yummy coffee drink…

I always liked a good swap.  Nooo, not a swap meet…..but I love finding a good recipe that can be tweaked so as not to make me……swell.  (code for fat)….

This looks yummy!!!!  (Thanks again, Hungry Girl!!)

ll Good Things Must Come to a Blend…

We can’t remember a time without freezy-licious blended coffee drinks, can you? Get your blender out and whip up our latest lightened-up swap ASAP! Sweet caramel insanity…

Ingredients:
1 tsp. instant coffee granules
2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda or Truvia)
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. fat-free or light caramel dip (like the kinds by Marzetti), divided
1/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
One 60-calorie sugar-free caramel pudding snack (like the kind by Snack Pack)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 – 12 ice cubes
2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip

Directions:
In a tall glass, combine coffee granules, sweetener, and 1 tbsp. caramel dip. Add 1/4 cup very hot water and stir until ingredients have dissolved. Transfer to a blender. Rinse the glass, if needed, and set aside.

To the blender, add all other ingredients except the remaining 1 tsp. caramel dip and the Reddi-wip. Blend at high speed until completely mixed. Transfer to the tall glass and set aside.

Place remaining 1 tsp. caramel dip in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 10 seconds, or until very warm.

Top drink with Reddi-wip and drizzle with the warm caramel dip. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire recipe (about 12 oz.)
Calories: 158
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 289mg
Carbs: 34g
Fiber: <0.5g
Sugars: 13.5g
Protein: 2.5g

PointsPlus™ value 4*

The small caramel frappe from McDonalds has 450 calories!!!!  This one?  Only 158 calories!!! WOWSERS!!!

IN YO’ FACE, MC DONALDS!!!!!

another breakfast idea…

Ok, you know you’re hungry.  You should ALWAYS start your day with a good breakfast!!   You know….to break the fast? Check out two more ideas from Hungry Girl!!

HG’s Egga-Pinwheels 

PER SERVING (1 pinwheel, 1/8th of recipe): 134 calories, 5g fat, 555mg sodium, 13.5g carbs, <1g fiber, 3g sugars, 8.5g protein —POINTS® value 3*

Bring these to a brunch, and you’ll be a hero! Or just make a batch at home, and you’ll instantly become the most popular human in the house…

Ingredients:
1 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 package Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet
4 oz. (about 16 slices) shaved/thinly sliced lean deli ham
3 slices fat-free American cheese, broken into pieces

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add egg substitute, and scramble until fully cooked. Remove from heat and set aside. Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it with nonstick spray, and set that aside as well.

Roll out entire package of dough and lay it flat on a dry surface, so that you have a large rectangle, with the short sides on the right and left. Evenly distribute ham slices over the dough, leaving a 2-inch border of exposed dough along the right side only. Evenly distribute scrambled eggs over the ham layer, and sprinkle with cheese pieces. Starting with the left side, roll the dough tightly up into a log, and seal by pinching together the right edge and the roll itself. Using a sharp serrated knife, slice the log into 8 pinwheels, and lay them flat on the baking sheet, evenly spaced.

Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly, and then chew!

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Banana Split Breakfast Bowl 

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 257 calories, 4.25g fat, 171mg sodium, 50.5g carbs, 5.75g fiber, 12g sugars, 8g protein — POINTS®value 5*

Your bowl of oatmeal just got a delicious, dessert-inspired makeover. It’s almost too pretty to consume. ALMOST…

Ingredients:
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
Dash salt
2 tbsp. light vanilla soymilk
1 tbsp. sugar-free strawberry preserves
1/2 banana, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine oats and salt with 2/3 cup water. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.

Stir in soymilk, and microwave for 1 additional minute.

Stir in preserves, and then top with banana, Reddi-wip, and chocolate chips.

Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

THANKS, HUNGRY GIRL!!!  WE’RE GLAD YOU ARE HUNGRY!!!!

jethro bodine’s huge bowl of cereal…

IT’S LATE AT NIGHT….YOU NEED SOMETHING…..WELL, REMEMBER JETHRO FROM THE BEVERLY HILLIBILIES?  REMEMBER HIS BIG BOWL OF CEREAL?  WELL….DO YOU LOVE A HUGE BOWL OF CEREAL?  I MEAN…..HUGE???  TRY THIS RECIPE TAKEN FROM HUNGRY GIRL…..ONLY 286 CALORIES……

Ginormous Cereal Bowl-anzaPER SERVING (entire recipe, 1 bowl): 286 calories, 3g fat, 253mg sodium, 60g carbs, 10g fiber, 12g sugars, 12g protein — POINTS® value 5*

This is our own special blend of cereals, full of fruit and awesomeness. Until today, it was exclusive to our first book. But now it’s HERE… Woohoo!

Ingredients:
1 cup puffed wheat cereal
1 cup puffed rice cereal
1/2 cup puffed corn cereal (like Kix)
1/4 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)
1/4 cup blueberries
1 cup light vanilla soymilk

Directions:
Place cereals and blueberries in a bowl, and cover with soymilk. Tada!

MAKES 1 SERVING