Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Grilled Salmon

We had this tonight for dinner, and it was great! Since it's so cold outside we used our George Foreman grill, and it tasted great!! Here's to healthy fish!


1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil


Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.

In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat grill for medium heat.

Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hungry Girl

Last week my friend Laura, reminded me of a great website for weight loss! Hungry Girl is a fun website with lots of tips and suggestions for making good food choices. Whether it's in your own kitchen or out to eat, Hungry Girl's got you covered.

I just subscribed to their daily email so I can keep the tips and motivation coming! Be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

10 Healthier Meals Under $10

My amazing sister-in-law sent me a great link today with some wonderful recipes. They have 10 recipes featured that are both healthy and cost-effective... I'm in heaven! I'm definitely looking forward to trying some of these out!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Classic Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf, 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cheesy Veggie Quesadillas

This recipe came from SlimFast, and it's basically an easy quesadilla recipe! Serve with a garden or fruit salad for a healthy, fun meal!

1 cup onion, white, chopped
1 zucchini
1/8 teaspoon salt
20 I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Original sprays
8 tortillas, flour, 6"
2 dry cups cheddar cheese, low-fat
1 cup tomato, chopped


1. Halve the zucchini lengthwise, and thinly slice.

2. Preheat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, zucchini, salt and spray with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Original. Cook covered, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until tender.

3. Evenly divide onion mixture between 4 tortillas, then evenly top each with cheese. Top with remaining tortillas.

4. In 12-inch skillet, cook quesadillas over medium-high heat, one at a time, turning once, 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and serve immediately, garnished with chopped tomatoes.

Back in the Kitchen in 2009

It's been awhile! I have to admit I didn't do much cooking over the holidays, but was blessed to have others cooking for me. :)

I do hope to continue posting some recipes, so please stay tuned!! Mathis and I started the SlimFast diet last week, so I've been getting a lot of recipes from their website.

Here's to lots of great cooking in 2009!!