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Mongolian Beef

  • 10:10 am Thursday, February 15th, 2018 by Heather

Have a craving for a classic Asian dish but don’t want all of the calories? There is a solution! This recipe for Mongolian Beef hits the spot and is only 415 calories per serving (if served over rice). It’s actually pretty quick to whip up and can be served over rice or noodles. The recipe calls for broccoli but I threw in extra green onions instead.


1½ pounds flank steak
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
6 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
? teaspoon [More]

Garlic Honey Ginger Glazed Salmon

  • 12:44 pm Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Heather

I love salmon so much but I’ve never actually cooked it myself because I thought it would be difficult to cook correctly. Let me tell you- this recipe for Garlic Honey Ginger Glazed Salmon is not only super easy to make but it is probably the best salmon I’ve ever had! I paired it with a White Bean Caprese Salad which can be whipped up with the salmon in a little over 30 minutes for a healthy and flavorful meal!


4 salmon filets, skin removed (about 2 lbs total)

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce (or regular)

2 teaspoons minced or chopped [More]

Chicken Tamale Bake

  • 7:57 am Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 by Abby Jessen

This week’s Skinny Dawg recipe is a favorite in the Taylor household. The Chicken Tamale Bake combines all things that are good in a weekday recipe. It’s quick, extremely easy, inexpensive to make, and has the “comfort food” feel that leaves you in disbelief of the calorie count. I have come up with a few “cheats” when making this meal that shave a few more minutes off of the prep time and a few more pennies off of the cost of the ingredients. For starters, I use canned, shredded chicken. A lot of people might stray away from the canned [More]

Chicken Mushroom Quesadillas

  • 11:17 am Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Abby Jessen

This week’s Skinny Dawg meal comes from Athens Refrigeration. This Jenn-Air recipe for Chicken & Mushroom Quesadillas is super flavorful and a great week night meal that can be thrown together quickly.

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 Quesadilla
Calories Per Serving: 384


Olive oil Cooking Spray
2 ½ Teaspoons chili powder
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Teaspoon dried oregano
8 Oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 ½ Cups shredded, cooked chicken
2/3 Cup finely chopped onion
1/3 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 ½ Cups grated reduced fat Cheddar Jack cheese
16 8-Inch flour or 5 1/2 –inch corn tortillas
Salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil


Coat large skillet with olive oil cooking spray
Add chili powder, garlic, [More]

Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with Rice)

  • 10:42 pm Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by Abby Jessen

Put a spin on dinner with this Latin American/Caribbean dish. This Weight Watchers recipe from Simple Nourished Living is a one pot meal and can be ready in as little as 30 minutes.


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup long grain rice
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 can (10 ounces) tomatoes with green chiles
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups chopped cooked skinless chicken
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Click here for directions. 

Heather Taylor is the Digital Brand Manager for Cox Media Group Athens and is an on-air personality for Magic 102.1. Each [More]

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  • 11:22 am Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Abby Jessen

This week’s Skinny Dawg recipe is a Chicken Enchilada Casserole from  These “stacked enchiladas” are sure to be a crowd favorite and are very simple to make.

Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8

-3 cups enchilada sauce
-16 corn tortillas, halved
-2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
-1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
-6 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
-4 cups (about 1.5 pounds) shredded cooked chicken
-3 cups shredded Monterrey Jack or Mexican blend cheese
-1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
-1/2 cup loosely-packed chopped fresh cilantro

Click here for directions.

Heather Taylor is the Digital Brand Manager for Cox Media Group Athens and is an on-air personality [More]

Cajun Chicken Pasta

  • 8:01 pm Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 by Abby Jessen

This week’s recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta from SkinnyTaste is full of flavor, but not full of calories, which is a win-win in any Skinny Dawg kitchen. You’ll get a ton of protein from the chicken which will keep your hunger at bay.

Total Time: 30-40 minutes
Servings: 5
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories Per Serving: 323.8

8 ounces uncooked linguine (I used Dreamfields)
1 pound chicken breast strips
1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup fat free low sodium chicken broth
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Chicken and Veggie Pasta

  • 3:23 pm Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 by Abby Jessen

Looking for a little flavor in your weeknight recipes? This week’s Skinny Dawg meal is full of peppers, onions, and other vegetables that are sure to brighten up your mid-week meal. The sauce in this pasta dish compliments the vegetable flavors and seasonings, while remaining light and not overbearing.

Chicken and Veggie Pasta will leave you feeling full, with almost 30 grams of protein and over 6 grams of fiber, guilt-free as it only has 324 calories per serving.

Cook/Prep Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 5 (1 1/2 cups per serving)


8 ounces uncooked linguine
1 pound chicken breast strips
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow [More]

Chicken and Broccoli Parmesan Pasta

  • 11:25 am Monday, April 17th, 2017 by Abby Jessen

Looking for something simple, yet flavorful? This week’s Skinny Dawg recipe is just that. With 4 main ingredients, this Chicken and Broccoli-Parmesan Pasta is quick to throw together but gives you all the flavor of a meal that takes twice as much time to prepare. Not only is it quick and easy, it has a ton of protein and even some fiber to keep you full and satisfied after the meal. With only 320 calories per serving, this is definitely a meal that will have your family in disbelief that it is “healthy.”

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


2.5 cups dried whole [More]

Bubble Up Enchiladas

  • 7:51 am Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Abby Jessen

Everyone loves comfort food, but sometimes a traditional “comfort food” dish is not always the best for your waistline. This week’s Skinny Dawg recipe is low in calories and will satisfy those home cooked cravings. Bubble Up Enchiladas are extremely easy to prepare, and make for a quick weeknight meal.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6


1 pound lean ground turkey
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 16 oz can reduced fat refrigerator biscuits
1 ¼ cups shredded low fat Mexican Cheese

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees
* Brown turkey and drain
* Mix can of enchilada sauce in with cooked turkey and put into greased casserole [More]

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