Are you looking for an apple treat without added sugar? If so, check out Living Well Mom’s Paleo No Sugar Apple Crisp. While it won’t taste exactly like grandma’s, it’s a great alternative for people who eat Paleo or sugar free and for those looking to have the occasional healthier treat. Enjoy! livingwellmom.com/grain-free-apple-crisp/
I don’t know about you, but I HATE doing dishes, so I am all about finding recipes that create the least mess possible. This one from Skinny Taste is tight up my alley. Toss your protein and veggies in a delicious marinade, roast, and voilà! Dinner is served. www.skinnytaste.com/sheet-pan-balsamic-herb-chicken-and-vegetables/
Are you looking for a protein packed salad that celebrates the last of the summer’s vegetables? Look no further, since Spend With Pennies has a delicious chickpea salad that fits the bill. Use less dressing to reduce the calories. Enjoy! https://www.spendwithpennies.com/chickpea-salad/
Are you looking for a great appetizer now that football season has arrived? If so, try these California Sushi Bites from Delish. Made with cucumber and crabmeat, these bites pack a lot of flavor. Use avocado mayo and reduce the quantity to increase its nutrition profile. www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51750/california-sushi-bites-recipes/
This Bobby Flay inspired recipe from Food and Wine is perfect for summer grilling season. Featuring shrimp and tomatoes, it celebrates the season. You can omit the brown sugar and reduce the oil if you are counting calories.www.foodandwine.com/recipes/barbecued-spiced-shrimp-with-tomato-salad
When people think of eggplant, they often only associate it with bitterness. This recipe from Bon Appetit adds flavor and removes the bitterness. It's vegan friendly, too! Look for the little purple eggplants for best results. www.bonappetit.com/recipe/spiced-baby-eggplants
By now, you all know that I am a sucker for a good salad. This one from Delish has a lot of Asian flavor and is loaded with delicious summer veggies. Reduce the oil to make it even healthier! www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a51581/asian-salad-recipe/
How many of you have had raw asparagus? Well, this recipe from Cooking Light gives you a great reason to try it. Pairing fresh asparagus with lemon and goat cheese, it is easy, beautiful, and healthy. Mmmm. www.myrecipes.com/recipe/asparagus-ribbons-with-lemon-goat-cheese
This chicken recipe from Delish is not your ordinary grilled chicken! Bursting with Italian flavor, you can reduce the calories by using less cheese, or even no cheese at all. Get that grill fired up and get ready for deliciousness! www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a53594/grilled-bruschetta-chicken-recipe/
This recipe from Food & Wine is so easy yet so flavorful. Using rosemary skewers raises this chicken dish from ordinary summer barbecue fare to restaurant worthy. Reduce the oil to cut a few calories. www.foodandwine.com/recipes/baja-style-rosemary-chicken-skewers
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Amy Mariani is the owner of Fit & Fabulous LLC in Winchester, Massachusetts. She is also the nutrition coach at mountainstrength.com. Her mission is to help people eat healthy and love life.
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