Swap-tastic Philly Cheesesteaks
1/2 of recipe (1 sandwich): 275 calories, 9g fat, 549mg sodium, 24g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 27g protein
2 light hot dog buns
2/3 cup sliced onion
6 oz. thinly sliced raw lean beefsteak filet (freeze slightly before slicing)
2 slices 2% milk American cheese
Optional: salt and black pepper
If you like, lightly toast buns.
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook onion until slightly browned, about 8 minutes.
Transfer onion to a bowl. Remove skillet from heat, re-spray, and return to medium-high heat. Add steak strips and, if you like, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes, until just cooked through.
Divide steak strips into two portions in the skillet, and top each with a slice of cheese. Continue to cook until cheese has melted.
Transfer cheese-topped steak strips to the buns, and evenly top with onion. Enjoy!
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
HG Alternative! Can't find 80-calorie light buns? Just get the lowest-calorie hot dog buns you see, and adjust the calorie count accordingly. Bonus points if they have fiber! And as an alternative to cooking up the filet, check out Tyson Grilled & Ready Fully Cooked Seasoned Steak Strips!
Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries
1/2 of recipe: 125 calories, <0.5g fat, 158mg sodium, 33g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 3g protein
One 2-lb. or half of a 4-lb. butternut squash (20 oz. once peeled and sliced)
1/8 tsp. coarse salt, or more to taste
Optional dip: ketchup
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.
Peel squash and slice off the ends. Cut in half widthwise, just above the round section. Cut the round piece in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
Cut squash into French-fry-shaped spears. Thoroughly pat dry. Lay spears on the sheets and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20 minutes.
Flip spears and bake until mostly tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, about 15 minutes.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
Freezy Whoopie Pie
Entire recipe: 140 calories, 3.5g fat, 140mg sodium, 32g carbs, 9g fiber, 13g sugars, 4g protein
1 Vitalicious Deep Chocolate VitaTop, partially thawed
1/4 cup frozen lite whipped topping (thawed)
Carefully slice VitaTop in half lengthwise (like you would a hamburger bun), so that you are left with 2 thin round "slices."
Spoon and spread whipped topping onto the bottom Vita slice. Top with the other slice to form a sandwich.
Place on a plate and freeze until filling is firm, about 1 hour. Enjoy!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Raspberry Kiss Crunchettes
1/5th of recipe (3 crunchettes): 105 calories, 5.5g fat, 35mg sodium, 15g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 8g sugars, 2.5g protein
15 frozen mini fillo shells (like the kind by Athens)
15 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place shells on a baking sheet. Place a Hershey's Kiss in each shell, flat side down.
Bake until Kisses are hot and have just softened, about 3 minutes.
Immediately and gently press a raspberry into the center of each shell. Serve it up!
MAKES 5 SERVINGS
Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
1/36th of recipe (1 square): 65 calories, 1g fat, 57mg sodium, 13.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 0.5g protein
One 18.3-oz. box fudge brownie mix
2 cups canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2 tbsp. light chocolate syrup
2 tbsp. reduced-fat peanut butter, softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, mix brownie mix, pumpkin, and chocolate syrup until completely smooth and uniform. (Batter will be thick.)
Spread batter into the baking pan.
Spoon peanut butter over the batter, and use a knife to swirl it in.
Bake until edges are slightly firm and top center is dry to the touch, about 35 minutes.
Let fudge cool completely.
Cover the pan with foil and refrigerate until completely chilled, at least 2 hours. Cut into squares, and get ready for a fudge frenzy!
MAKES 36 SERVINGS
FUDGE 411: The cooked batter will remain very thick and may look underdone. This is to be expected!
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