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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Skinnytaste Make-Over Requests

One of my favorite things to do is to take recipes that are normally sinful and re-make skinny versions such as this...


and this...


and even this! (these were all your suggestions)



Requests have been scattered via email, Twitter and Facebook and at times get lost in the shuffle, so I thought having a home for them all in one place would be the best way to keep them organized.

Even if I may not make something right away, this will be a great way to slowly tackle your long list of demands : )

So please, keep it brief and to the point, I will try to make a few each month in no particular order, usually whatever strikes my fancy at the moment. I typically cook by season so if you make a pumpkin request or something seasonal, chances are I may try it later in the year.

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Anonymous said...

Fettuccine Alfredo :) also curious if you have ever tried an Eggplant Caponata?
Thank you for all that you do!

Lori said...

Key Lime Pie, please.

Lindsay said...

White pizza! :D

Anonymous said...

Million Dollar Spaghetti!

Ellie Augustin said...

Hello Darling,

This is a long shot but if anyone could do it I know you can. How about Funnel Cake or am I just doomed to never eat that again :) Thank you!!
(looked on WW & just HALF of one is 13 pts EEK ha)

Anonymous said...

Pecan pie. I second the fettuccine alfredo!

Anonymous said...

Chili's honey chipotle chicken crispers

Holly T said...

Chile Relleno..PLEASE!

Donna Wanamaker said...

I agree, Chili's honey chipotle chicken crispers!

Rosie said...

Chimichangas and donuts!

Kris said...

King Ranch Chicken!

Anonymous said...

Pho. I would love to know how to make that beef broth and make it WW friendly. Everything else in Pho is very WW friendly. I'm sure you can crack the Pho broth code!

Twice the Diapers said...

Chili's Skillet Queso dip please!! LOVE that stuff...but oh so bad!

Anonymous said...

Baked mac & cheese!!! :)

Anonymous said...

would love for a shrimp bisque.

Anonymous said...

Cookie dough dip!!! So amazing but so not healthy!!

Annie said...

Beef Stroganoff and sweet potato pie

Seconding Alfredo and pecan pie!

Samantha said...

Mine is a family recipe I sent you months ago from the email dimmicksn@gmail.com. It has full fat cheese, cream soups, ground beef and egg noodles. We call it Momma's casserole. If you need the ingredients and directions, I can send them via email again!

Anonymous said...

Tres leches and flan. Maybe that is asking for too much ;-)

Anonymous said...

Lemon Meringue Pie! Eggplant Rollatini!

Laura said...

Definitely Fettuccine Alfredo and pecan pie.

Anonymous said...

King Ranch Casserole and texas sheet cake!

Heather said...

Creme Brûlée pie or tart, no bake ice box cake, cake pops,

Unknown said...

One of my favorite Applebee's dishes is the Fiesta Lime Chicken. soooo yummmy!!!!

Char said...

I also would love to see a Alfredo Sauce.

Karin said...

Looks like we're all livin' in dream land! Might as well join you!! :)

Southern Chicken Fried Steak WITH gravy please :-)
Chili's southwestern egg rolls. LOVE. THEM.

Tasha said...

Orange chicken! Please, I beg you.

Anonymous said...

lemon poppyseed bread

Mary said...

Green chili and pork as well as cheese enchiladas! :)

Anonymous said...

Penne alla vodka (like the rachael ray one "you won't be single for long vodka cream sauce")

Anonymous said...

Skinny King Ranch Chicken

6 - Mission Brand extra thin corn tortillas cut into bite size pieces

2 - 13 oz cans Member's Mark premium chunk chicken breast drained

1 can 98% fat free cream of chicken soup

1 large onion diced

1/2 large green bell pepper diced

1/2 large red bell pepper diced

3/4 cup diced celery

1 tsp olive oil

6 oz 2% Velveeta

1 - 10oz can Rotel

2 small yellow squash sliced

2 small zuchinni sliced

Saute onion, peppers, and celery in olive oil until tender.

Combine tortillas, chicken, and cream of chicken soup.

To assemble casserole:

Spray large casserole dish with cooking spray.

Spread 1/2 of chicken mixture on bottom of casserole

Then 1/2 of onion/pepper/celery mixture

Then 1/2 sliced squash and zuchinni

Then 1/2 of velveeta cheese

Repeat layers with second half.

Top everything with the can of Rotel.

Cover casserole and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

six servings 6 pts plus

Rebecca said...

Strawberry Pretzel Salad!!

Ginasmale said...

Pierogie casserole

Anonymous said...

Gina I saw a recipe for mango cheesecake that looked amazing it was supposedly low fat but certainly not ww friendly! Also white pizza!!! Def a favorite that seems impossible to make skinny. I am sure you could!

Anonymous said...

Olive Garden's Chicken Scampi

Anonymous said...

I second Olive Garden's chicken scampi!!

Susie said...

Olive Gardens Baked Pasta Romana w/ chicken please.

BTW...what is the recipe in the first pic u posted?

Cindy said...

Pizza dough!!
Also, real cheesecake. Not a no-bake one. I LOVE cheesecake, but have never been able to find a GOOD low-fat recipe!

Erica said...

Well as long as we're dreaming... Schnitzel, fettucini alfredo, cheese danish, and fish and chips.

Anonymous said...

I second pecan pie!

Anonymous said...

Not really a recipe redo but I would love to see some easy low point range maybe 5 to 7 pt lunches

Allison said...

veggie burger:)

Anonymous said...

Biscuits and gravy breakfast and mint oreo ice cream. You are great :)

Anonymous said...

Pesto please!!!!

mariam correa said...

can you do low fat cookies and cream cupcakes ! ?

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

Ok, I'm laughing at some of your requests, lots of dreaming going on here : )

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

That one may be difficult : (

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

Skinny Texas Cheese Fries
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/03/skinny-texas-cheese-fries.html

Anonymous said...

yes...I second the country gravy request!

Lorelyn said...
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Lorelyn said...

Hmmmmmm...what am I currently craving that might translate into Weight Watchers?

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

Honey-Glazed Walnut Shrimp (We get it from a local restaurant and I assume it's something like the one I found here: http://www.cookbookpeople.com/blog/2009/12/31/blue-moon-honey-glazed-walnut-shrimp/#awp::2009/12/31/blue-moon-honey-glazed-walnut-shrimp/)

Palak Paneer

Massaman Curry

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Okay - wow, that was an ethnically varied selection there. ;)

Desiree said...

Agreed,the Paula Deen one is amazing but fattening!

Anonymous said...

PIG Cake! and yes honey glazed walnut shrimp from Panda Express!

Alison said...

Yes, I would love a healthier alfredo sauce. Thanks for all you do, Gina!

Tamara said...

Lumpia & Caramel cake/cupcakes

KristinKaye said...

Gina, I love lemon! I would love to see any lemony dessert or bread. Lemon cake. Lemon muffins. Lemon-blueberry bread. Lemon cookies. Whatever strikes your fancy.

Anonymous said...

Ramen dish with a poached egg, scallions and shredded pork .. nomnomnom.... I second Massaman Curry... Pad Thai.. recipes with GOAT CHEESE! :D More dips, sauce and marinade recipes too please! THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO!!!

Doreen said...

PAD THAI!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mac and Cheese Dish that includes a variation of
Flavorful Manchego cheese accented by fresh fennel and onions.

or
Cheeseburger Mac Cheddar and American cheeses combined with seasoned Ground Beef

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers said...

Wow you have a lot of requests. For me, my biggest challenge is pizza dough. Do you have any suggestions on how to make it healthier or better for you? I love pizza but I eat it once every few months because of all of the calories in the dough. I could totally do a veggie topping and even skip the cheese, but I am a bread addict and would love to find a skinny version of pizza dough.

Anonymous said...

Que Pasta

2 ancho chili peppers, stemmed and seeded
3 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3/4 pound ground beef
3/4 pound fresh chorizo
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, pasted (finely chopped then mashed with salt) or grated
1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
Salt and pepper
2 pinches cinnamon
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 12-ounce bottle Mexican beer, such as Dos Equis
1 pound spaghetti or whole wheat spaghetti
1/2 cup grated queso asadero, cotija or Jack cheese, plus more to pass at table
Finely chopped scallions, cilantro or parsley, to garnish

Ginger said...

Great idea, Gina! You have already done a few of my requests--like the skinny baked onion rings. Just keep those makeovers coming!

Cathy said...

Passover Mandel Bread
Let us know what to substitute the potato starch if we want them year round!

4 eggs
1 ½ c. sugar
1c. oil
6T. potato starch
2 c. cake meal
½ t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
2 T. lemon juice
12 oz. chocolate chips

Beat eggs until lemon color. Gradually add sugar. Beat in oil. Add lemon juice and remaining ingredients. Place in fridge for 1 hour to harden.

Grease pan and make 3 strips (loaves) 3 in. apart. Bake at 350 for 25 min.

Slice strips and bake on each side for 7 minutes.

Cool pieces on rack.

Katherine said...

How about a healthy makeover for chicken cordon blu??

Unknown said...

the sauce on the 'pasta with asparagus' tastes just like alfredo but theres no butter! :)

Miranda said...

Chicken "friend" steak??? :)

Anonymous said...

A gravy recipe would be wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

DIM SUM BABY!

Melissa said...

Yummy! White Pizza would be amazing Gina-style! Even a simple pizza dough ;)

Melissa said...

Yay for fettuccine alfredo!

Anonymous said...

yummy caramel cake and lumpia!

Melissa said...

I agree!!!I love lemon!Lemon cake with a lemon glaze (here's to wishing! lol) or lemon bars (my family is always asking for these lol)would be wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I would thoroughly enjoy a skinny Ramen dish :)

Melissa said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a skinny Lumpia! We make ours with shredded pork, shredded chicken or ground beef, and lightly sauted cabbage, carrots, celery, scallions, garlic and ginger (grated or dry.) Season with soy sauce, pepper and salt. We usually wrap it in a lumpia wrapper but egg roll wrappers work well too. I make a garlic vinegar dip which consists of white vinegar, garlic, a little sugar, salt, pepper, a dash of pickled chili pepper juice with sliced pickled chili peppers being optional. The problem is the cooking process. I know the wrappers can be baked but am having trouble reaching the desired "crispness." Thank you for all you do and for humoring our requests :)You're awesome!

The Dinner Spot said...

Oriental chicken salad. Thanks for the WW points, they are always so helpful.

Anonymous said...

Could you create a yummy and healthy granola recipe?!

jackiejax said...
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jackiejax said...

PLEASE do this!! I'm so addicted to that sauce! I always used to ask for extra just to dip my fries in!

Amy Morris Shalosky said...

Oh yum, chile relleno! I bet you could do a lower cal casserole version!

Amy Morris Shalosky said...

You could try this recipe (not from here but it IS quite good) http://www.laaloosh.com/2011/03/04/country-fried-steak-and-gravy-recipe/

Amy Morris Shalosky said...

Making a heartfelt request for a lobster bisque!

Sloane@ Life Food and Beer said...

Gina can you make Real Pork Bacon healthy? :) Really though, maybe Egg Rolls with the duck sauce?

Emma said...

A simple pizza dough please Gina!

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

that sounds yummy!

Dana said...

Gina can you make a yummy quinoa cake recipe? I've been seeing a lot of them but I know you could come up with the best one =)

Dana said...

I'm pretty sure Gina has made that one =)

Anonymous said...

My husband has requested green bean chicken stir-fry. Maybe this summer when green beans are in season?

xxerin72085xx said...

Chimichangas :) Definitely.

Anonymous said...

Yes,Thai please!

Amanda said...

Ok, I'm going to be selfish and ask for some dairy free/soy/dairy alternative recipes. I'm very allergic,but LOVE meals with creamy,gooey dairy like substances...who doesnt,right? I would love to see soy mac n cheese or creamy soups, or whatnot. That said, I adore your recipes Gina!! Every single one has been a success, thank you!

Meredith said...

I totally support this one! Something really garlicky.... yum:)

Meredith said...

Let's See.... I love Cranberry Sauce. And it's so high calorie:( and I'm talking about the jelly type. Not the chunky stuff.
I also request for a better pizza dough. The cauliflower crust trend is just not doing it for me.
PF Chang's Honey Chicken... and maybe their Calamari but that would be really hard.
And most importantly (this is soon to be in season) I NEED STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE!!!!! I mean, i neeeeeed it.

Thank you so much! Obviously i dont expect you to make all of these, but hopefully i will spark some interest at least:)

Meredith said...

Let's See.... I love Cranberry Sauce. And it's so high calorie:( and I'm talking about the jelly type. Not the chunky stuff.
I also request for a better pizza dough. The cauliflower crust trend is just not doing it for me.
PF Chang's Honey Chicken... and maybe their Calamari but that would be really hard.
And most importantly (this is soon to be in season) I NEED STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE!!!!! I mean, i neeeeeed it.

Thank you so much! Obviously i dont expect you to make all of these, but hopefully i will spark some interest at least:)

M&Co. said...

Could you re-do this one from the Pioneer Woman:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/04/scalloped-potatoes-and-ham/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+pwcooks+%28The+Pioneer+Woman+Cooks%21%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

It looks scrumptious but when I run the calories, it's high in calories.

Anonymous said...

Pei Wei's pad thai!

Bethany C. said...

My vote/hope is for Chili's regular chicken crispers (w/honey mustard dipping sauce) and regular macaroons. Everyone wants to accessorize them with drizzled chocolate and other things. Yum for calorie slashing purity?!

Meredith said...

Let's See.... I love Cranberry Sauce. And it's so high calorie:( and I'm talking about the jelly type. Not the chunky stuff.
I also request for a better pizza dough. The cauliflower crust trend is just not doing it for me.
PF Chang's Honey Chicken... and maybe their Calamari but that would be really hard.
And most importantly (this is soon to be in season) I NEED STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE!!!!! I mean, i neeeeeed it.

Thank you so much! Obviously i dont expect you to make all of these, but hopefully i will spark some interest at least:)

Jen said...

Braciole (preferably in the crockpot)

Fettucine Alfredo!

Thx Gina...I LOVE your site :)

Brandalynn said...

That last picture with the noodles and veggies. Looks so Yummy. Where do I find the recipe. Gina!!! Awesome site. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a Pesto Sauce! Except I see so many recipes making it with a blender. If you could make a recipe with and without a blender that would be wonderful! Pesto is so healthy and good for you and I'm sure you'd be able to make a wonderful dish Gina!

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

That is Cajun pasta, here is the link
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/02/cajun-chicken-pasta-on-lighter-side.html

Gina @ Skinnytaste said...

This is a Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, lighter than a pie but just as good!

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/05/strawberry-rhubarb-crisp.html

Anonymous said...

I would love to see an makeover to making Italian wedding soup :)

Ciantarah said...

We are desperate for really good Asian recipes for the crockpot... every one we've ever made has been a flop, with the exception of your Asian Pork with Mushrooms.

We'd love to see a skinny crockpot version of a Thai curry, but anything Asian in a crockpot from you would be amazing!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a Fattoush salad and chicken shwarma!

Delaine said...

Yes, please, for me too! Preferrably without the common sugars, so maybe with maple syrup or something?

Anonymous said...

Could you do somethign with quinoa? It's supposed to be the new super grain and it's really healthy and versatile, but I don't do yoga or eat tofu, so I am nervous to try a recipe from a crunchier web site. You make food that tastes good and appeals to everyone. Please, give me something I can do with quinoa!!! Thanks!!

Michele D. said...

I used to make this chicken casserole for my fiance and me ALL THE TIME. It's so delicious, but I'm not sure about the nutrition: http://family.go.com/food/recipe-919708-bow-tie-chicken-t/

I already use Pam instead of oil. Are there any ways to lighten this even more? I started Weight Watchers in February and would love to still be able to eat this!

Anonymous said...

Mexican sopes would be wonderful for Cinco de Mayo :)

Anonymous said...

Caprese Pasta Salad

mirjanamiklic said...

Dear Gina,

some of your recipes include already made things like "Heart-smart biscuit" which is not available in Europe...what can I use instead of things like that? I so enjoy cooking to your recipes and our whole family is dropping pounds like crazy...( not that we are fat or anything like that, but we are healthier) and my kids love the flavors that your dishes like Skinny Salisbury steak which I made two days ago taste like...I was sick and tired of daily thinking of what I could cook that was healthy and weight friendly and I'm so glad I accidentally found your page...thank you for your hard work in keeping us healthy. Kind regards from Slovenia.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see this recipe (Baked Lemon Pasta) from Pioneer Woman made over. It's simple and delicious, but highly fattening.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/05/baked-lemon-pasta/

Jess said...

Not to rain on Gina's parade, but WW has an awesome lemon bar recipe - only 3PP ea and REALLY lemony! http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=126211

Anonymous said...

A lower calorie version of the cinnabon. I love those things. Even a mini version would work.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I've been trying to contact you to try this, I love chili relleno, and need a skinny version!!

amy said...

Caramel Slice! My gosh Gina, if you could recreate my biggest trouble maker, you would quite possibly be my favourite person in the world!

Jennifair17 said...

Gina - I am craving mini corn dogs and would love to make them lower fat. You have done such an excellent job with all of your recipes.

Anonymous said...

Coconut cream pie please :)

MegChalfin said...

No bake cookies & cream bars....

http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.com/2011/07/chewy-no-bake-cookies-cream-treats.html

MegChalfin said...

No bake cookies & cream bars....

http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.com/2011/07/chewy-no-bake-cookies-cream-treats.html

MegChalfin said...

cookies and cream bars

http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.com/2011/07/chewy-no-bake-cookies-cream-treats.html

MegChalfin said...

cookies and cream bars

http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.com/2011/07/chewy-no-bake-cookies-cream-treats.html

Anonymous said...

Peanut butter and jelly cupcakes :)

Bethany C. said...

I just found a recipe for strawberry margarita cupcakes. Great idea but I'm sure the stats are horrifying. People still use shortening? http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/strawberry-margarita-cupcakes/851579df-9736-4478-a885-dd751f050817#?nicam4=SocialMedia&nichn4=Facebook&niseg4=BettyCrocker&nicreatID4=Post

Bethany C. said...

Okay, last one, I swear. So I found a recipe for strawberry rhubarb (more interested in the rhubarb) cupcakes. It was even called 'healthified'-but it was filled with sugar and oil and had 260 calories! Any rhubarb recipes would be awesome, though. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Cake pops, please! All the recipes I am finding are made with oil, eggs and a can of frosting, before you coat the outside in chocolate. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I second this request!!! Love love love tres leches and flan but both are oh so sinful :)

Dana said...

Gina I see that you are probably overwhelmed with the response of all these different makeover requests but I have to add 2 more good ones that I would love to see - and I think they are simple to makeover as well - one is a ginger dressing - like the kind they use on salad in Japanese/Sushi restaurants - and the other is a tea biscuit cookie recipe..my boss got these buttery organic tea biscuits from a farmers market and they are just too good. Hoping you can make a lower fat recipe for them. Thanks for all your hard work!

Lisa Chastain said...

Hello, eager to try your "vegetarian" Macaroni and Cheese bake with broccoli, I started to jot down the items I need to get at the store. However, one of the ingredients, chicken stock, is not vegetarian. I will make with vegetable stock, but this menu item is not truly vegetarian if it includes chicken stock. Thanks, looks yummy!

Sandy said...

Hi Gina, I just discovered your site a few days ago and am sooo addicted! Thank you for all your hard work to make yummy delicious food healthy! I wanted to add a recipe to your repetoire that I adore that is already pretty healthy but I know you could make it even better. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Garlic-Soup-with-Poached-Eggs-106993

I make it with less olive oil and toast the bread in the oven and rub it with raw garlic after. Thanks again for all you do!

Emily said...

Ginger Molasses Cookies, please!

Nathalie said...

Hi Gina, I don't know the name of it other then the ramen noodle salad- has pumpkin seeds in it it is VERY yummy but I am sure not good... can you remake that one? If you know what I am talking about that it :O)

Anonymous said...

WW friendly Banana pudding pls

Anonymous said...

I would love a recipe for a single serving of the avena oatmeal shake. Maybe made w/ an in dividual packet of instant oatmeal?

Krissy's_Kitchen said...

Two requests: I noticed you have a few Thai dishes...can you recreate Pad Panang Goong? This is shrimp sauteed with bell pepper, string beans, onions, carrots and lime leaves in a mildly sweet and spicy panang peanut sauce.
Second request: Cranberry Glazed Crab Cake Appetizers
1/3 cup cream cheese softened
1/4 cup crab meat
2 T. Green Onions Chopped
1.2 oz package mini phyllo tart shells
1/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
Combine cc, crab and onions. Drop 1 T of crab mixture into each tart shell. Top w/1 tsp cranberry sauce. Bake at 375 for 12-15 min.

Christina said...

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownie
Ingredients:
10 tablespoons butter
3 ounces dark or semisweet chocolate,chopped
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
Red food coloring
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsweeted cocoa powder

For cheesecake layer:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch salt
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350
Prepare 8x8 baking pan w/parchment paper
Spray paper and pan
Bake 1 hr to 1 hr 10 min

Krissy's_Kitchen said...

Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar

Kris said...

I LOVE Amy's Tofu Scramble (In the freezer section). I have tried to replicate it, but haven't been able to do so yet. Would LOVE to see what you would come up with.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gina! I make a pizza with spinach leaves, artichokes, feta cheese, motz cheese, alfredo sauce, and procuitto. It's so nummy but not so healthy! :) Maybe you could throw a twist on it and make it more friendly but still goood? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

baked beans please!!!

Kimberly said...

Chicken Gyros... I have such a craving. Even this recipe is about 500 calories: http://sweetpeaskitchen.com/2011/03/31/chicken-gyros/

thanks. love your blog!

Gena Matilda said...

Hi Gina,
One of the things I LOVE about your recipes is that they are seasonal. I live in Australia, so my seasons are reversed and I'm cold! I've been dying for a great moussaka recipe and I'm sure it would absolutely be worth the wait for US winter =)

bob dobolina said...

I've seen several "pins" lately that involve preparing a large quantity (30, 40, 50...)of slow cooker meals at once and freezing. This appears to be convenient and economical! But the recipes often involve sugar-laden sauces, or tons of starchy potatoes/rice/pasta. I would love to see something like "30 Days of Healthy Slow Cooker Meals to Save Time and Money"!! This is a great concept, but high GI foods do a number on my system. A more health-conscious version would be awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gina, Love the Chewy Granola Bars, but please, please, please work on a CRUNCHY Granola Bar recipe. Please! :D

S. P. said...

I would love a recipe for peanut butter cookies (baked) using one of your favorite ingredients, "Better n' Peanut Butter"

Anonymous said...

Ever Thought of doing a Kid menu? Or just a section of meals (mostly dinner) that kids really enjoy? I always have a hard time finding healthy kid loving meals. It seems I have to go thru all the meals and pick out the kid friendly ones. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Anyway you could make a skinny version of chocolate chip cookie dough dip? It looks so yummy & would beca perfect treat to take to a picnic or get together if it was skinny! Love your recipes!!! Thank you so much!

Bethany C. said...

I think this could turn into a great summer recipe-
http://www.recipe.com/seaside-blt-pasta-salad/

Phyllis said...

I love Italian Cream Cake. It's my favorite. Would really like to see it on Skinnytaste Make-Over"

Becky said...

Gina, I can't tell you how much I love your blog - you are so amazing!!!!!! You said in one post that you're more of a savory person than a sweets person, and I am the exact same way - the only sweet I really like are coconut sugar cookies. I've been searching high and low for a skinny sugar cookie recipe, but alas. I would love to see your take on this classic sometime! And if you included the NI/points for rolling the cookies in coconut before baking, well, I would probably put you in my will :)

- Becky

Samantha said...

I second that Chile Relleno ! :)

Kelly said...

Cinnamon Rolls! (:

Janette said...

Nopalitos (I dont know if they sell them where you live).

Elizabeth Polhamus said...

My husband is gluetin intolerant, no wheat, rye, oats or barley, what can i use in place of flour or bread crumbs

Anonymous said...

Oh please please make a healthy version of Chinese bao zi.

Samantha said...

lemon meringue pie

peanut butter cookies

creamy pesto sauce

creative quinoa recipes!

Anonymous said...

Glazed or any sort of donuts!

Shannon said...

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo! I just don't think its possible to lighten that up!

Unknown said...

I tried searching your blog to make sure you didn't already have a recipe for it, but I was having issues getting around the site. But I would love to see, and try, your version of baked oatmeal. I found a recipe for it on a different blog recently and I LOVED it. It was so easy to make it up the night before and then bake it the next morning. I loved the flavor and texture, BUT it called for butter, brown sugar, eggs, and what not which I think made it add up to about 300 calories per serving. That's an estimate BTW. I used a recipe analyzer thing, and I don't know how reliable that was. Anyway, I hope to see a baked oatmeal recipe from you soon! :)

Claire Connor said...

I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas! I eat oatmeal just about EVERY day because it's quick, easy, and I can spice it up differently each day to suit my mood.
Any other speedy breakfast ideas? My biggest problem is staying full until lunchtime!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a canoli recipe, yum!

Anonymous said...

Applebee's Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad - Chopped lettuce tossed with black bean corn salsa, roasted red peppers & onions, tortilla strips, white cheddar and spicy jalapeño dressing, mounded nicely with chimichurri-glazed grilled chicken.

Lucy said...
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Lucy said...

Please make burritos, particularly with pinto beans, rice and cheese. Whole wheat tortillas too. (Something like that, okay? Whatever you can do). Thank you.

April said...

Hi, I'd like to know how to lighten up a dutch baby. My family loves them and I am sure I could use egg beaters and/or part egg whites, but not sure what to do about all the butter. If just reducing it would work or not. The recipe I currently use is....

1 cup flour
6 eggs
1 cup milk (I already use skim)
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp salt

Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

looking for low fat, low cal stuffed green pepper recipe

Anonymous said...

Baklava!!

Lucy said...

Lemon poppy seed muffins!

Dyanna McMullen said...

Can you please work out some kind of Chicken Pot Pie? It's such comfort food in the fall/winter. Thanks!

Amber said...

I'm adding my plea for pecan pie as many others on here have! :) Also, a low cal pizza dough. And poppy seed cake!

Julia said...

Hi Gina!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your site!! Just wondering if you could re-do the Vietnamese dish called Bun. It's soooooo good but when I looked at the calories on line I was shocked. I like to make it with Shrimp to keep calories down. Also can you post some Quinoa recipes? The only thing I make is a Greek salad and I would love to incorporate it with more dishes. Thanks so much I know you have a ton of requests. Keep 'em coming because you feed my family! LOL

Anonymous said...

Pizza with cauliflower "crust". Perhaps using your homemade pesto as a sauce?

Kat Joy said...

LOVED your Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmigiana...wondering if you could substitute eggplant for the chicken to make an awesome eggplant rollatini. I think it would be fabulous...and less points to boot!

Anonymous said...

Could you please, please, please tackle eggs benedict? I just discovered your blog and I love it! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

How about some skinny coffee cake recipes? :)

sabopesk said...

I always get the shaved steak and shaved chicken at the supermarket and don't do much with it besides add mushrooms, peppers and onions. I'd really love some more healthy creative ways to spice it up!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I LOVE pizza rolls, but have given them up because we are trying to eat a bit healthier. Is there any way for a healthier version to be made?

Pat Bishop said...

Gina,
Love all your recipe options. Have you considered making over the Taco Bell Cantina bowl - chicken version? Theirs is 560 calories and 22 grams of fat. Please???

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a healthy version of Moussaka - perhaps vegetarian? Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!

Anonymous said...

Southwestern chicken over salad. Tried to do this myself but it needed more.

Steph is Legit said...

Hi Gina,

Ciocolata Calda.. It's Italian hot chocolate. It's so delicious and there are ways to make it "skinnier", I am hoping that you could post a version of a skinnier version so that other can learn of the magic of italian hot chocolate =)

Thank You,
Stephanie

Cait said...

Hi Gina! I was hoping for a chicken kiev makeover. My husband loves the recipe his mom makes, but it has a stick of butter! YIKES. I'm going to try to use egg whites to coat the chicken the lightly brush the top with melted butter. I'm sure you can come up with something much better though :)

ThreeMenAndACrazy said...

Chicken Schnitzel - it's almost time for Octoberfest! I can't seem to make my husband eat it without frying it!

Candace said...

I love this website! It's helped me so much!

I would like to know if you've come across any healthier versions of White Chocolate Macadamian Nut Cookies?

Anonymous said...

This caramel apple cheesecake bars look awesome and SO, so bad for us. Can you work your magic to make them healthy enough to fit into our eating plans?

http://sixinthesuburbsblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/caramel-apple-cheesecake-bars.html

Marissa Palmer said...

I would love a redo of poppyseed chicken that didn't require cream of mushroom soup. This is one of my families favorites. It's easy and delicious but very fattening. Thanks! Similar to this one: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/poppy-seed-chicken-10000001578351/

Lacey Krop said...

Hi Gina,

I have a wonderful recipe for Ranch Tetrazzini. Do you think you could make this over?

½ cup dry white wine or chicken broth
1 jar (4½ ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 package (9 ounces) linguine
1 teaspoon dry oregano
1½ cups Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
3 slices white or whole wheat bread

matt said...

Hi Gina,
I'm looking for a healthy way to make a turkey pastrami. Do you have a recipe for a "skinny turkey pastrami rub"?

I found the following one ... which contains (too much?) sugar and salt.

1.5 tbsp coriander seeds and
1,5 tablespoon black peppercorns
coarsely crushed in a mortar and mix with
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped (do not press!)
1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
2.5 EL Coarse salt
2.5 EL Brown Sugar
Edelsüß 2.5 tbsp paprika
1 tsp ginger powder
0.5 tsp nutmeg (or Musaktnuß) ground

katie l said...

Hi gina

I loved your chicken zuchinni enchilada boats and had an idea go make it into a Mexican pizza with black beans and low garb shells. Could you make this recipe up?

Unknown said...

Hi Gina, Looking for a skinny version of roast beef dip, especially on the sodium content! thanks!

Annie said...

Hi Gina,

I don't know if this has been asked or requested before but I am a pretty busy person during the week. Which recipes would work if I froze/stored the main ingredients (the ones that take the longest to prepare) on the weekend and put the rest of the stuff together during the week?

mithamy said...

The season for comfort foods is almost here. I'd love a recipe for chicken pot pie with real crust, not a bisquick cheater crust. I see the recipe for soup, but the real thing would be awesome.

mithamy said...

Mmmm. Love eggs Benedict. The only difficult part would be the hollandaise.

Shirl said...

Hi Gina,
I make Tres Leches cake every year over the holiday. Is there anyway you can remake it.
Thanks

Jamie said...

I second the request for Chili's queso! Or the traditional Velveeta/Rotel mixture. It's almost college football season, please Gina!

Ashlee D said...

Hi Gina!

Just went to the fair this past weekend and I may have had a um... few... corn dogs while I was there! There is just something about that crispy corn bready goodness wrapped around a hot dog that makes my taste buds dance. The aftermath on the scale however wasn't quite so amazing! Any way to lighten these up while maintaining the crispy breading? The soggy poncho pup ones found in the freezer isle just don't do it.

Thanks!! :)

SkinnyTaste Fanatic- Ashlee

Anonymous said...

I would love a healthy pumpkin muffin recipe for this fall! Maybe even one with some chocolate in it. I have made the addictive pumpkin muffin recipe from allrecipes but was not that impressed. I know you can top that one! :)

Chris said...

Hi Gina,

I love Pioneer Woman's food blog, but since I am living the weight watcher's lifestyle her food just will not work for me any more. I saw this recipe of hers for Italian Drip Beef:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/09/hot-spicy-italian-drip-beef/

I'm dieing to try it, but I'm pretty sure it would blow my points for the week! I was wondering if you could come up with a good slow cooker recipe for Italian drip beef that we all could live with?

Thank you so much!

Chris

Anonymous said...

Hi, Gina,
I just discovered your site and I LOVE it! I'm thrilled that it is WW-friendly, too!

I saw your recipe for baked onion rings and it looks so yummy, I can't believe it is only 2 PP! I can't wait to try it!

I'm looking for a better way to make what I call my "Deconstructed Green Bean Casserole" - some better way to get that crispy onion texture, but not with breading or flour.

Currently, I caramelize onions in the slow cooker, saute sliced mushrooms on the stove, and then mix them all in with green beans and some low-sodium soy sauce. It's okay, and everyone likes it a lot, but I'm always on the lookout for a better way to prep the onions.

Ideally, they'd be just as crispy as those canned, french-fried things but without the fat or carbs, and definitely without that greasy mouth-feel!

Any ideas for me?

Anonymous said...

My mom just passed away and the food of hers i loved so much was chicken and dumplings. Hers were, however, not too healthy :) Maybe you have made this? I would love a lightened up version. Ultimate comfort food!

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