March 22, 2014 by
Treat yourself with this delicious low calorie apple crisp. Enjoy it for dessert or breakfast you will love it.
Ingredients for apple mixture:
6 medium-sized apples (about 5 cups sliced apples, I used a mixture of Granny Smith and Jonathan apples)
1/4 cup Stevia or Splenda but Stevia is said to be healthier
Ingredients for crumb topping:
1/2 cup rolled oats
6 T almond flour or almond meal
6 T Splenda or Stevia In the Raw Granulated
2 T olive oil
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional, next time I'm not sure I would add the nuts)
Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Spray a glass or crockery baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. (I used a 9×9 inch baking dish.)
If desired, use a food processor to process the rolled oats about 2-3 minutes, until they're a finer grind. (This is optional.) Use food processor to mix almond flour and Splenda or Stevia into the oats mixture, or put oats in bowl and mix with a spoon. (If you're adding nuts, measure 1/3 cup walnuts or pecans, then chop coarsely with chef's knife and add to the mixture.) Make a well in the center, then pour olive oil and vanilla into the well. Wash hands if needed, then use your fingers to blend the oil and vanilla into the oat mixture.
Peel apples, cut out cores, and thinly slice. (I used an apple corer, then peeled the slices and cut each one in half.) Put apple slices in a bowl, sprinkle Splenda or Stevia and cinnamon over apples, then stir until all the apples are well coated with the Splenda and cinnamon.
Put apples in baking dish and top with the crumb topping, spreading it out so the surface of apples is completely covered with the crumb mixture. Bake 45-50 minutes, until the topping is slightly browned and apples are cooked through and slightly bubbling. Serve hot or cold. This will keep in the fridge for a few days, but it probably won't last that long.
August 20, 2013 by
Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks are nutritious, organic and gluten-free. They come in 70 calorie packs with a variety of flavors — strawberry, peach, tangerine, lemon, tropical and mixed berry flavors. Consumers love Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks because they give you a day's dose of Vitamin C and are safe for those with allergies. They are soft, easy to chew and a healthy snack in between meals, not like those hard, pull-your-teeth-out gummies we've all tried. It's perfect for those who are on the go and usually grab that stale, leftover doughnut in the kitchen. Consumers rate Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks high compared to other fruit snacks. The only complaint is that they're so tasty there aren't enough in the package.
July 07, 2013 by
Seaweed Roasted Wasabi Annie Chun's
Are you looking for a healthy snack that is low in calories but really tasty? Well then seaweed roasted wasabi could be a great snack for you. These are delicious and full of flavor. They are very light and only 30 calories for 1 serving (half the package). These are very light and flaky I wouldn't say crispy, exactly. They disintegrate as soon as they hit the moisture in your mouth, much like cotton candy does. They have a nice wasabi flavor, strong, but not so hot that it would prevent you from just downing the whole package at once. If you happen to take a breath when putting one in your mouth, watch out because you will get a wasabi attack in your nostrils. If you've ever had a little too much wasabi on your sushi, you'll know what I mean. They are especially great when your craving a small, salty snack. And are great with a sandwich like grill cheese or turkey. They are the next best thing to chips but without the high fat and calories. These are so tasty and the only bad thing about them is that when I eat them, I crave sushi. These are very appetizing and I would recommend that you buy a single package first if you've never tried them. If you've had nori snacks before and like the kick that wasabi gives you, you won't be disappointed in these. These are amazing.
SlimFast Snack Bars, Chocolate Mint, 6 CountOur rich, delicious Slim·Fast Snack Bars are treats you can have whenever you're in the mood for something sweet. At 100 calories apiece, Slim·Fast Snack Bars fit right in as a daily snack in the Slim Fast Plan. Lose weight now.
August 15, 2012 by
Lord of the Onion Rings.
Wow! An average order of onion rings at a fast food joint delivers 450 calories and 25 grams of fat!
These crispy snacks will only cost you 153 calories and one tiny gram of fat,so go ahead and enjoy guilt-free!
- 1 large onion
- 1/2 cup fiber One Orginal bran cereal
- 1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
- Dash of salt
Optional: additional salt, peper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut ends off of onion; remove outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2" wide slices (you'll get about 2 1/2 cups); separate into rings. Use food processor to grind fiber one to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Pour fiber one "breadcrumbs" into small dish; mix in salt and any optional spices you like. fill small bowl (just large enoungh for onion rings to fit in) with egg substitute. One by one, coat each ring first in egg and then in breadcrumbs (give each ring a shake after egg bath). Evenly place rings on baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, flipping rings over about halfway through using a pair of tongs.
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July 31, 2012 by
Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles
Makes 12 2.5 oz Popsicles
6 oz pureed strawberry (about 10 strawberries)
2 oz peach syrup (recipe follows)
12 oz tonic water
2 oz plus 3 oz vodka (divided use)
1. Stir strawberry puree with 2 oz. of vodka. Place three teaspoons of strawberry mixture in the bottom of popsicle form; set aside. (As mentioned in last week’s , I used cordial glasses, but any form will work.
2. Stir peach syrup with tonic water stir to combine. Add vodka and stir to combine.
3. Pour peach and vodka mixture over strawberry mixture and stir to combine.
4. Pour the mixture into ice pop mold trays and freeze. Fresh from the freezer.
(You will have more syrup than you need. Save for other cocktail uses)
½ cup sliced peaches (about 4 medium size peaches)
1 cup water
1 cups sugar
1. Wash, peel, and pit peaches. Place peaches in a blender or food processor and process until peaches are pureed.
2. Place water, sugar and peach puree in a pot and bring to a boil and continue to boil for 5 minutes.
Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds, Yellow - Set of 6Make a cool summer treat even cooler and just a little bit groovier with these Tovolo Yellow Groovy Pop Molds. Your home made popsicles will delight the kids and their friends with their unique shape and built-in drip guards.
Norpro Ice Pop MakerNorpro's Frozen Ice Pop Maker, makes 10 3oz treats. High quality, durable plastic with aluminum top. Create your own unique frozen treats using juices, purees, yogurt, gelatin, fruit, ice cream, pudding, jams and jellies. 24 sticks included.
July 31, 2012 by
Cool down with Peach Iced Tea Popsicles!
What's better than a refreshing glass of iced tea on a hot day? A frozen treat made from iced tea and sweet peaches! The best part is that kids and grown ups adore them equally.
Start with your Tea:
Step 8 bags decaffeinated black tea in 2 cups boiling water for 5-7 minutes. Peel and pit 3 peaches; puree in blender. In a small pot, combine puree, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 tbs. chopped peeled fresh ginger (optional). Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Simmer 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is syrupy. Remove tea bags from tea; stir in peach syrup.
Pour the mixture into ice pop mold trays and freeze. Fresh from the freezer.
Zoku Quick Pop Maker:
July 20, 2012 by
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder.
- 1/2 tsp baking powder.
- 3 lg egg whites.
- 2 lg egg, lightly beaten.
- 1 cup eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 Tsp vanilla extract.
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts.
- Confectioners' sugar.
Heat over to 350 degrees. Grease 13" x 9" baking pan. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt in medium bowl.
Beat egg whites until foamy in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed. Stir in eggs and sugars until well combined. Blend in applesauce and vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in walnuts.
Spread into prepared pan. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center come out clean, about 30 minutes. Do not over bake. Cool in pan on rack. Turn onto cutting board and cut into 32 squares. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
January 31, 2012 by
Perfect Diet Chip Maker.
The Best Potato Chip Maker Device for Low Calorie Healthy Potato Chips! Do you love Chips but not the calories!
Well then this product is for you! This product is easy to use and the product manual is light on instructions because it self explanatory. Slice potatoes, dry slices out on paper towel about 10 mins, place on trays, and microwave! Thats It! The cooking time varies according to microwaves models, so test the cooking time to get best results. It’s also true that – again according to each individual microwave – chips in the middle of the tray may cook faster than the chips on the outer rim on the tray. Again, this isn’t a problem for me – it takes only 5 seconds to open the microwave, and either remove the finished chips or rotate the middle & outer chips for more even cooking. This is a high recommended device for perfect low calorie healthy chips.
Additional Tips to Get Yummy Tasty Potato Chips:
- Much easier to add salt/seasoning before the chips have cooked, as salt will stick to the damp surface better.
- When first using your chip trays, start with the manual’s suggested cooking time, and add more time in 30 second increments, checking often. There is a place in the manual for making a note of your preferred cooking times for each type of vegetable chip – it’s worth taking the time to do this & record your results. Once you have the timing worked out, cooking will be much less fussy & you’ll be able to produce chips quickly & efficiently.
- Chips that have started to brown during cooking will be much crispier and will STAY much crispier – non-browned chips will still be delicious, but lose a little of their *snap* over time.
- To add additional flavor use olive oil mister to lightly spray the chips before cooking. Additional seasoning possibilities are garlic oil; fresh rosemary mixed in with the salt; BBQ spices on sweet potato chips; etc.
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Mastrad Top Chips Maker and Slicer Set.
January 03, 2012 by
1. Mean Green Smoothie Directions:
- 2/3 cups of ice.
- 3 tbs. cold water.
- Handful of spinach leaves.
- 1/3 cup of kale.
- 3 orange slices.
- 1/3 cup of green grapes.
- 1/2 peeled small ripe pear.
- 1/2 small banana.
- 3/4 tsp. chia seeds.
Blended 2/3 cups ice, 3 tbs. cold water, handful spinach leaves, 1/3 cup cooked kale, 3 orange slices, 1/3 cup green grapes, ½ peeled small ripe pear, ½ small banana, ¾ tsp. chia seeds.
This low calorie blend is high in filling fiber, weight loss and health boosting ingredients. Chia seeds boast omega 3s that can help restore energy levels.
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Note: The Mean Green Smoothie contains only 145 calories; if you choose it to replace a main meal, enjoy with 1 stick string cheese and 5 whole gain crackers on the side.
December 07, 2011 by
High-fiber diets may blast away visceral fat,
the health threatening stuff that lies deep beneath the pudginess. Using CT scans to measure fat at the beginning and end of a five-year study period, researchers at Wake Forect University School of Medicine found that people who ate more soluble fiber-10 grams a day was the magic number-gained less dangerous belly fat than those who didn’t.
Exercise helped even more. Beyond the belly-fat link, fiber is a great weight lose weapon because it helps fill you up.
How to get 10 grams of fiber; Start your day with a high fiber one bar
for breakfast or a cup of oatmeal with a large chopped apple; lunch or dinner have 1/2 cup of black beans with whole gain rice.
And for dinner her are some high fiber recipes.
For additional resources here is a Food Fiber Chart.
Fiber One Bar.
whole Grain Rice. Bergin Nut Company Black Turtle Beans organic.