Light and easy meal ideas and recipes.

Snacks & Dessert

  • Chocolate Cake with Grilled Bananas

    Chocolate Cake with Grilled Bananas

    Points: 4 per slice
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    So moist and chocolatey. I made and revised this chocolate cake recipe 7 times to get it just right. Such a good treat for 4 points. After you slice it, I would recommend putting the extra cake in a tupperware container and freeze it so you don't eat half of the entire pan in one sitting like I did. Not a point friendly day for me. But some good chocolate cake. See video for quick assembly demonstration.

     

    Recipe makes 16 servings. 4 points per serving.

     

    You can find and purchase the Heart Smart Bisquick Mix here.

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  • Apples and Cheddar

    Apples and Cheddar

    Points: 1 (per apple slice)
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    Just a really simple but delicious snack here. Cheddar cheese and apples go really well together. I used 1/4 cup of Shredded Sharp White Cheddar Cheese (which is 4 points) over 4 apple slices (one already eaten from the plate shown here. :D ). So each one comes to 1 point each.

     

    You can pop them in the toaster oven on broil for a minute or two, to melt the cheese.

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  • Bacon and Eggs

    Bacon and Eggs

    Points: 1
    Calories: 185

    I used 2 slices of Butterball Thin and Crispy turkey bacon, chopped up with a little scallions, fresh dill, salt and pepper. 1 point for the 4 halves shown here. You can have this as a snack or breakfast.

     

    To get the middle of the eggs slightly soft and undercooked, submerge them into a bowl of cold water immediately after boiling (more detailed directions below).

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  • Banana Bread

    Banana Bread

    Points: 3 (per slice)
    Calories: 135

    This is good with a little spread of peanut butter or PB2. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Recipe makes 16 slices. 3 points per slice, or 5 points for 2 slices.

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  • Black Bean & Tomato Salad

    Black Bean & Tomato Salad

    Points: 0
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    This black bean & tomato salad is so versatile. It makes a really tasty dip, side dish, topping on tacos, or just by itself. It really easy to make and zero points for the whole bowl here.

     

    I enjoy it with Sanissimo Baked Corn Cracker Bites (20 crackers for 2 points).

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  • Pizzelles - 7 Ways

    Pizzelles - 7 Ways

    Points: 3 - 5
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    So many things to do with Pizzelles. You can see the options I came up with in the video slideshow which includes: PB2 & Banana, Black Forest, Pistachio Cream, Cannoli Cream, Orange Creamsicle, Chocolate PB2 & Raspberry and Peppermint. All of them are 5 points or less. You can find and purchase a sample pack of different Pizzelle flavors here. You can also find and purchase regular PB2 and Chocolate PB2 here.

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  • Chili Cheese Dip and Chips

    Chili Cheese Dip and Chips

    Points: 4
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    This zero point homemade turkey chili is a versatile meal that can be used in many ways. For this recipe, I used Velveeta Shreds (cheddar), which is 1 point for 2 tablespoons (or 2 points for a quarter cup). The crackers are Sanissimo Baked Corn Cracker Bites (3 points for 30 crackers).

     

    You can find my recipe for this zero point Turkey Chili here.

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  • Nabisco Chocolate Wafers and PB2

    Nabisco Chocolate Wafers and PB2

    Points: 2 each
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    If you're craving a chocolatey treat, these nabisco chocolate wafers won't blow your daily budget. They are 1 point each, or 6 points for 5 of them (plain). I topped them with a tablespoon of powdered peanut butter and a slice of banana, making it a 2 point treat (for each). You can find and purchase Nabisco Chocolate Wafers here, as well as PB2 (powdered peanut butter). Recipe makes 4 servings but you can adjust to make more or less of them.

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  • Chocolate Pistachio Bites

    Chocolate Pistachio Bites

    Points: 1 each
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    You can use this light and fluffy pistachio cream on mini chocolate cakes, or as a dip for strawberries and/or chocolate pizzelles. Recipe makes 48 pieces. 1 point each.

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  • No Bake Snack Bars

    No Bake Snack Bars

    Points: 4 per bar
    Calories: 117

    A tasty, chewy grab-and-go snack or breakfast. You can whip these up in less than 30 minutes. To prevent burning, melt the marshmellows the same way you would chocolate. Place a bowl on top of simmering water and place the marshmallows in the bowl. See video for demonstration. Recipe makes 8 servings.

     

    You can buy the Puffed Corn Cereal here and the Puffed Wheat Cereal here

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  • Mini Toast, PB2 and Grapes Sandwiches

    Mini Toast, PB2 and Grapes Sandwiches

    Points: 3
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    Just a nifty little snack for those times when you feel like funneling PB & J like it's coming from a beer keg. I found this bite-sized mini toast at my local grocery store, but they are a little hard to find. You can find and purchase the Bite-sized Mini Toast here.

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  • Mini Apple Pies

    Mini Apple Pies

    Points: 3
    Calories: 212

    These delicious mini apple pies make a good breakfast, snack or dessert. You can serve them at parties and no one will suspect they are lightened up. The apples need a little head start in cooking because the pie crusts bake rather fast. Recipe makes 12 mini apple pies.

     

    You can find and buy the Bisquick Heart Healthy Mix here.

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  • Toasted Artichoke Hearts

    Toasted Artichoke Hearts

    Points: 1
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    Frozen artichoke hearts - toasted in the toaster oven with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and Everything Bagel Seasoning.

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  • Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins

    Chocolate Banana Mini Muffins

    Points: 2
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    Regular Pillsbury Devil's food cake mix used here (not sugar free). Cute little treat for birthday parties or a fun snack. I think these have a bit more moisture than similar recipes I've tried that use applesauce in place of oil. Recipe makes 48 mini cupcakes.
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  • Quick Guacamole

    Quick Guacamole

    Points: 2 points per half cup
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    This is a quick avocado dip - a little lighter that regular guacamole because it's mixed with salsa and black beans. Recipe makes 5 servings.
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  • Carmelized Bananas

    Carmelized Bananas

    Points: 0
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    Super easy way to spruce up your bananas. Use this on pancakes or french toast. Calories and nutrition exclude the whipped topping shown in photo.
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  • Shrimp, Edamame and Avocado

    Shrimp, Edamame and Avocado

    Points: 3
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    My really fancy shrimp bowl that I usually eat on the couch in my t-shirt and pajamas while I'm watching re-runs of Everybody Loves Raymond.
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  • Tzaziki Skewers

    Tzaziki Skewers

    Points: 1
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    I made these skewers as a snack with leftover grilled chicken I had on hand. The tzaziki dressing is easy to mix up.
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  • Bananas with Chocolate PB2

    Bananas with Chocolate PB2

    Points: 3
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    Just a fancy way to eat a quick and yummy treat.
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  • Frozen Pureed Bananas

    Frozen Pureed Bananas

    Points: Unsure
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    A lighter and healthier option than ice-cream. This is just frozen blended bananas and berries.
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  • Chocolate Banana Cone

    Chocolate Banana Cone

    Points: Unsure
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    Just some frozen blended bananas here with cocoa powder mixed in. 

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  • Apple Crisp Dessert

    Apple Crisp Dessert

    Points: 3
    Calories:
    Super yummy and easy to make. This apple crisp dessert is delish.
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