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Edible Idol: Waffles!

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06.07.13
 
 




Few breakfast foods are as idol-icious as today's honoree. The perfectly sweet taste, the fun texture, the limitless topping options... Ladies and gents, we present to you another deserving entrant into the Edible Idols hall of yum: WAFFLES!!!

 
  Frozen Waffle Favorites!


Eggo - The Homestyle Low Fat waffles from Eggo are a classic choice. Chomp on two for 160 calories and 2.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*). And check out the fiber-packed Nutri-Grain lineup: Low Fat, Whole Wheat, Blueberry, and Honey Oat! A pair of each has 140 - 190 calories and 2.5 - 6g fat (PointsPlus® value 4 - 5*). All excellent options!

Van's - We've heard it's hip to be square, and Van's Belgian Multigrain Waffles are proof! Each twosome has 170 calories and 5g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*). Then there are the Lite Totally Natural ones (which kind of make us feel like Valley girls... They're, like, totally natural!). A 2-waffle serving has 140 calories and 2g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*). Van's also has a slew of gluten-free options!

Kashi - We were bummed when the Heart to Heart and GOLEAN waffles were phased out. Thankfully, there are other Kashi waffles to choose from! They come in both 7 Grain and Blueberry, and each twofer has 150 calories and 5g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*). Now don't go yanking these off shelves, Kashi!

 
 
 
  Wow-Worthy Waffle Tricks!


Make a Taco Shell! We first did this ages ago, and we just heard that Taco Bell is currently testing out a waffle taco. (Bet that one's not guilt-free like ours.) Click here for a basic shell recipe, and check out Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts for three dessert waffle tacos!

French Toast It! Take an already-delicious waffle and make it extra delicious. Just coat a lightly toasted waffle in some flavored-up fat-free egg substitute, cook it in a skillet, and top it with your favorite goodies!

Turn It Into a Dessert Topping! It's SO simple and SO delicious. Blitz a lightly toasted waffle in a blender or food processor, toss with cinnamon and brown sugar, and bake until crispy. The resulting crumbles are AMAZING over light ice cream...

Fry Away! Okay, not literally. But waffle fries are crunchy sticks of fun! To make 'em, slice a slightly thawed waffle into strips, and then toast in a toaster oven. They're great dipped in sugar-free pancake syrup...

For more quick tips on how to dress up your waffles, click here!

 
  World of Waffles Recipe Roundup!


In Your Face! Breakfast Waffle, Foxy Lox-Topped Waffle, and Hungry Grilled Ham 'n Cheese Waffle 'Wich - Here are three incredible waffle concoctions to make your mornings that much better: one topped with an egg, one adorned with smoked salmon, and one crammed full of sandwich stuff!

Plate-Lickin'-Good Chicken & Waffles - Don't knock this quirky comfort-food swap 'til you try it! Sweet, savory, and all-around amazing...

B-fast Waffle Tacos and S'mores Waffles - Two more fun b-fast recipes! These are what little toaster waffles dream of becoming someday.

Morning Waffle Dip - Fast-food breakfast sandwiches can go sit in the corner. This DIY handheld meal is WAY better.

Tropical Waffle French Toast - So good, you'll forget it was once a frozen waffle. So tropical, you'll forget you're in your kitchen. This recipe rules!

 
 

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