It’s week number 2 and this week’s featured blog is Skinnytaste.com . This blog has loads of low fat recipes that can help you keep on track when you are trying to eat healthy. One feature I like is the Weightwatchers point system that is part of the recipes. If you are using the points system, you could easily find a variety of dishes you could make. There is a really easy to use index of recipes on the left side of the home page. It’s called the recipe box (clever). Of course there are loads of great pictures. Gina, the author, is also and accomplished photographer. You should definitely put Skinnytaste into your blog reader!
Help yourself to Gina’s Bio below:
“Gina Homolka is the author, recipe developer, and photographer of Skinnytaste, which features low fat, family-friendly, healthy recipes. She started Skinnytaste back in 2008 in an attempt to help her stay healthy, experiment with creating skinny recipes, and develop her photography skills to expand her own background as a digital photo retoucher.
On Skinnytaste, you’ll find healthy dishes that don’t sacrifice any of the flavor that can be found in their full-fat origins. Gina knows all the food she prepares for Skinnytaste is tasty and satisfying, because after all, this is the same food she cooks on a daily basis for her friends and family, and they are some of her toughest critics!
Skinnytaste recipes have been featured on sites such as Glamour.com, Gourmet Live, The Kitchn, Finecooking.com, Fitness Magazine, More Magazine, Country Living, and was the winner of the SHAPE Magazine Best Healthy Eating Blogs 2011, The Homies: Best Home Cooking Blog for 2011 . Gina was born and raised in the suburbs of Long Island, NY.”
–from Skinntaste.com “about me”
Part of online fitness coaching is helping you find the resources you need to live a healthier life. With that in mind I am going to feature a blog each week that can help you reach your fitness and nutrition goals.
My first featured blog is The Picky Eater. I recently discovered this blog when I went looking for easy to make healthy meals and snacks. Anjali features something new almost every day. She offers a step-by-step guide on how to make each delicious recipe and (my favorite) lots of pictures to give you an idea of what the food will look like when you make it. I don’t know about you, but if a recipe doesn’t come with a picture, I usually don’t try it. These pictures are gorgeous. You will definitely want to try to make what you see. Happy, healthy cooking and eating everyone!
Anjali Shah is a food writer and owner of The Picky Eater, a healthy food and lifestyle blog. Her blog chronicles her adventures in making healthy recipes that her “fast food loving husband” will enjoy – so all of her recipes are “husband approved”! You’ll also find healthy lifestyle tips, snippets of Anjali’s everyday life, and other personal anecdotes alongside healthy and flavorful recipes on her blog. More about Anjali: She is a traveler, adventurer, cooking-show addict, lover of veggies, self-taught chef, and a Bay Area native. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+.
Here’s a healthy appetizer that your online fitness coach made recently for a get-together with friends. It sure can relieve stress when you have something easy AND healthy to take It only has about 80 calories per serving. Thanks to Doug Garner for giving me the recipe. It would go great with his Mr. G’s coffee!
1 package sliced fresh mozzarella cheese
3 plum tomatoes
1 package fresh basil
Drizzle some balsamic vinegar on a serving plate, arrange the cheese on the plate. Slice plum tomatoes and arrange on the top of the cheese. Chop fresh basil leaves and put on top of the tomatoes. It’s that easy.
My family loves this steak salad in the summertime. It’s cool on a hot day and tastes delicious!
Sirloin steak (about 3 ounces per person)
One bag of Dole hearts of romaine lettuce
One bag of Dole spring mix
One box cherry tomatoes
One container of feta cheese
Your favorite low fat or low calorie dressing. I like Kraft Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette
Cook steak on grill to your desired doneness. Cut into bitesize pieces and cover with foil. Toss lettuce, halve the cherry tomatoes and add to lettuce. Sprinkle with feta cheese and toss. Add the steak and toss again. Dress with your favorite dressing. Serves four.