Here’s How to Make (and Eat!) A Healthier Cheese Ball

January 25, 2017

If you’re like me, you absolutely LOVE a cheese ball. What’s not to love? It’s a GIANT BALL OF CHEESE! It may come as no surprise that cheese balls are a high-calorie affair, so I came up with a lighter version.

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This would be a perfect addition to your upcoming Super Bowl festivities. Who wouldn’t to nibble on a cheese ball while Read the rest of this entry »


3WAYS2 Survive a Party Without Overeating

October 21, 2016

It’s Halloween party season, and the food-based celebrations pretty much continue from now until the end of the year, thanks to Thanksgiving, holiday parties, Christmas, and New Years. That’s a lot of parties and events to navigate.

It’s a tough time of year for those of us trying to lose weight or keep it off. And that’s all the more reason to arm yourself with a strategy so you can enjoy yourself at these soirees and not feel guilty after. Here are three simple things you can do at any party!
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This 10-Minute Black Bean Dip Will Be A Touchdown At Your Next Football Party!

October 1, 2015

Football season is in full swing, and game day snacks aren’t always super healthy. But I have a recipe for an amazing dip that you can serve instead of nachos or wings that you can turn to for endless munching, with no guilt whatsoever. There’s no added sugar or fat, it’s vegan and gluten-free, and you can easily customize it to suit your own tastes. Plus, there’s no cooking and it only takes 10 minutes. What could be better?

I was dogsitting a little guy named Doty when I threw this together, and he photobombed one of my pictures. I absolutely love this shot: Read the rest of this entry »


Jicama + Meat = A Healthy Party Food!

February 19, 2015

Sometimes my mind goes to weird places. The other day, while I was waiting at the service deli at the store, I became fixated with a bizarre question: Could meat be sliced thin enough to be see-through? I ended up ordering 1/2 pound each of turkey pastrami and honey ham, as thin as humanly possible, as when I got home, I immediately tested it out.

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Honey ham = not see-through. Parts were translucent, though! As for the turkey pastrami… Read the rest of this entry »