Salsa Chicken

Just in time for Cinco De Mayo.  This recipe is so easy and only 5 ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • small jar of salsa
  • 3/4 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Place chicken breast in baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.  Season with chili powder and cumin. Spoon salsa on top of chicken and sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for an hour.

Makes 4 servings.  191 calories and 3 grams fat per serving.

Skinny Shirley Temple Cake

I came across a recipe for Shirley Temple Cupcakes and thought is was the cutest idea.  Of course, I had to make adjustments to make it as low calorie as possible.  Also, it needs to be quick and simple; therefore, the cake version.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 can diet 7-up
  • 16 maraschino cherries
  • 4 tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 drops red food coloring
  • 1- 8oz tub frozen fat free whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip Free)
  • pink sprinkles (optional)
In a bowl, beat together cake mix and diet 7-up on low speed for about 1 minute.  Save 2 Tbsp of batter for reserve.

Pour the remaining batter in a 13″ x 9″ cake dish that has been coated with cooking spray.

Mix the reserve batter with 2 Tbsp of cherry juice and 2 drops of red food coloring; swirl it into cake with a knife.

Bake @ 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Let cake completely cool.

Meanwhile, mix 2 Tbsp cherry juice in thawed whipped topping and  evenly spread on top of the cake.

Decorate with cherries and pink sprinkles.

Yummy!!  This cake is absolutely fabulous!

Makes 16 servings.  Only 168 calories per serving.

Skinny Chocolate Cake

I LOVE THIS DESSERT!!!  And it is super easy !!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can diet cola

In a bowl, beat cake mix and diet cola for 2 minutes.  That’s it!  Do Not add anything else.  Pour into a 9″x11″ baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Let cool.  Ice with fat free Cool Whip.  Refrigerate.  Makes 12 servings @ 180 calories per serving.  ENJOY!!

 

Granny’s Light Brown Sugar Cake

I love this cake!!  Of course, I had to modify the recipe to make it low fat and lower in calories.                          

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box sugar free vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 2/3 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lite applesauce
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Beat first 6 ingredients with mixer 2-3 minutes until well blended.  Add brown sugar and mix well.  Pour into fluted tube pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.  Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes; then remove from pan and let cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.  Enjoy!!  Yields: 16 servings.  200 calories, 3gms fat per serving.