Master of Business Administration, 2004
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy their favorite libation at half the calories, but with all the flavor? That’s the idea behind Teresa Howes’ book SkinnyTinis—All the Fun for Half the Calories.
After reaching her 40s, Teresa thought consuming a mixed drink packed with more than 300 calories was too much. “I knew I was just going to have to figure out how to make them with fewer calories. When I realized that there was no one out there doing it, I figured it was a great opportunity.”
Her book teaches readers how to create skinny versions of popular cocktails, like the Cosmopolitan (129 calories versus 287) and Appletini (139 calories versus 343). All recipes use low-sugar or sugar-free mixers, fresh fruit and fresh garnishes. Information is provided for people who want to avoid artificial sweeteners.
If you prefer to customize your own SkinnyTini, Teresa’s website, www.skinnytinis.com will provide a calorie count of your very own concoction.
In addition to her MBA from University of Phoenix, Howes earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She has worked in the weight-management industry for nearly a decade.