Fitness and Nutrition — By Ben on 20 August 2008
13 foods that made me skinny

OK, that title is an exageration. just like last week’s Thursday 13. Your choices and lifestyle are what make you fat or skinny, not only food. However, these 13 dishes helped me in my battle against the scale (a war that is not over yet). Next week I will post about the changes in my lifestyle I had to make to lose weight. But for now, enjoy these 13 healthier (compared to last week’s) recipes:

1. Breakfast bomba (or breakfast in a glass)

2. Tropical tuna salad

3. Baked salmon and veggies

4. Nopalitos (prickly pear pads) salad

5. Chicken in a sweet/spicy lentil sauce

6. Mexican whole-wheat pizza

7. Tuna and quinoa cakes

8. Party apple salad

9. Healthy quinoa burritos

10. Jicama and chicken spring rolls

11. Turkey albondigas in tomatillo sauce

12. Grape zucchini gazpacho

13. Tomatillo sauce Hawaiian pizza

There you have it 13 healthier recipes that helped in my fight against overweight. For those of you wondering why pizza made it to the list, well pizza is not bad for you. Unless it has a THICK crust overloaded with cheese and fat.

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(23) Readers Comments

  1. Everything in moderation is my philosophy Ben. Your healthy dishes all look fantastic but so did the 13 carb laden “make you fat ones”. Your food always looks good!!!!

  2. Some yummy looking dishes for me to try……great TT.

  3. I seriously want some of those recipes! Espcially number 4. Yum!

  4. All the dishes are flavorful and unique, which is key to the entire process. The salmon with granola looks especially good.

  5. oooh YUM, May I have one of each please??
    wish you could give out the recipes!
    everything looks great!

  6. I just realized The recipes are herere! thanks

  7. I remember many of these… wonderful, healthy recipes!

  8. Great list bro! For some reason I’m gravitating towards the food in a pouch or wrapped up. Like the quinoa or the spring rolls. Oh, and Hawaiian pizza… heck yes :)

  9. Awesome! I love your selection of healthy recipes.

  10. I’m back. Thanks for visiting – Just FYI, I linked to your article from 13 Annoying Things On the Web

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