Posts tagged ‘light’

May 28, 2013

Steamed Shrimp with Simple Mango Salsa

Steamed shrimp with a sweet and spicy mango salsa on top. An easy, light summer meal that is a pinch to put together. Would be great with some grilled shrimp too.



8 or 10 jumbo shrimp, about a pound

1 ripe mango, cubed

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste

Juice of one lime, freshly squeezed

1 jalepeno, thinly sliced, to taste

Cilantro, to taste


Steam shrimp and set aside. I used a microwave steamer but you could use a bamboo one or whatever you have. In a separate bowl, add all ingredients except the lime juice. Top the mango salsa with lime juice and toss lightly. Serve with steamed shrimp.




Happy light meals!


March 11, 2013

Homemade Chai Spice Mix

All ingredients in my pantry so it was not much of an effort, but I know they are not standard al the time in many households, so feel free to check out a good spice store! I am obsessed with chai and I ran out of coconut milk tonight, so I could not try the coconutty one I was planning on, but vanilla soy made it delicious.


Makes 6 cups

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 star anise

1 tablespoon cardamom pods

1 teaspoon whole cloves

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6 cps light vanilla soy ilk or any milk of your choice

1 teaspoon ground ginger


In a mortar, with a pestle, or in a grinder, add spices except ground ginger. Bring the milk to a boil add spoon in fresh spices. Strain after the milk comes to a strong simmer and drink! You can play with the flavors to make it stronger or weaker, but this is a pretty strong mix. I don’t like sweet teas, so feel free to add honey, brown sugar, or stevia!




February 28, 2013

Banana Ginger Mango Smoothie

Bananas are portable, delicious, and give you an incredible energy boost. I try to eat one everyday. Bananas contain

  • good source of probiotics
  • good source of potassium, which is so good for your cardiovascular system
  • good source of B6, prevents sleeplessness and is also a good source of electrolytes, supplying your body with energy
  • good source of pectin, which keeps your body regular and aids digestion

This smoothie incorporates some of my favorite ingredients for a great breakfast, lunch or after workout snack.


  • 1 banana, diced
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, diced
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh mango, diced
  • 1 cup almond milk, light coconut milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter


Blend and serve! Add ice if you want it to be cold and crisp!



August 13, 2012

The Summer Frittata

I love frittatas.

They are protein, veggie packed, cheesy, great with a salad, bad carb free, and the quiche’s skinner sister with the new apartment in NYC, the new clothes, and the slammin’ Pilates toned body. Don’t get me wrong, I love quiche. But for a healthier option and without the oil laden crust of quiche, frittatas are easy, healthy, and delicious. Try this one for an amazing breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and I promise your friends will want you to make them brunch/linner always. And you don’t even have to say you got the idea from me! Take credit, you made it!


Serves 3 or 6 depending on your crowd and how hungry they are

2 eggs

5 egg whites

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk/soymilk

1/4 cup part skim mozzarella shredded or cut into chunks, depending on your preference

1/3 teaspoon dried parsley or 4 fresh parsley sprigs

1/2 tablespoon plain greek yogurt

6 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 cup spinach




Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a circular baking dish (glass is best usually because it doesn’t stick) spray with a little bit of Pam or olive oil. Whisk the two whole eggs until well blended and then slowly pour in the egg whites, milk of choice and the tad bit of Greek yogurt for the extra something that makes people wonder your secret ingredient. Add spinach, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Drop in cheese and stir one more time. Place in the center of your oven and bake for 25-35 minutes depending on your oven. Let cool for 10 minutes and slice into 6 wedges.

Enough for three people who are really hungry or six people who are kind of hungry. Great on arugula for a light dinner or lunch or on its own with a side of chocolate soymilk in the morning for a great way to start your day!

Let me know how you like it!

Healthy dishes and wishes!