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What's more romantic than a cozy night in with your sweetie? Dim the lights and put on some mood music, 'cuz we've got tasty two-serving recipes for your date night at home. (You might want to wait until AFTER you're done cooking to dim the lights...)

 
 
Caramelized Onion Fillo Bites

PER SERVING (5 fillo bites): 184 calories, 5g fat, 648mg sodium, 28g carbs, 2g fiber, 8g sugars, 7g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Start out with something creamy, crunchy, and savory. This appetizer will definitely get you in the mood... you know, for dinner!

Ingredients:
2 cups chopped sweet onion (about 1 large onion)
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese, room temperature
10 frozen mini fillo shells (like the kind by Athens)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until slightly softened, 3 - 5 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low. Stirring frequently to ensure onion doesn't burn, cook until browned and caramelized, 20 - 25 minutes.

Transfer onion to a bowl. Add cheese wedges, breaking them into pieces, and stir until melted and evenly mixed.

Place shells on a baking sheet and evenly distribute onion mixture among them.

Bake until shells are lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

 
 
 
Sweet 'n Spicy Berry-yaki Chicken

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe): 193 calories, 2g fat, 474mg sodium, 15g carbs, 2g fiber, 9.5g sugars, 28g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

The sweetness of raspberry and the smokiness of chipotle meld into one seriously delicious sauce. Mmmmm...

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. low-sugar raspberry preserves
1 tbsp. thick teriyaki marinade or sauce
1 tsp. adobo sauce and 1 tsp. chopped chipotle pepper (previously packed in adobo sauce)
8 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped bell pepper (about 1 pepper)
1/4 cup chopped scallions

Directions:
In a wide bowl, whisk preserves, teriyaki marinade or sauce, and adobo sauce until smooth. Mix in 1/4 cup of water.

Season chicken with salt and black pepper, add to the bowl, and stir to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Bring a skillet or wok sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir mushrooms and bell pepper until slightly softened, about 4 minutes.

Add chicken, marinade mixture, and chipotle pepper. Cook and stir for 6 - 8 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.

Serve topped with scallions and enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

 
 
 
Bananarama Pumpkin Bread Pudding

PER SERVING (1 ramekin or mug): 181 calories, 1g fat, 345mg sodium, 36g carbs, 7g fiber, 14.5g sugars, 10g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

A decadent dessert to cap off a tasty dinner for two -- just what you ordered!

Ingredients:
4 slices light bread
1/3 cup mashed banana (about 1 extra-small or 1/2 large banana)
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
1 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Dash salt
1/4 cup Fat Free Reddi-wip

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 4-inch ramekins (or oven-safe mugs) with nonstick spray.

Lightly toast bread and cut into bite-sized pieces.

In a large bowl, mix all remaining ingredients except Reddi-wip. Add bread pieces and toss to coat.

Evenly divide mixture between the ramekins. Bake until firm, 20 - 25 minutes.

Top with Reddi-wip and eat up!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

 
 

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