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 and not […]

Apple Cinnamon Pinwheels

The change of seasons is something we could never live without. Fall is a family favorite around Kevin’s Healthy Kitchen. Before our weight loss we were decidedly more sedentary. After we started losing weight we found all kinds of fun ways to get our exercise in; like going apple picking! We visited a farm this […]

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

As the seasons change, all our wonderful vegetable gardens are coming to an end. When Kevin was growing up, his father was rather famous for his vegetable garden. He had a nice variety of the usual suspects like zucchini, squash, cucumbers, eggplant and of course, the mighty tomato. When it came time to harvest, he […]

Pasta with Swiss Chard

Before our weight loss we made this one pot dish with full fat pork sausage and didn’t include anything green. When we changed it to work with our healthy lifestyle, we substituted the pork sausage for turkey and added what is now the star ingredient, Swiss Chard. If you’re not familiar with this leafy vegetable, […]

Blueberry Yogurt Parfaits – A healthy Dessert!

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Using fresh blueberry’s and a good grade of frozen vanilla yogurt is the key. This is a great dessert to have when you have guests because it’s easy, healthy and looks and tastes totally decadent. You can make it ahead of time and portion it out into a […]

Ramp It Up For Spring!

Remember about 10 years ago when kale steam rolled itself across the culinary world and how most people at the time didn’t even know what kale was? Well we are now recognizing a new green super star slowly emerging its way into our ever-changing world of healthy foods. We’re talking about Ramps, AKA wild leeks. […]

Leftover Easter Soup

Easter leftovers? Kevin has you covered! This recipe gives you a solution for what to do with your leftover ham and asparagus. Even if you’re not an asparagus fan this soup might change your mind; it is super creamy and the addition of the ham gives it a saltiness that is really satisfying. This soup […]

Easter Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped au gratin potatoes are a great side dish on your Easter table. Before our weight loss we made these with no thought to the kind of potatoes we were using or the cheese or the milk. This recipe pays homage to the Yukon Gold potato and swaps out fat-free half & half for whole […]

Skinny No-Cook Blueberry Cheesecake

This skinny no-bake cheesecake is so easy to make. There’s no cooking, very little clean up, it’s fast, delicious and yes…low in fat and calories! What could be better to satisfy your sweet tooth! We don’t have a big sweet tooth at Kevin’s Healthy Kitchen, but we do like dessert occasionally. Before we started really […]

Healthy Dressing for Your Winter Salad

Let’s face it, the summer months dominate the salad scene with a multitude of healthy vinaigrette dressings leading the way. During the colder months, we tend to reach for the heartier, creamier, crumble cheese dressings, which can quickly defeat the purpose of making a healthy salad choice. As we craved our creamy dressings this winter, […]

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. Traditional buffalo wings have over 1000 […]

Chicken Meatball Grinder

New England residents know that a grinder is another name for a big sandwich. Other parts of the country call it everything from a sub sandwich to a hero to a hoagie. In Connecticut, where Kevin grew up, grinders come in many varieties but a longtime favorite of ours has always been the meatball grinder. […]

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas are a favorite in Kevin’s Healthy Kitchen. We came up with a skinny version by adjusting our cooking techniques (poaching the chicken instead of pan frying) and swapping out heavy cheeses for lower fat versions. The chart below shows the calories and fat of a traditional chicken enchilada compared to those made in […]

Tomato Basil Pizza

We love pizza! Kevin has been making it for years and has many different kinds we enjoy. Before our weight loss, he made it with a thicker crust and full fat versions of sausage, pepperoni and a multitude of cheeses. As we worked on our weight loss we wanted to have our pizza and eat […]

Easy Cherry Tomato Poppers

We find one of the most dangerous places to maintain our weight loss efforts is everyone else’s house! Going to a friends’ house for a social gathering can be challenging since you don’t know what food choices will be available to you. Even a salad can have a rich dressing on it that may not […]

Keep it Simple Summer Tomato Salad

  This salad is so healthy and simple and one of the best things we’ve eaten all summer. Treat yourself and your family with a trip to a local farmer’s market. We never used to go to farmer’s markets before our weight loss, and are so happy we do now! It’s a fun family activity […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chocolate!!

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 […]