Skinny S’more Pie

If you love s’mores, you will love this pie.  Only 5 ingredients and super easy!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 (2.1 oz) package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding
  • 2-1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 reduced fat graham ready crust
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, mix pudding and milk until thick.  Fold in whipped topping.  Pour in ready crust and top with marshmallows.  Chill for 4 hours.  Makes 8 servings.

NUTRITION INFO:  (per serving)

170 Calories, 3 gm Fat, 31 gm Carbohydrate, 5 gm Protein

 

 

Skinny Red Velvet Cake

This is the perfect Valentine Dessert!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 can diet pepsi or any diet cola

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DIRECTIONS:

Beat the cake mix and diet soda in large bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Pour batter into a 9″ x 11″ baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  And bake a 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes minutes. Let Cool.  Ice with Skinny Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.  Makes 16 servings.

NUTRITION INFO:  (Per serving with frosting)

159 Calories; 2 gm fat; 24 gm carbohydrate; 3 gm protein; 330 mg sodium

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Skinny Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

I love cream cheese frosting; but, not the fat and calories.  Here’s my recipe for low calorie, low fat frosting.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1-8oz package fat-free cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) light margarine
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar

DIRECTIONS:

Beat cream cheese, margarine, sour cream in large bowl until smooth.  Mix in vanilla and cornstarch.  Gradually beat in powder sugar.  Makes 16 servings.

NUTRITION INFO: (per serving) 59 Calories, 1 gm fat, 9 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 106 mg sodium

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Butternut Squash Muffins

My new friend Julia and coworker made these fabulous healthy muffins and offered to share her secret recipe on the GoGirlDiet Blog.  Julia is a Registered Diet Technician, TLS Weight Loss Coach, and nutraMetrix Consultant.  You can find her @ http://www.shop.com/mulligan.   Julia used butternut squash and whole wheat flour in her muffins. These muffins were moist and absolutely delightful.

Julia’s Muffin Recipe

  •  3Tbsp oil
  • ½ c sugar
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (may substitute liquid egg white)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ c mashed banana (or pumpkin, butternut squash, grated zucchini, etc.)
  • 1 ¾ c flour (may use whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ baking powder
  • ½ c milk (may use almond or coconut milk)
  • 1/3 c chopped nuts (walnuts, dried fruit, sliced almonds, pecans, etc.)

Optional: add spices- cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, etc.

Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients in separate bowls, leaving the milk separate. Be sure to mix wet ingredients in larger bowl. Add dry to wet while stirring with a mixing spoon or rubber spatula, adding milk a little bit at a time for easier mixing.

Bake at 350 until fork comes out clean (baking times will vary based on pan size).

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Rockin’ Rice Pudding & Only 4 Ingredients

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 3 Cups Skim Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Rice
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

WHAT TO DO:

Mix all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Then simmer for 1-2 hours or until thick.  Serve warm or chilled.

Makes 6- 1/2 cup sevings.

NUTRITION INFO:  1 Serving

  • 130 Calories
  • 0 Fat
  • 25 grams Carbohydrate
  • 5 grams Protein      IMG_0625

Skinny Banana Cream Pie

What you need:

  • 1 low fat graham cracker pie ready crust
  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1-3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 box sugar free banana cream instant pudding
  • 1/2 tub Cool Whip LiteIMG_0577

What to do:

Make the pudding according to package directions using 1-3/4 cup milk.  Stir in the cool whip and sliced banana.  Pour into graham cracker pie crust and refrigerate.

Makes 8 servings at 180 calories per serving.

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Just in time for Thanksgiving!  Save a few calories with this recipe for the crustless pumpkin pie.  It is only 110 calories per serving and it is absolutely fabulous!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg & ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup  sugar

WHAT TO  DO:

  • Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.
  • Pour into 9-inch pie pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes; reduce temperature to 325 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes more.
  • Pie is done when knife inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Makes 8 servings

Amazing Low Calorie Applicious Cake

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box reduced calorie vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup liquid egg
  • 1/2 cup lite applesauce
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large apples, peeled and coarsely chopped

For The Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powder sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fat free sour cream
  • 1 tsp water

How To Make It:

Beat all ingredients except the apples on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Stir in apples.  Pour into 10-inch tube pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for  1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Let cake cool for 15 minutes and invert cake onto wire rack; gently remove pan.  Cool cake completely.

How To Make Glaze:

Whisk together  powder sugar,  sour cream, and  water.  Drizzle over cake and let stand until glaze is firm.

Makes 16 servings.  Only 152 calories per serving!  Yum!!!

 

Skinny Almond Orange Parfait

Here’s another GoGirlDiet original.    This delicious parfait is only 140 calories and really satisfies the hunger.  It makes a great breakfast or you can enjoy as a snack.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup Light & Fit Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Mandarine Oranges, canned in natural juice, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Slivered Almonds

In a parfait glass, layer half the yogurt, oranges, and slivered almonds.  Repeat the layers.

Skinny Almond Joy Parfait

OMG!!  This is fabulous, easy to make, and a GoGirlDiet original.    This delicious treat is only 140 calories and really satisfies the sweet craving without the guilt.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup reduced calorie chocolate pudding prepared with fat free milk
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 2 whole almonds

In a parfait glass, layer half the pudding, coconut, and slivered almonds.  Repeat the layers.  Top with 2 whole almonds.