Skinny Italian Cream Cheese Frosting Cupcakes

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Skinny Italian Cream Cheese Frosting Cupcakes   This weekend my family is celebrating my Dad's Birthday! His...30th....Birthday...yeah..Ha! Every year he requests an Italian Cream Cake as his birthday treat, and every year we scour the stores to find one. (They are actually pretty hard to find around here!). But truth be told we shouldn't be getting him this indulgent cake every year. Why? Well, he is diabetic. Now you see the problem right? I didn't want to deprive my dad of his … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Cooking Tips

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Low Calorie Cooking Tips   For the last year, I've really been trying to get healthy, and make sure my family follows my lead. Am I perfect all the time? Absolutely not! But I do make sure I really think about what I'm cooking for my family and I. I had spent so many years eating whatever I wanted and not caring, so making the switch to a low calorie lifestyle was hard at first, but I have picked up some tips and tricks along the way to make the switch easier. So I wanted to share … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Healthy Lasagna Recipe

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Low Calorie Healthy Lasagna Recipe   It's snowing today...in Tennessee...at the end of March! What madness is this!? So because of this cold weather, I was inspired to make this super yummy Low Calorie Healthy Lasagna Recipe! I don't know what it is about cold weather that makes me crave something filling (and normally fattening). When it comes to healthy eating I've learned that you don't have to give up your favorite foods, you just have to modify them, and decrease your portion … [Read more...]

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe

No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites Recipe   I have a confession, even though I am trying to lead a healthy lifestyle, I am horrible about eating breakfast daily! I don't like to cook first thing in the morning, and I find myself starving at lunch time, which can lead to over eating! So I found the perfect, make ahead (and easy) breakfast treat that is sure to give you lasting energy and fullness throughout the morning and into lunchtime! My No Bake Energy Bites Recipe has good-for-you protein … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Marshmallow Cheesecake

Marshmallow Cheesecake

Low Calorie Marshmallow Cheesecake   Remember my awesome Marshmallow Brownies that I made a few weeks ago with the Sweet Artisan Marshmallows I received? Well this is another recipe I made using their wonderful marshmallows! For this Low Calorie Marshmallow Cheesecake recipe I used the Triple Chocolate Artisan Marshmallows to bring the sweetness! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts to make, and it's super easy to lighten it up! By making a few simple switches like fat free … [Read more...]

Recipe for Oatmeal Muffins

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Recipe for Oatmeal Muffins These Recipe for Oatmeal Muffins are  also Gluten Free and they can be made dairy free as well. We love them they are our go to breakfast food and snack. I eat them after I work out I find that they are both healthy and sweet. Recipe for Oatmeal Muffins Ingredients 2 eggs (1/4 banana for each egg or 1/4 cup of apple sauce) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups applesauce, unsweetened 1 banana, mashed 1½ teaspoons stevia powder 5 cups quick oats ¼ cup chia … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Low calorie crock pot chicken taco soup

Low Calorie Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup   This week I have been sick with the flu, and I knew this low calorie crock pot chicken taco soup would make me feel better! It was nice and hot, and required minimal effort on my part. Sick or not, I like to stick to my low calorie lifestyle, so this recipe was perfect. I love recipes that are "throw it all in 1 pot and cook it" recipes, and I'm sure a lot of you out there do to! This recipe is 207 calories, so it's nice and filling without … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Low Calorie Pizza

Low Calorie Flatbread Pizza Recipe   As most of you know, I've been trying to eat healthy, and live a low calorie lifestyle, but I have a confession....I LOVE pizza. More than any sweets, or any other kind of bad for you food, I just want pizza. But when I realized that most pizzas can pack up to 300 calorie a slice (and really, who can stop at one!?) I knew I had to find some way to enjoy pizza, without feeling super guilty afterwords. By making some minor adjustments, I made a … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Pasta Salad

Low Calorie Pasta Salad

Low Calorie Pasta Salad I love pasta and it is a great way to make tasty side dishes for parties, showers, barbecues, and potluck meals. When I was trying to lose weight I had to modify my favorite pasta salad recipe into a Low Calorie Pasta Salad so I could still have a go to side dish. I find that this Low Calorie Pasta Salad was so easy to swap out with my normal calorie laden option that no one noticed my healthy swap. Now that my favorite pasta salad is Low Calorie, I am able to enjoy … [Read more...]

Low Calorie French Onion Soup Recipe

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Low Calorie French Onion Soup Recipe If you are looking for a super easy, super yummy recipe for dinner, you will love this Low Calorie French Onion Soup Recipe! I love the traditional version of this recipe but it can add up on calories very quickly! This soup is easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes. I love French Onion Soup because it's light enough to have in the summer, but filling enough to make you nice and warm in the winter! Even my little girl loves it! (As long as I take the … [Read more...]