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Low-Calorie Valentines Day Date-Night Recipes: Chicken Amore, Berry Parfait

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With Valentine's Day around the corner, we're hooking you lovely people up with some date-night dishes, plus a ginormous roundup of recipes for two! Stay in and have a little fun...

 
 
Chicken Amore!

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, one stuffed cutlet with sauce): 271 calories, 4.5g fat, 720mg sodium, 13.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 37.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Chicken stuffed with veggies 'n cheese and then smothered in a creamy tomato sauce? Prepare to fall HARD for this dish...




Ingredients:
1 large portabella mushroom cap, sliced
Two 5-oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cutlets, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1/3 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
6 large leaves fresh basil
1/2 cup Amy's Organic Light in Sodium Chunky Tomato Bisque
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/8 tsp. Italian seasoning

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add mushroom slices and cook until softened, about 6 minutes, flipping slices about halfway through cooking. Remove from heat and set aside.

Season chicken cutlets with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Lay cutlets flat with the length running left to right. Spread a cheese wedge over each cutlet and evenly top with red peppers and basil. Place mushroom slices horizontally over the basil.

One at a time, tightly roll chicken cutlets up from the bottom and around the filling; secure with toothpicks. Place chicken rolls in a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray.

Cover the pan with foil, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Carefully remove foil and return pan to the oven, uncovered, to bake until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, combine tomato bisque, sour cream, and Italian seasoning in a microwave-safe bowl. Mix well.

Once chicken is fully cooked, microwave sauce for 1 minute, and then stir well. Remove toothpicks from chicken rolls, plate them, and evenly cover with sauce. Enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS 

 
 
 
Very Berry Dreamboat Parfaits

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 parfait): 212 calories, 2.5g fat, 742mg sodium, 34g carbs, 3g fiber, 12.5g sugars, 11g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

They're AMAZINGLY cute and delicious to boot! (Weeeee... a rhyme!)

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. (half a 4-serving box) Jell-O Sugar Free Fat Free Vanilla Instant pudding mix
2 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup Cool Whip Free, thawed
1/2 cup fat-free cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 sheet (4 crackers) low-fat graham crackers, lightly crushed
Optional topping: Fat Free Reddi-wip

Directions:
Combine pudding mix, Splenda, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup cold water in a bowl. Stir vigorously until smooth and slightly thickened. Fold in Cool Whip, and then fold in cream cheese. Stir thoroughly, until completely mixed and smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Evenly distribute raspberries between 2 parfait glasses (or any mid-sized glasses). Evenly distribute half of the chilled pudding mixture between the glasses, about 1/4 cup per glass.

Repeat layering with strawberries and remaining half of the pudding mixture.

Evenly distribute crushed graham crackers between the glasses and, if you like, top each parfait with a squirt of Reddi-wip.

Enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

HG Heads-Up: It's important that the cream cheese is at room temperature. If needed, soften it in the microwave for just a few seconds.


HG FYI: The recipe method of calculating PointsPlus® values counts the carbs, protein, etc., from fruit -- even though fruit has a value of 0*. If calculated without the fruit, this recipe has a PointsPlus® value of 4* per serving.

 
 
 
Date-Night Recipe Roundup


More two-serving recipes! These will take you from appetizers to after-dinner drinks...


Sassy Wonton Tacos
- This impressive restaurant-style starter will definitely win the cook some bonus points...

Zazzled-Up Zuppa - Starting with soup is a good way to keep from overdoing it later in the meal -- this one ROCKS!


EZ Cheesy Lasagna for Two
- Creamy, cheesy decadence... and just enough for the pair of you! Nice.

Shrimp & Grits... for Hungry Chicks! - Forget "hungry chicks" -- this rich-tasting dish is loved by ALL hungry humans!

Te Quiero Tequila Shrimp - You'll want to have this drunken shrimp dish over and over again!

Crispy Creamy Salmon Bake - A fancy entrée that's easy to make! And it'd be great with one of the following sides...

Steamy Creamy Squash Packet - A "steamy" side dish is always appropriate on date night...

Stuffed 'n Squashed Mushroom Foil Pack - This foil pack gets top marks for both form AND flavor. It's gorgeous!

Double Chocolate Mousse Attack
- A two-serving dessert that's ready in minutes? How perfect is THAT?!

Chilly Chocolate Nutty Banana Pops - This treat is super-simple and can be prepped ahead of time. Yes!

Chocolate Coconut Martinis
- As sipped on the Hungry Girl TV show, this sweet duo could be the perfect way to cap off a nice dinner!

Lava Smash - These fancy sips remind us of walks on the beach in Hawaii... and what's more romantic than that?

 
 

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