Monday, February 22, 2010

Jelly Filled Cupcakes

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We made these little delights a couple of weeks during our Valentine’s week!!  This is another Hungry Girl recipe that produced ultra moist cupcakes and with the jelly in the center you don’t even miss the frosting!  One cupcake is only 92 calories and 1.75 grams of fat (that’s 2 ww points people!!!)  (I added the candy hearts for valentine’s…they are not included in the recipe or in the nutritional values)

Here’s the recipe:


2 cups moist style yellow cake mix (1/2 of an 18.25 oz box)

1/3 cup no sugar added applesauce

1/4 cup sugar free strawberry preserves (or any kind of jelly you like!)

1/2 tsp baking powder


Preheat oven to 350

Mix cake mix and baking powder add in applesauce and 1 cup water then stir until blended

spray 12 ct muffin pan evenly distribute cake mix. Bake for 20-22 min until a toothpick comes out clean

Meanwhile place preserves in the bottom corner of a large plastic bag, snip corner then it will be ready to pipe into the cupcakes.

Remove cupcakes use a knife to cut aa small hole right in the middle of each cupcake. Use the baggie to squeeze the preserves evenly into the holes. allow to cool and enjoy!

Creme Brulee

Are you a lover of creme brulee but not a lover of the fat and calories that usually accompany it?  Then here is a solution for you!  This creme brulee is only 104 calories and 0.5 grams of fat per serving (2 ww points) but you could never tell by the taste!! 

I topped it with a couple of slices of strawberries and a drizzle of light chocolate syrup!  It was sooooo good!!

1/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Original Egg Beaters)
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 cup fat-free half & half
3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1 1/2 tsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tsp. granulated white sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium pot, combine milk, half & half, and brown sugar. Bring to medium heat on the stove. Stir and cook until the sugar has dissolved and mixture is hot. Stir in the powdered creamer, blending well. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, mix the egg substitute and vanilla extract together. Gradually whisk in the hot milk mixture. Set four 4-ounce baking ramekins or custard cups in a deep baking dish. Evenly distribute the custard mixture into the cups.
Carefully pour hot water into the baking dish, around the cups, being careful not to splash any water into the custard (or on yourself!). The water should come about halfway up the outsides of the custard cups. Carefully transfer pan to the oven, and bake for about 28 minutes, until custards are set.
Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and then refrigerate custard cups until completely chilled. Once ready to serve, top each custard cup with 1 tsp. white sugar. Using a hand-held butane kitchen torch, caramelize the sugar (in other words, blast with fire 'til browned). Enjoy!


Bean & Cheese Enchiladas

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This is yet another hungry girl recipe that is super yummy!!  I have made it twice now!!  It is so easy to prepare and is very good!  If you are craving mexican food but don’t want to blow a bunch of points to eat it then this is the choice for you!! A serving of 2 enchiladas is 374 calories, 4 grams of fat and 8 grams of fiber (that is 6 ww points!!)  You have to try these today!

I have altered the recipe to fix it for 4 servings (2 enchiladas per serving)

8 large corn tortillas (like Mission Super Size
4 slice fat-free cheddar cheese, cut in half
2 2/3 cup enchilada sauce
1 1/3 cup fat-free refried beans
1 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped onions 
4 tbsp. taco sauce
2 tsp. taco seasoning mix, dry
Optional toppings: fat-free sour cream, chopped scallions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a pan sprayed with nonstick spray, cook onions over medium heat until they begin to brown (about 2 minutes). In a small dish, combine the onions with the refried beans, taco sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix well. Spray a small baking dish with nonstick spray. Heat tortillas in the microwave until slightly warm. Lay the tortillas on a clean, dry surface, and then spread about 2 tbsp. of the enchilada sauce onto each one. Place one half of the cheese slice on each tortilla. Then, evenly distribute the bean mixture into the center of each tortilla. Wrap the tortillas up tightly, and place them in the baking dish seam side down. Pour the rest of the enchilada sauce over the enchiladas. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes (until the enchiladas are hot). Remove dish from the oven, sprinkle shredded cheese over the enchiladas, and then return it to the oven for about 5 minutes (until the cheese is nice and melty). Plate those babies and, if you like, top with some of the optional ingredients. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is a yummy recipe that I found at  It is very tasty and I pretty much stuck with their recipe…only a couple of minor changes.  The recipe below has the changes I made.  It makes 4 servings and each serving has approximately 375 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 4 grams of fiber (that would be 7 ww points!)

what you need

fat free cooking spray
1 lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
16 oz pkg frozen stir-fry vegetables
1 can  (8 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
1/2 cup KRAFT Sweet 'N Sour Sauce
1 cup  water
2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked

Make It

HEAT large skillet on medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook and stir 4 minutes or until cooked through.
ADD vegetables, pineapple with juice and sweet and sour sauce; mix well. Stir in water. Bring to boil.
STIR in rice; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until almost all of the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

Yummy Garlic Toast


This is actually my very own recipe that I came up with for a yummy garlic toast that is not near the fat and calories of traditional garlic toast!  It is only about 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 1.5 grams of fiber per serving (that’s 2 ww points).  But even though the fat and calories are much less the flavor sure isn’t!!

1/2 of whole wheat english muffin
I Can’t believe It’s Not Butter spray
garlic salt
1 tsp reduced fat parmesan style topping
optional: 1/8 cup fat free mozzarella cheese

Spray your english muffin half with the spray butter. Sprinkle some garlic salt on it.  Then add your parmesan topping and mozzarella cheese.  Place on a baking sheet and broil in oven for a few minutes, until browned and toasty.  Enjoy!  Makes 1 serving.

Quick Chocolate Cake

This recipe comes straight from Hungry Girl!  I am sorry I didn’t get a picture – I forgot.  But it was DELICIOUS!!  It will really satisfy the sweet tooth and the chocolate craving – WITHOUT YOU FEELING GUILTY about it!!!  Wow!  This cake is only 123 calories, 1 gram of fat and .75 grams of fiber (that’s only 2 ww points!!!)
Here is the recipe!  ENJOY!!
Mini Microwave Triple Chocolate Cake
PER SERVING (entire recipe): 123 calories, 1g fat, 201mg sodium, 28g carbs, 0.75g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
Ingredients:2 tbsp. Pillsbury Moist Supreme Reduced Sugar Cake Mix, Devil's Food
2 tbsp. Cool Whip Free, thawed
1 tbsp. fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 tbsp. Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup, divided

Directions: Stir together the whipped topping and half of the syrup, and then place mixture in the freezer to firm up while you prep the rest of your dessert. Next, in a very small microwave-safe dish (like a ramekin), combine cake mix and yogurt. (Don't worry if it seems like a small amount. Your cake will puff up -- we promise!) Stir until smooth and blended. Microwave for 1 minute, and then allow to cool for 5 minutes. Once cake has cooled, remove chocolate topping from freezer, and spoon it over your cake. Finally, drizzle the remaining chocolate syrup on top. Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Southwestern Sloppy Joes

I combined a Weight Watchers recipe with tips from Rachel Ray on open faced sandwiches and burgers to create my own version of the Southwestern Sloppy Joes.  These were VERY tasty!!  This will be another meal that we will definitely do again in our family!  This is 9 points with the cheese sauce, but is a hearty serving.  You could omit the cheese sauce and save 3 points…or just serve with a side salad with lite dressing! :-)

Southwestern Sloppy Joes
adapted from the Best of Weight Watchers Magazines, Vol. 1 Cookbook

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (11 oz) can mexican-style corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups chunky salsa (the heat level you prefer)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar
  • Orowheat Sandwich Thins (4 buns)
  • 1/2 lb 2% velveeta, cubed
  • 1 can rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Heat the oil and add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the chili powder and oregano and cook one minute more. Add the turkey and corn and cook until meat is cooked through and no longer pink. Stir in the salsa and sugar and cook, stirring occasionally until slightly thickened.

While the meat is cooking put the diced velveeta and rotel in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave until cheese is melted (stirring about halfway through).

Spoon sloppy joe mixture over the open sandwich and then spoon cheese on top of that and serve.  Makes 4 servings.

I’m still here

I promise I am still here and I have a bunch of recipes that I want to get up on the blog!  I am going to try my best to find time this week to get some up!  Just bear with me please!