Skinny Lime-tini

This is a great, refreshing drink that pairs well with fish or mexican food. I can’t wait for summer to sip it on the patio!


3 parts Kettle One Vodka (or whatever you prefer)

1 part fresh lime juice

1 part soda water

1 tsp. Truvia sugar substitute (1/2 for garnish)


Rim your martini glass with Truvia

Place all ingredients in a martini shaker with ice.

Shake shake shake!!

Strain martini into glass.

Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!






Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Okay, so here is my new addiction. And what I love is you can do so many different things with the recipe. I am giving you the recipe for peanut butter fudge brownies, but get creative! You can add chopped walnuts, mint extract, carmel…. just be careful to not get too crazy with the additions and toppings or you will pack on calories. Try them.. you will love them!


2 cups canned pure pumpkin
1 box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies Mix (the 18.3-oz. Family Size box)
2 tbsp. peanut butter at room temp


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Mix the pumpkin with the brownie mix in a large bowl; stir until smooth (do not add anything else). 








3. Spray a small baking pan (8″ X 8″ work best – no larger!) with nonstick cooking spray and pour in the mixture. 

4. Microwave 2 tbsp. of peanut butter for 10-15 seconds. Pour over the brownie mixture and swirl with a knife








5.  Cook for approximately 35 minutes.  The batter will remain very thick and fudgy, and it should look undercooked. 

6. Let the brownies cool for an hour, cut into 36 pieces and enjoy!



The best part is there is only 52 calories and 2 grams of fat in each square. So have two!

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

I played around with some flavored pancakes and found that if you use a package of pudding mix, it adds a great flavor! It does make your pancakes a little less fluffy, so if you don’t like a denser pancakes, stay clear! Also, this recipe calls for whole wheat pancakes but you can use any mix you prefer. Enjoy!


Aunt Jemina whole wheat pancake mix

one egg

1 tbsp oil

1 package of Jell-o instant banana cream pudding

2 bananas



vanilla extract

light syrup

powder sugar to garnish


1. Prepare pancake mix as directed on box. Use 1/3 less mix because you are going to add in the pudding

2. Add 1/2 package of banana cream pudding mix and blend together. When blended, add 2 tsp nutmeg and 1 tsp vanilla.

3. Spray two skillets with Pam and heat on the stove top

4. Slice your fresh bananas about 1/2 inch thick. Place onto heated skillet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook 2 minutes per side.

5. In your other skillet, pour 1/3 cup of batter into the center and cook about 2-3 minutes per side. You will start to see bubbles rise to the top of the pancake when it is ready to be flipped. Also, the whole wheat pancakes take a bit longer to cook through the middle and will appear darker in cooler… they aren’t burnt!

6. Plate your cooked pancake, top with 5 slices of the cinnamon banana, powdered sugar and syrup.



Calories: 135 per pancake

Fat: 2 grams per pancake


Pesto stuffed tomatoes

This is one of my favorite for parties. They are colorful, bite size, delicious and FIT! The pesto cream cheese can be used as a spread on crackers as well.


16 large cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Fresh basil

3 garlic cloves

1 package light cream cheese

Olive oil

salt and pepper


  1. Put the fresh basil leaves, 3 garlic cloves, toasted pine nuts and salt and pepper into a food processor. Blend for about 10 seconds and then add the olive oil and softened cream cheese. Pulse for another 10-15 seconds until it is a blended paste.







 2. Cut the top and a little sliver off of the bottom of the tomatoes. I found that slicing the bottom off allows them to stand on their own.

3. Using a small knife, take the seeds and insides out of the tomatoes

       4. Place 2 pine nuts into the hallow tomatoes

       5. Fill with the pesto cream cheese, top with toasted pine nuts and enjoy!


Calories: 63 for 2 tomatoes

Fat: 4 grams for 2 tomatoes

Crab Quesadillas

This recipe is a great twist to your typical cheese quesadillas. The most important ingredient in this dish is the cheese! So don’t try to use your own reduced fat or fat-free cheese. The white cheddar adds a lot of flavor, compliments the crab, and melts just right! If you don’t have a taste for hot, switch the pickled jalapeno to a fresh one. Enjoy this dish with a few corn tortillas, salsa, and a light margarita and you have a healthy fiesta night!



1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese

4 oz light sour cream, softened

8 scallions, chopped

1/2 red pepper finely chopped

1/3 cup chopped cilantro

3 tablespoons of chopped pickled jalapeno

1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

1 pound of crab meat drained (canned is the best, do not use imitation!)

4 8-inch whole wheat or low carb tortillas

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

Sour cream to serve



  1. Combine the cheese, softened cream cheese, scallions, bell peppers, cilantro, jalapeno and orange juice in a bowl.


     2. Gently stir in the canned crab.







 3. Lay tortillas out on a flat surface. Fill one side with crab mixture and fold in half.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place folded quesadialla in pan and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.




5. Cut the cooked quesadialla into four. Serve with salsa or sour cream and Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts:

320 calories per quesadilla with salsa

10 grams of fat







Kitchen Must Haves

A well stocked kitchen is just as important as the ingredients that go into your dishes. Below are a few of my must haves. Be sure to pick them up if you don’t already own them!

1) My red Cuisinart hand mixer. I went way too long without this necessary tool. The last straw was when I tried to hand whip whip cream…. talk about an upperbody work out!

2) Plastic Cutting Mats. I love these because you can fold them and scrape your chopped food into your bowl or pan. They don’t slide out from under your knife either. And, of course, they are dishwasher safe!

 3) Good Knives. My choice is Wusthof Knives.  I have a set of 5 and keep them VERY sharp! When I chop things, I use two knives side by side. It speeds up the chopping!

4) A hand juicer. I use a lot of fresh squeezed lemon and lime in my dishes since it adds a ton of flavor without the calories.


 Those are just a few or my kitchen gadgets must haves!

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

This is my newest addiction! Terry Zila, a well known chef in the culinary industry, introduced me to this recipe and I had to share! Of course, I put my own FIT twist on it by subbing turkey bacon and light mayo for the aioli. But check it out… it is tasty and a hit at parties!


1 pound U-20 uncooked shrimp

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper

kosher salt

1 pound turkey bacon, cut crosswise into halves


1) Pre-heat over broiler

uncooked shrimp

2) Make sure your shrimp are thawed and then sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and cayenne.

3) Wrap each shrimp with a half of piece of the bacon. Arrange on a cookie sheet and place in oven.


Pre-cooked bacon wrapped shrimp

4) Broil the bacon wrapped shrimp, turning occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes until bacon is crisp and the shrimp turn pink.


Lemon Garlic and Basil Aioli


2 cups light mayonnaise

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons mashed roasted garlic

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 ounce chopped basil

1) Combine all ingredients by whisking or placing in a food blender.

2) Chill for at least 20 minutes and serve on the side

Turkey bacon wrapped shrimp with lemon basil aioli

 There are quiet a few variations you can do with this as well. I added cayenne to mine and capers to the aioli one time too. Get creative in the kitchen…it’s half the fun!



Calories: 45 per shrimp with 1 tbsp. aioli

Fat: 2 per shrimp with 1 tbsp aioli

Welcome to Flavorfully Fit!

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