Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate for breakfast?  Yes, but don’t panic because these muffins are low in fat and calories!   Finally, a tasty muffin that I can eat and not feel guilty about it. These muffins are the perfect combination of banana bread and chocolate decadence.     🙂 Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe (Makes 12 standard size muffins) Ingredients: 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk 1 large egg 1/3 cup honey 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 and 1/2 cups mashed …

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Black Bean & Chicken Chilaquiles

Some of the best conversations with my husband have happened at Mexican restaurants.  We love Mexican food but it’s usually a treat because many of the dishes are not diet friendly.  Like almost everyone else, we too are on a constant quest to lose weight.  Since I splurge my calories at dessert time, it’s important to eat healthy dinners.  Here enters this “healthified” black bean and chicken chilaquiles dish! The original chilaquiles dish uses full-fat cheeses and fried tortilla strips.  While that sounds absolutely fantastic, my waistline would not be happy with me.  This dish is light and tasty and any fan of the …

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Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

Have you tried to find a macaroni dish that is both healthy and delicious?  It’s not easy.  Most of them come out dry because they reduce the amount of cheese in the dish in order for it to be considered healthy.  What’s the point of eating macaroni and cheese if the star ingredient is practically missing? If you use a type of cheese that has lower fat than cheddar cheese then you can still enjoy a cheesy masterpiece and maintain how healthy it is.  You can also cut down on the calories by using skim milk instead of whole milk or cream. …

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Skinny Strawberry Chocolate Shake

What is a “skinny” shake?  I had never heard of a “skinny” recipe until I joined pinterest.com (shout out to my sister who got me hooked on Pinterest).   It means that the recipe has low calories, low fat, or is simply a healthier version of an original recipe.  I learn something new everyday.     🙂 I’ve been addicted to eating muffins for breakfast lately so I’m trying very hard to incorporate healthy meals and snacks for the rest of the day.  After all, bathing suit season is right around the corner. 😮 Here enters the pretty pink drink.  It’s my new best friend …

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Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothie

I am forever on a quest to be healthy, fit, and skinny.  Who isn’t?  So I’m always looking for healthy recipes, new exercises, and any other information that will help me succeed in this quest (a lifelong quest it seems). Even though I search for new ideas, I hold onto the “oldie but goodie” ones.  Banana & peanut butter smoothies have been around for a while and there have many variations to the recipe. I have made the banana & peanut butter smoothie recipe found below so many times that it’s too many to count.  If you love bananas then you will …

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