Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthier Substitutions

Here are some ideas to reduce calories and fat in recipes. I’ve also added healthy substitutions for general food categories, as well as restaurant food substitutions.

But remember—if you try to avoid fat by opting for highly processed foods that are labeled as low-fat or fat-free, you will likely find that the sugar content increases. This can cause inflammation, weight … Read more

Fish & Shrimp Stew

This is a seafood stew loosely-based on Cioppino. The fragrance of fennel, saffron, and fish is intoxicating.

Fish & Shrimp Stew
3 servings = 408 calories, 18g carbs / 4 servings = 307 calories, 13g carbs

3-5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 a large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup sliced fennel (or 1 stalk celery + Read more

Summer Bean and Vegetable Salad

Filling, fresh, delicious—perfect for a summer afternoon.

Since I have a tricky relationship with food—I tend to think in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’, then I binge in reaction to all that guilt-inducing bs—I recently joined Noom, a program that aims to change people’s eating habits for life. There’s an app with a lot of cheerful daily psychological support and
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Instant Chocolate Pudding

Here’s my current favorite quickie dessert. I call it ‘chocolate pudding’ for lack of something more creative. It’s yummy and low-everything (calorie, carbs, fat), and tastes super chocolate-y, sort of in the chocolate soufflé neighborhood. ❤️

Instant Chocolate Pudding
One Serving // 86 calories, 6 net grams carbs, 1 gram fat

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa … Read more