October 19, 2014

MorningStar Farms Buffalo Chik Patties ~ 4 Weight Watchers Points



Okey dokey, folks, have a got a Weight Watchers find for you. Morning Star Farms has deliciously divine veggie patties that are only 4 Old WW Points each. I cannot tell you in words how absolutely tasty they are. You'll have to eat them to believe it. I serve mine on Weight Watchers Sandwich Thins (1 Old Point) with Velveeta Original Sliced Cheese 24 Slices (1 Old Point). For zero point additions, you can add mustard, bell peppers, lettuce, and tomato. So you get all of that for 7 points!

If you're following the Points Plus Program, Buffalo Chik Patties are 5 P+, Weight Watchers Sandwich Thins are 3 P+, and Kraft Velveeta Original Sliced Cheese is 1 P+ for a total of 9 P+.

If you're not following Weight Watchers but are counting calories, Buffalo Chik Patties are 180 calories, Weight Watchers Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins are 100 calories, and Kraft Velveeta Original Sliced Cheese (24 Slices Package) are 35 calories for a total of 315 calories. 

I'm following the Old Point Weight Watchers System, and this combination has really saved me from being hungry. 

Serving Size is 1 sandwich.
October 16, 2014

24 Bread Recipes 100 Calories Or Less

24 Bread Recipes 100 Calories Or Less | Becky Cooks Lightly #lowcaloriebread

Let's Bake!
I've collected 24 of my favorite low calorie bread recipes to share with you today.
Now you can have your bread and eat it, too!

The Recipes

  1. Easy Healthy Yeast Bread, Foodie Fiasco ~ 30 calories
  2. Carb Free Cloud Bread, Food.com ~ 43.2 calories
  3. Bisquick's Rosemary & Garlic Focaccias, Becky Cooks Lightly ~ 50 calories
  4. Honey Whole Wheat Buttermilk Rolls, American Heritage ~ 50 calories
  5. Low Carb Skillet "Corn" Bread, Foodie Fiasco ~ 50 calories
  6. Sugar Twists, Food Faith Fitness ~ 50 calories
  7. Cauliflower Breadsticks, ifoodreal ~ 53 calories
  8. Low Fat Easy Biscuits, Best Low Fat Recipes ~ 59 calories
  9. Brown Bread ( Low Calorie), Tarladalal ~ 67 calories
  10. Healthy Homemade Wheat Bread, Lose Weight By Eating ~ 77 calories
  11. Coconut Flour Flatbread, Foodie Fiasco ~ 80 calories
  12. Low Calorie Whole Wheat Bread Recipe, Love To Know Cooking ~ 84 calories
  13. Easy Whole Wheat Flatbread, Spark Recipes ~ 84.5 calories
  14. Fat Free, Low Cal Biscuits, Food.com ~ 85.4 calories
  15. Graham Clover Rolls, American Heritage ~ 85 calories
  16. Spinach and Cream Cheese "Cinnamon" Rolls, Amy's Healthy Baking ~ 85 calories
  17. Potato-Sour Cream Biscuits, My Recipes (By Cooking Light) ~ 87 calories
  18. Low Fat, Low Calorie Zucchini Bread, Spark Recipes ~ 87.3 calories
  19. Cheddar-Bacon Drop Biscuits, My Recipes (By Cooking Light) ~ 91 calories
  20. Authentic French Bread, What's Cooking America ~ 97.5 calories
  21. Cornmeal Drop Biscuits, Becky Cooks Lightly ~ 98 calories
  22. Greek Yogurt Biscuits, Healthy Recipes ~ 100 calories
  23. Kouloúria Thessalonikis (Bread Rings), Cook Me Greek ~ 100 calories
  24. Muesli Bread, Erica's Cannella Vita ~ 100 calories

The Resources


Helpful Links

Bread Resources:
Suggested Reading {Via Amazon}

Baking Bread:

Have a favorite low calorie bread  recipe or resource but don't see it listed here? Share with us in the comment section.
October 12, 2014

Quick Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding {4 Ingredients}

Chocolate Tofu Pudding | Becky Cooks Lightly
Tofu Chocolate Pudding
Uninvited unexpected dinner guests and need dessert in a hurry? You'll love this quick and easy chocolate pudding recipe from Vegetarian Express. With only 4 ingredients, dessert will be ready before the doorbell rings.

Weight watchers points were calculated using 2 tablespoons of honey. Results may vary for brown sugar or brown rice syrup.

You may also want to check the following:
A couple more of my favorite tofu recipes:

Yield: 8 cups

Per Serving 
Calories:  157  ♥ Fat: 8g ♥ Carbs: 14g ♥  Sodium: 37mg ♥ 
Cholesterol:0mg   Protein: 6g   Points Plus: 4 ♥ Old Points: 4

Silken Tofu Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 10-ounce packages firm silk (aseptic-packed) tofu
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar, honey, or brown rice syrup, or to taste
  • Dash of nutmeg
Preparation
  1. Melt the chocolate chips in a small saucepan or double boiler with a tablespoon of water over medium heat.
  2. Transfer the melted chocolate to the container of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the tofu and process until smooth. Add the brown sugar, honey, or rice syrup to taste, and sprinkle the nutmeg. Process again until very smooth.
  3. Divide the pudding among 6 dessert cups and chill until needed.
{Sliced banana can be stirred into the pudding for some variation, and/or top with kiwi}

October 10, 2014

100 Sugar Free Recipes

100 Sugar Free Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly #sugarfree
100 Sugar-Free Recipes!
It's finally Friday!
I've collected 100 of my favorite sugar free recipes to share with you today.
 Eat now, thank me later!

The Recipes

Appetizers

Beverages

Desserts 

Sides 

 Main



The Resources

Helpful Links

What are refined sugars?
Buy Culinary Lavender on Amazon
Eating with Diabetes: Desserts and Sweets
Sugar and Desserts, American Diabetes Association


Sugar Free Resources:


Suggested Reading {Via Amazon}

Sugar Free:

Have a favorite sugar free recipe or resource but don't see it listed here? Share with us in the comment section.
October 02, 2014

Healthy Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies | Becky Cooks Lightly #cookies
Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies/Photo by Alexandra E Rust
Tis the season of social gatherings, and the life of the party is always desserts. Bring a dessert and you're automatically the best guest to ever grace the planet. Right?

This recipe brings chocolate and vanilla together in a way that is, unfortunately, so delicious that it's impossible to stop at one cookie. So go ahead and eat two. Really. Each cookie is only 43 calories!

Related Articles of Interest:

Awesome Pinwheel Recipes {My Picks}

Makes 4½ dozen

Per Serving 
Calories:  43  ♥ Fat: 1.7g ♥ Carbs: 6g ♥  Protein: 1g ♥ Sodium: 21mg ♥ Cholesterol: 7mg   

 Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup margarine, softened
  • ¼  cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½  (8-ounce) package Neufchâtel cheese, softened
  • 1 (1-ounce) square semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
Preparation
  1. Cream margarine; gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed on an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add yogurt, egg, and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir in flour; shape dough into a flat disc, and chill thoroughly.
  4. Roll dough to ⅛-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 1-inch squares. Cut each square diagonally from the corners to the center, leaving a ½-inch portion of dough in center uncut.
  5. Combine cheese, chocolate, and powdered sugar in a small bowl, beating at low speed of an electric mixer until well blended. 
  6. Spoon to heaping ¼ teaspoon chocolate mixture onto center of each square.
  7. Fold every other point of cut corners to the center to form a pinwheel. Press firmly to seal seam of point.
  8. Place pinwheels on ungreased cookie sheets; bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Cool on wire racks.
  10. Enjoy lightly.