May 27 2011

Healthy BBQ with Christine Avanti

Christine Avanti’s Skinny BBQ recipes just in time for Memorial Day Weekend!!

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Cranberry Walnut Salad with Wild Rice   

*serve with grilled chicken for extra protein

224 calories,  12 grams fat, 3.7 grams protein,  27 grams carbohydrates, 2.2 grams fiber

 

Quinoa and Parsley Salad

238 calories, 8.6 grams fat, 6 grams protein, 35 grams carb, 4 grams fiber

 

Chimichurri Sauce

Excellent with grilled steak

85 calories, 7 grams fat, 1 gram protein, 4 grams carb, 1 gram fiber

 

Nutrition facts for Chimichurri with 4 ounces of grilled top sirloin steak:

240 calories, 15 grams fat, 21 grams protein,  5 grams carb, 1 grams fiber


Sweet and Spicy Honey Jalapeno Skinny BBQ Chicken

 This is the BBQ Sauce Christine made on Food Network’s Extreme Chef airing June 30, 2011 at 10PM on Food Network!!


Nutrition Facts for 2 pieces of chicken and 2 tablespoons of sauce:

227 calories, 19 grams protein, 14 grams carbs, 10 grams fat

 

Grilled Endive

80 calories, 7 grams fat, 3 grams carb, 0 grams protein, 1 gram fiber

 

Watermelon Coconut Granita

71 Calories, 0 protein, 17 carbs, 1.5 grams fat, 1 gram fiber

 

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Nutrition Director and Executive Chef at Passages Malibu

Author of Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads (Rodale 2009) 

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May 20 2011

Healthy snacking with Christine Avanti

Knock Down The Munchies With These Super Snacks


Have you gotten addicted to Angry Birds? How great is it to knock down those structures? Today were going to use the angry birds (a game ap for the ipad) and other snacks to knock down the munchies.

 

1) Light babybel cheese (50 cal, 6gm protein) - this tasty protein is a perfect pairing for a little fruit or veggies. Dress them up like angry birds and they are no less addictive than the mega-hit video game.

 

2) Popchips (100 cal, 3 gm fat)- the inescapable but tasty new potato chip that makes it hip to be healthy. If you still haven't tried Popchips you really should because they are the best healthy chips ever.

 

3) Wrigley's Extra Dessert Delights! Brand new dessert flavors such as Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Mint Chocolate Chip will satisfy tastebuds without the additional 1000 calories of a big dessert. Actually these new flavors are zero-calories - which would you rather have 1000 calories or zero calories? Try these, you'll love 'em.

 

4) Kind bars (190 calories) - these really are too delicious to be legal- and they help stabilize blood sugar. They are natural, filling - and kind!

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