in half
(5oz) good quality dark chocolate(I used 72%)(this is between 3/4 – 1Cup if you are using a cup measurement for chocolate chips)
2 tsp coconut oil
Chopped nuts or coconut for rolling in(optional)
Chop fruit and assemble into stacks. Press a popsicle stick through the fruit and freeze until solid.
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper or a silicone mat. Melt the chocolate along with the coconut oil either in the microwave using short intervals and stirring frequently to prevent burning. Once completely melted, remove the frozen fruit from the freezer. Dip the fruit in the chocolate, let the excess drip off for a minute and then place on the sheet to harden. If desired, dip the chocolate covered side immediately in chopped nuts or coconut before placing on the sheet to harden. Once the chocolate is completely hardened(you may need to place in the freezer for it to harden completely), remove from the sheet and place in an airtight container to store in the freezer until ready to serve.

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Kale Chicken Caesar Salad

Kale Chicken Caesar Salad

Kale Chicken Caesar Salad

Kale Chicken Caesar Salad

Serves: 4
Hands-on time: 30 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


16 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 large cloves garlic, divided
1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
1 bunch kale, chopped
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp olive oil
2 slices sprouted grain bread (TIP: For best results, let bread dry out overnight.)
1 shallot, minced
1 cup jarred artichoke hearts (water-packed), drained and chopped
1 tbsp raw unsalted pine nuts

2 large cloves garlic
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper

Fill a large pot with water. Add your chicken, 1 clove garlic, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a light simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand, covered, until chicken is cooked through, 12 to 14 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly. Shred chicken.
Fill a large shallow pot with 1/2 inch water. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium and add your kale. Drizzle lemon juice over kale and cook for 5 minutes. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Add kale to bowl until cool. Drain and let dry.

Prepare croutons: Arrange an oven rack in top position. Preheat broiler to high. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 tsp olive oil and 1 clove garlic, halved. Rub garlic on both sides of bread. Arrange bread on a baking sheet and broil on top oven rack, turning once, until golden. Cut each slice into 4 triangles.
Prepare dressing: In a food processor, purée dressing ingredients and 2 tsp water until creamy.

In a large bowl, combine kale, shallot, artichokes, chicken and nuts. Add dressing and toss to coat. Top Kale Chicken Caesar Salad with croutons.
Nutrients per serving (3 oz chicken, 3 cups salad, 2 croutons): Calories: 323, Total Fat: 11 g, Sat. Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g, Carbs: 21 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 1 g, Protein: 34 g, Sodium: 440 mg, Cholesterol: 67 mg

Over Stuffed Avocado

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Over-stuffed Avocado

1 medium Avocado
3 oz. can tuna, drained
1/4 cup each: green pepper, red onion, cucumber – all diced
1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt, plain
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp each: sea salt
1 packet sweetener (i.e. Splenda or stevia)
1/4 cup fresh orange sections, diced

How to Prepare
1. Slice Avocado in half, lengthwise (be careful of the pit, it’s large) Split open and remove the pit

2. Scoop out the center of the avocado, leaving about ¼ inch of the fruit all around, and put the scooped out fruit into a bowl. Set the halves aside.

3. Add tuna, pepper, onion, cucumber, yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, salt and sweetener to the bowl with the scooped out avocado. Mix all ingredients until well blended.

4. Add orange sections and mix gently.

5. Scoop half of the mix into each of the Avocado halves.

6. Put in refrigerator for approximately 10 minutes to slightly chill. (Or wait to take them out until you’re ready to leave for your picnic!)

7. Enjoy!

Per serving (serves 1): 470.5 calories, 32 grams protein, 28.3 grams carbohydrates, 25.5 grams fat (good fat!)

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