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Snack-tastic Holiday Mix

PER SERVING (1 cup): 132 calories, 3g fat, 137mg sodium, 28g carbs, 5g fiber, 9g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

 

This sweet 'n toasty mix is so good it may make your head explode.  So be careful...










Ingredients:
2 cups puffed corn cereal (like Kix)
1/2 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
1 oz. (about 1 cup) crispy freeze-dried apples
3 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, granulated
1 1/2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread
1 tbsp. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. sliced almonds

Directions:
Since this is a quickie recipe, it’s best to have all ingredients measured out and ready to go before starting (to avoid burning). Begin by setting out a large piece of foil for the recipe to cool on after it’s prepared.

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine butter, Splenda, corn syrup and cinnamon. Stir while cooking over low heat. Once mixture is thoroughly blended and bubbling, stir in both cereals, and coat them with the mixture. Continuously stir for approximately 2 1/2 minutes, until cereal mix looks well coated and toasty.

Mix in apple crisps and almonds, and then immediately remove from heat. Spread mixture out on foil until cool.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS
Merry Marinated Veggies

1/5th recipe: 57 calories, 1g fat, 7mg sodium, 14g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 1.5g protein = PointsPlus® value 2*

 

This beauteous side dish is a great way to add a low-cal filler-upper to your holiday spread.  It’s also PERFECT to have on hand when you're raiding the fridge for some late-night leftovers!

Ingredients:

1 large cucumber; thinly sliced

1 medium-sized red pepper; thinly sliced

1 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 medium-sized zucchini; halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch wide strips

1 cup Regina Balsamic Vinegar (or another 5-calorie per tablespoon balsamic vinegar) 

1 tsp. olive oil

4 packets SPLENDA (or 2 1/2 tbsp. SPLENDA Granular)

1 cup water

salt and pepper; to taste

 
Directions:

In a plastic container with a lid, combine all vegetables.  In a separate container, combine and mix vinegar, oil, Splenda and water.  Pour marinade over veggies, cover, and place in fridge for 24 hours.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  HG Tip:  This is even yummier after 2 days!  Makes five generous 1-cup servings. 

Peachy Keen Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

1 muffin: 80 calories, 1g fat, 160mg sodium, 14g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 3g sugars, 3.5g protein = PointsPlus® value 2*

 

These adorable holiday treats are bursting with fruity flavor and spicy sweetness. Best part is, they can pass for a breakfast item OR a dessert. So treat your holiday guests to some, or horde ‘em all for yourself (we won’t judge)!

 




Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups regular oats (not quick or instant)

3/4 cup Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix

1 cup skim milk

1/2 cup Egg Beaters, Original

1/3 cup canned pure pumpkin

1 cup canned peaches in juice or water; drained & chopped

1/4 cup SPLENDA, Granular

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ALL ingredients in a large bowl and stir well. Spoon mixture into a 12-cup muffin tin sprayed well with nonstick cooking spray. Bake muffins for 20 minutes, or until muffins have puffed up and tops are firm and golden. Allow to cool before removing from muffin tin. Enjoy! (Don’t you love recipes that are this easy!)


CHEW ON THIS:

Today, December 14th, is National Bouillabaisse Day.  Bouillabaisse (an HG fave) is fish stew and is usually healthy and delicious.

 

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.