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Raspberry Chocolate (diet?) Cake February 27, 2010

Filed under: Recipe,Tips & Tricks — Desiree @ 4:59 pm
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Yes, you read that right, it’s a “diet” cake.  I’m sure 95% off the female population has heard of weight watchers cupcakes, made with a box of cake mix and a diet soda.  And it’s worth 1 point.  Top it with fat free whipped topping and it’s a perfect solution to a sweet tooth.  And the combinations are ENDLESS!

Well, my lovely daughter sees a chocolate cake (raspberry mocha chocolate cake OMG!) on tv and says, “Mommy, can you make that for me?”  Oh sure, that’ll help my diet a whole bunch!  And then Jason says, “Yeah Mommy, can you make that?”
Yeah, sure, why not.  But I had a plan: Diet Cake!
Bought a box of devil’s food for $.88 at Walmart and a 12 pack of raspberry Diet Rite (I love that stuff!) for $2.98, plus deposit.
Whipped it up, just one can, mind you.  Stuck it in a silicone bundt pan and threw it into the microwave for 12 minutes.  
Out came the most yummilicious looking cake that I’ve seen in at least a week.
Oh yea, I remember what we were watching when she saw that cake on tv:  The National Wedding Cake Decoration Contest!  WOW.  That’s all I can say about that!
So, slice of yummilicious on plate with a dallop of fat free whipped topping: 2 points.  
Amazing.
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Lower Fat Chicken Cordon Bleu February 23, 2010

Filed under: Menu — Desiree @ 3:18 am
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Low Fat Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is a lower fat version of a favorite in my house.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. “Beat” chicken breast out thin using a meat mallet or whatever you’d like.
  2. Place a slice of ham on chicken breast and a wedge of laughing cow light swiss on the ham slice. Roll up and hold together with a toothpick, if needed.
  3. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, and then Italian seasoning. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.
  4. I like to serve with asparagus.
I just copied and pasted this from my fatsecret.com cookbook.  I’ve got them everywhere!
 

I’m in Love February 16, 2010

Filed under: Healthy,Recipe,Tips & Tricks — Desiree @ 5:59 pm
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With Hungry Girl  dot  com
Seriously, she rocks major booty.  She has all these amazing swap recipes, where she takes something that tastes amazing and swaps the ingredients and cooking methods with something that doesn’t clog-your-arteries-simply-by-reading-it.  And then to make it an even more amazing experience she puts the WW point value.
Now I’m not doing WW currently/anymore but it’s a comfortable idea for me to watch points.  I know where I’m supposed to be point wise and the site I’m using to monitor my weight loss/exercise figures in WW points as well as calories, so it’s a win-win for me.
I get the daily HG (m-f) emails with little snip-its and then Jaqui mentioned she had her cookbook so I looked up some recipes on recipezaar.com and fell in deeper-mad-love with the amazing woman that Hungry Girl is.

Here is one of the greatest swap recipes.

Make it, love it, thank me later.