Brown Rice Pilaf with Vegetables

We were a little skeptical at first. This is one of those weight loss recipes that, well, looks like a weight loss recipe. But after the first mouthful, you’ll be a believer. The key here is chickpeas, sometimes called garbanzo beans (two names for the name thing – kind of […]

Apricot Chicken with Sage & Wild Rice

This recipe clocks in at just under 500 calories, which puts it in the low calorie range but it’s not super low, so it’s may not be a good fit for anyone trying to keep a very low calorie (1000 calories or less) weight loss plan. Then again, this dish […]

Brussels Sprouts and Crunchy Chickpea Salad

We highly, highly recommend getting the brussels sprouts and kale pre-washed and pre-chopped if you can. It only costs a few cents more and the time you save slicing and chopping is well worth it. Sadly, we did have to journey a little far to find these wonderfully crunchy chickpea […]

Pumpkin Poblano Casserole

The holidays can be a tough time when you’re trying to lose weight. Many people decide to just go ahead and enjoy holiday food without guilt – and there’s nothing wrong with that approach. There’s something to be said for enjoying the holidays – as long as “enjoying the holidays” […]

Healthy Chicken Adobo

Adobo chicken is a dish made from pantry staples that you may already have on hand. In this version, we’re opting for low-sodium soy sauce, light coconut milk, and excluding the usual sugar to cut down on the calories. Many restaurant adobos will include sugar, which adds sweetness to cut […]

Shrimp Salad with Farro & Watercress

Shrimp Salad with Farro & Watercress

Houston is home to many different cultures which makes the variety of food here amazing. Of course, that also makes weight loss difficult sometimes! This recipe draws on a variety of cultures and ingredients that can be found fairly easily.  Farro is a delightfully chewy grain that is easy to […]

Lentil Salad with Beets and Spinach

You’ll need: some tin foil, a bowl for the salad, a small bowl for mixing dressing plus a fork or whisk, and a small baking tray. Ingredients Total time: 1 hourServings: 2 Directions 1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash beets well and wrap individually in aluminum foil […]

Roasted Cumin Shrimp and Apsparagus

Ingredients Directions 1. Place couscous in bowl. Top with juice of 1/2 orange and 1 cup hot tap water; cover and let sit 15 min.; fluff and season with salt and pepper. 2. Meanwhile, season shrimp with cumin, cayenne, and salt. 3. Broil shrimp, along with asparagus tossed with oil […]

Mexican Eggs Benedict

Ingredients Directions 1. Combine the tomatoes, avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, ¼ teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper in a bowl. Set the salsa aside. 2. Bring 2 inches of water to a very gentle simmer in a large skillet. Add the vinegar. Carefully break the eggs into the […]

Healthy Greek Chicken Bowl

Ingredients Directions 1. To make the homemade tzatziki: grate ½ a cucumber and transfer to a fine mesh strainer. Using several paper towels, squeeze all the extra water out of the cucumber. 2. Add the shredded cucumber to a medium bowl with the greek yogurt, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ […]