Jen Hamel, Edmonton Fitness Trainer



Sizzling Summer recipes to help shrink your waistline

Posted by onthegofitness on July 12, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Here are a few recipes from my personal kitchen. Yes there are a few things here that could be made organic, skim or from scratch but I am a busy mom with a busy family and I do what works for us. I try and make the healthy choice when possible and I don't stress out when I can't.

Macaroni Tuna salad

2 cups whole wheat macaroni

1 can drained chunk tuna in water

¼ cup chopped Red Bell Pepper

¼ cup raisins

1 tsp honey mustard

2 tbsp fat free Miracle Whip

Serves 3-5

Low fat Chocolate Milkshake (great for after workout recovery drink)

1 cup 1% milk

1 Tbsp low sugar chocolate syrup

1 cup of Ice

Blend until thoroughly mixed

Serves 2-3


BBQ Chicken Breasts

1 chicken breast

Combine ½ tsp of each Oregano, Parsley & Rosemary and rub all over chicken

Grill chicken breasts 8-10 each side

Serve with 1 cup of steamed broccoli and a ½ cup of brown and wild rice

1 serving

Mike’s Mouth Watering Burgers

1 lb extra lean ground beef or turkey

¼ cup chopped bell peppers

½ stalk of celery

¼ cup chopped red onion

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp parsley, basil, oregano

1 egg white

1 whole egg

2 slices firmed whole wheat bread

makes 5-6 patties

Chicken summer salad

1 bag of premixed salad (4 cups)

½ bag of fresh spinach leaves (3 cups)

2 shredded carrots

¼ cup red onion slices

½ cup diced red bell pepper

¼ cup sugar snap peas

½ cup sliced cucumbers

¼ cup chopped celery

2 chicken breasts (or 8 tbsp of hemp hearts)

Serves 4 people

Watermelon Tart

 3-5 inch ring of watermelon sliced into peces like a pie,

1/4 cup fat free cool whip

1/2 cup fat free yogurt

4 strawberries

1/2 cup blueberries

6-10 raspberries 

1/4 cup toasted almond slivers

 I made this instead of the usual fruit tray for my daughter's birthday. Giving party goers a healthier, slimming option to the cake.

Try one recipe or try them all I guarantee they are all "Jen" Approved!

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