Cole Slaw with Orange Cilantro Vinaigrette

devinalexanderRecipes, Sides

83 calories | I’ve always been such a fan of coleslaw that I’ve made many varieties. With this recipe I wanted to create a new, more exotic one. I tried various ingredients before I struck upon the combo with orange and cilantro. I personally thought it could use even a bit more cilantro, but my test kitchen team…

Black Team’s Slimmer Summer Slaw with Pork Medallions

devinalexanderRecipes, Sides

238 calories | When I visited the Season 12 Biggest Losers for a cooking challenge, I have to admit I was impressed. The stakes were high: Each team had just 30 minutes to create a healthy, low-calorie, delicious entree worthy of making it into [The Biggest Loser Quick and Easy Cookbook]. The winners not only got their…

Japanese Cucumber Salad

devinalexanderRecipes, Sides

60 calories | Scraping out the seeds from the cucumber is a very important step because it keeps this salad from becoming watery. Another important step in preparing this simple yet refreshing salad is to allow the flavors to meld overnight in the fridge — it makes all the difference in the overall taste.

“Fried” Mushroom Parmesan Bake

devinalexanderRecipes, Sides

62 calories | 16 ounces button mushrooms cleaned and stems removed
1/2 cup all-natural marinara sauce (preferably low-fat, low-salt, no sugar added; I used Monte Bene Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce)
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
1 ounce almond mozzarella cheese finely shredded (I used Lisanatti)…

Arby’s Curly Fries

devinalexanderRecipes, Sides, Snacks

235 calories | When I was a kid, I would have eaten any food that was curly—curly fries, chocolate curls, curled carrots, even green onion curls and fusilli (spiral pasta). Maybe the appeal had something to do with the fact that I would have done anything for naturally curly hair. Perhaps I had curl envy and acted it…

Good Enough For Thanksgiving Sausage-Cranberry stuffing

devinalexanderRecipes, Sides

205 calories | Around Thanksgiving time, I tend to get inundated with fan letters asking if I have a recipe for low-carb stuffing. My response is always the same: my idea of low-carb stuffing is eating plenty of turkey, plenty of salad, coleslaw, or other healthy, low-carb sides, then eating just a little bit of stuffing…