Healthy and Delicious Summer Pasta Salad

This pasta salad recipe is your summers’ best kept secret! Not only is it delicious and creamy, but it has absolutely no mayonnaise at all! We replaced the mayo with a mixture of fat-free ranch salad dressing and fat-free sour cream. Throw in some diced tomatoes, reduced-fat bacon bits and scallions and you have the […]

3 Ways to Simplify Your Life

We watched a documentary recently about the Shakers. It largely talked about how their overall design and life philosophy was about simplicity; breaking things down to their simplest form. This idea was familiar to us, as we have made conscious decisions to simplify our family life over the last year. We did things like allow Kevin to stop working outside […]

Low-Fat Summer Turkey Dip

We have had this recipe in our arsenal for a number of years. It is always a hit at any barbecue we go to and no one would guess how low in fat it is! Don’t be afraid of the fat free sour cream. For most recipes that call for sour cream, we normally prefer […]

Low-Fat Ravioli Made Easy!

Lean Turkey Sausage and Spinach Ravioli We love ravioli with a light tomato sauce, but store-bought versions had several problems. Light ravioli were hard to find, and when we did find them they were more often than not in the freezer section. Fresh versions were good but we found them to be quite expensive. We like […]

Fall Apple Bread

We replaced the oil and sugar with more apples (or homemade applesauce) and Stevia to make this healthy and delicious version of apple bread for this Fall season. Pureed apples help bulk up the bread and adds moisture so you don’t miss the oil. Using Stevia replaces the sugar and keeps the sweetness in! Nothing says […]


So we ventured into the world of candy this holiday season and discovered some interesting things about chocolate in the process. We had a recipe for chocolate bark that I happened to make for a picnic we had last summer. I loved it because it literally took 5 minutes to make and there was no […]

Low-Fat Apple Strudel

The trick to keeping this recipe low in fat and calories is using phyllo dough instead of puff pastry. Phyllo dough can be hard to work with but we discovered parchment paper makes things a lot easier. Place a sheet of it on both your work surface and your baking sheet. Lay your phyllo dough […]

Healthy Super Bowl Chicken

Braving the food at a Super Bowl party can be a daunting experience. Having a plan and bringing the food your going to eat with you helps tremendously! Here’s a great recipe that serves as an alternative to traditional Buffalo wings with a fraction of the fat and calories. The trick to this dish is […]