Blueberry Margaritas

devinalexanderCocktails, Recipes

188 calories | Though I’ve maintained a huge weight loss over the years, I confess that I still balk at giving up the occasional margarita. I know that most of the ones served at restaurants are full of sugar and calories, so I make my own lower-cal version at home. And because blueberries are the “star,” you even get…

South of the Border Loaded Sweet Potato

devinalexanderMains, Recipes

342 calories | When I’m cooking for myself, I prepare this potato with medium salsa, and it has a nice kick. Feel free to use mild or hot, as many of the contestants do. When it comes to topping the potato with salsa, start out with 1/3 cup of fresh salsa and drain the liquid from it. It will likely only be about 1/4…

Asian Crab Salad-Topped Brown Rice Crisps

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87 calories | I love the elegance of this appetizer when served on round brown rice crackers. You can serve it at fancy events (trust me, I know because I have!), and people will never suspect that they’re eating a Biggest Loser-approved recipe. In fact, they’re more likely to think it’s really rich, as most crab salads…

Thai Beef Papaya Salad

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234 calories | Fish sauce is a common ingredient in many Southeast Asian dishes. It’s made from fish that have been fermented and has a very strong, distinct flavor that is essential to a lot of recipes, including this salad. You’ll notice I use a small amount in this recipe–it’s high in sodium, so I recommend using it sparingly.

Sexy Joes

devinalexanderMains, Recipes

331 calories | From the time I was very young, I’ve been a huge fan of sloppy joes. This one is much leaner than most, and it’s one of my all-time favorite versions. I prefer making this recipe with chicken over turkey, though both will work. If you have trouble finding extra-lean ground chicken, ask your butcher…

Mom’s New Beef Stew

devinalexanderMains, Recipes

275 calories | Don’t worry, this stew isn’t for only moms, but it’s sure to taste as good as the one you grew up with. This is a great recipe for a Sunday afternoon while you’re home doing the laundry. You’ll have a great dinner and plenty of leftovers, which are just as good, if not better.

Mango Strawberry Breakfast Sundae

devinalexanderBreakfast, Recipes

238 calories | This is one of those dishes that you may take one bite and think is a bit bizarre—but then will keep eating anyway. Without fail, the bowl will get emptied. In the summer months, it’s particularly great to start the day with this cool, refreshing treat.

Cinnamon Sugar Triangles

devinalexanderDessert, Recipes

61 calories | Be sure to buy eggroll wrappers—the ones that are bigger than wonton skins—to make these triangles. These are an awesome treat at the end of an Asian-inspired meal . . . or any time. Use different colors of decorative sugar to make them extra fun and festive. I love making them with Wilton Sprinkles Pink…


devinalexanderMains, Recipes

301 calories | This dish is insanely great for potlucks. Instead of other lasagnes that you can slave over for hours, you can now spend just 10 minutes throwing this together. And the best news is that it can be assembled up to 1 day in advance. After preparing it, simply cover it with plastic wrap and store it…

Chicken Breasts With Goat Cheese and Fire Roasted Tomatoes

devinalexanderMains, Recipes

171 calories | This dish is exceptionally easy to make and worth every second. That said, there is one thing to note: Be careful when checking the chicken for doneness. The tomatoes will likely drip into the chicken. If you cut into the chicken or poke it with a fork to test for doneness, be sure it’s not the liquid…