PER SERVING (1/4th of recipe, 3 poppers): 107 calories, 1.5g fat, 315mg sodium, 19g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 6.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*
Don't fear these poppers! They only want to love your taste buds!
2 oz. roughly chopped imitation crabmeat (about 1/3 cup)
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
2 tbsp. canned black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp. sweet corn kernels, thawed from frozen
Dash cayenne pepper
6 fresh whole jalapeño peppers
1/4 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
3 tbsp. yellow cornmeal
1 tsp. taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.
Combine all filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Halve the peppers lengthwise, and remove seeds, stems, etc. Wash halves and dry them very well. Evenly spoon and spread filling into pepper halves. Set aside.
Place cereal in a sealable plastic bag; remove air, and seal. Using a meat mallet (or other heavy utensil), crush cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency through the bag. Add cornmeal and taco seasoning. Seal and shake to mix. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Pour egg substitute into a shallow bowl. One at a time, gently cover pepper halves with egg substitute, shake to remove excess, and then coat entirely with crumb mixture. Repeat with remaining pepper halves, evenly placing them on the baking sheet.
Bake in the oven until coating is crispy and pepper halves have softened, 25 - 30 minutes. Enjoy!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS