DASH Interiors

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Diet Dr. Pepper Cherry Brownies


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Servings: 18
Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories: 130
Fat: 2 g
Carbs: 25  g
Fiber: .5 g
Protein: 1 g
Points+: 4

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Here are your Ingredients:
1 Small 10 oz. Jar of Maraschino Cherries
1 Box Betty Crocker Low Fat Fudge Brownies
1 12 Oz. Can of Diet Dr. Pepper



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While waiting for that to heat up with a blender add De - stemmed cherries and grind them until cherries turn into small chunks. Pour brownie mix into a medium-sized bowl, add cherries and cherry juice now pour in your 12 oz. can of diet Dr. Pepper. With a whisk, combine ingredients until there are no lumps. Pour mixture into a 9 x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray and bake according to the package directions, adding an additional 5 to 10 minutes to the baking time. Your brownies should bake for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes and OH MY GOSH BEST THING EVER!!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Creamy Chicken Cakes



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Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 Chicken Cake
Calories: 175
Fat: 4.5 g
Carbs: 2.5  g
Fiber: .5 g
Protein: 29 g
Points+: 4

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Here Are Your Ingredients:

6 Chicken Breast
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Cup Fresh Mushrooms - Diced
3/4 Cup Onion - Diced
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp. Bread Crumbs
4 Cups Water





Boil water, turn heat down to medium heat. Place chicken breasts in water. Cook for 20 minutes. Place remaining ingredients except for bread crumbs in a medium bowl. Stir together. When chicken is cooled shred chicken with a fork. Place chicken in bowl and mix together. Let sit in refrigerator for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large cupcake tin, place liners in each cup. Pack each liner with chicken mixture. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes - until bread crumbs are brown.



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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bruschetta Chicken


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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 Chicken Breast
Calories: 172
Fat: .85 g
Carbs:  10.5 g
Fiber: 2.2 g
Protein: 27 g
Points+: 4

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Here Are Your Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
4 Chicken Breasts
1 Tsp. Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
Fresh Basil to taste




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place egg white and garlic in one small bowl. Beat together. In another small bowl add bread crumbs. First place chicken breast in bowl with egg and garlic, then, in bowl with crumbs. Spray cookie sheet and place chicken breasts on sheet. Add basil and tomatoes on top of chicken. Drizzle balsamic vinegar on top of chicken. Cook for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

BLT Lettuce Wedge


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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 Head of Lettuce
Calories: 80
Fat: 5.3 g
Carbs:  .5 g
Fiber: .3
Protein: 3.8 g
Points+: 2

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Here Are Your Ingredients:

1 Large Tomato
1 Head of Lettuce
1 4 Oz. Container of Blue Cheese Crumbles
4 Tbsp. Fat Free Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing
4 Pieces of Turkey Bacon




This is an easy dinner or lunch choice takes no time! Slice lettuce into 4 pieces. Cook turkey bacon as you please ( I use the microwave) haha. Sprinkle as much blue cheese as you like (calories counted above was 1 tbsp.).  Add dressing, tomatoes, and turkey bacon to head of lettuce. Easy enough right?? When my husband saw the dinner he was like is this really all we are eating for dinner? I don't know if you can call this dinner he laughed. Then when he dug in he said you can call this dinner. So there you go folks dinner is served!

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Protein Nutty Buddies



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Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories: 216.5
Fat: 8 g
Carbs:  34 g
Fiber: 4.8
Protein: 10 g
Points+: 6
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Here are your ingredients:

1 Box Wheat Chex Mix
1 Cup Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Semi Sweet Dark Chocolate Chips
2 Scoops Chocolate Protein Powder
Powdered Sugar



Combine peanut butter, chocolate chips, and protein in large bowl. Microwave for 40 seconds or until softened. Slowly pour in Chex mix and stir together until Chex is completely covered. Sprinkle as much powdered sugar on top as desired. Hint: the powdered sugar does not add too much flavor you do not need much. Treat time!! And SOOO much healthier than the Nutty Buddies your mom used to make for ya without all the butter and chocolate oh ya and not all the protein!


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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Garlic Greens


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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
Calories: 49
Fat: 3.6 g
Carbs:  3.1 g
Fiber: 1
Protein: .65 g
Points+: 1
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Here are your ingredients:

1 Cup Green Beans
1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil - Lite
1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic
Sesame Seeds

Trim beans cut off stems on each side. Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook for four- five minutes. Drain immediately. Turn oven on to broil. In a medium bowl add olive oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar mix together. Add beans in mix and cover completely. Sprinkle seeds on top and place on baking sheet (make sure and spray with Pam before hand). Broil for 5 minutes. Let cool and you are ready for a yummy side dish.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Today's Fitness! 5/22/2012



Okay so today's fitness is quite fun in my opinion and all you need is some blue tape and some tennis shoes! This is a quick workout so no one can have an excuse to not participate! Create the figures on the ground wherever you have enough room if its nice outside I highly recommend going outside (you could use a little space).


Of course as always stretch and do a nice warm up - my warm up consisted of 100 flutter kicks and 20 jump squats. The first thing we are going to do is run some sprints. No whining I can hear you from here haha. Mark out 120 meters which is about 40 feet. Run back and forth 10 times. Take a break for 1-2 minutes and repeat 4 times.
Now with the latter we created in the tape do high knees in each square all the way down and up the other side for 1 minute. Repeat this 4 times.
With the T you created with the tape do clock hops you guessed it for 1 minute 4 times!

Chinese Chicken Salad




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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 Salad
Calories: 140
Fat: 4 g
Carbs:  3.5 g
Fiber: .5
Protein: 19.25 g
Points+: 3
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Here are your ingredients:

1 15 Oz. Bag of Cabbage with Carrots
2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter- Natural
1 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire
4 Tbsp. Wanton Strips
4 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar - Organic
2 Packets of Splenda
3 Chicken Breasts
4 Cups Water



Bring water to a boil. Place chicken breasts in water and cook on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until fully cooked. In the mean time take the remaining ingredients except for wanton strips and cabbage place them in a medium bowl. Whisk ingredients until peanut butter is smooth. When chicken is done shred it and place it in sauce bowl, add cabbage and mix together. Place wanton strips on top and feel free to add some slivered almonds if you like.


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Monday, May 21, 2012

"Cheat Meal" Snickers Chocolate Bundt Cake

Okay so the picture is not being posted today folks! Sorry I am such a lame but I ate too many S'mores this weekend that I could not have cake as well. (we went camping I couldn't help myself)! If you do end up making this AMAZING dessert will you do me a HUGE favor and sending me your pictures via email?? I will post them on my Blog! Thank you so much for your help I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 bag mini Snickers
1 box Devil Food Cake (with pudding)
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup mayonaise
3/4 cup sour creme
4 eggs
3/4 cup water
1 can chocolate frosting
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Mix together and then add 12 oz bag of semi sweet chocolate chips.  Mix chocolate chips into the cake mix.
Bake in greased bundt pan at 350 degrees for 55 minutes. Cool before turning the cake out of the pan. When cake is out immediatly frost with chocolate frosting and place Snickers on top. Hope you like chocolate!


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Seafood Omelet Sandwich


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Servings: 2
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich (1 Tbsp. Hollandaise Sauce)
Calories: 220
Fat: 4 g
Carbs:  22 g
Fiber: 5
Protein: 14.5 g
Points+: 4
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Here are your ingredients:

Sauce:
1/2 Tsp. Flour
1/8 Tsp. Salt
1/16 Tsp. White Pepper
1/4 Cup Skim Fat Free Milk
1 Egg Yolk
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tsp. Water
1/8 Cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

Sandwich:
2 Sandwich Thins
1/8 Cup Spinach
9 Large Egg Whites
1/2 Tsp. Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp. Onion Diced
1/8 Cup Shrimp (already cooked) and Crab
(Would be SO yummy with asparagus)



Sauce recipe inspired by Taste of Home Magizine:

In a small saucepan, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Reduce heat to low; keep warm and stir occasionally. In a double boiler over simmering water, constantly whisk the egg yolk, lemon juice and water until mixture begins to thicken and coats the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat to low. Slowly drizzle in melted butter, whisking constantly. Whisk in milk mixture. Cover until sandwich is done- don't want the yummiest part cold!
When you are done with the sauce heat a large skillet on medium heat. Chop shrimp, crab, and onion. Saute spinach, crab, onion, and shrimp until lightly browned and heated all the way through. While cooking beat until frothy in a medium bowl egg whites. Pour over top of shrimp mixture and cook until eggs are no longer runny about 3 minutes. Toast bread, add shrimp and egg mixture, top with sauce. Breakfast is served!

Hint: Do not add too much shrimp and crab I did this the first time I created this recipe and it was too fishy.


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"Cheat Meal" Stuffed Grilled Cheese Burgers


Ingredients:
1 Lb. Hamburger
1/2 Onion - Sliced
8 Slices of Texas Toast
8 Tbsp. Butter
16 Slices of Pepper Jack Cheese - Deli Sliced
2 Avocados
1 Tsp. Garlic Salt
1/4 Cup Pickled Jalapenos
1 Tomato -  Sliced
Ketchup


While your hubby is grilling up the hamburgers on the grill make sure he doesn't forget the most important part the 2 yes 2 slices of Pepper Jack cheese! While he is busy cookin' those up to perfection slice the tomato's and onion. Smash avocados in small bowl with a fork and add garlic salt. Heal skillet on medium heat while you are spreading the butter on each side of each piece of bread. When one side of the bread is light golden brown flip over and place another piece of that amazing cheese on one side until the side you are cooking is browned and the cheese is melted on top. Add the hamburger patty to bread and top with all the good stuff, spread the avocado mix on one side and you are ready for the best cheat meal of your life!




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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tomato Feta Appetizers




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Servings: 2
Serving Size: 3 Slices of Tomato
Calories: 31
Fat: 2.5 g
Carbs:  1 g
Fiber: .5
Protein: 3.5 g
Points+: 1
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Here are your ingredients:

1 Large Tomato
1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
1.5 oz. Feta- Reduced Fat



Put oven on broil. Slice tomato, put about a tablespoon of feta on each slice. Take cookie sheet and place tomatoes on sheet. Drizzle a small amount of balsamic dressing on top. Broil for about 5-6 minutes or until the feta gets a little brown on edges. Your guests will thank you for them!


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Friday, May 18, 2012

Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 Chicken Breast
Calories: 217
Fat: 1.5 g
Carbs:  8 g
Fiber: 0.5
Protein: 32.5 g
Points+: 4
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Here are your ingredients:

4 Chicken Breast
1/4 Cup Dried Italian Bread Crumbs
1/2 Tomato (for garnish) optional
1 Large Egg White
4 Pieces of Swiss Cheese Slices 2%
4 Pieces of Deli Turkey



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Pam on a cookie sheet. In a bowl beat egg white with fork until frothy. Take each chicken breast and place them first in egg white, then, bread crumbs. When complete place on baking sheet and add first turkey slice and then Swiss cheese. If you would like to add the tomato for garnish do so at this time. Place in oven for 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. There ya have it a classic dish with a lot less calories!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rum Coffee Punch


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Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories: 25
Fat: 1.2 g
Carbs:  .08 g
Fiber: 0
Protein: .25 g
Points+: 0
Inspired By, Living Magazine


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Here are your ingredients:

4 Cups Strongly Brewed Coffee
6 Tablespoons Fat Free Half and Half
1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tbsp. Skim Milk
1/2 Cup Rum Based Orange Liqueur
Ice Cubes
Orange Twists



Combine coffee, milks, and liqeur, and stir to combine well. Refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours. Serve on ice with garnish :). Great idea for Brunch!!




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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

French Onion & Mushroom Chicken


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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 Chicken Breast
Calories: 125
Fat: 0 g
Carbs:  4 g
Fiber: 1
Protein: 24 g
Points+: 3
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Here are your ingredients:

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Carton Fresh Sliced Mushrooms
1 Packet of Dry Onion Soup Mix 
1 Cup Beef Broth
1/2 Large Onion




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breasts in a baking dish. Cut onion into large slices. Pour broth, onions, dry onion soup and mushrooms on top of chicken. Bake for 35 minutes covered with tin foil. Easy right? So much flavor!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Broiled Corn on the Cob



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Servings: 1
Serving Size: 1 Corn on the Cob
Calories: 129
Fat: 8.5 g
Carbs:  14.1 g
Fiber: 1.8
Protein: 2 g
Points+: 4
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Here are your ingredients:

2 Corn on the Cobs (husked)
1 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
1 Tsp. Dill Weed
1/2 Lime



Set oven to broil. Husk cob and spread butter, sprinkle seasonings. Put under your broiler 6-8 minutes on each side, or until kernels darken slightly. When the corn is slightly browning on the very tips it is done. Turn once during cooking. When done squeeze half a lime and now you are ready for a yummy side dish!

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