Spa Blog: Getaways, Features, Tips, Best of Lists, Recipes and More
Baked Crab Cakes a la Pritikin are a delectable combination of crab, veggies, garlic, egg whites, and salt-free Old Bay Seasoning — and only 50 calories and 70 milligrams of sodium per cake. Delicious and healthy!
December 1, 2017 | Spa Index
This Spicy Seafood Soup is always a hit in the dining room at the Pritikin Longevity Center. Cook up a big batch on the weekend and enjoy all week long. This soup freezes beautifully, too.
November 1, 2017 | Spa Index
Pomegranates are a new superfood: They are high in vitamin C and potassium, a great source of fiber, and low in calories. Plus, they make this striking salad even more beautiful!
August 5, 2017 | Spa Index
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
Seafood Cioppino is a very low fat and hearty fish stew, the perfect cool-weather treat. We adapted our recipe from one created by The Oaks at Ojai, a health spa in Southern California, and at less than 250 calories per bowl, we think its a winner.
November 2, 2016 | Spa Index
These delicious Sonoran Fish Tacos are courtesy of Red Mountain Resort in Utah. They are in the Sonoran Style, which in this case means a soft corn tortilla, not fried, and milder flavors. The Mexican State of Sonora shares a border with Arizona, and unlike the corn-tortilla based favorite recipes in Mexico, Sonoran Style tacos are usually soft, often in a flour tortilla, and tend to have green sauces and less heat. Here, Red Mountain keeps the corn tortilla, but features the traditional soft style and tasty green avocado sauce.
July 27, 2016 | Spa Index
Swordfish Mushroom Kebabs are infinitely versatile. Use scallops, shrimp or other firm fish. Try chicken or even lean turkey, too, with your favorite veggies.
June 17, 2016 | Spa Index
Rancho La Puerta’s Salmon entree marries the rich taste of fish with sweet smoothness of a glaze. The delectable citrus flavors bring out the best in the seared salmon.
May 6, 2016 | Spa Index
This delicious recipe for Brown Rice and Fresh Fish Salad was presented by Michel Louws as part of the MasterChef Masterclass presented on Dolphin Island in Fiji. Don’t be intimidated by the steps and list of ingredients. This vibrant, healthy, colorful and fresh salad is worth every bite. That said, we made this without the crab (not in season) and used just fresh fish, and it was superb.
April 30, 2016 | Spa Index
With Cinco de Mayo coming up, its customary to serve our favorite Latin American dishes. Unfortunately, the most popular dishes can include cheesy, fatty appetizers, often high in fat. Enjoy this fresh shrimp dish instead!.
April 19, 2016 | Spa Index
This recipe for Blackened Tilapia is very simple — you’ll just need fresh fish from the market and a bit of your favorite cajun seasoning and dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes. It’s more of a method than a recipe. Start in a skillet to get that crusty exterior, and finish in an oven to avoid having to saute in too much fat.
April 16, 2016 | Spa Index
This savory cakes are served with a low-fat mustard sauce, but they are just as great with a squeeze of lemon.
October 29, 2015 | 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
Scallops with Grapefruit Avocado Salsa — a vibrant, fresh and colorful meal. Full of nutrients, color, texture, and flavor.
June 14, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
Terry Conlan is a chef at Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas and author of Fresh: Healthy Cooking and Living from Lake Austin Spa Resort (Favorite Recipe Press, 2003). She developed this recipe for spicy style barbecue shrimp with a wonderful sauce. There is no fatty cream or yogurt in the sauce, but you’ll be surprised at the thick and rich texture of this low calorie entree. This is a messy peel-and-eat style meal, so serve it outside on the patio, with plenty of napkins and glass of cold cucumber water.
June 10, 2015 | Spa Index
The right food combinations at the right time of day can create high energy and metabolic levels. Mountain Trek chefs and nutritionist together create meals that work, including this Mountain Trek Gluten Cedar Planked Teriyaki Salmon served to guests for dinner. This delicious recipe is perfect for a summer barbecue. Serve it for Father’s Day or a special occasion dinner. Leftovers are delicious served on top a cold salad.
June 7, 2015 | Spa Index
Bloody Mary Gazpacho is zesty enough to waken the tongue, without the alcohol of the popular breakfast cocktail.
May 27, 2015 | Spa Index
This beautiful entree looks impressive, no? It’s so simple to create both from fresh salmon and berries, or even a frozen fillet and a bag of frozen berries you keep on hand! This Berry Balsamic Glazed Salmon is both an elegant dinner or a wonderful lunch entree for a spa day. Serve it with a tangle wilted spinach, which pairs well with both the berries and the balsamic flavors. Another tip? Save the leftovers and toss the fish and glaze over fresh baby spinach leaves for a berry balsamic salmon salad.
May 16, 2015 | Spa Index
Cranwell Resort Executive Chef created this Lemongrass Poached Halibut to serve at the resort’s Wyndhurst at the Mansion and it’s already a seasonal favorite. “I love trying new things out in the kitchen and putting ingredients together that I know work well and compliment each other.”
May 11, 2015 | Spa Index
So simple but so gourmet! This Mustard Glazed Salmon entree can be either a weeknight dish that makes you feel it’s the weekend, or, a special meal for Mother’s Day or a Birthday Celebration! Serve with a quick-and-easy whole grain like quinoa or couscous, or a microwaved baked potato, plus a nice big green salad.
May 8, 2015 | Spa Index
This gluten free Shrimp and Asparagus pasta entree is one of the delicious clean-eating recipes developed by Vita Vie Retreat in Delray Beach, Florida.
March 8, 2015 | Spa Index
Lean, green and nutritious! The humble asparagus might surprise you with its overall value in a healthy food regime. This Salmon with Sesame Asparagus recipe is a tasty way to add it to your weekend culinary delights and contribute to your wellness at the same time.
October 29, 2014 | Spa Index
This recipe for Pecan Dijon Tilapia is very simple and most of us have the topping ingredients in our pantry.
January 24, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
Coriander Crusted Seared Scallops with Cilantro and Radicchio Salad topped with Bacon Vinaigrette
January 22, 2014 | Spa Index
This vibrant salad combines smoked salmon and roasted beets with cranberries, fennel and a honey balsamic vinaigrette
January 15, 2014 | Spa Index
This Grilled Prawn Salad provides plenty of potassium, folate and heart-healthy fats. It makes for a delicious light lunch.
October 23, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This salad is a power house of super foods! Super Anti Oxidant Blueberries and Omega-3 rich Salmon are simply dressed with sweet onions, red wine vinegar, a little seasoning, and olive oil. It’s simple and perfect.
August 20, 2013 | Spa Index
This recipe for Maple Glazed Salmon is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, Vermont, a for-women-only health and weight loss retreat. We have made this countless times, always to great applause.
March 24, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe is popular with guests as a hearty pasta and seafood lunch ideal for after a morning of exercise, hiking, or swimming.
February 13, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
The Essential Retreat at Red Mountain Resort in Utah includes daily guided hiking, three healthy gourmet meals from a full menu, fitness classes, wellness discussions and cooking demonstrations, use of the resort amenities, including bikes and the inspiration trail, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Can’t visit just yet? Try one of the resort’s popular recipes. Shrimp Diablo Red Mountain Spa is a fiery dish sure to warm you up on a cold or rainy evening.
January 11, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Not all of our recipes are necessarily geared to low calorie, low fat, or other dietary restrictions. Sometimes a hearty meal at a spa hotel is comfort food, such as this one. While this is not a low-calorie entree, it doesn’t have the heavy cream typical of many pot pies, and, you can easily adapt by using reduced calorie butter spread in place of the butter, and, philo dough or puff pastry sheets (as shown) in place of the more fat lade pie crust. It is a reader favorite dish at a popular Northern California spa hotel — the Little…
November 28, 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