Meatloaf Pepper Rings


This recipe while cooking smelled so fragrant and made the house smell like when fall has come and you have something in the slow cooker, all day.   The dish was very low calorie and tasty!  Ted was so sweet and said that all the meals including this one, have been better than A+ and that means a lot!  It took about 45 minutes to cook and ten to mix together but it was worth the time! Continue reading “Meatloaf Pepper Rings”

Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice


This unique take on the chicken and rice dinner couldn’t be easier (or faster!) to make. It was about 20 minutes to prepare and Ted and I both loved the flavor of pecans with chicken!    Total yum for only 333 calories! Continue reading “Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice”

Shrimp, Chickpeas & Spinach with Ginger & Cumin


Day two back from vacation, so I am still cooking dishes that are on the very low calorie, high protein and fiber.    This dish has the essence of a long-cooked soup or stew, but takes only a fraction of the time to make. Onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, cilantro, and a pinch of cayenne punch up the flavor.  You could eliminate the cayenne if you do not like heat although this one is not overly heated to the taste.   Very Flavorful and only 270 calories in a fourth of this dish! Continue reading “Shrimp, Chickpeas & Spinach with Ginger & Cumin”

Pork and Asparagus Stir-Fry


Back on track today with eating, lets say it feels good!   This recipe was easy to make and took only about 30 minutes to prepare and wok.   It was very tasty, love the ginger with garlic and soy sauce.  I think Ted and I are going to have a great week with this recipe being the start of things! Continue reading “Pork and Asparagus Stir-Fry”

Home from our trip!


Hello and Happy Weekend!

Ted and I have returned from our trip and had a lovely time.  Vacations always seem to go too fast! We enjoyed spending time with our children.  Sometimes when we go we run a lot and other times like this trip we spent a lot of time at our home there and that helps with making better choices when it comes to eating.   We did eat out at Olive Garden.  I wanted to share the fact they have so many healthy, light, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options which I was not really aware of.  I had a chicken dish from the light menu and it was delicious.   If you need or want to eat out and need good healthy options check them out at

We hope you all have a great week and that you enjoy your weekend.   There will be more new recipes tried and posted now that we have returned, once I get to the store today and get us back on track.   Thanks for keeping up with the new stuff.

Ted and Lori