They're fruity. They're FANTASTIC. Meet HG's new summer couples!
Mango + Torani Sugar Free Coconut Syrup
(1 cup diced mango and 1 oz. syrup: 110 calories, <0.5g fat, 8mg sodium, 28g carbs, 3g fiber, 24g sugars, 1g protein = PointsPlus® value 3*)
Mangos are one of the most popular fruits in the world, but sadly, they're under-appreciated here in the U.S. Let's change that NOW, shall we? Not only are they sweet & delicious, but mangos are also HEALTHY (they're packed with antioxidants and vitamin C). So take a cup of diced mango and drizzle an ounce of Torani Sugar Free Coconut Syrup on it, and you'll have yourself a low-cal tropical treat that'll make you feel like you're in Hawaii. BTW -- if you're afraid of the fruit because of how difficult it is to handle, check out this awesome Mango Splitter! (We own it, and it ROCKS!)
Dreyer's/Edy's Loaded Cookies 'N Cream + Smucker's Sugar Free Strawberry Topping
(1/2 cup Cookies 'N Cream and 2 tbsp. topping: 135 calories, 3.5g fat, 50mg sodium, 27g carbs, 1g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein = PointsPlus® value 4*)
How can the guilt-free frozen treat known as Dreyer's/Edy's Loaded Cookies 'N Cream get ANY better, you ask? E-Z... with a few spoonfuls of new Sugar Free Strawberry Topping from Smucker's! The result is a creamy, berry-licious cookie-fest that tastes like it's CRAMMED with calories and fat (of course it isn't!). Weeeeee!
Grilled Chicken Breast + Trader Joe's Pineapple Salsa
(4 oz. grilled skinless & boneless lean chicken breast and 2 tbsp. salsa: 150 calories, 1.5g fat, 230mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 32g protein = PointsPlus® value 4*)
Who'da thought plain old grilled chicken breast would make it onto our hot couples list? This summer, toss some chicken breast on the BBQ, and then top it with the greatest fruity salsa known to man -- Trader Joe's Pineapple Salsa. This Mexican-inspired condiment adds a sweet, tropical twist to almost any meat (try it on shrimp, too -- yum!). FYI, if you don't have a TJ's near you, you can sub Newman's Own Chunky Pineapple Salsa for it (just 5 more cals per serving). That stuff's almost as good, but not quite (sorry, Paul!).
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze + Frozen Banana
(3/4 cup Almond Breeze and 1 small banana: 120 calories, 2.5g fat, 136mg sodium, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 12g sugars, 2g protein = PointsPlus® value 3*)
Ready for a socks-rockin' summer b-fast smoothie? Blend up 3/4 of a cup of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze (HG's favorite flavored milk-swap) with a small frozen banana, and you'll have a banana-rific treat! Feel free to add Splenda and/or ice if you want to -- but it's not necessary.
Rome Apple + Diet Dr Pepper
(1 medium-sized apple and 4 oz. soda: 75 calories, <0.5g fat, 19mg sodium, 19g carbs, 3g fiber, 14g sugars, <0.5g protein = PointsPlus® value 2*)
Yep, it's a good old-fashioned baked apple, just like mom used to make. Puncture a cored Rome apple several times with a fork, place it on a baking dish, pour a half-cup of Diet Dr Pepper over and inside of it, and bake that beauty at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (or until apple is soft). These things are incredible and they taste great hot or cold. Truth be told, we typically like to make this couple into a foursome, by adding Splenda and cinnamon before baking (think of it as a double date right in your kitchen!).
CHEW ON THIS: Today, June 14th, is National Strawberry Shortcake Day. For a guilt-free celebration, have some sliced strawberries topped with Fat Free Reddi-wip and Smucker's Sugar Free Strawberry Topping, OR enjoy a Smart Ones Strawberry Shortcake!
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