Recipes

Tasty Summer Pops!

The buzz word is always changing, but right now Turmeric is making all the headlines. So we figure why not let Turmeric make the Ellipse headline? These Turmeric Mango Summer Pops are deliciously zesty and contain nutritious ingredients. Turmeric, all the rage or not, rids the body of inflammation. This popsicle’s counterpart, Mango, is rich in vitamins A and C; Vitamins known in topical skin care. Retinol is an anti-aging […]

Skinnier Margaritas

If you’re going the margarita route this Cinco de Mayo, consider changing some of the ingredients up to avoid the less ideal, pre-made mixtures. Check out our Skinnier margarita recipe below. Skinnier Margarita Recipe: To rim the glass: kosher salt, lime wedge 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila (about 3 tablespoons) 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1 large or 1 1/2 small limes) 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange […]

Tomatoes with Feta

 Ingredients: 2 pints of cherry tomatoes 3 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp minced garlic ½ cup reduced fat feta cheese Basil, thyme, & parsley, to taste Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a casserole dish. Cook for 15-20 minutes until tomatoes are thoroughly cooked. Take out of oven and throw in feta and herbs […]

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Simple. Healthy. Flavorful. Here it is! All you need to do is throw some ingredients in a Crock-Pot and boom! This recipe is a nice alternative to chicken tacos – the cilantro spruces it up and this homemade taco seasoning cuts down on sodium and preservatives that are found in packaged products. Oh, and your whole family will love this recipe! Ingredients 16 oz. salsa (hot, medium or mild – that’s your […]

The Ultimate & Actual Snack Food

We call this the ultimate and actual snack food because even healthier snacks like fruits and veggies…well truth be told, they sometimes just don’t cut it for movie night. Popcorn is a delicious snack and is fairly natural. Sorry to say, we are not talking about movie theater popcorn with loads of salt and butter, but rather dry popped natural popcorn. If it’s dry popped on the stove, there are no […]

Skip The Carb With This Quick Meal

The beauty of switching out the carbs is that you can typically apply this to all meals that center around bread or tortilla. All you have to do is add in lettuce and you’re good to go on the low carb front! The Asian-style lettuce wraps are one of our favorite recipes using lettuce as an alternative to carbs. These asian-style lettuce wraps are the best because they are low […]

The Sweet Potato Toast Trend

Sweet Potato toast is all the rage right now in the Pinterest world. So just like everyone else…we’ve fallen for it. If you’re behind on the trend, we’re not judging ;)….but we’re here to help! Here’s what you do: Directions:  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Cut your sweet potato in halves (vertically) then slice each halve into thin pieces (depending on preferred thickness) Rub oil on both side of […]

Low-Fat Chili Recipe

Chili can be a year round affair, though nothing beats it during these cold months of Winter. We wanted to share our fearless leader, Ashley Haag‘s favorite chili recipe. This recipe is low in fats and easy to throw together in the crockpot in the morning and enjoy that same day. Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium green, red, yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 tbs olive oil 1/2 cup […]

Ellipse Cheesecake Recipe

A Sweet Tooth Solution After all the hard work you’ve been doing in 2017, don’t you think it’s time you put some elbow grease into baking something that’s not going to sabotage your goals, yet allow you to enjoy that sweet AMAZING taste of cheesecake? If you think you deserve it, then do yourself a favor and go out and get the ingredients ASAP and create this cheesecake. The idea […]

The Salad IS The Main Dish

Salads are only boring if you make them boring! We have 4 different recipes for you to work with as you continue on your New Year resolutions. Each of these salad recipes are easy to make and can take less than 5 minutes! Serving size is for one person, so adjust accordingly. The beauty of these salads are that they are high in veggies, fruit and protein while at the […]