There are several super foods out there that provide you with the energy and nutrition your body needs to keep stress in check. Here are 7 Super Foods to Combat Stress, and recipes to make the best use of them.
March 25, 2017 | Kitchens Spa Index
Try this recipe for Biggest Loser Salmon Burger with canned or fresh salmon or even tuna (yes!) — formed into a savory patty. It’s a wonderful seafood sandwich best served with a crunchy vegetable salad and a small bowl of fruit.
August 28, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
A slimmed down and more nutritious family favorite recipe for pulled pork in BBQ sauce. Great for picnics, birthday parties, sports on the big screen, or just a lunch on your patio in warm weather.
July 26, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
We have adapted this recipe to use either low sodium low sugar marinara sauce, or, fresh sliced tomatoes from the garden. Both are delicious and we don’t miss the bread crumbs.
June 25, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
We have Jillian Michaels of Biggest Loser Resort fame to thank for crafting this lower-calorie but protein rich and flavorful version of this popular sandwich. Add it to your Game Day sandwich rotation so you can enjoy a hearty sandwich but stay out of the penalty box.
January 28, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
This is a fun lunch or entree for one. A toasted whole wheat pita takes the place of a flour tortilla, and it is topped with spicy hummus, shredded chicken, chopped veggies and dab of guacamole or fat free sour cream.
May 17, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
There isn’t a person among our families who doesn’t love this hearty stew. Beef, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, onions and carrots are simmered until tender. Perfect lunch, perfect dinner, perfect leftovers. Young persons particularly like the sweeter flavor of the sweet potatoes over white, but all means substitute regular spuds if you have them on hand.
December 6, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
NBC’s BIGGEST LOSER program is conducted at the Biggest Loser Resorts, Utah and additional locations, but enthusiasts can duplicate many of its features recipes at home, including this tasty and aromatic recipe for Ginger and Lemongrass Turkey Sliders in Lettuce Cups.
October 8, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Just after Biggest Loser Chef Devin Alexander wrote “The Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook,” she had a few of the contestants over for dinner to enjoy some of the Asian takeout favorites from the book. “After planning the menu,” she says, “I went to the grocery store. The asparagus looked amazing and happened to be on sale, so I threw together this dish at the last minute to serve with the other Asian dishes. It was such a hit that all of the contestants wanted the recipe – so I figured you would, too!“
September 3, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This creamy, garlicky Avocado Aioli is a topping for a delicious Grilled Prawn Salad, but is a wonderful dip for appetizers, salad dressing, or, as a topping for some of our light taco recipes, and even as a spread on sandwiches. Try it on a BLAT!
September 1, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This dessert is perfect for bake sales and school lunches and are sure to become favorites in your home. Kid and Family Approved, not to mention coworkers and neighbors.
August 23, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
The sky’s the limit for flavor possibilities with this frozen sorbet recipe, because you can use different berries or fruits, such as peaches or mango. We think it’s best as it is, but for a variation we added one big dollop of sugar free fat free non-dairy whipped topping to the blender to make a dark pink “ice cream.” You could do the same with a few spoonfuls of fat free half and half (it does have it uses) or even soy milk or creamer.
June 11, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Breakfast burritos are an easy, wholesome and portable breakfast, and while most will have a decent number of protein calories, the frozen or fast-food variety are usually laden with cheese and fatty meats. This version lightens the whole affair without sacrificing any flavor. They freeze well, so can be toted to work for a quick breakfast before your day begins.
April 8, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Chef Rocco DiSpirito shows how to make this Southern favorite Chicken Tenders, without the fat. Your family will love this recipe, and it totes well to pot lucks, lunches at work, picnics in the park, and road trips. No one doesn’t love chicken fingers.
March 1, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
The translation of the French term “Cordon Bleu” is “blue ribbon” — something special and of top quality. The blue-ribbon method for Chicken Cordon Bleu (although Veal Cordon Bleu is more traditional), calls for a chicken cutlet , pounded very thin and wrapped around a thin slice of ham or prosciutto, a thin slice of Swiss Cheese, and then breaded and pan fried in butter or oil. This combination of flavors is a winner indeed, but this dish can be a calorie power-house. Fortunately, this is an easy dish to adapt to a healthier lifestyle, and Biggest Loser Resorts have…
January 14, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe for healthy breakfast sausage is courtesy of Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser Cookbook. You’ll truly be surprised how easy it is to make your own pan sausage. Lower fat, higher flavor, easily customized to your liking with more or less spices, and no mystery nuggets or gristle bits.
October 4, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
Is it breakfast, dessert, a post work out meal, a milk shake, or all of these things? Hard to decide! The team at Biggest Loser Resorts came up with this peanut butter chocolate smoothie, kicked it up with banana and honey, and it manages to be a rich treat and a protein boost all in one.
August 13, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe for Grilled Pineapple is the best summer dessert when you are cooking outside. No fancy ingredients, quick and easy, and a great ending to a grilled chicken and vegetable meal. Grill the pineapple with your entrees, and then let them cool while you enjoy your dinner. Once cooled, the grilled fruit is topped with sauce. Delicious!
May 14, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
Another take on a popular Tex Mex breakfast, this one has staying power, as most egg dishes tend to have. Black beans, eggs, fresh salsa, and feta in a masa shell — it’s family approved and perfect for brunch with guests.
October 17, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
This salmon patty recipe combines diced skinless salmon with classic Asian flavors and Dijon, grilled to perfection. It’s wonderful on its own as an entree, but also can be served as a burger on a whole wheat bun on in a pita pocket.
September 12, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
Don’t let the long list of ingredients deter you from making this savory wrap. It’s worth it, plus, it has great protein calories and is very satisfying. It’s fun to make with friends. Buy a bottle of white wine and settle in to make this as a fun friends in the kitchen party. Use very cold and crisp lettuce to give a nice crunch to this hand-held lunch treat.
May 16, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
We’ve never been fans of soups or stews that called for ground meat. It tends to turn an unpleasant color, gets too chewy, and doesn’t have the satisfying “bite” cubed meats provide. In this recipe, however, the use of ground turkey shaped into meatballs solves the dilemma — lean protein from the turkey and a nice mouth feel from a tender meatball. It is family approved, as well. The teens and husbands love it and don’t complain they are testing “spa food.”
April 26, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index
Season 1 contestant Gary Deckman loved these fish tacos. In his own words: “Oh boy, are these good!” We concur. These fish tacos are simple, fresh and satisfying. Kids love them as well.
March 1, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index