Sesame Peppercorn Crusted Salmon

devinalexanderMains, Recipes

252 calories | 1 tablespoons black or white sesame seeds, or a combination (black look really stylish)
1/2 tablespoon black, white, pink or green crushed peppercorns, or a combination
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or more if you don’t have a date)
pinch of salt
2 4-ounce skinless salmon filets
1 whole lemon cut into…

Banana Colada Smoothie

devinalexanderJuices & Smoothies, Recipes

209 calories | I’m a big fan of the piña colada, as is my mother. I started ordering virgins when I was a little kid, following my mother’s example. Little did I know in my youth that they are full of heavy cream and other potentially hip-expanding ingredients. This is one of my adult tributes to them. It’s a great…

Sunrise Green Juice

devinalexanderJuices & Smoothies, Recipes

135 calories | 1/2 small cucumber cut into large pieces
1-1/2 cups 100% orange juice not from concentrate
A couple of large handfuls fresh spinach leaves
4 stalks celery trimmed and cut into 4 pieces
2 cups fresh parsley leaves, torn (a bit of stem can remain)

Potato Chip-Crusted Chicken

devinalexanderMains, Recipes

206 calories | People often ask how I come up with my recipes, and I often say, “Trial and error and error and error.” And it’s true. Sometimes I get lucky and a dish comes together immediately. But more often, it takes attempt after attempt to get a recipe right. This dish is an example. I set out to make the recipes…

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger

devinalexanderMains, Recipes

334 calories | The barbecue bacon cheeseburger is usually a guilty pleasure. Here, I’ve combined these favorite flavors in a reasonable-sized burger that’s even more scrumptious because the ingredients are fresh and guilt free. Please, though, don’t cheat when buying the beef. Some people think that buying 93%…

Chocolate Raspberry Dessert Pizza

devinalexanderDessert, Recipes

220 calories | I often host parties to watch my favorite TV shows — friends love it when I invite them over on The Biggest Loser night and make Biggest Loser fare. This pizza is a popular ending to the evening. I prepare them as the weigh-ins take places, and they usually vanish before the eliminated contestant is even…

Buffalo Shrimp Stir Fry

devinalexanderMains, Quick Recipes, Recipes

541 calories | olive oil spray
1/2 cup snap peas trimmed*
1 medium carrot peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
garlic powder to taste
6 oz large peeled raw shrimp (ideally 16-20 count)
1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
3 Tbsps hot wing sauce divided (preferably a natural one)
3/4 cup cooked brown rice…

Quick & Elegant Strawberry Blueberry Trifle

devinalexanderDessert, Recipes

89 calories | 4 cups de-stemmed and quartered strawberries
6 ounce container blueberries
13 ounce angel food cake (you’ll have about 1/4 of the cake leftover)
4 cups Devinly Whipped Topping, Cut the Crap Whipped Topping of another natural, light whipped topping

Sidewalk Bistro Prosciutto Breakfast Sandwich

devinalexanderBreakfast, Recipes

210 calories | Fresh ground pepper, to taste
olive oil spray
3 large egg whites
1/2 English muffin whole grain or GF, preferably natural
1 slice light provolone cheese, 1/2 ounce
3/4 ounce arugula leaves, coarse stems removed