Low Fat Low Carb Pita Chips

These pita chips are easy to make and very versatile. My personal favourite is garlic and parmesan but you could also make them sweet with a light sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. These chips are easy to prepare and have 70 calories, 5g net carbs, 1 Weight Watchers point and 5g [...]

By |2017-07-12T13:57:42+00:00November 27th, 2014|Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

Sausage Hash

We used to live in the Beaches many moons ago and one of the local pubs (now long gone) used to serve a delicious breakfast of sausage hash, eggs and hash browns. For years I have been making the same dish not quite the same but delicious none the less. [...]

By |2014-11-12T15:27:43+00:00November 12th, 2014|Recipes, WW Friendly|

Broccoli Dal Soup

This soup is a powerhouse of cleansing goodness. Broccoli has a strong, positive impact on our body's detoxification system loaded with vitamin K and vitamin A help keep our vitamin D metabolism in balance. It is extremely easy to prepare and can be served hot or cold. With 7g net [...]

By |2014-11-06T15:03:28+00:00November 6th, 2014|Recipes, Soup, WW Friendly|

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny is a curry flavoured soup in Anglo-Indian cuisine. Mulligatawny is a combination of Tamil words milagu (pepper) and thanni (water). It is similar to rasam from South Indian cuisine. There are many variations on the recipe for mulligatawny. In the West, the soup typically has a turmeric like yellow [...]

By |2017-08-29T18:39:41+00:00September 25th, 2014|Recipes, Soup, WW Friendly|

Bumps on a Log

I have taken the old school classic of "ants on a log" and upgraded it for a more adult snack replacing the sugary raisins with high protein raw almonds. Try using fresh churned raw peanut butter to avoid the extra sugars that are normally found in processed peanut butter. Raw [...]

By |2017-07-12T13:59:31+00:00September 24th, 2014|Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

Laughing Cow and Rivita Snack Bread

Snacks are generally very high in carbs. It is easy to grab a sugary granola bar or a carb intensive toasted bagel as you dash out the door. Our favourite little snack right now is the Laughing Cow on Ryvita. Ryvita has many snack breads to choose from and differ [...]

By |2017-07-12T14:00:04+00:00September 2nd, 2014|Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

Layered Nut and Date Bars

There is a huge misconception out their that nuts make you gain weight. It is just that, a misconception. Nuts are full of healthy fats, which have been proven to help you feel full, and that’s one major thing that helps with losing weight. The more satisfied you are, the [...]

By |2014-07-25T14:52:57+00:00July 25th, 2014|Dessert, Recipes|

Chickpea Couscous Burgers

Adapted from: CHICKPEA QUINOA BURGERS by Esther's Executive Chef Deb Gleason I have been following Esther the Wonder Pig's FB for the last few months and recently they began Esther's Kitchen. It is full of fabulous recipes and kitchen hints and tricks. I tweeked this recipe a bit to bring [...]

By |2014-07-23T20:06:07+00:00July 23rd, 2014|Dinner, Recipes, WW Friendly|

Grilled Avocado

With BBQ season here I have been searching for other things to throw on for a little more variety. Avocado is so easy and very good for you. It is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium and is also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and [...]

By |2017-07-12T14:00:47+00:00July 6th, 2014|Dinner, Recipes, Side Dishes|

Smoothies

Smoothies are the most popular drink these days and the sky is the limit when it comes to making them your own. Here are few guidelines to making the perfect one. 2 cups of leafy greens. With a mild taset most people go to spinach for their smoothies which is [...]

By |2017-07-12T14:01:21+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Drinks, Recipes, Specialty|

Zucchini Noodles

This pasta alternative is gluten free, low carb and low cal. They take a little longer to make than regular pasta but worth the wait. To make noodles for four I use 4 washed medium zucchinis. Using a spiralizer or a julienne peeler, pass the peeler down one side of [...]

By |2017-07-12T14:01:53+00:00June 24th, 2014|Dinner, Recipes, Side Dishes|

Diabetes Power Foods

Although diabetes is not a curable disease it can be managed with medication, diet and exercise. When you think of managing blood sugar, odds are you obsess over everything you can’t have. It is very difficult to cut out foods you have eaten for years, good or bad. Foods that [...]

By |2014-06-23T14:16:27+00:00June 23rd, 2014|Healthy Lifestyle|