Skinny Ms. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:30:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 15 Dinners Prepared in 10 Minutes or Less Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:30:13 +0000 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

15 Dinners Prepared in 10 Minutes or Less

Have you ever gotten exhausted from simply reading a recipe? Some dishes require a good deal of prep, and that often translates into time you just don’t have. It can be tricky to carve out a half-hour or more to chop, dice, mix, stir, and watch over a meal. You need quick dinners that can be prepared in ten minutes or fewer.

These recipes are ideal because prep time is minimal. As a result, you get extra time to sneak in a workout while dinner is in the slow cooker, or help your child puzzle through homework at the kitchen table while burgers are on the skillet. What’s more, these meals are the kind you’ll feel great about serving. Our clean eating recipes ditch processed ingredients, which are often loaded with calories and additives, and instead nourish the body with healthy ingredients. Think lean protein, fiber, antioxidants, and nutrients.

Whether you’re new to slow cookers or a crockpot vet, you may also like 5 Tips for Perfect Slow Cooking, 12 Rules of Slow Cooking, and 8 Best Slimming Slow Cooker Recipes.

Turkey Burger with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese
1. Turkey Burger with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Feta Cheese
This is one of those 10-minute dinners that delivers on the hassle-free, quick-prep factor. This recipe pairs well with a green salad or Crispy Oven Fries.

2. Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken
Prep time for this dish, one of our fan favorites, clocks in at about 10 minutes. It offers plenty of flavor, and, with less than 200 calories per serving, you’ll feel fab about digging into this easy chicken dish.

Slow Cooker-Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup

3. Slow Cooker Hearty Vegetable and Bean Soup
This 10-minute dinner may become a busy weeknight go-to recipe. The soup is thick and filling, and it’s easy to substitute ingredients to accommodate your tastes or which ingredients are in season.

4. Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup
If quick dinners are a must for you, then this soup should be on your radar. It’s easy to make and has far fewer calories than traditional Mexican recipes—but just as much taste.

5. Slow Cooker Lentil Veggie Stew
This stew packs a nutritional punch because it’s packed with cholesterol-lowering lentils and vegetables. Fill the slow cooker in the morning and come home to this delicious meal.

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

6. Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups
If you want light, quick dinners, bookmark, pin, or save this recipe. Brown ground chicken, dice veggies, and you have a refreshing dinner that’s fast and low in calories—just 120 per cup.

7. Skinny Burrito in a Jar
Need a quick dinner? Try this unique meal in a jar. It takes 5 minutes or less to prepare, and it’s the perfect dish to serve when you or your loved ones are coming home late. Enjoy it straight from the jar or add the mix to a whole wheat wrap.

8. Slow Cooker Polynesian Chicken
This is a winner that’s so simple the kids can help you make it. Combine ingredients in the slow cooker, and in 4-5 hours you’ve got a tasty, no-fuss meal that includes whole grains, protein, fruits, and vegetables.

9. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Roast
This meal is easy to prepare and delivers the right blend of veggies and lean meat. Pair it with a green salad and dinner is ready!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

10. Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
You’ll love this 10-minute dinner because it’s quick, delicious, and filling. This slow cooker dish has only 269 calories per serving, making it a smart choice whether you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy one.

11. Skinny Slow Cooker Black Bean and Veggie Soup
Cilantro, fire-roasted tomatoes, green chili peppers – they’re all here in this simple recipe. Chop the veggies, add beans and spices, and you’re on your way to a warm, comforting meal.

Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts

12. Slow Cooker Pomegranate Chicken Breasts
The pomegranate flavor comes from no-sugar-added juice, so you don’t need to worry about cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate. Serve this with a salad for a healthy, quick meal that’s under 300 calories per serving.

13. Paleo-Friendly Meaty Veggie Roll-ups
Sometimes you barely have time to eat, much less to prepare a complex meal. These roll-ups, which are made from veggies wrapped in unprocessed deli meat, are the perfect solution. They take minutes to make, and you can easily substitute meats and veggies to suit your tastes.

14. Turkey Veggie Burger
Burgers are a hit any time of year, and this tasty version is no exception. Grate carrots and zucchini, mix them with lean turkey and spices, and then cook the burgers on your skillet or outdoor grill. Serve with a salad or a side like these Sweet Potato Fries.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
15. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Chili is always a crowd pleaser, making this one of our favorite quick-prep, 10-minute dinners. This healthy chili is low in calories (just 142 per serving) and high in taste.

Enjoying quick dinners doesn’t mean you need to call for unhealthy take-out. These fast prep meals are a smart addition to your menu planning.

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Vegetarian Panini with Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:30:52 +0000 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Vegetarian Panini with Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese

Why buy strips of roasted peppers packed in oil-filled jars? You can achieve a fresh, delicious flavor in your own kitchen when you buy whole red bell peppers, and char and peel them using our simple technique.

These freshly roasted peppers top a generous smear of gooey goat cheese and sliced sweet onions, sandwiched between crisped slices of whole grain bakery bread. You don’t need to go to an Italian restaurant to get your favorite panini! Make this pressed sandwich at home from these few quality ingredients.

Sometimes it really is about life’s simple pleasures.

Not a fan of goat cheese? Our 3 Cheese Creamy Pasta Filling actually can be used as an out-of-this-world sandwich spread in place of the goat cheese.

MORE: Veggie Pesto Sandwich and Roasted Pear Sandwich with Baby Spinach

Vegetarian Panini with Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese

Vegetarian Panini with Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese

Yields: 4 servings | Serving size: 1 Sandwich | Calories: 219 | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 170 mg | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Dietary fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 8 g


  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded
  • 4 sweet onion slices
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 tablespoon soft goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 (small slices) whole grain artisan bread


Roasted Pepper Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

NOTE: I recommend roasting several peppers at once and using for other recipes. Try Homemade Tomato Paste which is delicious as a spread or in pasta dishes.

Place whole bell pepper on its side on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Roast pepper for approximately 20 minutes. Turn pepper over and allow to cook 20 additional minutes. Pepper will be charred when fully roasted.

Remove cookie and allow pepper to cool about 5 minutes. Place pepper in a ziplock bag and close the zipper. Allow pepper to steam inside for about 15 minutes. Remove pepper, slice open vertically, remove seeds and stem. Peel away skin and discard along with seeds and stem.

Slice peppers into 1" vertical strips.


Brush oil evenly over one side of bread slices. Heat either a Panini press or nonstick skillet to 350 degrees or medium heat. Add to dry side of 4 slices of bread: roasted pepper strips, onion, tomato, goat cheese, thyme, and salt pepper. Place other slice of bread on top, oil side up.

Heat Panini until bread is crispy and all the ingredients are hot.

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15 Clean & Lean Finger Foods Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:30:26 +0000 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
Oven Baked Zucchini Chips

On the hunt for perfect finger foods? Whether you’re preparing snacks for work, a book club meeting, or for your next soiree, try our 15 clean and lean finger foods. Scrumptious and healthy, they’ll delight you and your guests!

Skinny Chicken Taquitos
1. Skinny Chicken Taquitos
Looking for a hot and crispy appetizer? Try this finger food recipe full of flavor.

2. Whole Grain Pita Chips
 For a sweet and healthy alternative to traditional chips, try this cinnamon pita chips recipe.

3. Grilled Pizza with Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato
Go ahead and make lunch or dinner finger food-friendly with this grilled pizza recipe.

4. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Indulge in this dessert treat that contains not one, but three superfood ingredients.

Skinny Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

5. Skinny Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dip
Pair fresh fruits and veggies with Creamy Avocado Dip or Skinny Ms. Ranch Dip.

6. Chili Lime Pumpkin Seeds
With chili and lime, this superfood snack is perfect for those who love a little heat. But be sure to make enough because these delicious finger-foods will go quickly.

7. Oven Baked Zucchini Chips
At under 100 calories per serving, this yummy superfood snack takes away vending machine temptation.

8. Stack Pretzel Stack
Kids can assemble these fun treats themselves, and the classic combination of peanut butter, chocolate, and banana is sure to please both kids and grown-ups alike.

9. Clean Eating Caramel Apples
This perfectly portioned dessert is the perfect healthy option to hit your sweet spot.

10. Chili Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Do you crave a little crunch in your diet? If so, try this zesty pumpkin seed snack.

11. Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Skewers
For an easy go to finger food make up a batch of skewers alternating tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese.

12. Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes
Looking for a vegetarian-friendly finger food for your next get together? This clean & lean recipe is always a big hit.

Crispy Oven Fries

13. Crispy Oven Fries
With a healthier twist on a classic favorite, you simply can’t go wrong with this Crispy Oven Fries recipe.

14. Spicy Tailgate Meatballs
Whether you’re preparing for a big football game or to simply spend a Sunday afternoon with your family, try this spicy meatball recipe.

15. Quinoa Chocolate Drops
This decadent chocolate recipe tastes so delish we refer to it as candy. Don’t miss out on these chocolate drops of heaven.

For more fantastic finger food recipes check out our Skinny Finger Food Round-Up, our Guilt-Free Super Bowl Recipes, and our 13 Best Fall Party Recipes. Of course, you can also search our Appetizers & Snacks page too!

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10 Minute Belly Fat Burning Workout Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:30:39 +0000 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

10 Minute Belly Fat Burning Workout Challenge

Burn fat while toning and defining your abs and core! This ten minute workout is designed to go beyond just toning to include burning belly fat, defining abdominals, strengthening the core. High intensity intervals combined with core exercises will give you fabulous abs in record time. Get ready to burn those abs. You’ll love the results!

Equipment needed: Yoga mat and interval timer. The Gymboss Interval Timer is an excellent tool for timing the intervals in this routine. Use this link for the gymboss and check open in a new window.

All fitness levels: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds, rest 30 seconds after each circuit. Repeat this workout three times weekly for best results.

Challenge: Perform the 10 Minute Fat Burning Workout three times weekly for 30 days while applying the clean eating method and using portion control. You just may forever change the way you eat, look, and feel. 

Beginner Workout - Complete 1 round of circuits 1 – 6 (10 minute workout)
Advanced Workout - Complete 2 rounds of circuits 1- 6 (20 minute workout)

Review the videos below for correct form of each exercise.

Circuit 1
Plank Jacks

Circuit 2
Plank Jacks
Toe Touches

Circuit 3
Plank Jacks
Toe Touches
Plank Jumps

Circuit 4
Plank Jacks
Toe Touches
Plank Jumps
Lower Belly Workout – Hip Lift

Circuit 5
Plank Jacks
Toe Touches
Plank Jumps
Lower Belly Workout – Hip Lift
Jumping Squat Thrust

Circuit 6
Toe touches
Lower Belly Workout – Hip Lift
Elbow Plank

Plank Jacks

Toe Touches

Plank Jumps

Lower Belly Workout – Hip Lift

Jumping Squat Thrust


Elbow Plank

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Tomato, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:30:10 +0000 ]]>

by Skinny Ms.

Tomato Mozzarella & Arugula Salad

There’s nothing more satisfying than a delicious salad using fresh ingredients without the guilt of consuming excess calories. The Mediterranean flavors of southern Italy are known for their fresh, simple, and healthy ingredients. Enjoy what the Italians eat at their own tables, right in your own kitchen. With this very simple recipe, you can enjoy a little piece of Italy in your own home.

Did you know that Mediterranean diet pattern has been recently recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Greece, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Morocco, Cyprus & Italy? This diet stands out because of its high consumption of olive oil, legumes, vegetables, fruits, unrefined cereals and fish, moderate consumption of dairy products and wine, and low consumption of meat.

Tomato, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 3/4 cup | Calories:169 | Total Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Previous Points: 4 | Points Plus: 4 | Cholesterol: 30 mg | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Sodium: 110 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 14 g |


  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 7 ounces mozzarella
  • 8 ounces tomatoes, halved or quartered (depending on the size)
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste


In a bowl, mix the anchovies, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice with an immersion blender then set aside.

In the serving plate, distribute the rucola, mozzarella and tomatoes.

Sprinkle with salt.

Dress the salad with the anchovy dressing when ready to serve.

If you like this recipe, you might also like:

Grilled Eggplant Caprese With Garlicky White Bean Puree
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad With Seasonal Vegetables
Spinach and Roasted Vegetable Salad With Cornbread Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette
Raw Kale Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:29 +0000 ]]>

Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Of course, no one enjoys watching their waistline expand while their wallet shrinks. Most of us would prefer to see the opposite happen! With eMeals, you have access to light and delicious meals, all under 400 calories and $3.25 per serving – great for your weight and your wallet!

Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 wrap and 1 ear corn | Calories: 398 | Previous Points: 11 | Points Plus: 9 | Total Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 64 mg | Sodium: 543 mg | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 23 g |


  • Lettuce Wraps:
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • ⅓ cup chopped lightly roasted peanuts
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 hot red chili, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Corn:
  • 6 ears corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt


Separate lettuce leaves; rinse lightly and dry. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and sauté onion, ginger, and garlic 3 – 5 minutes. Add pork and cook until done, about 5 – 7 minutes. Drain excess fat from pan. Add lime juice, peanuts, cilantro, chili, and ¼ teaspoon salt, and cook an additional 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and serve filling on top of lettuce leaves.

Clean silks from corn, leaving husks intact. Replace husks, and grill corn over medium heat 5 – 7 minutes. Rub warm corn with butter; sprinkle with chili powder, lime juice, and ⅛ teaspoon salt.

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5 Fat Flushing and Cleanse Solutions Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:10 +0000 ]]>

By Skinny Ms.

5 Fat Flushing and Cleanse Solutions

At Skinny Ms., we know that you like to look great and feel great. Detoxing and cleansing is one of the best ways you can do just that. All of our detox and cleanse recipes are made with whole foods and not just liquids. It’s the best way to give your body a nutritious boost while it flushes away fat and toxins.

Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

1. Lemon Ginger Detox Drink
The ginger in this drink helps kick-start metabolism while the lemon naturally detoxifies and helps to release toxins from the body.

2. Super Detox Green Smoothie
There’s no need to fear the green. Readers who have tried this fruit and veggie smoothie have been pleasantly surprised by the taste, and they love that it’s packed with all kinds of nutrients.

Green Detox Smoothie

3. Cleanse and Detox Smoothie
This is another great cleansing smoothie that includes veggies, fruits, cinnamon and flax seeds.

Fat Flushing Soup

4. Fat Flushing Soup
This soup does a body all kinds of good since it flushes away fat and toxins and helps restore acid-alkaline and sodium-potassium balance.

Cleanse and Detox Superfood Salad

5. Cleanse and Detox Superfood Salad
This salad will have you feeling great. Combine 4 cups baby spinach, 1 cup fresh blueberries, 2 carrots (sliced), 12 raw almonds sliced, 2 dates (diced). Drizzle with 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Ready to get your cleanse on? Try our 3-Day Cleanse & Detox.

Have you tried any detox and cleanse plans? How did it go? Leave us a message in the comment section below.

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Vitamix: The Golden Standard of High Powered Blenders Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:30:01 +0000 ]]>

Vitamix High Powered Blenders What is it that separates a great recipe from a good one? The secret to many of our favorite recipes is a high-quality blender. In particular, the Vitamix blender has an excellent reputation for quality, efficiency, and its contribution to quick, easy, delicious recipes. The Vitamix Blend Vitamix building worldwide customer loyalty, with models such as the Vitamix 5200 and the Vitamix 6300 garnering rave reviews. These models are becoming the gold standard for blenders, and home cooks everywhere find them essential. The Vitamix Advantage A Vitamix blender can puree nearly any food product, helping you to whip up delicious Vitamix smoothies and Vitamix juices. Regardless of whether you purchase the Vitamix 5200 or the Vitamix 6300, you will find that it is ideal for recipes ranging from pureed soups and green smoothies to salad dressings. The Vitamix Purchase You can shop for a Vitamix blender at any one of a range of retailers nationwide. But when you buy through Skinny Ms., you save money! Skinny Ms. obtains the latest Vitamix promotion codes and Vitamix coupons, granting you significant discounts through Vitamix offers. Vitamix blenders makes healthy recipe prep a breeze, due to the quality and efficiency of these blenders. Purchase a Vitamix blender today and chop, blend, and puree your way to a fitter, healthier life.

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Fitbit: Watch Your Weight, Literally! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:52:02 +0000 ]]>

Fitbit FitBit Benefit

Have you ever considered the positive impact your weight loss regimen is having on your body? Your healthy meals, your cardio, and your strength training are contributing to whole body health, but sometimes the changes in your body aren’t easily noticeable at first. Give your motivation and discipline a boost by tracking the healthy changes in your body and seeing the results for yourself!

The Fitbit Benefit

Take a moment’s pause to think about your commitment to healthy living. While you can weigh yourself regularly, you can also measure your progress toward your health and wellness goals in other ways. To track and manage your activities, progress, and goals, you need the best weight loss app available in the marketplace. Fitbit offers a dazzling array of tools and apps that allow you to workout smart, and teach you exactly how to maintain a healthy lifestyle that promotes weight loss.

The Fitbit Products

The Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband will help you track every step you take, the distance you travel, and the calories you burn each day. In addition, it tracks the quality of your sleep at night, and wakes you up at an appropriate time in the morning, ensuring that you feel rested when you start the day.

The Zip Wireless Activity Tracker syncs all of your stats, including distance travelled, steps taken, and calories burned, to your smart phone or computer, allowing you to both set and compare goals.

The One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker is for the fitness buff who makes healthy living a lifestyle. It works 24 hours of every single day, tracking everything from your distance travelled, steps taken, and stairs climbed, to your calories burned and your quality of sleep, in addition to training you to sleep better.

And the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale measures your body weight, its fat percentage, and your BMI. It tracks your progress toward your goals and serves as a reminder of how close you are to the goals you’ve set for yourself.

Browse the Fitbit products, select the ones that are right for your lifestyle, and you’ll achieve a greater awareness of your progress while increasing your motivation.

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Cuisinart: Ready, Get Set, Grill! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:50:56 +0000 ]]>

Get Grilling

A fit and healthy lifestyle is often associated with strict diet plans and exercise regimens. But staying fit does not need to be boring and arduous! This summer, stay healthy and have some fun at the same time. Look up some garden party ideas, plan a BBQ, and invite your loved ones over for a day in the sun.

The Cuisinart Summer BBQ

No summertime get-together is complete without a fired-up grill. Ensure that the food you serve up to friends and family will taste great, with the grilling sets on offer from the Cuisinart web store. You can opt for the 3 Piece Grilling Tool Set or the 10 Piece Premium Grilling Set. Either way, grilling is guaranteed to be a breeze, and your food a delight for the taste buds.

The Cuisinart Grill Sets

The 3 Piece Set includes a grill fork, grill spatula, and grill tongs, in addition to a bonus grill glove. The 10 Piece Set contains a chef’s fork, chef’s spatula, grill brush, grill tongs, two replacement heads, and a set of four skewers. Every item in both sets is made of durable stainless steel, and comfortable wooden handles add ease and convenience to grilling.

The Cuisinart Advantage

So, what more do you need to have fun this summer, and to ensure that your BBQ is a success? Grill your food! All you need is a gas grill from Cuisinart, complemented by one of the brand’s state-of-the-art grill sets. With a Cuisinart grill set, your summer BBQs are guaranteed to be a resounding success.

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