Low-Calorie Date-Night Recipes: Pineapple Frojitos, Shrimp & Tomato Risotto Swap, Caramel Bread Pudding

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These date-friendly recipes will help you keep your mind on romance and off calorie counts. Even if you don't have a hot date lined up, we think you'll fall in love with these recipes...

Pineapple Frojitos

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 drink): 179 calories, <0.5g fat, 11mg sodium, 21.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 14.5g sugars, 0.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Here's a fresh 'n fruity frozen cocktail (for duos of the legal drinking age). So decadent, it could double as dessert!

10 mint leaves
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia), or more to taste
2 limes, quartered, for a total of 8 wedges
One 8-oz. can crushed pineapple in juice (not drained)
3 oz. (6 tbsp.) rum
2 cups crushed ice or 10 - 16 ice cubes


Evenly distribute mint, sweetener, and half of the lime wedges between 2 glasses (2 lime wedges per glass).

Squeeze the juice from the remaining lime wedges into the glasses, 2 wedges each; then discard these wedges.

Muddle (a.k.a. mash) the contents of each glass. Set aside.

To a blender, add the (undrained) pineapple, rum, and ice. Blend at high speed until smooth.

Evenly distribute contents of the blender between the 2 glasses with the muddled mixture. Stir well.

If you like, add additional sweetener to taste. Drink up and be refreshed!


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Dreamy Shrimp & Tomato Faux-sotto

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, about 1 3/4 cups): 397 calories, 6g fat, 924mg sodium, 57.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 26.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 10*

This creamy, cheesy, one-pot dinner recipe has everything you need in a meal... Veggies, protein, and FLAVOR!

1 1/2 cups finely chopped cauliflower
1 cup diced onion
3/4 cup fat-free or nearly fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained, patted dry, chopped
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. black pepper, or more to taste
6 oz. raw medium-sized shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

In a medium nonstick pot on the stove, combine all ingredients except shrimp, cheese wedges, sour cream, and basil. Add 1 cup water and stir well. Bring to a boil.

Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and allow to simmer until rice is just cooked and veggies are tender, 30 - 35 minutes. Add shrimp to the pot and mix well. Re-cover and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, until shrimp are fully cooked.

Add cheese wedges and sour cream, and stir until cheese has melted and both ingredients are evenly dispersed. Add basil and gently stir. Continue to cook, uncovered, for about 2 minutes, to allow the basil flavor to develop.  

If you like, season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!


Caramel Bread Pudding for Two

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 mug): 190 calories, 2g fat, 388mg sodium, 40.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 8.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

This super-simple dessert is the edible equivalent of snuggling under a cozy blanket -- so warm and comforting!

4 slices light bread
1 sugar-free vanilla pudding snack with 60 calories or less (like the kind by Jell-O)
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. fat-free or light caramel dip (like the kinds by Marzetti)
1/4 cup Fat Free Reddi-wip
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Lightly toast bread slices. Allow to slightly cool.

Spray 2 microwave-safe mugs with nonstick spray. Tear bread into bite-sized pieces, and evenly divide the pieces between the mugs. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine pudding, egg substitute, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Evenly divide mixture between the mugs, about 1/4 cup each, and gently stir to evenly coat all the bread.

Place both mugs in the microwave and cook for about 2 minutes, until mostly set.

Add 1 tbsp. caramel dip to each mug and gently stir to evenly distribute. Microwave for 1 additional minute, until set.

Allow to slightly cool, and then top each mug with 2 tbsp. Reddi-wip. Evenly sprinkle with cinnamon and dig in!



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