Here are some snack foods to satisfy your cravings with minimum calories. If you must eat, try to eat something off of this list! Together we will be skinny

satisfy your sweet tooth:

1. ½ medium apple, baked, topped with 1 tbsp low fat yogurt sprinkled with cinnamon (45 calories).

2. ½ small banana, frozen (45 calories)

3. 4 oz. unsweetened applesauce sprinkled with cinnamon (49 calories)

4. 1 miniature box of raisins (45 calories)

5. 2 sugar-free ice pops (30 calories)

6. 1 sugar-free fudge ice pop (35 calories)

7. 12 cherries (48 calories)

8. 1 individual serving sugar-free gelatin with 3 tbsp. light whipped topping (40 calories)

9. ½ cup strawberries with 2 ½ tbsp nonfat yogurt (47 calories)

10. 14 seedless red grapes, frozen (48 calories)

indulge a salt craving:

11. 1 ½ cups salted air-popped popcorn (46 calories)

12. ¼ cup shelled edamame (soybeans) with sea salt (37 calories)

13. 8 oz. miso soup (36 calories)

14. 1 pretzel rod (37 calories)

15. ¼ small bag of Glenny’s lightly salted soy crisps (35 calories)

16. 1 medium sliced cucumber mixed with ¼ cup sliced onion, ½ cup chopped celery, and 4 tbsp vinegar and salt to taste (45 calories)

17. 6 oz V8 juice (39 calories)

18. 1 kosher dill pickle (10 calories)

crunch and munch:

19. ½ cup jicama with 4 oz salsa (49.5 calories)

20. 1 ½ cups sugar snap peas (40 calories)

21. small celery stalk smeared with ½ tbsp natural peanut butter (49 calories)

22. ½ small apple with 1 tsp soy butter (46 calories)

23. 1 brown rice cake with 1 tbsp sugar-free jam (44 calories)

smooth and creamy:

24. 1 Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb wedge spread on cucumber slices (35 calories)

25. 1 tsp almond butter (34 calories)

26. ½ cup fat-free Greek yogurt with 1 tsp sugar-free strawberry jam (43 calories)

27. 1 oz avocado (about 1/8 of an avocado) squirted with lime (45 calories)

28. 8 grape tomatoes dipped in 1 tbsp light cream cheese (46 calories)

cheesy whizzes:

29. 6 pieces of endive filled with ½ oz reduced-fat feta cheese (49 calories)

30. 1 slice fat-free American cheese (30 calories)

31. 1 large tomato, sliced, topped with 1 tbsp Parmesan, broiled (44 calories)

32. 1 oz fat-free cottage cheese on1 slice caraway Finn Crisp Crispbread (38 calories)

33. 1 oz fat-free mozzarella dipped in 1 tsp marinara sauce (46 calories)

power up on protein:

34. turkey rolls: 2 slices white meat turkey rolled in 2 lettuce leaves (46 calories)

35. 1 oz smoked salmon (about 1 slice) on 2 Wheat Thins crackers (48 calories)

36. 1 tofu dog with 1 tbsp sauerkraut (48 calories)

37. ½ cup plain fat-free yogurt sprinkled with 1 tsp sunflower seeds (49.6 calories)

38. 1.3 oz water-packed tuna with 1 tsp Dijon mustard (48 calories)

39. 2 large hard-cooked egg whites with 1 cup sliced cucumber (48 calories)

40. 1 slice Wasa Fibre Crispbread with 2 tsp hummus (45 calories)

41. 1 medium water-packed sardine with slice of red onion (35 calories)

solid standbys:

42. ½ cup melon with 2 tbsp 1% cottage cheese (47 calories)

43. ½ small grapefruit (32 calories)

44. 1/3 cup blueberries with 1 tbsp light sour cream (47 calories)

45. ½ cup carrots with 1 tbsp light ranch dressing (45 calories)

thirst quenchers:

46. ½ cup nonfat milk with 1 tbsp Walden Farms calorie-free chocolate syrup (40 calories)

47. 1 packet of sugar-free hot chocolate made with ¼ cup skim milk and ¾ cup hot water (47 calories)

48. ¾ cup almond milk (45 calories)

49. ¾ cup seltzer with ¼ cup cranberry juice and a lime wedge (33 calories)

50. homemade iced green tea (with artificial sweetener if desired) (0 calories)

Hope this is helpful! 


The Joker

Serves 1

3 oz. grape Jolly Rancher-infused vodka (see below)
¼ oz. lime juice

To make the infused vodka: Unwrap 10–12 purple Jolly Ranchers and put them in a sealable jar or bottle. Add 1½ cups of vodka, seal, shake, and let sit overnight or until candy fully dissolves when you shake the bottle. Chill until ready to use.

Add 3 oz. infused vodka and lime juice to a Collins glass with ice, stir, and fill with seltzer. Garnish with lime slice.


BakingWithBooks Does Whole30 - “Tandoori” Roast Chicken with Coconut Curry Sauce and Cucumber Tomato Salad

This is a Whole30 compliant version of Tandoori chicken. It is by no means authentic because there is no yogurt, and I don’t have a tandoori oven, but trust me when I say that the flavor is incredible. 

Ingredients for the Chicken 

1 whole chicken - about 5-6 lbs 

2 tsp chili powder 

2 tsp paprika 

2 tsp turmeric 

Equal parts: ground ginger, garam masala, granulated onion and garlic

1-2 tbsp tomato paste 

Juice from a lime 

1 lime, quartered, 2 whole cloves garlic, and ½ onion for stuffing inside 

Extra virgin olive oil and more kosher salt and pepper 

Kitchen twine for tying the legs

Ingredients for the Coconut Curry Sauce 

½ of a 13.5 fl oz. can of coconut milk 

1 ½ tbsp red curry paste 

2 sprigs of mint, finely chopped 

Juice from ¼ lime and ¼ lemon

½ tsp kosher salt 

2 pitted dates 

Directions for Chicken 

Clean the chicken, removing any giblets and kidneys from the inside and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. 

In one bowl, mix the chili powder, paprika, turmeric together. Add just enough lime juice so that mixture becomes a paste. 

Make gashes (not deep) in the chicken skin and slather the paste all over the bird. Each part of the bird should be covered. If you need more paste, feel free to make more. 

Marinate in the fridge for about 2 hours. 

Make another paste (without lime juice) with the garam masala, ginger, granulated garlic and onion with the tomato paste. This is going to give the chicken incredible flavor along with the intense red color that Tandoori chicken is known for. 

Slather this paste all over the front of the chicken and return to marinate for another hour. 

Remove the chicken from the fridge and let it come to room temperature for about 30-40 minutes, and preheat your oven to 420 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Season the inside of the chicken very generously with kosher salt and pepper. Stuff it with the lime, onion, and garlic, and tie the legs with kitchen twine. 

About 5-10 minutes before your bird is ready to go into the oven, heat extra virgin olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat. You want it to sizzle when a dash of water is added. 

Once the oil is heated, add the bird, breast-side up into the skillet and let sear for about 4-5 minutes. 

Place into the oven to roast. Take it out when the breast meat reads 155 degrees Fahrenheit and the thigh meat reads about 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Let the chicken rest before carving for about 20-25 minutes. Make the sauce while you’re doing this. 

Directions for Coconut Curry Sauce 

Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. 

Strain through a fine sieve to remove any lumps. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your likeness. The sauce is meant to be rich, slightly spicy, and very faintly sweet. 

Garnish with cilantro. 

The cucumber and tomato salad is lightly dressed with sea salt, pepper, red vinegar, and light olive oil.

Carve your chicken and serve. 



because I knew you,
I have been changed for good. 

RRL & Co. Slim-Fit Distressed Jean. Part of the Speed on Salt Fall 2015 collection.
1960s-inspired jean made from 13.4 oz. Japanese denim. Cut for a slim fit. High-contrast whiskering, repairs and hand-splattered pigments for a worked-in look. Five-pocket styling with authentic washers and rivets. “RRL”-embroidered selvedge coin pocket. Heavy twill pocket linings. Leather “RRL”-debossed logo label at the back right waist.


Shrimp and Vegetable Curry 

This is incredible! rich from the full fat coconut milk, just spicy enough from a blend of peppers and red curry, and hearty enough due to the chock-load of vegetables. It is easily made vegan/vegetarian by omitting the shrimp, and you won’t even miss it.


½ lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 

1 large crown of broccoli, cut into florets (fresh broccoli works best)

½ large yellow onion, diced 

3 cloves garlic, minced 

¼ lb asparagus, cut in half 

1 yellow pepper, chopped (or cut into strips) 

½ red pepper, chopped (or cut into strips) – keep consistent with yellow pepper 

2 cups chopped baby bella mushrooms

2 japanoes pepper (reconstituted/softened in boiling water and chopped) + more for garnish 

2 ½ tbsp red curry paste 

1 can (13.5 fl oz.) full fat coconut milk 

13.5 fl. oz vegetable broth 

½ tbsp ground ginger 

1 tsp sweet paprika

Few tbsp of sunflower or safflower oil 

Salt, pepper to taste

Cilantro, fresh jalapeño slices, fresh chili slices, and chopped cashews (not roasted), for garnish 


In a large, deep skillet or pot, heat a few tbsp of oil over medium high heat. 

Once hot, add in the onions, peppers, garlic, ginger, and salt. Cook for about 5-8 minutes so that the vegetables develop color. 

Once the onions are translucent, add in the broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes. 

Add in red curry paste and stir generously. 

Add in the coconut milk and using the same can, fill with vegetable broth/stock and add. Stir and bring to a simmer. 

Once simmering, reduce the heat, cover with a lid, and let cook for about 15 minutes. 

Nearing the end of the 15 minute wait period, taste and season accordingly. Add in shrimp and cover once more, increasing the heat to a gentle boil.

If you prefer a thicker curry, add in about ½ tbsp of arrowroot starch, stir and let thicken while shrimp cooks. 

Remove the curry from the heat once the shrimp have cooked. 

Garnish with toppings and serve. 

Let cool before diving in – because this will be very hot. 


The Boy Wonder

This drink, the love child of a tequila sunrise and a mimosa, makes a perfect brunch-appropriate sidekick to the Bruce Wayne. The measurements are just a guideline; feel free to add as much champagne as you like.

Serves 1

3 oz. orange juice
2 oz. sparkling wine
1 oz. silver tequila
Splash grenadine or maraschino cherry juice

Pour tequila, juice, and sparkling wine into a champagne flute and stir. Tilt glass slightly and slowly pour grenadine down the side so that it settles at the bottom. Garnish with a lime slice.


RIP Roger Rees (1944-2015) - Welsh stage and film actor known for his appearances in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Frida (2002) and The Prestige (2006) died on July 10, same day as Omar Sharif - coincidentally they both appeared in Mountains of the Moon (1990) - after a brief illness. Mostly playing villains, Rees had a long carrer with roles in Bob Fosse’s Star 80 (1983), A Christmas Carol (1984) Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), the miniseris Titanic (1996), Next Stop Wonderland (1998), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (1999), The Emperor’s Club (2002), The Scorpion King (2002), The New World (2005), Game 6 (2005), The Pink Panther (2006), The Invasion (2007) and Survivor (2015). On TV, he’s best known as James MacPherson in Warehouse 13, and appearances in Oz, The West Wing, The Good Wife, Elementar and Grey’s Anatomy. On stage, he won a Tony Award in 1982 for his performance as Nicholas Nickleby in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, also recreating the role for a TV movie and earning an Emmy nomination; and as Gomez Adams (replacing Nathan Lane) in the musical version of The Addams Family, play written by his husband Rick Elice.


Hilliary wears the pants suits because

1)Chairman Mao is her hero.

2)Body armor.


4)Hides exoskelliton brain implant controller installed by the Reptillians.

5)She is cold all the time. Even in summer because…

5a)She has massive skin deformations caused by Bill’s STDs.

6)She falls down a lot and needs the padding to cushion the falls.

7)She is a self actualized snuggler and a fan of animae.

8)Huma likes it.

9)Bill hates it.

10)It holds in the farts for laters.

11)Gives here an easy place to stash the cash.

12)A guy in Oz painted a mural on the wall of here in a red white and blue string bikini and she is pemenantly triggered.

13)Same guy in Oz put her mural in a burka - still triggered.

14)Fans are triggered by the pants suit and as thus will not try to touch her.

15)Web Hubble seduced her out of a pants suit at one time and she likes to remember.

16)Chelsey like the pants suit.

17)George Soros loves the pants suit. It reminds him of his nazi handlers.

18)The sultan of Brunei is triggered when she doesn’t wear the pants suit. And since he is paying the tab….

I don’t like Baked Beans and have been trying to make a bean dish with flavor that’s quick and easy to make. I made this dish initially for my Dad, and have been dicking around with the recipe since. It’s super delicious and so quick and easy to make. Can be made without bacon and still have a robust flavor, doesn’t need salt added or herbs. If the beans are too salty, you can rinse them. The balsamic vinegar and mustard add a nice tang, and you can modify the amounts to suit your taste. Can use French’s Yellow mustard, can add ketchup to make it sweeter, switch out the veggies to those you like better. If you make it, let me know what you think.

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 - 3 slices of bacon rough chopped (leanish bacon is best)

Cook together then add

  • 1 - 1lb., 13 oz can kidney beans
  • 1-½ t balsamic vinegar
  • 1-½ t Dijon mustard
  • 1 small red pepper chopped
  • ¼ c celery chopped

Cook through for 5 - 10 minutes. Serve. It’s that easy!
Make 4 side servings or 2 BIG main course servings

Per 4 servings

Cals = 239k/cal  Carbs = 39gms  Fat = 4gms  Protein = 14gms  Fiber = 15gms