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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Skinny Cesar Salad Dressing


I am always looking for a good low fat salad dressing so I thought I would share this one! It is one of my favorites! By the way tomorrows post will be using this gem on the "Parmesan Crusted Chicken Cesar Salad Recipe" my new favorite salad; so don't forget to pop by tomorrow! If you wouldn't mind and like my blog I would LOVE if you wouldn't mind liking me on Facebook. I just added this to the bottom of my page to make it easier so if you have a brief moment I would really, really appreciate you scrolling all the way to the bottom of this page and pushing the like button. Thank you so much for being such awesome followers!
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Servings: 6
Serving Size: 2 tbsp. dressing
Calories: 24
Fat: .5 g
Carbs: 2.25 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 2 g
Points+: 1
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    Here Are Your Ingredients:

   1 Cup Plain Low Fat Yogurt (Greek)
   3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice (about 1 large lemon)
   1/2 Tbsp. Olive Oil - extra virgin light
   2 Tsp. White Wine Vinegar
   3 Tsp. Dijon Mustard
   4 Tsp. Worcestershire
   2 Garlic Cloves - crushed

Now just mix all these ingredients together and your ready for your nice refreshing salad!


Here is a pic of my cute boy from this weekend at the water pad in our neighborhood! Gosh I love summer! What have you done fun this summer?

Bon ABpetit!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Peach Pastries


Hey friends and Happy Monday! Hope you guys had a great weekend! This weekend my mom, aunt, and I all went to the local farmers market and it was a blast. My mom bought these AWESOME peaches that were to die for. My aunt (Hi Brenda) and I were contemplating what I could make for the blog with these yummies and I think we came up with quite the treat!

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Servings: 6 
Serving Size: 1 Pastry
Calories: 150
Fat: 5 g
Carbs: 21.5 g
Fiber: 2.4 g
Protein: 3.8 g
Points+: 4

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Here Are Your Ingredients:

1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup White Flour
4 Tablespoons Butter - light
2 Ounces Cream Cheese - low fat
+ Additional 6 Tablespoons Cream Cheese - low fat (per pastry)
2 Whole Large Peaches
6 Tablespoons Honey - natural
1/4 Cup Water - ice cold

In a medium mixing bowl add flour, butter, cream cheese, and water. Beat together with electric beater until well mixed; with hands, roll into ball. Sprinkle a touch of flour on counter and place ball of dough on flour. Pull apart 6 equal pieces of dough. Roll out each with rolling pin quite thin (to make equal sized pastries). Put one pastry on pan or cookie sheet (whatever YOU like to call it) at a time. Cut up one peach into small square pieces and the other into thin slices (slices go on top of pastry like you see above). Spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese in middle of each pastry and add 1/6 of the diced, square peaches in the middle. Roll sides into each other and flip to other side. Add 1-6 (about 2) peaches on top along with 1 tablespoon of honey. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes until golden brown. Now who says you can't eat a pastry on a diet??
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Twisted Potato Salad

Hey guys hope your weekend is going just fabulous! Just thought I would post this simple potato salad recipe for your BBQ today! We took this to our friends BBQ on Friday night (Hi Val) and it was a hit!
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Servings: 12 
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories: 95
Fat: 1.3 g
Carbs: 14.8 g
Fiber: 1.25 g
Protein: 4.25 g
Points+: 2

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Here Are Your Ingredients:

Green Onions
1/2 Onion
2 Celery Stocks
1/4 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
6 Red Potatoes - fist sized
1 - 16 Ounce Carton of Cottage Cheese - 1% low fat
2 Tablespoons of Minced Garlic
1 Can Black Olives - sliced
1/4 Cup Parmesan
1/2 Packet of Dry Onion Soup Mix


In a large pot of 4 cups of boiling water add potatoes. Cook until fork easily goes in for about 30 minutes. Let cool. While potatoes are cooking cut up celery,  green onions, onion, and olives. When potatoes are cooled cut them into small squares. Add in chopped up veggies, cottage cheese, and garlic. Mix together completely until everything is evenly coated and dispersed. Sprinkle parmasan on top of salad. Put in refrigerator for at least one hour.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Work It Out


This work out is help from my favorite work out program Midwest Fit. Background is my favorite shoes in the world (they are bright purple in real life)! Shoes make all the difference am I wrong?  Loved this work out - thought I would share :).
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PB 2


Awesome find! My sister in law (Hi Cassidy!) found this awesome peanut butter secret and I just HAVE to share with you!! How would you like to save at least a hundred calories and 85% fat on all of your favorite Peanut Butter Recipes?? Check out this nutrion info:

Nutrition Facts

PB2: Powdered Peanut Butter

Ingredients:

Roasted peanuts, sugar, salt.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons (12 grams)
Servings per container: 15
Calories: 45
Calories from fat: 13
Value and % Daily Value*
  • Total fat 1.5 g 3%
  • Saturated fat 0 g 0%
  • Trans fat < 0.01 g
  • Cholesterol < 0.01 mg 0%
  • Sodium 94 mg 4%
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g 2%
  • Dietary fiber 2 g 8%
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A < 1%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium <1%
  • Iron 0%

AWESOME RIGHT??
Look at all these recipes that you will be saving calories, fat, and WW points on!

Here Is The List!

Chinese Chicken Salad
Peanut Butter and Jelly NO BAKE Muffins
Protein Nutty Buddies
Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake
Overnight Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal



It was KJ's first day of 1st Grade yesterday! How cute does he look? He got new shoes so he didn't want to get them dirty - hence the odd squat haha. He just loved it - our little boy is growing up! :(



Let me know if any of you try this or have tried it!!
Bon ABpetit!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hummus & Veggies Toaster


Yummy I just love Hummus but have never made it! Why I keep asking myself??? Because, after I made it I realized it was pretty much the easiest thing ever! Not to mention its such a good snack. AND it is SO inexpensive to make I mean this literally costs about 3 or 4 dollars! Pre made at the grocery store it is double that. YAY got to love it :).
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Servings: 8 
Serving Size: 1 Toaster
Calories: 250
Fat: 3.5 g
Carbs: 33 g
Fiber: 9 g
Protein: 10 g
Points+: 5
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Here Are Your Ingredients:

8 Pieces Wheat Toast
1 Carrot - peeled, cut
1 Red Pepper - cut
1 Cup Spinach
2 Cans Garbanzo Beans
1/4 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes - drained
2 Garlic Cloves - crushed
2 Tablespoons Pesto Basil




Here Is What You Do:

Take beans, basil, sun dried tomatoes, and garlic and mix/smash them together with mixer in a medium bowl. Toast bread. Add spinach, 1/4 cup hummus, peppers, and carrots on top. 



Of course with the steps for the Hummus you can serve as an appetizer with some veggies or crackers!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Coconut Coffee Popsicles


Hey ya'll! Well seeming how it is suppose to be 100 degrees here this Thursday and it's 90 today.. what sounds better than a nice icy cold popsicle right?? Thats what I think too! These are supper easy and refreshing. I got this combo idea from my Aunt (hi Brenda)! Her friend has been selling these Coco Cafe Latte's that are really refreshing in fact I am drinking one as we speak! But besides all that the combo is exquisite in my eyes! You could make these the easy way with buying some of those lattes or you could do it the old fashioned way like I did.

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Servings: 10
Serving Size: 1 Popsicle
Calories: 46
Fat: 4.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: .5 g
Points+: 1
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Here Are Your Ingredients:

2 Cups of Your Fav Brewed Coffee
1 Cup Canned Coconut Milk
5 Tablespoons of Coconut Shredded - no sugar added
10 Small Plastic Cups
10 Sticks (I used kabob sticks)



Brew up your favorite coffee and when it is done place it in refrigerator for 1 hour. When chilled mix it with milk. Pour mixture evenly in cups. Put cups in a baking pan and put them in the freezer. After an hour and a half take out and stick sticks in center of cups. Sprinkle a little shredded coconut on top. Let sit for another hour until completly frozen. When they are done cut a slit in one side of the cup and rip popsicles out. Now it's time to lick up and chill out!
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What is your favorite coffee??

Bon ABpetit!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lasagna Cups



Good morning folks! I made these from an idea my co worker had thanks Mckelle and they turned out yummy! We were brain storming one day about all the things you could do with these little wonton wraps and this was one idea we came up with. Who doesn’t LOVE lasagna right?? But, what do you think of when you think of lasagna BUT fat and carbs am I wrong? Well these have neither @ 1 WW point a pop!
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Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories: 49
Fat: 2 g
Carbs: .8 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 2.3 g
Points+: 1
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Here Are Your Ingredients:

1 Tube (8 ounces) of Turkey Burger – lean
12 Wonton Squares
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese – 2%
¼ Cup Ricotta Cheese – fat free
1 Garlic Clove – minced
1/2 Can of Spaghetti Sauce - low sodium



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray non stick cooking spray in a muffin tin, take wonton wraps and place one in each cup. Cook for 5 minutes. While those are cooking, spray non stick cooking spray in medium cooking pan and place turkey burger and garlic in pan and ground until browned and cooked thoroughly.  When wontons have cooked layer ingredients inside of them. First: burger, ricotta, sauce (your favorite spaghetti sauce), then cheese.  Place muffin tin back in preheated oven until cheese is melted about 5 additional minutes. Serve with a side saladJ. Now your easy week night dinner is ready to be chowed down!

Bon ABpetit!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chile Verde & Enchilada Soup

Low calorie low carb, low fat, low WW points yep perfect dinner idea!
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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories: 80
Fat: 1 g
Carbs: 4 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 8 g
Points+: 1
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Here Are Your Ingredients:

1 Cup Enchilada Sauce (canned 8.5 oz.)
12 Oz. Green Chilies (canned diced)
1 Pound Pork Roast (lean)
¼ Cup Water
1 Cube Chicken Broth



Dice pork roast. Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook for 4-6 hours on high until meat is tender. Served in tortilla or served plain with a side salad and you have the perfect low calorie dinner! Let me know what you guys think!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cheesy Pretzel Bites

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Dinner or appetizer idea commin on up! Some might call these cheese bites, some might call these pizza bites, and our family well we called em pretzel bites but whatever you choose to call them I think we will all agree they are yummy!


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Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup Bites
Calories: 130
Fat: 4 g
Carbs: 11 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 12 g
Points+: 3
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Here Are Your Ingredients:
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 Tbsp. Yeast
1 Cup Hot Water
2 Garlic Cloves Crushed
½ Cup Grated Parmesan
1 Large Egg White
5 Mozzarella Sticks – string cheese



In a medium sized mixing bowl take water and yeast and combine until yeast is fully concentrated, mixing with fork.  Slowly pour in flour kneed dough until it makes a ball shape and is fully mixed.  Place a towel on top of dough and let sit for one hour.
In the mean time preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place egg white in bowl and mix in garlic. Cut mozzarella sticks into small bite sized bites. Pour parmesan into separate bowl.
When dough has sat for an hour and has risen; roll dough around mozzarella bites. Now roll bites in egg, garlic mixture, then in parmesan.
When all bites are complete place on cookie sheet and place in oven; cook until browned for about 10 minutes.
You can eat them plain or dip them in red spaghetti sauce or even basil pesto (like picture).

What are you gonna call em'?

Bon ABpetit!
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