Wendy’s Frosty Skinny Version

I came across a copy cat recipe for a Wendy’s Frosty on Pinterest.  I tweaked it to make it fat free and low calorie.  The final product is amazing!  Tastes just like a real Frosty.

INGREDIENTS:

  • cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons low calorie (sugar-free) chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 tablespoons Cool Whip Free
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  Pour in a glass and freeze until it has a frosty consistency.  Makes 1 serving; 130 calories and 0 fat.

Tex Mex Rice and Beans

Did you know Cinco de Mayo was celebrated more in the states than in Mexico?  It’s true!

This recipe makes a great side dish or you can serve it as the main entrée.  It is quick to make and only 4 ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 can RO*TEL diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese

In large skillet over medium heat, simmer RO*TEL tomatoes for 5 minutes.  Stir in pinto beans.  Mix in rice and simmer.  Sprinkle cheese on top and let melt.

Makes 8 servings.  97 calories and 3 grams of fiber per serving.

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.