Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #3

Thirteen Easy Weight Watchers Snacks
  1. Fat Free Pumpkin Pudding
    0 point treat!

    2¼ hours | 10 min prep

    SERVES 8

    * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
    * 1 (1 1/3 ounce) box sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
    * 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    * 1 cup water

    1. Mix the water and pudding mix together until there are no more lumps.
    2. Bring to a slow boil in a saucepan.
    3. Stir frequently.
    4. Remove from heat and fold in pumpkin and spices.
    5. Pour into 8 small serving cups.
    6. Refrigerate 2 hours until firm.
    7. Top with fat free whipped topping to serve.
    8. I tried something a little new. I used butterscotch pudding (fat free, sugar free instant) and did half water and half light eggnog! Whipped those together REALLY well before folding in the pumpkin. It added about 16 calories a serving, but was WAY creamier and just delicious!

  2. Pumpkin Muffins

    40 min | 15 min prep

    24 muffins each muffin is only 2 points

    * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
    * 1 (18 ounce) box cake mix (spice)
    * 1 cup water

    1. Mix both together until smooth.
    2. Spoon into muffin tin (either lightly sprayed or with muffin cups).
    3. cook for 20-25min at 350 degrees.
    4. Makes 24 muffins.

  3. Caramel Apple Salad
    1 Cup equals 5 points.

    5 min | 5 min prep

    SERVES 4

    * 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (do not drain)
    * 4 unpeeled red delicious apples, cut up
    * 1 (1 ounce) box sugar-free fat-free butterscotch pudding (or regular)
    * 1 (8 ounce) container fat-free cool whip

    1. Mix all together and let set overnight.

  4. Super Healthy Hummus

    1/4 cup = 1 point ww.

    10 min | 10 min prep

    SERVES 6

    * 3 garlic cloves, minced, more if you like
    * 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
    * 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    * 1 teaspoon olive oil
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    * 1/8 teaspoon pepper
    * 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    * 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

    1. Combine everything in blender or food processor and process until smooth.
    2. The blender gives the best result.
    3. If you need more liquid to make a nice consistency, add a bit more yogurt.
    4. Chill.
    5. Serve with pitas or as a veggie dip.

  5. Ww Frozen Peanut Butter Cups

    1 point per cup

    5 min | 5 min prep

    SERVES 12

    * 8 ounces Cool Whip Free
    * 6 tablespoons peanut butter
    * 2 tablespoons Hersheys Chocolate Syrup

    1. Combine Cool Whip and peanut butter.
    2. Line 12 cupcake tins with liners and spoon in mixture.
    3. Top with a drizzle of syrup and freeze
    4. That's it!

  6. Make your own pizzas

    • 1 pt tortilla or pita
    • TBSP any type of sauce you like (pizza 0pts, pesto 1 pt, alfredo 1pt, thai peanut 1 pt)
    • pile on any type of veggie you like (these are good: carrots, zuchini, cabbage, radish, spinach, fresh uncooked beets)
    • cheese (I weigh out 2-4 pts worth)

    Stop here and bake at 400 deg. for 10-15 min.
    Add chicken/tuna/turkey peperoni and then cook.

    Depending on how you make it the whole pizza is 5-8 points and is very filling

  7. Veggie Fajitas (4 points)

    multi-colored bell peppers (0 points)
    green onions (0 points)
    fresh spinach (0 points)
    mushrooms (0 points)
    Portabello Mushroom Gardenburger (1 point)
    Whole wheat tortilla (2 points)
    fresh tomatoes
    0pt salsa
    FF cheese (1 point)

    Take fajita veggies, like multi-colored bell peppers, green onions, fresh spinach, mushrooms...whatever you like and saute them in Pam. (0 points)
    Microwave a Portabello Mushroom Gardenburger (1 point).
    Cut up the garden burger into cubes/chunks/strips and put it in a 2pt whole wheat tortilla, add the sauteed veggies and voila.
    A 3pt fajita that is HUGE, yummy, and sooo filling.
    I usually put some fresh tomatoes in it, some lettuce, some FF sour cream, 0pt salsa...You could add some FF cheese for another point.

  8. Tasty Tuna!
    1/4 cup tuna (1.5 points),
    a half of a wedge of garlic and herb laughing cow cheese (0.5 points)
    light english muffin (1 point)
    salt, pepper,
    dill relish

    Mix together (you have to mix it for a while so the cheese gets all over the tuna).
    Put this on a toasted light english muffin
    Top it with salt, pepper, lettuce, tomato, and a little dill relish, it makes a super 3 point sandwich!!! I also like to put it on top of my salads. NOTE: It's a few more points but TOTALLY worth it to use avocado in place of mayo in tuna salad and then seasons it with whatever you feel like. I have also used Italian or Ranch dressings

  9. Delicious Smoothie

    5 points

    2 individual cups of light peach yogurt
    1 Small Banana
    1 cup of berries

    Put it all in the blender and mix. This is SOOO Yummy and filling too.
  10. 1-point mock 'Ice cream' sandwiches

    You need:
    reduced-fat chocolate flavored graham crackers
    cool whip light

    Break each sheet of graham crackers in half, and put 2 tbsp. cool whip light in between them, like a sandwich. Put in the freezer for at least 2 hours before eating. Each sandwich is 1 point.

  11. Easy Pineapple cake

    You need:
    1 box yellow cake mix
    1 can (15oz) crushed pineapple, in it's own juice
    1 (8oz) container cool whip light
    maraschino cherries

    Mix together cake mix and canned pineapple. Bake in 9x13 pan as directed on cake mix box. Cool. When cool, top with cool whip light and maraschino cherries. 3 points per 1/12th of cake.

    * variation: Chocolate cherry cake: make the above cake with chocolate cake mix and light cherry pie filling instead of yellow cake and pineapple. Top with cool whip light and maraschino cherries. 3 points per 1/12th of cake.
  12. 1pt Devils food cupcakes

    1 box devils food cake mix
    1 12oz can diet coke

    Prepare cake as directed on back of the box, but instead of adding oils and eggs and those things, just add the can of diet coke, beat, and bake.

  13. Brownie Muffins/Bran Brownies

    Some folks make them as brownies, some like 'em in the cupcake cups - suit yourself.

    3 cups of All Bran
    2 1/3 cups water
    1 pkg Low fat brownie mix
    1-3 tbsp baking powder

    - soak all bran in water for a couple of minutes
    - add baking powder and stir
    - add brownie mix
    Bake in oven @ 350 for about 20-25 minutes
    makes 24 small (1pt each) or 12 large (2 pts) muffins.

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1 comment:

Live Well said...

What GREAT recipes!!! Thank you for sharing! I know what I'll be doing this weekend!!!

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.