Tuesday, July 26, 2011


So Im not a huge coleslaw fan, but my dad is. I ALWAYS have extra coleslaw mix, and my dad asked me to make him some. So I found this recipe and it turned out "Delicious" he said! Enjoy!

One 16-oz. package cole slaw mix, dry (or 6 cups shredded cabbage mixed with 1 cup shredded carrots)
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
2 1/2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
1 tsp. Dijonnaise
2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda)
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt (like Lawry's)
salt and pepper, to taste
To make dressing, combine mayo, sour cream, rice vinegar, Dijonnaise, sweetener, and seasoned salt. Mix well. Place cole slaw mix in a large bowl. Add dressing and stir until all of the slaw is thoroughly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (For best flavor, make slaw the night before you plan to serve it.) Then just give it a good stir, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy! MAKES 6 SERVINGS

Nutrition Facts: One serving is 2/3 cup. 50 calories! 300mg sodium, 2g fiber, 5g sugar, 1g protein.



8 large hard-boiled eggs (can use 2 whole eggs and 6 egg whites to cute fat)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons of light mayo
2 tablespoons of fat free sour cream
1 teaspoon dijon-style mustard
salt and pepper to taste

chop up eggs and add remaining ingredients. mix well.

Try toasting your bread for an added crunch!

Nutrition Facts: FOR WHOLE RECIPE. makes six servings. 377 calories, 16g fat. (11 weight watcher points)

Strawberry Spinach and Walnut Salad

1 6 ounce bag fresh spinach, (about 4 cups) thick stems removed
1 pint strawberries, ends trimmed and quartered
1 cup walnuts, chopped (watch out for sugar coated or candy coated walnuts)
1/4 large red onion, thinly sliced
Balsamic vinaigrette (we like Newmans Own either light raspberry vinaigrette, or light honey mustard!!!)

Empty bag of spinach into a large serving bowl.
Add in strawberries, walnuts, and red onion.
Pour balsamic vinaigrette over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 185 calories, 11g total fat. (still trying to figure out sodium)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Chocolate Ice Cream Substitute

Found this recipe on This blog through pinterest. Since it's so hot in our house I always want ice cream. But I can't keep it in the house because I would go through a whole tub in one sitting. So I made this to keep in my freezer to help curb those cravings, and I'm so happy with how it turned out!

4 bananas, just slightly overripe
2 tbsps creamy peanut butter (optional )
2 tsps cocoa powder
Your sweetener of choice (Truvia, Stevia, Agave, honey, sugar, etc.)
Skim milk

Slice bananas into small discs. Freeze for an hour (it doesn't matter if you freeze them longer than that. just go at least an hour so that they are frozen through.)

Place frozen bananas in blender or food processor. Add desired amount of skim milk (just for texture) and blend until smooth. You will have to stop and scrape the bowl a few times while blending.

Once smooth, add the cocoa powder, sweetener, and peanut butter. Voila! Low calorie dessert that is better for you than Ice Cream.

You can taste the banana but it's not overpowering. You could switch out the cocoa powder and pb for coconut, peaches, berries.... anything goes!