Tag Archives: low-cal

Kim Kardashian Goes Green

26 Jan

Kim Kardashian is going green–and no, I’m not talking about her recycling habits. 

Kim has recently signed a major endorsement deal with  Midori Melon Liquer.  Midori, manufactured by Suntory, plans to make Kim the new face of it’s green melon-flavored cordial in it’s latest marketing campaign launching in April.

 

If you try and imitate Kim’s every move ( minus the whole sex tape thing) like I do, you may want to take caution on how you savor the new “Kim-approved” liquer. 

SKIP IT:

Midori Sour–popular mixed drink containing Midori, sour mix, sprite and grenadine. 

300 calories/8-oz glass!

SAVOR IT:

Midori Fizz (also called Midori Rickey)–simple and refreshing mixture of Midori, club soda and a lime wedge. 

 80-100 calories/8-oz glass!

Phew!  Now that we cleared up that potential calorie-catastrophe, we can spend our time worrying about more important things… 

JUSSSSSSST KIDDING…..but not really.

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CHEESECAKE FACTORY is the ultimate frenemie.

21 Jan

I don’t know about everyone else out there–but I am the type of person that just holds onto a grudge for a long time.  I am just barely starting to forgive my parents for making me sport a boys’ bowl-cut for the first 10 years of my life.     

Therefore, I was very reluctant to write this positive post about Cheesecake Factory’s newest line of low-calorie cocktails.  Cheesecake Factory and I go way back.  We started off friends but one thing led to another and before I knew it our relationship had gotten way too serious, way too fast.  And just when I thought Cheesecake Factory was the one, everything came to a screeching hault.

I remember it like it was just yesterday; “Cheesecake Factory Finally Releases Shocking Nutritonal Information”.  I was completely heartbroken….A slice of chocolate truffle cake: 1,700 calories.  In the mood for pasta carbonara?  OH, just two day’s worth of calories aka 2,500 calories.  Even a “healthy” Caesar salad order had 1500 calories!  

The breakup was painful.  At first, I tried to ease my way out by ordering some of their new (extremely humiliatingly named) menu options, like the Weight Management Asian Chicken Salad.  The day I couldn’t bring myself to look the waiter in the eye and say the words “weight management salad”, I knew I had to end things with Cheesecake Factory once and for all.  So, I gave it up–cold turkey and I haven’t looked back since.  Until now, that is….

SO here you have it: Cheesecake Factory will be launching a cocktail line of margaritas and mojitos for under 150 calories The line is expected to be released in restaurants this March and will range in price from $7- $11.  Good news is that the alcohol content will remain the same as regular calorie drinks, but the sugar will be replaced with splenda to cut calories nearly in half. 

  

Will I give Cheesecake Factory another chance?  Perhaps… I think the saying goes something like “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me”.  So YES, I may sample the new skinny cocktail line sometime in the upcoming year.  But nibble on the 1,600 calorie guacomole or 2,000 calorie nachos?  N-O.  Sorry, Cheesecake Factory…people don’t forget. 

Skinnygirl Holiday Tips!

2 Dec

The original “Skinnygirl” Bethenny Frankel revealed her holiday tips for healthy eating and drinking today on The Ellen Degeneres Show! 

Ahhh what I wouldn’t do for a martini and some guacomole right now!  Happy Hannukah!