- Category: Snacking -

Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

98 Calorie Caramelized Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers!

This recipe is another of my tailgate favorites! Typically, jalapeño poppers come fried and can pack hundreds of calories. This healthy alternative is really good and under 100 calories! You need: *12 slices of low-fat turkey bacon *6 wedges of Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Spread* light brown sugar* 6 large jalapeño peppers* Preheat oven to 375 degrees! First, cut the peppers in half and deseed them. I cannot stress this part enough- WEAR GLOVES!!! When I was deseeding and cleaning them, I did not wear gloves, and the pepper oil burned so badly into the next day that I ended up with my hands in a bowl of ketchup for half an hour….. (I can’t make this up.) Soooo, take from my pain experience, and wear gloves! :) Also, wash your sliced peppers to…

Holiday Eats, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth, Tailgating Must-Haves

Game Day Tri-Apple “Nachos”

I love all things football. That’s one of the reasons that fall is my favorite season! Yesterday, we had an away game, so all our friends got together to watch the game at home. Instead of having only typical tailgating foods, I wanted to provide some healthy options, as well. These apple “nachos” were a huge hit. They were literally the first dish gone! They are so simple to make, and only need three ingredients! For a big platter of apple nachos, you need: *5 apples (I used three types for flavor variety- green, red, and pink lady) *One big dark chocolate bar *½ cup crushed up unsalted peanuts* I prefer milk chocolate, but dark chocolate is a lot better for you, health-wise. Mixed with the peanuts and sweetness of the apples, I enjoyed…

Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Skinny 63 Calorie Brownies

My number one weakness in life is chocolate. Cookies, brownies, candy bars- literally any type will do. If I had to choose to live off one type of food for the rest of my life, I would have to choose chocolate. If only there was a way to be able to eat chocolate without all the guilt… And now there is. :) These brownies are only 63 calories! (I’ll let that sink in for a second.) What you need: - ¾ cup creamy peanut butter - ¾ cup vanilla (or honey) greek yogurt - ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk - 2 egg whites - 1 tsp baking powder - ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder - ½ cup oats - About 1 cup of truvia Blend all of the ingredients, except the peanut butter, in a…

Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Fresh Watermelon Topped With Low-Fat Cool Whip & Chocolate PB2

Last night my sweets cravings were out of control! Instead of diving into the cookies that my roommate keeps buying (grrr…) I decided to try a unique dessert instead. I am in looooove with PB2. It is so much lower in fat than peanut butter, but tastes the same! I wasn’t too sure how it would taste on watermelon, but mixed with the low-fat cool whip, it was really good! Ingredients: - 1 ½ cups fresh cubed watermelon - 2 tablespoons low-fat cool whip -2 tablespoons chocolate PB2 This serving was pretty big, it filled a cereal bowl, and really filled me up and killed those cravings! Best part? The entire bowl was only 131 calories. Much lower in calories than those oreos! ;)