Friday, December 30, 2011

Low-Point Lemon Crusted Cod

We first tried this delicious cod entre when visiting my sister. With the great lemon mustard flavor and delicate crust, I couldn't wait to come home and make it again for my own family. A few tweaks in the ingredients here and there and this cod meal is just 3.5 points per serving! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Low-Point Lemon Crusted Cod
Ingredients:
- 1 lb. Cod
- 1/2 Tbs lemon juice
- 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 1/2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp. grey poupon mustard
- 1 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup crushed corn flakes
- "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray
- pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cod in a baking pan. Combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise, worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Brush mixture on the cod. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and then the crushed corn flakes. Spray the butter on top, season with a little pepper, and bake for 20 minutes (or until desired doneness). Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 4
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 3.5


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Low-Point Holiday Brownies with Santa Hats

Your family and friends will love all the effort you put into these adorable mini brownies with cute little santa hats! Just be sure not to mention it actually took very little effort to make. Leave them thinking it took you hours to create something so fun and festive!


I have a low-point brownie recipe that I was going to post; however, I compared the amount of points my brownie recipe has to how many points a boxed brownie mix has and it turned out the same, as long as you substitute the oil you use in a box mix with applesauce.


Low-Point Holiday Brownies with Santa Hats
Ingredients:
- Strawberries
- Betty Crocker whipped white icing
- 1 boxed brownie mix (any kind that has 120 calories, 2 grams of fat, and .5 grams of fiber per serving - unprepared. I used Betty Crocker Ultimate Fudge premium brownie mix with the extra Hershey fudge pouch inside. However, I did not use the Hershey fudge pouch. The recipe also called for 1/4 cup of oil. I substituted 1/4 cup of applesauce instead.
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Combine ingredients (water, applesauce, and egg).  Spray mini cupcake pans with Pam cooking spray and spoon brownie mixture into pans, filling 3/4 way full. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of a brownie). Remove and cool. Cut strawberries stems off strawberries and also a little off the tip. Place strawberry, upside down, on top of each brownie and pipe icing around the bottom of the strawberry. Add a little drop of icing on the tip of the strawberry (hat) as well. If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 40
Serving size - 1 brownie with santa hat
Points per serving - 2.5
*NOTE: The brownies had a rounded top after removed from the oven. After they cooled, I took a very thin layer off the top of the brownies so the strawberries could lay flat.


"Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed. Brownies make it worthwhile." - Anonymous

Monday, December 5, 2011

Low-Point Holiday Ham with Pineapple Riesling Sauce

Enjoy a nice glass of Riesling white wine while you cook and what the heck, add it to your sauce too! :) This sweet and succulent Pineapple Riesling sauce pairs perfectly with your holiday ham. Enjoy this entre' during the holiday season or anytime throughout the new year! Bon Appetit!


Low-Point Holiday Ham with Pineapple Riesling Sauce
Ingredients:
- Boneless ham or Precooked ham slices (serving size is 4 oz.)
Sauce:
- 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
- 3/4 cup Riesling white wine
- 1 tsp. Splenda
- 1 Tbs brown sugar
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1 Tbs flour
In a saucepan, heat pineapple and Riesling over medium-high heat until boiling. Add splenda, brown sugar, and honey and mix thoroughly. Whisk flour into pan until sauce slightly thickens. Spoon over cooked or heated (if precooked) ham. If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Serving size - 4 oz. ham with 2 Tbs pineapple sauce
Points per serving - 4.5


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