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Monday, June 30, 2014

Low-Point Strawberry Yogurt Fluff

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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

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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

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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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Low-Point Dill-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Seasoned Kale Chips

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Such a savory dish! This delicate mahi mahi is seasoned to perfection and pan fried in organic coconut oil. The lightly seasoned kale chips not only offers an extensive amount of vitamins and nutrients, but when baked, their soft crisp texture makes them just as easy and addicting to eat as potato chips!

Low-Point Dill-Crusted Mahi Mahi with Seasoned Kale Chips

Ingredients:

- 2, 4 oz. Mahi Mahi fillets - wild caught 
- 1 Tbs organic coconut oil
- 1 tsp. dill seed
- 2 tsp. bread crumbs
- salt and pepper to taste

Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Sprinkle both sides of the mahi mahi with dill seed, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Place fillets in skillet and cook for two to three minutes on each side. Remove and enjoy!

Seasoned Kale Chips

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut cup fresh kale into medium-sized pieces (cutting out and discarding the heavy stem). Cut enough to cover a large cookie sheet (kale will shrink when baked). Place kale on baking sheet and spray kale with Pam cooking spray with olive oil (for zero points). Sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder (optional), and garlic powder (optional). Bake kale for 12 minutes or until the texture is crisp. Some kale may get a little blackened on the ends but it does not take away from the flavor! Remove, let cool, and enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 2 (fillets)
Serving size - 1
Points per serving - 3.8
Points plus per serving - 4

"The difference between 'try' and 'triumph' is a little 'umph'". 
- Anonymous