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I love to share my tips and tricks on cooking budget meals and making recipes with fresh, local ingredients.

Posts by Kristina Vanni

  • Orzo Skillet Dinner

    Happy Monday! My apologies for a bit of silence at the end of last week, but things were hectic at work with deadlines and such, and by the time I came home all I wanted to do was stay away from the computer. That being said, this weekend was much needed and I definitely enjoyed some necessary relaxation

  • Warmer Weather Cravings


    Earlier this week, I put together a post about one of my warm weather cravings for salads. We haven't quite hit Spring yet here in Chicago, but as soon as the temps reach mid 40's to low 50's, my food wants immediately change. Since there are quite a few of you that are new around here, I thought I'd bring back some of my must-try warm meals.

  • Gluten-Free Low-Carb Mini Pizzas

    A healthy way to enjoy pizza!

  • High Fiber Breakfasts

    Filling up on high-fiber foods may help you to prevent weight gain—or even encourage weight loss. Boost your fiber intake with these delicious grab-and-go breakfasts.

  • Grab & Go Whole Grain Breakfasts

    Breakfast is the most important meal—giving you a much-needed energy boost for the rest of the day. But when you’re in a hurry, it’s easy to turn to calorie-laden convenience foods that leave you hungry long before lunch. These healthy grab-and-go breakfasts boast whole grains to help keep you feeling full until lunchtime. With these quick recipes and make-ahead options, it’s easy to always make a healthy breakfast part of your day.

  • Almond & Honey Butter Cookies

    This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies. Just a touch of butter mixed with honey in the filling gives it a rich flavor without too much saturated fat.

  • Fat Fighting Dinners

    A week's worth of quick and healthy dinner recipes designed to rev up your metabolism and help you burn more fat and feel more energized. Enjoy!

  • Your Grilling Season Shopping List

    Want to grill your way to weight loss? Female chefs turn out some of the healthiest, easiest barbecue. Here, four delicious recipes, plus shopping and pantry lists.

  • Low Calorie Cocktails

    Yes, you can enjoy a couple of cocktails and still have a bikini body. Try these low-calorie cocktail recipes for a healthier happy hour.

  • Healthy Grilling

    It's cookout season! Go beyond burgers and dogs with these good-for-you grilling recipes.

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