Oh I make this all the time!! Its super quick and really nice if you add garlic.
3 Ingredient Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy (I’m corny I know)
- 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni
- 1 Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge (Your flavor choice)
- 2 Handfuls of Frozen Peas (Or any other frozen veggie you like)
The only real “cooking” is boiling the macaroni, the rest is just assembly pretty much. Put the peas in the pasta water with the macaroni towards the end of cooking (Save some water in case you want to thin out your sauce). After you drain the pasta and peas return to cooking pot and add wedge. I cut it up a little to make it go faster. Mix until fully melted. Season to taste (lots of pepper for me :)). Eat!
270 Cals | 11g Protein | 11g Iron | 6g Fiber | 4g Fat
mac & cheese is my downfall, seriously whenever it’s around I have an almost impossible time controlling myself. I will be picking these items up at the grocery store on sunday, can’t wait to try it!
Dip strawberries in plain Greek yogurt & freeze for a yummy, healthy snack.
Quick tip via Pinterest!
YUM! Im gonna try this.
Spoon flavored yogurt into a plastic bag. Squeeze dots onto cookie sheet and place in freezer. They’ll be ready in about an hour! | Such a great healthy summertime snack.
only 70 calories per pan too!
Sooo trying this!
Whaaaaat it has coffee in it…
it’s whole wheat. Okay, I’ll be making this very soon.
Triple Chocolate Chunk Muffin Knock-Offs of Whole Food’s 6 Dollar per 4 Chocolate Chunk VitaTop Muffins
1 3/4 c oats
- 3 egg whites
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular plain low fat yogurt)
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (or 1-1/2 Tbsp. vinegar)
- 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup sugar substitute (like Splenda granular) OR 1/4 cup + 2 tbs stevia
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or use white chocolate or peanut butter chips!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with foil cupcake liners, or spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a blender, (or food processor), mix all of the ingredients together, except for the chocolate chips. Blend until oats are ground and mixture is smooth.
Place mixture in a bowl and gently stir in 1/2 of the chocolate chips (set the rest aside). Scoop mixture into prepared muffin pans.
Place muffins tins in the oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove muffins from the oven (but don’t shut oven off), and distribute the other half of the chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
Place the muffins back into the oven and bake for an additional 2-5 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. *Note, you could skip this step by putting all of the chips in the batter, and baking the muffins for 12-15 min straight, but this method gives the muffins the traditional ‘VitaTop Muffin’ look with the chocolate chips on top!
Cool muffins before removing from pan. ENJOY!!!
Servings: 12 Big Muffins or 24 Smaller Muffins
Calories: 116 Calories Per Muffin or 58 Calories Per Muffin
THERE HAS BEEN SUCH WONDERFUL FOOD ON MY DASH
Below is the recipe I used to make the delicious berry tart pictured above. Warning — it takes a long time!
Berry Tart Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup ground almonds or almond flour (can substitute regular flour)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 4-6 Tbsp ice cold water
- 1 cup (8 oz) mascarpone cheese
- 1/3 cup cold heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/3 cup raspberries
- 1 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1 1/3 cup strawberries - stems removed and quartered
- 2 Tbsp orange marmalade
- 2 Tbsp berry liqueur such as creme de cassis
- Equipment needed: Food processor, a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom
Pre-bake the Crust
1 In a food processor, combine flour, ground almonds, salt and sugar, pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse 6 to 8 times, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add almond extract to 4 Tbsp of ice water, then add the almond water to the flour and pulse a few times to incorporate. Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time, pulsing after each addition, until the dough begins to clump together. Remove the dough from the food processor and form into a ball onto a lightly floured surface. Shape the dough into a disc, 5-inches wide. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
The dough pictured is ready to take out of the food processor.
2 Remove the dough disc from the refrigerator. Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle some flour on top of the disk. Roll out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a 12 inch circle; about 1/8 of an inch thick. As you roll out the dough, use a metal spatula to check if the dough is sticking to the surface below. Add a few sprinkles of flour if necessary to keep the dough from sticking. Carefully place dough into a 9-inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Gently press dough into pan; have the dough come up 1 1/2 inches up the sides of the tart pan. Put tart pan in the freezer for 30 minutes.
3 Preheat oven to 375°F. Take tart pan out of freezer and poke the bottom in several places with a fork. Line with aluminum foil, with enough extra foil off the two of the sides to use for lifting. Fill with pie weights - beans, ceramic or stainless pie weights. Place a shallow baking pan on the bottom rung of the oven to catch drippings. Put the tart pan in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and remove the pie weights. (I lift the hot beans out by holding on to the aluminum foil and place the foil and beans into a large bowl to cool before storing.) Return the tart pan to the oven for 10-15 more minutes - bake until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Assemble the tart
4 In a medium bowl, using a hand electric mixer or stand mixer, beat together the mascarpone, cream, and sugar at high speed until stiff peaks form, about 1 minute. Scoop mixture into tart crust, and spread so that it is level.
5 Combine marmalade and liqueur into a small saucepan and heat on medium heat until well mixed. If you are using a liqueur that is not sweet, you might want to add a teaspoon of sugar. Cook down to 3 Tbsp. Put berries into a bowl and pour the marmalade mixture over the berries. Use a large rubber spatula to gently mix the berries so they are all well coated with the marmalade mixture. Use a slotted spoon to lift up the berries from their bowl and place on the mascarpone cream.
Remove the rim of the tart pan before serving. (You may need to use a knife to gently separate the edges of the tart from the pan.)
Note: The marmalade and liqueur mixture brings added sweetness, berry flavor, and citrus acidity to the tart. The acid from the citrus sharpens the flavor of the berries. If you don’t have marmalade on hand, and don’t want to buy some just for this recipe, you might try making a berry coating with sugar, water, and a little lemon juice and lemon zest.
Yield: Serves 8.
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Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Banana Bread Pancakes (makes 12 pancakes)
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Measure out the milk and add the vanilla extract to it.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients and add in milk and vanilla, stirring to combine. The mixture will still be dry. Add in mashed bananas and mix. Add in melted butter and stir until batter is somewhat smooth.
- Heat a skillet or grilled on medium heat. Using a 1/3 cup measure, spoon batter into rounds and cook until bubbles form on top – about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip and cook for a minute or two more. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve hot with butter and syrup, or the vanilla maple glaze.
**Note: if you don’t have/can’t find whole wheat pastry flour, use 1 cup of regular whole wheat and 1 cup of all purpose. Or 2 cups of all purpose.
Ritz Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups