Alli’s Slim Pickins

Frosted All-Natural Red Velvet Pancakes

Frosted All-Natural Red Velvet Pancakes

With cream cheese frosting

Some people are opposed to dyes being added to their food. A way around this is to add color by using natural foods. I have done just that with my Frosted Red Velvet Pancakes, using the deep red color of the beet. Yes, the beet! It adds color, sweetness, and a great texture to my pancakes. Prove it to yourself and give them a try! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Squares

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Squares

Conquer Your Sweet Tooth

If you overlook a recipe with a lot of ingredients because you think it’s complicated, take another look! Often recipes with the most ingredients are the easiest to make! I’m going to prove that to you today with my Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Squares!

Cranberry Walnut Oat Muffins

Cranberry Walnut Oat Muffins

A Low-calorie Snack or Breakfast

There are certain staples that make my holiday meals complete— turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberries to name a few. Whether you still have any leftover cranberries from your holiday feast or you simply want a delicious and healthy treat, give my Cranberry Walnut Oat Muffins a try!

Blackened Chicken w/ Apricot Chutney

Blackened Chicken w/ Apricot Chutney

A Sweet & Savory Fat Burning Meal

If burning fat and increasing energy expenditure are two of your goals, you’re right there along with most of us fitness enthusiasts! Regular exercise, a healthy diet, proper rest and smart supplementation are the most crucial components to this goal, but there are also certain thermogenic aids that we could incorporate.

Extra Lean Turkey Chili

Extra Lean Turkey Chili

High-fiber and Low-fat Hearty Meal

My Extra Lean Turkey Chili is made with extra lean ground turkey, two different types of beans, pumpkin (‘tis the season!), lots of my favorite spices for added flavor, and just the right amount of heat for an added kick. I suggest making a big pot of it because it’s great as leftovers or to freeze and reheat for a quick and easy meal.