Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

      
Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

I have to make a little confession. I am an addict. Addicted to my own smoothie creation that is! For well over the last year, there’s only been a handful of days when I haven’t made my special breakfast smoothie – I like to call it Peter’s Favorite Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie. It does […]

Simple Blueberry Crumb Cake Recipe

      
Simple Blueberry Crumb Cake

Mom made this simple blueberry crumb cake for us recently. She got the recipe on Facebook from an old friend from Maine. I had a feeling this simple blueberry crumb cake would be delicious because her friend lives in the heart of Maine wild blueberry country, where she has a successful restaurant. Since we don’t […]

Sunday Sampling: Weight Watchers Blueberry Recipes

      
Weight Watchers Blueberry Recipes

It’s blueberry season! Here’s a collection of Weight Watchers Blueberry Recipes to celebrate. I’m seeing blueberries everywhere. Are you? And they are on sale. Last week Sprouts had pints of blueberries for $1.25. Low in calories, high in fiber and bursting with antioxidants, blueberries are good for you. Of course, the best way to eat […]

Skinny Berry Yogurt Cups

      
Skinny Berry Yogurt Cups

These skinny berry yogurt cups are an easy and refreshing summer breakfast. Blueberries and strawberries topped with vanilla Greek yogurt kissed with little maple syrup and hint of cinnamon. Perfect when you want something cool and light. They would make a great quick and easy snack or light dessert too. I adapted the recipe slightly from Taste […]

Low Fat Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

      
Skinny Lemon Blueberry Oat Muffins

Muffins are one of my favorite breakfast splurges. But I feel better when I go light on the fat and sugar in the morning. So, I’m always on the lookout for light and healthy muffins like these Low Fat Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins. I spotted these easy healthy muffins in Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet […]

Skinny No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

      
Slice of Skinny No Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

I recently borrowed Mom’s Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook: Lose Weight with 433 Foods You Crave!, which is so full of Weight Watchers friendly recipes I want to try, I’ll probably have to buy one of my own. This skinny no-bake lemon blueberry cheesecake is the third recipe I’ve tried so far from the […]

Sunday Sampling: Weight Watchers Friendly Summer Recipes I Bookmarked This Week

      
Sunflowers and Sunday Sampling

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a wonderful week. How quickly they are flying by! It was a great one for me with lots of time for yoga, walking, cookbook reading, and lunching with Mom. And lots less time in the kitchen, which can be a blessing this time of year when just the thought […]

Post-Party Protein Berry Smoothie

      
Post Party Protein Smoothie

I woke up Sunday morning craving something cold, light and healthy for breakfast. It was probably my body’s way of seeking balance following the indulgence of Saturday’s two parties. At this stage of my life, it’s rare for me to attend one party on any given Saturday, but two is really unusual. The first, a […]

Blueberry Oat Scones

      
Standard Baking Company Blueberry Oat Scone

My sister, mom and I discovered The Standard Baking Company in Portland, Maine, during our recent trip back to Mom’s hometown, Lubec. It was definitely the food highlight of the trip for me. Everything I sampled – raisin pecan roll, blackberry buckwheat scone, blueberry oat scone, olive roll, ham and cheese croissant, molasses cookie and […]

Using Leftovers: Easy Lemon Blueberry Trifle

      
Lemon Blueberry Trifle

When you’re a family of two, it’s important to learn how to transform leftovers, to breathe new life into them, so you don’t find yourself eating the same thing over and over again. Even when something is yummy, time can take it’s toll before getting the chance to eat it all. This is especially true […]

Skinny Summer Berry Terrine

      
Mixed Berry Terrine

Isn’t this one of the prettiest summer desserts you’ve ever seen (if I do say so myself)? It’s a summer berry terrine, which is essentially a fancy way of saying, “a fruit packed jello mold.” But instead of using regular “Jell-O” you make your own with unflavored gelatin, fruit juice and sparkling water -  a lighter, […]

Red, White and Blue Fruit Kebabs with Light Lemon Cheesecake Dip

      
Red, White and Blue Fruit Kebabs

Here’s a quick and easy last minute 4th of July dessert idea that doesn’t require getting near the stove: red, white and blue fruit kebabs. Just thread fruit and other selected ingredients on bamboo skewers in pretty alternating patterns and voilà, a fun and festive dessert that will please young and old alike. (What is it […]

{38 Power Foods} My Favorite Weight Watchers Friendly Berry Recipes

      
Fresh Raspberries

This week our 38 Power Foods Group continues on it’s healthy eating exploration with berries: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. (Every week a small group of bloggers is working its way hrough Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients, by Martha Stewart and the editors of  Whole Living Magazine. If you are interested in joining […]

Ellie Krieger’s Easy Light Creamy Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

      
Light Creamy Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

This yummy looking easy light creamy ricotta cheesecake from Ellie Krieger immediately caught my attention when I came across it in her USA Weekend CookSmart column the Sunday before July 4th. She described it as “Luxuriously creamy and satisfying but with a fraction of the calories and saturated fat of a typical cheesecake, it’s the […]

Skinny Triple Berry Cobbler – 5 Points+

      
Skinny Triple Berry Cobbler

This delicious triple berry cobbler is a smaller, slimmed down version of The Pioneer’s Woman’s Blackberry Cobbler Recipe, which looks absolutely luscious, but is a little too indulgent when you’re trying to watch your weight. It caught my eye several month’s back when I saw her make it on The Food Network, because it was so […]