Grilling season is here, and it’s so fun to be outside cooking on the grill while the kids are enjoying summertime. I am still in the midst of summer all-star baseball, so me being in a hurry is an understatement. Sometimes, I even use a grill pan indoors just to speed up the process. Balsamic Pork Chops with Grilled Nectarines is an awesome recipe. It is so quick and easy and incredibly flavorful. All my kids ate it, and we even ran out of food. This is perfect for Father’s Day, Memorial Day or any weeknight this time of year. This recipe was adapted from Clean Eating magazine.
One of my favorite dishes at Asian restaurants is Moo Shu Chicken so I decided to try my hand at creating a recipe that would be easy, flavorful and low-fat. This recipe came out great and even my kids loved it! I topped mine with peanuts and ate it without rice or tortillas to cut down on the carbs at night. It’s very filling and delicious.
I love making lettuce wraps so I like to be creative with new variations. This is a quick, great, healthy way to change up the way you eat seafood by serving it in a lettuce wrap. Feel free to add any of your favorite toppings or substitute your favorite fish or even use shrimp or scallops. Use a grill pan or skillet if you don’t want, or have time, to fire up the grill. These make great appetizers or a light summer dinner.
Making lower fat cookies is always a challenge, but this time I wanted to make one of my favorite combinations-oatmeal and chocolate chip. I made these the other day just when three of my oldest son, Alec’s friends walking through the door, and they were so excited to have hot, fresh cookies out of the oven. When I told them they were low-fat, they said, “No way!”
My friend, Kelli, recommended a version of this salad recipe to me that she said she served with fresh grilled fish. I decided to make it a main-dish salad so I added cooked grilled chicken and made a few alterations to make it my own (This recipe is adapted from Clean Eating magazine). You can also use a rotisserie chicken or shrimp if you’re short on time, or feel free to add olives, pepperocinis and even lettuce.
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With only 187 calories and 4.3 grams of fat, this banana bread can’t be beat. It’s so easy to prepare and tastes and looks delicious. It’s perfect for the kids (or adults) for breakfast, snack or dessert with a glass of cold milk. Feel free to add your favorite nuts if you wish.
If you’re looking for the best new grilling book, look no further. Weber’s newest book, Weber’s Way To Cook, by Jamie Purviance, is filled with incredible recipes, photos, tips and techniques. Actually, I had the opportunity to work with Jamie on this fabulous cookbook, and I want to personally try every recipe myself. In fact, I love so may of the recipes that I couldn’t decide which one to put in my blog, but since so many people ask me for chicken ideas, I thought the Lemon-Oregano Chicken Breasts would be a nice fit. This recipe is so simple, healthy and flavorful and perfect for the entire family. Trust me, on about this book, you will love it.
My college friend, Kelli, was the first young person I met who really knew how to cook. Her mom was the best cook that I remember. I loved to go to her house in Nashville during breaks and holidays because she was a such a great hostess, and this is the type of thing, as a teenager, I never forgot. She always sent us home with “Hello Dolly” cookies, which I never heard of until then. Now, these cookies are a staple at my house, and my kids love them too. These are great to make during the summertime while the kids are out of school. They’re so easy, even the kids can join in. Using smaller amounts of chocolate and butterscotch, fat-free sweetened condensed milk and water with the butter cuts down on the calories and fat. These are 123 calories per serving and 4.4 grams of fat so enjoy.