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Ok, I’m just going to say it.  My summer guilty pleasure is Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City.  I know that its just a bunch of crude housewives bickering back and forth, pointless entertainment.  But it’s so entertaining!  I gotta say, I’m totally Team Bethenny.  Not that I think she’s the nicest character of the series or anything, but because I love her one liners and just find her quick wit entertaining.

On the show this season, there was a special emphasis on Bethenny’s status as a “chef”.  So naturally, I had to do some investigating.  Turns out, she’s a natural foods, self proclaimed “Skinny Chef”, and has several books out teaching women how to be naturally thin (whatever that means…)  I did some more digging and found some of her health food recipes.  Me, being me, of course I need to try one of these recipes!  So off I went.

I’ve always been wary of health foods – especially health desserts.  But, these cookies are good! I wouldn’t be posting them otherwise.  Although, I’m a little iffy about calling them cookies.  They’re shaped like cookies, but the texture is almost a little bread like…but delicious without all the butter and extra calories.  Win-win.

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Healthy Mac & Cheese

You wouldn’t think it would be possible to make a healthy Mac & Cheese that also tastes good…but it is!  This recipe is so easy and it’s made with things you probably already have in your kitchen (or at least I did).  What makes this ‘healthy’?  There’s no butter!!  I’ve made Mac & Cheese the traditional way – roux base, cheese sauce, baked with sticks and sticks of butter and breadcrumbs…it’s delicious but so rich and probably takes you a giant leap closer to heart disease.   This is a good way to help you get your mac & cheese fix more often without all the extra calories.

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I hate it when you buy all these ingredients to make a dish and you end up with a whole bunch of leftover food that you didn’t use.  Rather than make the same dish again…I try to use the same ingredients to make something different.  This is a follow up to my Pineapple Pork Tacos.  The basic ingredients are pretty much the same, just used in a new way.

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Pineapple Pork Tacos

After eating all the puff pastry dough goodness from the last post, Chrissy found out that a single sheet of puff pastry contains a whopping 1000 calories!!!  So…for my recipe today, I decided to go for the healthy route.  This recipe is really quick, simple, and doesn’t require a 3 hour session at the gym to burn off.

I originally found this dish on Whole Food’s website but their recipe was completely devoid of seasoning/flavor so I sort of made up my own version.

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