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Labor Day Weekend Grilling Tips

Have you been barbequing all summer long? I know I have! Well, don’t put the grill away just yet, because Labor Day weekend is here! I am going out with a bang at my last BBQ of the season. I’ve got some new grilling ideas to debut that require little to no effort. (Remember, Labor … Continue reading

Spiced Corn on the Cob

Makes: 3 Servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 3 ears of corn, shucked 1½ tablespoon unsalted butter 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1½ teaspoon tandoori spice 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all … Continue reading

Thai Curry Ribs

  Makes: ~12 ribs Prep Time: 30 minutes hour Total Time: 2 hours Ingredients: 1 whole slab of pork baby back ribs 1 tablespoon Chinese five spice powder ½ tablespoon Cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 (4-ounce) jar Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste 1 stick unsalted butter 2 tablespoons honey Directions: Apply the Chinese five spice powder, cayenne … Continue reading

Tuna Steak & Mango Kabobs

  Makes: 8 kabobs Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Note: Soak skewers for an hour prior to grilling to prevent charring. Ingredients: 2 pounds tuna steak, cut into thick, even pieces 2 large red bell peppers, cut into 2-inch thick pieces 4 cups fresh mango, cut into large pieces 2 small red onions, quartered 1½ … Continue reading

Baked Fish Sticks

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound cod, halibut or tilapia fillets, cut into 3/4-inch thick strips 3 medium potatoes 1 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs ½ cup plain, nonfat yogurt 1 cup fat free milk 2 tablespoons Smart Balance light butter spread 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup chives, diced … Continue reading

Heart-healthy Pasta Salad

  Makes: 6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes (includes pasta cook time) Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 (13.25 ounce) box of Barilla Whole Grain Rotini ¼ cup olives, pitted and sliced ½ cup carrots, grated 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, finely chopped 1½ tablespoon plain, nonfat Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive … Continue reading

Green Eggs Breakfast Burrito with Chimichurri Dressing

Makes: 3 Servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 3 large whole-wheat tortilla wraps 1 dozen egg whites (about 2 cups egg beaters) 1 cup spinach 1 green pepper, diced ½ medium onion, diced “Chimichurri” Dressing: ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 lime, juiced ¼ teaspoon garlic … Continue reading

Nutrition Guide for College

I remember the days. Class all day, exams each week, ten-page papers due on top of it all… college ain’t easy! Truth be told, it’s hard to worry about eating right. Not to mention, it can get expensive. Don’t get me wrong; I had been known to order pizza at midnight here and there, but … Continue reading

Watermelon-Mint Slushies

Makes: 2 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 7 minutes Ingredients: 2½ cups seedless watermelon, cut into large pieces 1 cup ice ¾ cup seltzer water 1 packet of sweetener 1 lime, juiced 6 mint leaves Directions: Blend all ingredients. Garnish with mint leaves and a lime. Serve immediately. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 45 Calories, 0 g Fat, … Continue reading

Refreshing Gazpacho

Makes: 3 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4-5 Campari tomatoes, quartered 4 sweet peppers, stems removed and seeded 2 nectarines, sliced ¼ cup baby carrots 1 stalk celery ½ small onion ¼ cup cilantro 1½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon garlic, minced ½ teaspoon … Continue reading