Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Skinny Caramel Frappucino = Happy!

Coffee + Ice = Happiness!  This is a lightened up version of the calorie and fat laden drink served up at a popular coffee shop.  Actually, it is a drink that is really served up at most coffee houses....but now you can enjoy it guilt free! 
This is what you will need to make your yummy frappucino!
This is what the finished version looks like~

Skinny Caramel Frappucino! (Serves 2)
4 C. Ice
1 C. 1% Milk
2 C. Strongly brewed coffee, cooled
1 Tbsp. Sugar (can add more to taste)
1 Big squeeze Fat Free Caramel Sauce + a little drizzle for the top
Light Whipped Cream
DIRECTIONS:  Combine all ingred. (except whipped cream) in a blender.  Blend.  Pour into a large cup, top with whipped cream and a little drizzle of caramel sauce. Sit back, enjoy!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Enchilada Bake!

I am so thankful for friends with birthdays!  Tonight I get to head out to Checker's Bistro with my dear friend Kristen who celebrated a birthday last week!!  Before heading out though I made this enchilada bake!  It was incredibly easy to put together, I am not kidding!  You should try it - I bet your family will love it!!
Enchilada Bake
1 lb. ground turkey
1 Can Mild Rotel Tomatoes w/ Green Chiles
1 (8oz) Can Tomato Sauce
1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 Can Corn, undrained
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Dried Minced Garlic (I used Tastefully Simple)
1/2 tsp. Oregano
2 Green Onion, sliced
2 C. Shredded Cheese
6 Flour Tortillas
DIRECTIONS:  Brown ground turkey.  Add
all ingredients, EXCEPT cheese and tortillas.  Mix well and bring to a boil.  Turn heat to low-medium and simmer for 5 minutes.  Spray a 9x13 with cooking spray.  Add 1/2 C. of the ground turkey mix.  Layer 3 tortillas, overlapping if necessary.  Top with 1/2 the remaining meat mixture.  Sprinkle with 1/2 the cheese.  Repeat layers.  Sprinkle with green onion.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes.  Serve with low fat sour cream.

**Cooks note:  I used fresh corn that I had frozen from the summer**


Weight Watchin' Crab Rangoon!

Last night was Monday and with Monday comes The Bachelor!  I know, I know ~ don't judge!  I am a sap for romance and well, the drama does keep my attention because I wonder how people can act like that and still feel good about themselves!  Plus, it is a good excuse for friends to gather!

Last night I hosted and because we are all trying to be good about our eating habits I made these tasty little pockets of ooey, gooey crab!  They taste sinful, but really are not!  You can have 2 of them for only 2 WW points.
Baked Crab Rangoon
3 oz. 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese, softened
4 oz. Crab meat
1 Green Onion, sliced
1/8 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/8 tsp. Garlic Salt
12 Won Ton Wrappers
DIRECTIONS:  Combine all ingredients (except won-ton wrappers) in a small mixing bowl.  Mix well.  Place won ton wrappers on baking sheet (sprayed with cooking spray) and spoon 2 tsp. of filling in center of each wrapper.  Bring corners up to meet and lightly dampen fingers to make the corners stick together.  Bake at 425 for approx. 10 minutes.