Two Tomato Bruschetta

I want to thank Better Homes and Gardens for giving me the opportunity this month to guest post on their blog, Delish Dish. This was the last recipe I shared with them, perfect for the Superbowl or any get together.

I recreated their original recipe, making a few adjustments. Their recipe made 8 but this easily made 10 pieces, and I used some of the olive oil the recipe called for to drizzle on top. Otherwise I followed it exact. Delish!

Two Tomato Bruschetta
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 5 • Size: 2 slices • Old Points: 4 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 4 pt
Calories: 162 • Fat: 9 g • Carb: 17 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 5 g • Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 338 mg • Cholest: 9 mg
Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup shredded feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried tomatoes (not oil-pack), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 slices (0.5 oz each) whole wheat baguette (each about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

For the full directions on BHG, click here.

It’s a Sign

I found this in my bag of russets yesterday evening. I scrubbed and chopped up most of the other potatoes in the bag and stuck them in the oven to roast them for dinner, but I couldn’t bring myself to roast this love tater. I decided that finding it was a sign. Now, just what exactly the sign represents, I haven’t yet figured out. Is it a sign that I love potatoes? A sign that…

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash with Guacamole

Chipotle Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash with Guacamole
Up next for my menu for the Big Game is a hearty, tasty and healthy sweet potato and black bean hash topped with a simple guacamole for breakfast to ensure that you start the day off right! (Although I will be making this for the big game it is perfect any time of the year!) This hash is super simple to make, it starts with bacon (omit for vegetarian), followed by onions, garlic, cumin, chipotle chili powder, the sweet potatoes and finally the black beans before being topped with a simple guacamole. The key to a quick cooking time is to dice the sweet potatoes small as the larger the sweet potato cubes are the longer it will take to cook them until tender. I like to keep things simple and go with an avocado topping with lime juice and salt but if you want something a little more complex you can go with a more robust guacamole. Of course pretty much everything is better when topped with a fried egg so I like throw some on as well and that gives me a trio of my favourite foods: bacon, eggs and avocado all on a tasty bed of sweet potato and black bean hash! Feel free to add any other extras like sour cream, salsa, cheese, etc.

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Healthy Game Day Snacking

Healthy Game Day Snacking

Earlier this week I shared with you some of my favourite game day snacks for the upcoming Big Game, aka the football playoffs, but you may have noticed that a lot of them were not the healthiest recipes around so I decided to come up with a list of healthier munchies for the game. I know that a lot of you are rolling your eyes about now but these recipes are lighter without sacrificing anything in the way of flavour! The only things that are sacrificed are the carbs, calories and fat and all of these recipes are really easy to make and super tasty! This list of healthy game day snacks includes everything from buffalo cauliflower to veggie pizzas, dips, grilled meat on a stick, nachos, baked crispy veggie 'fries', quesadillas, chilies, casseroles, etc; pretty much anything that you could ask for! So if you are looking for some lighter snacking ideas for the Big Game this weekend I've got you covered and no matter which of these recipes you choose they are sure to satisfy and make your party the talk of the town!

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Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Egg

This is MY kind of egg sandwich! Whole grain toast with mashed avocado, a runny egg and a few dashes of hot sauce – only 5 ingredients, 5 minutes to make, doesn't get better than that!

I'm not much of a breakfast person, most mornings I usually grab a cup of coffee, a hard boiled egg and a piece of fruit, or whip up a smoothie. But lately, I've been obsessed with avocado toast for breakfast, especially when I have avocados in my fridge that need to be used up.

If you're like me and love avocado toast, I'd love to hear how you top yours!

Click Here To See The Full Recipe…

I’m Weird

I was looking through my iPhone for an old photo related to our building project from last spring, and I found the following two photos, snapped by Paige when we were at Sky Zone (the new huge trampoline parks that are sweeping the nation) celebrating a birthday. That was a really, really, really long sentence. Anyway, I had never been to a Sky Zone before that, and I guess I hadn’t jumped on a trampoline…

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pizza
My favourite dip hands down has to be the hot spinach and artichoke dip and for this years Big Game for the football playoffs I thought that I would bring it in pizza form! The basic idea was to make a pizza with all of the flavours of the spinach and artichoke dip and as it turns out it is freaking amazing! This pizza is also super easy to make, you start by brushing the pizza sauce, in this case a garlic olive oil, onto the pizza crust, drop on some dollops of cream cheese followed by mozzarella and parmesan along with the stars of the show the spinach and artichokes before baking it until golden brown and bubbly; it's all done in less than 20 minutes! Both fresh and frozen spinach work well in this pizza and if you want to kick things up a bit you can try adding things like bacon, sun dried tomatoes or even shredded chicken. I will definitely be making this pizza very often and especially for the Big Game this weekend!

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Korean Bulgogi and Kimchi Nachos

Korean Bulgogi and Kimchi Nachos
One of my favourite game day snacks is nachos and this time I though that I would combine them with one of my favourite cuisines, Korean cuisine, and so I present to you these Korean themed nachos with bulgogi, kimchi and plenty of melted cheese! Bulgogi is Korean BBQ beef that is marinated in a tasty sweet and salty sauce that is absolutely divine all by itself but it gets even better in these nachos. Kimchi is fermented cabbage that is on the sour side and can be spicy but when combined with the sweet bulgogi and the melted cheese it mellows out and really brings these nachos together! From there you can top the nachos with what you want and I like to go with sour cream (well I actually use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream), green onions and sesame seeds. If you like things hot, you can't go wrong with a spicy gochujang sauce or some sriracha! Of course everything is better when topped with a fried egg with a runny yolk so turn these bulgogi and kimchi nachos into a meal by adding some!

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50 Light and Healthy Soup Recipes

Easy, delicious and low in calories!

Here’s a great roundup of 50 easy, healthy, low-calorie soup recipes made with real food!

Here in NY we’re expecting a blizzard of the century! I can’t think of a better way to keep warm than with a bowl of soup! Here’s a roundup of some of my most popular soup recipes, most of them are freezer friendly and make great leftovers! Enjoy!

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup the BEST Minestrone soup recipe you’ll ever try!

Turkey Meatball Spinach Tortellini Soup is an easy, kid-friendly soup and a great way to warm up on a cold winter night. One large bowl is under 300 calories and very satisfying…

This delicious Chicken and Lentil Soup is perfect for warming your belly on chilly fall evenings. What’s more, it’s easy to make, economical and very satisfying…

Dad’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup is EASYonly 5 ingredients! You’ll have yourself a warm, delicious bowl of soup that is so light you can serve this as a first course for dinner or with a half sandwich for lunch…

Creamy Corn Soup with Queso Fresco and Cilantro doesn’t use any cream, instead it’s simmered in low fat milk and thickened with a potato.  Once pureed it’s thick, velvety AND delicious…

Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup is creamy, rich, light and perfect for cooler fall days…

If you love a slow cooker recipe that requires no pre-cooking, then you’ll love this Crock Pot Picante Chicken and Black Bean Soup…

My favorite way to use up leftover ham or a ham bone is with this Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup

The beauty of this Chicken, Shitake and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup is you don’t need all the cream. Rice is a natural thickener for soups and it actually gets thicker the longer it sits…

As pumpkin season approaches, this Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup is the perfect first course for any meal. Use a hollowed out pumpkin as a bowl for a beautiful presentation…

Leftover turkey is delicious in turkey pot pie and even better in Turkey Pot Pie Soup
If you’re a mushroom lover like me, you’ll love this simple savory Chicken Mushroom Soup that takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish…

Creamy white bean soup, with roasted garlic and a touch of sage, Tuscan White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup is simple and inexpensive to make, and so so good. Leftovers can be frozen…

Warm and satisfying, with tortellini in every bite. Top this Three Cheese Tortellini and Mushroom Soup with some fresh shaved Parmigiano Reggiano right before serving…

Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage is a meal in a bowl and kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around…


Beef Barley Soup is perfect for the cooler evenings as we head into fall.  It’s a one pot meal that’s really simple to make…

My daughter LOVES this Escarole Soup with Turkey Meatballs it makes a lot, which makes is perfect to make ahead and freeze in portions for lunch or dinner for the month…
Chicken Pot Pie Soup…the taste of chicken pot pie, in a soup…
Low Fat Creamy Mushroom Soup is a velvety mushroom soup low in fat, yet rich in flavor…
Baby carrots, a hint of fresh ginger and a touch of sour cream are blended to create this simple yet tasty Skinny Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup.  Perfect for lunch or dinner…
A great way to sneak some veggies into those picky tummies is with this recipe for Skinny Macaroni and Cheese Soup with Broccoli

Bell peppers, chopped tomatoes and lean ground beef are simmered in broth with onions and garlic, then topped with brown rice…everything you love about stuffed peppers are in this Stuffed Pepper Soup


Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey…

If you like potato leek soup,  you’ll love this Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

Serve this Roasted Red Kuri Coconut Curry Soup with a piece of garlic naan and you have yourself a meal…
Halibut and Shellfish Soup is a great tasting hearty seafood soup made with halibut, littleneck clams and shrimp….

Meatball and Spaghetti Soup is a one pot meal your whole family will love and leftovers are great for lunch…

Beef, Potato and Quinoa Soup is hearty and perfect for the meat and potato lover in your family…


Turkey Chili Taco Soup kid-friendly, super easy to make and ready in less than 20 minutes…

Everything you love about a baked potato loaded with cheddar, bacon and chives, is in this Baked Potato Soup


This Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup is loaded with potatoes, broccoli and cheese. A one-pot meal your whole family will love, ready in under 30 minutes…
Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup is my new favorite way to eat butternut squash and will be yours also after you taste this yummy soup…
Serve this Tomato Bisque Soup with a little fresh basil and some grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Simply delicious…

Black Bean Soup is hearty and super high in fiber.  It’s perfect topped with low fat sour cream and fresh chopped herbs such as chives, cilantro or scallions…

Spinach Tortellini en Brodo Soup is great when you want to make a quick one pot meal…


A hearty bowl of this French Onion Soup is a perfect meal for a cool evening. Gruyere is typically used in French Onion, but Alpine Lace is a great reduced fat alternative…

The flavors of leeks and potatoes compliment each other great in this Potato Leek Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup is an excellent source of healthy vitamins and one bowl will fill you up…

Spinach Stracciatella Soup with Orzo is an Italian classic soup that takes less than 20 minutes to make…

If you are an avocado lover like me, you’ll love this Chicken and Avocado Soup


Gazpacho is a chilled soup traditionally from Spain, a perfect way to use up end-of-summer vegetables in your garden…

Cream of Asparagus Soup is perfect as a first course or great for lunch…


Pasta Fagioli Soup is great to make on a chilly Fall weeknight because it’s super quick and easy to prepare…

This hearty Cabbage Soup with Chicken and Pork is loaded with vegetables and meat…

Colombian Chicken Sancocho is a hearty soup, almost like a stew and is a traditional dish in the region of Antioquia, Colombia…


Clam Chowder Lightened Up is thick and creamy without all the added fat…

ONLY 5 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper) is all it takes to make this quick, easy, delicious Cream of Zucchini Soup

This slimmed down version of Cream of Broccoli Soup is quick and easy to put together…

Butternut Squash Soup is smooth and velvety, perfect Fall soup!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup a fun twist on a Classic Irish dish…




50 Light and Healthy Soup Recipes

Easy, delicious and low in calories!

Here’s a great roundup of 50 easy, healthy, low-calorie soup recipes made with real food!

Here in NY we’re expecting a blizzard of the century! I can’t think of a better way to keep warm than with a bowl of soup! Here’s a roundup of some of my most popular soup recipes, most of them are freezer friendly and make great leftovers! Enjoy!

Crock Pot Minestrone Soup the BEST Minestrone soup recipe you’ll ever try!

Turkey Meatball Spinach Tortellini Soup is an easy, kid-friendly soup and a great way to warm up on a cold winter night. One large bowl is under 300 calories and very satisfying…

This delicious Chicken and Lentil Soup is perfect for warming your belly on chilly fall evenings. What’s more, it’s easy to make, economical and very satisfying…

Dad’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup is EASYonly 5 ingredients! You’ll have yourself a warm, delicious bowl of soup that is so light you can serve this as a first course for dinner or with a half sandwich for lunch…

Creamy Corn Soup with Queso Fresco and Cilantro doesn’t use any cream, instead it’s simmered in low fat milk and thickened with a potato.  Once pureed it’s thick, velvety AND delicious…

Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup is creamy, rich, light and perfect for cooler fall days…

If you love a slow cooker recipe that requires no pre-cooking, then you’ll love this Crock Pot Picante Chicken and Black Bean Soup…

My favorite way to use up leftover ham or a ham bone is with this Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup

The beauty of this Chicken, Shitake and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup is you don’t need all the cream. Rice is a natural thickener for soups and it actually gets thicker the longer it sits…

As pumpkin season approaches, this Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup is the perfect first course for any meal. Use a hollowed out pumpkin as a bowl for a beautiful presentation…

Leftover turkey is delicious in turkey pot pie and even better in Turkey Pot Pie Soup
If you’re a mushroom lover like me, you’ll love this simple savory Chicken Mushroom Soup that takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish…

Creamy white bean soup, with roasted garlic and a touch of sage, Tuscan White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup is simple and inexpensive to make, and so so good. Leftovers can be frozen…

Warm and satisfying, with tortellini in every bite. Top this Three Cheese Tortellini and Mushroom Soup with some fresh shaved Parmigiano Reggiano right before serving…

Kale and Potato Soup with Turkey Sausage is a meal in a bowl and kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around…


Beef Barley Soup is perfect for the cooler evenings as we head into fall.  It’s a one pot meal that’s really simple to make…

My daughter LOVES this Escarole Soup with Turkey Meatballs it makes a lot, which makes is perfect to make ahead and freeze in portions for lunch or dinner for the month…
Chicken Pot Pie Soup…the taste of chicken pot pie, in a soup…
Low Fat Creamy Mushroom Soup is a velvety mushroom soup low in fat, yet rich in flavor…
Baby carrots, a hint of fresh ginger and a touch of sour cream are blended to create this simple yet tasty Skinny Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup.  Perfect for lunch or dinner…
A great way to sneak some veggies into those picky tummies is with this recipe for Skinny Macaroni and Cheese Soup with Broccoli

Bell peppers, chopped tomatoes and lean ground beef are simmered in broth with onions and garlic, then topped with brown rice…everything you love about stuffed peppers are in this Stuffed Pepper Soup


Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey…

If you like potato leek soup,  you’ll love this Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

Serve this Roasted Red Kuri Coconut Curry Soup with a piece of garlic naan and you have yourself a meal…
Halibut and Shellfish Soup is a great tasting hearty seafood soup made with halibut, littleneck clams and shrimp….

Meatball and Spaghetti Soup is a one pot meal your whole family will love and leftovers are great for lunch…

Beef, Potato and Quinoa Soup is hearty and perfect for the meat and potato lover in your family…


Turkey Chili Taco Soup kid-friendly, super easy to make and ready in less than 20 minutes…

Everything you love about a baked potato loaded with cheddar, bacon and chives, is in this Baked Potato Soup


This Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup is loaded with potatoes, broccoli and cheese. A one-pot meal your whole family will love, ready in under 30 minutes…
Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup is my new favorite way to eat butternut squash and will be yours also after you taste this yummy soup…
Serve this Tomato Bisque Soup with a little fresh basil and some grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Simply delicious…

Black Bean Soup is hearty and super high in fiber.  It’s perfect topped with low fat sour cream and fresh chopped herbs such as chives, cilantro or scallions…

Spinach Tortellini en Brodo Soup is great when you want to make a quick one pot meal…


A hearty bowl of this French Onion Soup is a perfect meal for a cool evening. Gruyere is typically used in French Onion, but Alpine Lace is a great reduced fat alternative…

The flavors of leeks and potatoes compliment each other great in this Potato Leek Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup is an excellent source of healthy vitamins and one bowl will fill you up…

Spinach Stracciatella Soup with Orzo is an Italian classic soup that takes less than 20 minutes to make…

If you are an avocado lover like me, you’ll love this Chicken and Avocado Soup


Gazpacho is a chilled soup traditionally from Spain, a perfect way to use up end-of-summer vegetables in your garden…

Cream of Asparagus Soup is perfect as a first course or great for lunch…


Pasta Fagioli Soup is great to make on a chilly Fall weeknight because it’s super quick and easy to prepare…

This hearty Cabbage Soup with Chicken and Pork is loaded with vegetables and meat…

Colombian Chicken Sancocho is a hearty soup, almost like a stew and is a traditional dish in the region of Antioquia, Colombia…


Clam Chowder Lightened Up is thick and creamy without all the added fat…

ONLY 5 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper) is all it takes to make this quick, easy, delicious Cream of Zucchini Soup

This slimmed down version of Cream of Broccoli Soup is quick and easy to put together…

Butternut Squash Soup is smooth and velvety, perfect Fall soup!

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup a fun twist on a Classic Irish dish…