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Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Dip

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Dip

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Dip   This Greek yogurt cucumber dill dip is one of my new go to vegetable dips. It reminds me of dipping my vegetables in ranch, only better. A lot of similar dips use mayonnaise or sour cream as a base […]

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)   One of my all-time favorite foods as a child was plantains. I would say they were even a staple in our house. We had them often, and there never seemed to be enough. When my parents would make […]

Vegan Mango Ice Cream Lower-Calorie

Vegan Mango Ice Cream Lower-Calorie

Vegan Mango Ice Cream Lower-Calorie   My family is on a huge ice cream kick right now. It’s been a miserably hot summer here in Arizona. The temperatures have been on average anywhere from 105-115 degrees every day for several months. Sometimes, no matter how […]

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie   Mexican food is one of my all times favorite foods. I love ordering chimichangas when I got out, but they are always deep fried at restaurants and that means it’s loaded with calories. As delicious as it is, it’s […]

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Lower-Calorie

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Lower-Calorie

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream Lower-Calorie   It’s summertime and that means I’ve had my ice cream maker out so many times already. I love making homemade ice cream, and of course, my kids love it too. We’ve been experimenting with some different flavors. My kids […]

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie   These chicken Caesar lettuce cups are great in a variety of ways. They make a great lunch or dinner, and they work as an appetizer to serve at parties. They’re light, low-carb and easy to eat as a finger […]

Fresh Fruit Salad With Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Fresh Fruit Salad With Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Fresh Fruit Salad With Cinnamon Sugar Chips   There’s nothing better in the summer than fresh fruit salad with cinnamon sugar chips. When it’s hot and sticky a light snack like fruit is perfect. This fruit salad has so many delicious fruits including those that […]

Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie

Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie

Spaghetti Bake Lower-Calorie   I love it when a dish comes together as the perfect comfort food. Spaghetti is already an ultimate comfort food in my book, but baking it with cheese takes it to another level. This spaghetti bake recipe has been a family […]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Frosting Lower-Calorie

Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Frosting Lower-Calorie

Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Chocolate Frosting Lower-Calorie   I’m the biggest chocolate lover around. Actually, I have the biggest sweet tooth around, with chocolate being a top favorite. These chocolate cupcakes fulfill both needs! The sponge is super moist and the whipped frosting is fluffy […]

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Lower-Calorie

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Lower-Calorie

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Lower-Calorie   It can be so hard to resist the ooey gooey cheesiness of mozzarella sticks. Especially if you’re a cheese lover like I am. It’s almost safe to bet that any dish containing cheese is a better dish because of […]

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie   Prior to this recipe, it had been a long time since I’d eaten a shrimp scampi dish. I‘ve had it at seafood restaurants before, but it’s been quite some time. I experimented with making a homemade version, and in my […]

Red White and Jell-O Low-Calorie Dessert

Red White and Jell-O Low-Calorie Dessert

Red White and Jell-O Low-Calorie Dessert   Happy Independence Day! Does anyone have any fun plans today? We will probably do some grilling since that is what we love to do the most on summer holidays. We’ll probably get some sparklers and little fireworks for […]

Bacon Breakfast Hash Lower-Calorie

Bacon Breakfast Hash Lower-Calorie

Bacon Breakfast Hash Lower-Calorie   I love the simplicity of a breakfast hash and the versatility of it. Mine is made with potatoes, red peppers, onions, and bacon. However, this is a dish that is perfect for using up any leftover vegetables you have on […]

Easy Black Bean Hummus Lower-Calorie

Easy Black Bean Hummus Lower-Calorie

Easy Black Bean Hummus Lower-Calorie   Hummus is one of my favorite snacks to eat. I like to eat it with pita chips, pretzels, vegetables, etc. It makes a great, hardy snack that is filling, especially when loaded up with vegetables. I also enjoy hummus […]

Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake Lower-Calorie

Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake Lower-Calorie

Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake Lower-Calorie   I’ve had Funfetti cake in the past, and also poke cakes, but bringing the two together is pure magic. If you’ve ever had a poke cake before, then you’ll know what I mean. The gelatin adds a special moisture […]

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Low-Calorie

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Low-Calorie

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Low-Calorie   My air fryer is one of the best investments I’ve made for my kitchen. Many foods that are typically deep fried can be air fried instead, and doing this significantly cuts back on calories. I wasn’t big on deep […]

Easy Blender Salsa Low-Calorie

Easy Blender Salsa Low-Calorie

Easy Blender Salsa Low-Calorie   I love salsa, especially fresh, homemade salsa. Going out to eat at Mexican restaurants, the chips and salsa before dinner is my favorite part. In fact, I usually eat way too many chips and salsa. Then, by the time my […]

Real Fruit Smoothie Lower-Calorie

Real Fruit Smoothie Lower-Calorie

Real Fruit Smoothie Lower-Calorie    Fruit smoothies are deliciously sweet and satisfying. Now that the weather is starting to warm up a bit, these make a great refreshing snack between meals. They’re also great for breakfast if you are looking for something quick and easy […]

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie

Broiled Chicken Kabobs Low-Calorie   It’s that time of year to break out the skewers to make kabobs. Kabobs are a popular summertime food. Almost synonymous with summer. Kabobs are easy to make, and easily interchangeable to your tastes. Pretty much any meats and veggies […]

Gluten Free Cold Italian Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Cold Italian Pasta Salad

Gluten Free Cold Italian Pasta Salad   Normally my family doesn’t eat gluten free. No one in my family has a gluten allergy, but sometimes I still find awesome gluten free products. I came across the Banza products a few months ago, and I love […]

Peachy Overnight Oats Lower-Calorie

Peachy Overnight Oats Lower-Calorie

Peachy Overnight Oats Lower-Calorie   These overnight oats make a great breakfast. Overnight oats have been popular for a while now and with good reason. They are easy to make the night before and keep in the refrigerator overnight for breakfast the next morning. You […]

Turkey Pinwheels Lower-Calorie

Turkey Pinwheels Lower-Calorie

Turkey Pinwheels Lower-Calorie   These turkey pinwheels make a great lunch for adult and children alike. I make these for my son to take in his school lunch and they are different from some of the regular lunches of hummus, sandwiches, wraps, etc. He takes […]

Fruit Kabobs Low-Calorie

Fruit Kabobs Low-Calorie

Fruit Kabobs Low-Calorie   Happy Memorial Day weekend! I want to acknowledge that Memorial Day is more than just a day off of work, or an excuse to have a BBQ or pool party. Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of every May […]

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pinto Beans Two Ways Low-Calorie   These crockpot pinto beans can be make two ways, and are going to make your life easier. Beans can be used in so many different types of recipes and meals. They are also a great substitute for meat […]

Air Fryer Fries Low-Calorie

Air Fryer Fries Low-Calorie

Air Fryer Fries Low-Calorie   French fries are a weakness of mine and I could eat them every day given the chance. I don’t consider myself to be too much a fry snob either, I just want them to be warm and fresh. These air […]

Crockpot Pulled Chicken Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pulled Chicken Low-Calorie

Crockpot Pulled Chicken Low-Calorie   This recipe is a favorite in my house. It gets gobbled up as soon as it’s dinner time. If you’ve ever had a pulled pork sandwich this is very similar, only it’s made with chicken rather than pork. The sauce […]

Acai Bowl Lower-Calorie

Acai Bowl Lower-Calorie

Acai Bowl Lower-Calorie   Raise your hand if you’re obsessed with acai bowls. They are light, refreshing, and the perfect meal replacement when you’re looking for something quick and easy to eat. Acai fruit grows on the acai palm tree and it looks similar to […]

Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie

Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie

Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie   It’s Cinco de Mayo weekend! What are some of your favorite foods and drinks to celebrate with? I think the typical celebratory foods are tacos and margaritas. Those are a favorite of mine too. I mean who doesn’t love tacos? Also […]

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie   Growing up, having ceviche was a family favorite. My mom used to make this often because we all enjoyed it so much. Typically, we would spoon it over rice and let the juices soak up into the rice, but now as […]

Dark Chocolate Dipped Banana Peanut Butter Bites

Dark Chocolate Dipped Banana Peanut Butter Bites

Dark Chocolate Dipped Banana Peanut Butter Bites   I love having snacks on hand that are not only healthy, but easy to make too. Like these easy dark chocolate dipped banana peanut butter bites. Snacks are one of those things that I find myself buying […]


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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award I was thrilled to receive a message from Jen over at Reality Bakes that she was nominating Simply Low Cal for the Sunshine Blogger Award. She has a lovely food blog of her own where she shares some delicious recipes. My favorite […]

Kitchen Essential Must-Haves

Kitchen Essential Must-Haves

Kitchen Essential Must-Haves   We all love having fun kitchen gadgets to use. So, while many of these might not be must HAVES, many are must WANTS. 😉 I fight the constant battle between wanting a minimalistic kitchen to wanting every single gadget known to […]

Hot Chocolate With Fewer Calories

Hot Chocolate With Fewer Calories

Hot Chocolate With Fewer Calories   It’s been cooler than normal here in the great state of Arizona, and with cool weather comes warm drinks. I want to share a simple hack that will still allow you to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, but […]