When I hear the word “hummus” I automatically think of mashed garbanzo beans. Sure, this is the true way hummus was and is made, but, there are tons of other ways to make hummus. Don’t get me wrong, I love garbanzo beans and all beans for that matter, I just think its great to have options and to experiment a little in the kitchen. What if you’re on Paleo diet or the 17 Day Diet (cycle 1) and can’t have garbanzo bean hummus – but you really love hummus and feel a snack attack coming on!? Well, good news! There are many options for you to help with your craving. By the way, its so much healthier for you to make your own hummus, not to mention cheaper!! All you need is an oven & a Food Processor [...]
After enduring another 90+ day during “June Gloom”, I needed a margarita to cool me down. And while a margarita never properly fits into any diet, it is a treat that can’t be missed. The traditional margarita can contain around 300 calories and who has only one margarita?
This recipe lightens up the calories but keeps all the flavor and tequila you need for a good time.
1 cup lime juice
1 cup water
10-20 drops liquid stevia to taste
6 oz tequila
2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
Salt for glass rim (optional)
Stir all ingredients together
Taste for sweetness
Add more stevia if needed
Serve over ice in a lightly salt rimmed Margarita Glass
We are all familiar with the cheesy, yummy goodness that is chicken parmesan. As one of my favorite dishes, I set out to create a lighter, diet-friendly version of this Italian classic. 17 Day Diet Cycle 3 Compliant recipe.
3 slices whole wheat bread
4 teaspoons Italian spice blend
1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 egg whites
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup flour
4 chicken breast
Olive oil spray
3 1/2 cups marinara sauce
3/4 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Pound chicken until 1/2 inch thick.
Place flour into the first shallow baking dish.
Whisk egg whites and milk together in the second shallow dish.
Place bread into toaster and toast until golden brown. Remove from toaster and place in a food processor with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian spice blend. Pulse until crumbs are created and pour into the third shallow dish.
Line up ingredients on a counter and [...]