Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

These are SO delicious and SO easy!  Ready?

3 ingredients:

Blend Cupcake Mix with 12 ounces of Diet Cherry 7-Up.

Scoop into Muffin Pan.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Take out and place 1 marshmallow on each cupcake. Bake for 5 more minutes.

Makes 20-24 cupcakes.

Only 112.5 calories each!!! :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Taco Soup

This soup is amazing... and low in fat and calories... and extremely easy to make!! I love it! :)

Taco Soup

1 can of chicken broth
1 can of corn
1 can of fat free re-fried beans
1 jar of Salsa
1 can of black beans
1 can of chicken (or 1.5 cups of cooked and chopped chicken)
Optional: Taco Seasoning or Tastefully Simple Fiesta Party Dip to taste

Mix together and heat on stove!  That's it! :)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

So, I think this first post needs to explain the title of my blog... :)  I was inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie.  She modifies and creates amazing desserts that are much healthier and SO delicious.  One of the recipes I tried is Healthy Deep Dish Cookie Pie.   It has the most surprising ingredient... Chickpeas!!  I have recently become obsessed with Chickpeas!  They are so yummy and versatile (hummus, roasted chickpeas, in a pasta dish, in a salad)  Never would I have thought to put it in a chocolate dessert!  But I did, and it turned out amazing!

I followed Chocolate Covered Katie's recipe: (The italics are my notes)

Deep-Dish Cookie Pie
  • 2 cans white beans or garbanzos (drained and rinsed) (500g total, once drained)
  • 1 cup quick oats (or certified-gf quick oats)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 T canola oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Blend everything (except the chips) very well in a good food processor (I used my food processor to blend the chickpeas and oatmeal and then transferred to a bigger bowl and blended the rest of the ingredients). Mix in chips, and pour into an oiled pan (I used a normal pie pan.) Cook at 350F for around 35-40 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

Note: I am currently trying to loose weight and get fit, so this blog will have mostly low fat/low calorie dishes.   I will always include the nutritional values. (calculated by SparkPeople)   I must say this particular recipe is a little naughty.. but it's SO good! :)  According to Chocolate Covered Katie, it is still better for you than the traditional pie which is 700 calories per slice!  Plus, you get all the nutrition of the chickpeas! :)