I am really into Mexican food and anytime I make it at home, I always enjoy it. This enchilada recipe is the first I have made that has a sauce I just want to put on any Mexican dish I make. It is very easy and the flavor it top notch. Fresh enchilada sauce beats the over salted canned stuff any day. This recipe came from a book called 300 Calories or Less, which...

Awhile ago I had to give up on having Chinese food takeout, as the calories were so high. Chinese food has a fool you quality, where you often think it could not be so bad for you, but it is when not cooked at home. High calories, salt, msg, oils, and white rice are a recipe for unhealthy eating. Because of this, I have not had sweet and sour chicken for a long time....

Posted on Nov 1 2014 - 7:38am by lowfatchick
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I enjoy eating Thai food, but sometime when you eat it while out and about, it is laced with lots of oil and sodium. This recipe from Healthy Cooking magazine solves these problems with a flavorful Shrimp Pad Thai. I do not like cilantro, but if you do, sprinkle 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro when you sprinkle with peanuts. If you have a wok like I do, then this is...

I went to Spain a few years ago and had the pleasure of visiting three cities. Everywhere I went there was Paella, especially at the market in Madrid. When I think back on that trip, it was one of the best culinary adventures I ever had. So, I learned how to make Paella. My cousin this summer went to work abroad in Spain for the year, and so all my memories of such...

Found this recipe on Tasteofhome.com but it was not skinny enough for me. I substituted some ingredients and fell in love with this recipe. Light, airy, and so tasty. I kept eating these with my breakfast, but it makes great muffins for a dinner meal as well. Very easy!  Goes into my vault of regular recipes to make. Print ...

If you’ve tried to buy healthy food at the grocery store, you might have been put off by the price. After all, organic apples are so much more expensive than conventionally grown ones, and whole grain snack crackers cost more than white soda crackers. But those price comparisons are not the whole picture – maybe whole grain snack crackers cost more than...

Posted on Sep 3 2014 - 10:06am by lowfatchick
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Tuna noodle casserole is an all time favorite. It can sometimes be a little rich with calories, so I opted to lower the calories and saturated fat by using 1% milk, olive oil, and reduced fat cheese. Unfortunately, I did not reduce the butter in the sauce because it is required for a bechamel sauce. I like this very much but note you should make sure your bechamel...

These days, with the economy faltering, people are turning to their home stoves and cookware rather than dialing up for take-out or delivery, or heading to a restaurant. Other times people choose to eat at home because they think it’s healthier and better for the family, and finances are only part of that. Regardless, cooking at home can make all the difference....

Posted on Sep 2 2014 - 7:21am by lowfatchick
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I love enchiladas but it is difficult to make a healthy version when lots of meat and cheese are involved. Using shrimp instead cuts the fat down significantly.  I have made shrimp enchiladas before, but these were very spicy and not for a family. This recipe can be shared with your family, as it is mild in spice but has good flavor. It is also filling, so eat up...

As we know, a habit can be either good or bad and can certainly become a way of life. It is up to us to choose whether or not we want healthy eating habits incorporated to our daily lives. When we view healthy eating habits as a choice and not something that has been forced upon us, we have the power to incorporate those healthy eating habits into the next year....