Hard to believe that a sugar free, dairy free and gluten free cake could be this decadent! Click below for recipe
Gluten-free Chocolate Cake.
Easy print Gluten-free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Mrs. Picky’s Chocolate Elegance Cake (5 Weight Watchers Points)
4 pieces (33g) sugar free dark chocolate (I use “Simply Lite” from Trader Joe’s)
½ C Powdered Xylitol (comes in crystal form, see instructions below) Continue reading
By Mr. Picky
Skinnygirl Wines remind me of skinny girls, or, rather, girls that are too skinny: They often lack character, depth, and there’s nothing to grab on to.
The main selling point of Skinnygirl wine is that it’s low in calories: It contains 100 calories for 5 ounces or 20 calories per ounce. By contrast, most red and white wine contain 125 calories for 5 ounces or 25 calories per ounce. By drinking Skinnygirl wine you are only saving 25 calories per glass.
Is it worth $15 a bottle? I think not. Why not drink a good glass of wine and burn those extra 25 calories by jump roping for 3 minutes, doing jumping jacks for 3 minutes, or walking for 30 minutes? Continue reading
In honor of Memorial Day, Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glasses are on sale for 20% off at our store from now through Monday, May 27 (discounts do not apply to our glasses on Amazon.com).
Enjoy your wine in style and keep your calories in check with the Mr. Picky Measuring Wine glass, which discretely measures 4, 6, and 8 ounces of wine. Are you having guests over who drink wine but don’t appreciate the good stuff? For white wine, try Callway Sauvignon Blanc ($4.99, Trader Joe’s) or Kirkland Napa Chardonnay (Costco, $6.99). For red wine, check out Bogle Petite Sirah, which is usually $8.99 or less at most grocery stores.
If you’re going to eat red meat, why not make it flank steak? Flank steak is lower in fat and calories than other red meat, and it’s very tasty. Four ounces of flank steak is only 220 calories, whereas 4 ounces of tri-tip is 250 calories. Check out Mr. Picky’s Southwestern Flank Steak recipe, below. And instead of potato salad, try the fresh, lovely Mediterranean Quinoa Salad, courtesy of skinnytaste.com, below. Continue reading
Mr. Picky’s low calorie margarita alternative.
“Cinco de Mayo is the perfect day to put into practice measuring and moderation with your drinking.”
Said no one. Ever. But perhaps it’s time to reconsider our approach. After all, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, and we’re not in college anymore. Plus, tequila has a lot of calories and is not the best way to keep that swimsuit-ready body you’ve been working on for the last few months. Not to mention that if you’re at all like us, you like wine a little more than tequila. With that in mind, we decided to try and find a couple low calorie cocktails to help you enjoy the holiday, have some drink options to pair with your tacos, and perhaps best of all, make some room on your wine rack for newer, more delectable wine by using up some of your less desirable wine. Here’s how: Continue reading
“We love the Mr. Picky® Moderation Wine Glass. What a great idea to help people enjoy their delicious wine by keeping it easy to stay mindful and aware of just how much you are actually serving yourself. It is so interesting how easy it is to underestimate how much you really are drinking, especially for those of us who LOVE wine! After all, balance is the best way, as we know from the healthy Sonoma Philosophy.”
— Dr. Connie Guttersen, New York Times bestselling author
of The New Sonoma Diet and The New Sonoma Diet Cookbook
Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator, endorses the Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glasses.
Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Ms. French has provided local nutritional and dietetic services for more than 20 years. She is the former Food & Nutrition Editor, has written articles for Diabetes Health Magazine, and published a book on nutrition and breast cancer, has worked for Ojai Valley Community Hospital in Santa Barbara County and Cottage Health System and is the creator of the Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures Meetup group and the nutrition instructor for the Culinary Arts program at Santa Barbara City College. She is a frequent public speaker, presenting nutrition and wellness topics on television and radio. As a nutrition facts label analyzer, she also helps commercial food-making companies meet U.S. Nutrition Facts Label requirements.
Below is her endorsement of the Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glass and her take on wine consumption guidelines. Continue reading