Sunday, July 13, 2014

Low-Point Blueberry Bliss


Cool, refreshing, and perfect for a summer day! This cup full of happiness can easily be adapted to suit your favorite fruit taste. Raspberries, strawberries, or any other fruit with different flavors of yogurt make this decadent dessert even more desirable!

Low-Point Blueberry Bliss

Ingredients:

- 1, 1 oz. box of sugar-free fat-free instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups 1% milk
- 2, Greek 100 blueberry yogurts
- Fresh blueberries
- 1 cup Lite Cool Whip, plus 2 Tbs for the topping of each dessert bowl.
- Granola

In a large bowl, combine pudding and milk. Whisk for about two minutes until the pudding starts to get firm. Add yogurts, fresh blueberries, and cool whip. Spoon 1/2 cup into little dessert bowls or ramekins. Sprinkle with just a little bit of granola and enjoy! Refrigerate for a few hours beforehand if you prefer it chilled. If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 9, 1/2 cups
Serving size - 1/2 cup
Points per servings - 1.5
Points plus per serving - 2

"Eat well, live simply, laugh often." - Anonymous 



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Low-Point Wasabi-Encrusted Tuna Steak


Seared to perfection! This well-seasoned tuna steak, with a sweet and savory crust, is a recipe definitely worth repeating!

Low-Point Wasabi-Encrusted Tuna Steak

Ingredients:

*Note: This recipe is for one, 4 oz., tuna steak. Feel free to double the recipe if you would like to add another steak. 

- 1, 4 oz. Yellowfin Tuna Steak
- 1 tsp. Chinese Five Spice
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp. rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. Mirin (sweetened saki)
- 2 Tbs crushed wasabi peas

Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place tuna steak on a plate. Combine the rest of the ingredients down to wasabi peas (do not include those yet). Mix well and brush tuna steak with marinade. Reserve 1 1/2 tsp. marinade for tuna steak after it's cooked. Coat (both front and back) tuna steak with the crushed wasabi peas. Place in skillet and cook for about 2 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove tuna steak and brush with remaining marinade. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here. 

Total servings - 1
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 6.5
Points plus per serving - 7.5

"I don't trust words. I trust taste." - Anonymous


Monday, June 30, 2014

Low-Point Strawberry Yogurt Fluff


Cool and refreshing! The perfect summer treat that you can recreate by using different jello and yogurt flavors along with your favorite fresh fruits. Your family will love this incredibly easy and mouthwatering dessert!

Low-Point Strawberry Yogurt Fluff

Ingredients:

- 1, .3 oz. package of sugar-free strawberry jello
- 1/3 cup boiling water
- 2, 5.3 oz. strawberry, Yoplait Greek 100 yogurt
- 1, 8 oz. container of Lite Cool Whip
- fresh strawberries

In a large bowl, whisk the jello and boiling water until jello dissolves. Add the strawberry yogurt and combine well. Fold in the cool whip and add pieces of fresh strawberries. Spoon into dessert cups or ramekins and place in refrigerator for several hours. Enjoy! (Note: My husband and kids didn't even want to wait until this dessert set in the refrigerator. I barely had time to spoon it into cups before they devoured it!) :)  If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 3 1/2 cups
Serving size - 1/2 cup
Total points per serving - 2.5
Total points plus per serving - 3

"Dessert is the best time of day." - Anonymous


Monday, June 23, 2014

Low-Point Butterfinger Pie


Knowing that I can satisfy my sweet tooth without putting on the pounds? Well, that just makes me happy! Especially when it comes to enjoying one of my favorite chocolate candy bars, Butterfinger!

Low-Point Butterfinger Pie

Ingredients:

- 3 1/2 low-fat Honey Maid graham cracker sheets
- 1, 8 oz. Lite Cool Whip
- 1, 2 oz. Butterfinger candy bar, crushed and divided
- 1 banana (optional)
- 1/4 cup sugar-free Hershey's chocolate syrup
- 1/4 cup fat-free Smuckers caramel syrup

Line the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking dish with the graham cracker sheets. Slice and layer the banana on top of the graham crackers (optional). Mix together the cool whip with half of the crushed Butterfinger candy bar. Spread the cool whip mixture over the graham crackers and bananas. Drizzle both the chocolate syrup and caramel syrup on top of the cool whip and sprinkle remaining crushed Butterfinger on top. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 12
Serving size - 2 pieces
Points per serving - 4
Points plus per serving - 4.5

"In Heaven, chocolate has no calories and is 
served as a main course." - Anonymous

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Low-Point Parmesan-Topped Asparagus Soup


Before you turn up your nose to this not-so-appealing colored soup, you have to try it! My friend told me about this soup. At first I thought, "Ew!" but tonight decided to give it a try and am I glad I did!! Very tasty soup that's also very healthy for you!

Low-Point Parmesan-Topped Asparagus Soup

Ingredients:

- 1, 14.5 oz. can cut green beans, drained
- 1, 14.5 oz. can cut spears asparagus, drained 
- 2 cups beef broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tbs finely shredded parmesan 

Drain cans of asparagus and green beans. Remove 3 Tbs of each vegetable, and place in a small bowl. Set aside. Place remaining vegetables in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour blended vegetables into a microwavable safe bowl (or small sauce pan). Cut the reserved vegetables into small pieces and add to bowl or sauce pan. Add beef broth, salt, pepper, and then heat. Before serving, place 2 Tbs shredded parmesan on top. Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 3 cups
Serving size - 1 cup
Points per serving - .5
Points plus per serving - 1

"In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired." 
- Anonymous