4th of July Low Fat Pie

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups Keebler® Chips Deluxe® Rainbow Bite Size cookies
1 package (8 oz.) fat free cream cheese, softened*
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip Fat Free, thawed
1 Graham Low Fat Pie Crust
Red, white and blue sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

1. Chop cookies. Set aside.

2. In small mixing bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add sugar and lemon juice. Beat until combined. Fold in cookies and whipped topping.

3. Spread in crust. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until set. Garnish with sprinkles. Store in refrigerator.

Yields: 8 servings and 260 Calories per serving

GoGirlDiet’s Skinny Summer Cocktails

Save calories with these summer cocktail recipes.

Strawberry Daquiri

  • 2 oz. rum
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 4 strawberries
  • ice

Blend all ingredients in blender.  145 Calories.

Hard Lemonade

  • 8 oz. cyrstal light lemonade
  • 1 oz. grape vodka

Stir and serve over ice.  90 Calories.

Cosmopolitan

  • 1.5 oz. orange vodka
  • 1.5 oz. Oceanspray sugar free cranberry juice
  • splash of lime juice

Shake all ingredients in shaker with ice.  Pour into glass.  105 Calories.

Healthy Eating Tips For Summer Cook Outs

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer and the official kickoff to cook-out season!   This doesn’t mean you have to sabotage your waistline.  You can still have fun and eat healthy.  Here are some of go girls tricks.

  1.  Always bring the low cal appetizers like raw veggies with a low fat dip,  fruit salad, or a healthier version of a side dish.
  2. Try to stay away from the high fat meats, such as, hotdogs, sausage, or ribs.  Choose the grilled chicken or even a small or half a burger.
  3. Take only 1 starchy side, like potato salad, macaroni salad, pasta salad, or baked beans.
  4. Have fruit for dessert.
  5. Stay away from the sugary drinks.  Instead choose diet drinks or bottled water.
  6. Limit your alcoholic beverages.  To save calories use diet soda or seltzer water for mixers and lite beer is the better option.
  7. Most importantly start the day with exercise.  Take a power walk or bike ride in the morning.  You will actually feel more energized for the rest of the day.