Category Archive: Appetizers

Riced Cauliflower Recipes – Top 5 Uses for Riced Cauliflower

The web is abuzz with different ways to use riced cauliflower to imitate or replace our favorite high-carb foods! This can be a lifesaver for us P90xers, especially during our low-carb Phase 1. (For more on when to change P90x Phases, check out my article on the subject.)

As you are trying out these …

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks

Mmmmm. Bacon. Need I say more? No, I don’t, but I will, because if anything can make me wax poetic, it’s bacon.

So here’s my bacon haiku:

Bacon wrapped chicken,
So tasty. Now let’s press play.
P90x rocks.

That was deep. =D
Clearly, bacon makes everything better. Tastily marinated chicken …

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Portabella Pizza Bites

Portabella Mushroom Pizza Bites – Pizza Without the Carbs! Welcome Pinterest people! Check out my P.P.P.S. below just for you!! =)

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a big fan of pizza. For some reason it just seems so special and indulgent to me, perhaps because it has gotten such a bad rap …

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Portabella Pesto Mini Pizzas

Baby pizzas with a grown-up taste! They are yummy. Try them. 🙂

Ingredients: 4 Tb. prepared pesto (try my Spinach Pesto) 3/4 cup raw sliced portabella mushrooms 2 whole wheat English muffins 3 oz. low-fat Mozzarella cheese 1 egg white

Turn oven broiler to High. Grate Mozzarella, and combine in a bowl with …

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Danielle’s Pumpkin Pudding

So who wants to get credit for eating your vegetables while you’re eating dessert? Um, MEEE! Danielle has come up with a real winner here. What a perfect way to usher in the fall. Oh, and did I mention that this P90x dessert COUNTS AS A VEGETABLE SERVING?!! K, just checking. 🙂

Take it away, …

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Homemade Olive Hummus and Pita

This was one of my more ambitious projects. I made this hummus completely from scratch, even to the point of starting with dried beans that I soaked overnight. After that time-consuming process was through, I decided that I never wanted to wait overnight for my food again! (You know me – lazy and impatient! 😉 …

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Baja Zucchini Boats

Do any of you remember the Baja Potato Boats at Applebees? They were my favorite meal there for years. Then one day I went and they had vanished from the menu. Tragedy!! Applebees has never been the same for me since. Anyway, they were the inspiration for this recipe, even though this recipe tastes nothing …

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Twice “Baked” Potatoes

OK, I’m going to toot my own horn a little on this one. THESE ROCK. When you have only one carb serving to spare, the dish you use it for had better be good. You know how Elaine on Seinfeld asks her boyfriend if he is sponge-worthy? When you are on P90x, …

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Christy’s Whole Wheat Crepes

OK guys, this is another super exciting one! The whole wheat crepe is an awesome invention, because it is so thin that it is not much on the carb front, and yet it can be filled with oh-so-many tasty fillings. Make them sweet, and they are breakfast or dessert crepes – fill them with meat …

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Chocolate Filled Strawberries

You’re not imagining things – there really is chocolaty goodness oozing out of the middle of these strawberries! And yes, this is a legit P90x dessert! 🙂 These chocolate-filled strawberries use sugar-free fat-free pudding, but you’d never know they were good for you. Being good never tasted so bad (for you, that is!). Happy Friday. …

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Baked Tortilla Chips

Sometimes, it’s worth using your precious P90x carb serving on something that feels like a real snack!! Enter these super easy baked tortilla chips! Quick, easy, healthy, and yummy – what more can a P90xer ask?


3 corn tortillas 2 Tablespoons salsa

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 3 corn …

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Cheesy Olive Muffin Melt

These cheesy olive English muffin things are so good, mainly because they are a P90x-ed variation on one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had! Typically, I’ve served this at parties on rye bread squares (you could still do that for yourself, by the way, just keep it to 2 slices …

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Shish Kabobs

Happy Friday before a holiday! In honor of the three-day weekend, I’m posting my husband’s favorite meal. This was actually his favorite meal that I make, even before I added it to my P90x recipes. It’s the one he always requests when company is coming over. It didn’t take much to “X” it …

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Angela’s Angeled Eggs with Hummus

Many thanks to Angela for her recommendation of hummus as a replacement for egg yolk in deviled eggs!! Today we tried this and YUM. What a delicious P90x recipe, and can’t argue with only 2 ingredients!


3 hard boiled eggs 1/2 cup hummus (I used Athenos Hummus, Pesto flavored)

Cut …

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Angeled Eggs

Since eggs are such a great p90x protein source, but the yolks are off limits, I created this fun adaptation of deviled eggs for my hubby’s lunch today!


3 hard-boiled eggs 1 1/2 oz. low-fat ham (I use Foster Farms turkey ham) 1/2 Tb. light mayonnaise 1/4 cup fresh cilantro …

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