Not-So-Fattening Recipes and Meal Ideas

Snacks & Dessert

  • Cocoa Cinnamon Soft Pretzels

    Cocoa Cinnamon Soft Pretzels

    Calories: 161 WW Freestyle Points: 4

    Ok, what do I say here? This is probably my all time favorite recipe on this site. Just give it a try. They are easy to make and out-of-the-park delicious.

     

    Recipe makes 4 pretzels. 161 Calories | 4 WW Freestyle Points each.

     

    Notes for this recipe: 1. The cocoa cinnamon sugar mixture makes more than needed to cover 4 pretzels (a little more than double) but I was trying to avoid fractional measurements. You can store the leftover cocoa cinnamon sugar in a zip lock bag and sprinkle on oatmeal or baked apples. 2. Fage brand greek yogurt recommended because it is considerably thicker than any other greek yogurt I have used. It makes a better dough overall. 3. You can make the dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator overnight

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  • Caramel Apples

    Caramel Apples

    Calories: 226 WW Freestyle Points: 6

    Hello readers! If you want an absolutely scrumptous treat, these caramel apples are delicious! Half the points of a regular caramel apple, this recipe replaces heavy cream and butter with non-fat greek yogurt. 

     

    Just a fair note before you make this. This caramel is simple to make but it requires focus and attention for the first 30 minutes. I highly recommend that you watch the video provided from start to finish.

     

    A few things to keep in mind that can affect the final result of this recipe:

     

    - Best to make these on a cool, dry day

    - The size of your cooking pot (which will affect temperature)

    - Doubling or reducing the recipe (will also affect cooking temperature)

     

    I don’t use a candy thermometer. I go by visual cues instead which can be observed in the video provided. Because of this, the caramel comes out slightly softer or firmer at times. But I thoroughly enjoy it either way. The caramel will be a sweet, flexible, leathery sheet when finished and cooled.

     

    Recipe makes 4 apples. 226 Calories | 6 WW Freestyle Points each.

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  • Waffle Bowl Apple Pies

    Waffle Bowl Apple Pies

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3 or 4

    More fun with these mini waffle cone bowls by Joy Cone Co. I used the recipe I had for mini apple pies, but instead of baking the crust, I used the waffle bowl. This is a super quick and yummy treat you can make in about 10 minutes. No baking involved.

     

    Recipe makes 2 apple pie bowls. 3 points without the lite cool whip, or 4 points with 2 tbsp lite cool whip. You can find and purchase the mini waffle cone bowls here.

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  • Bananas in a Blanket

    Bananas in a Blanket

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    A new family favorite in my house. When the bananas are baked, they become creamy and sweet like a pastry filling. Essentially, you just wrap 2 ingredient dough strips around a banana - and bake. 

     

    Recipe makes 6 Bananas in a Blanket. Just 1 WW Freestyle Points each!

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  • Mini Toast, PB2 and Grapes Sandwiches

    Mini Toast, PB2 and Grapes Sandwiches

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3

    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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  • Apple Pie A La Mode

    Apple Pie A La Mode

    Calories: 252 WW Freestyle Points: 4

    I love the contrast of hot apples and cold ice cream and all the good sweetness in this treat. This crustless, no-bake apple pie is so easy to make too. If you can't find the WW brand Salted Caramel ice cream bars, you can substitute with another brand of ice cream - just check the nutritional values and Points to be sure they are similar.

     

    Recipe makes 1 serving. 252 Calories | 4 WW Freestyle Points per serving. 

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  • Strawberry Lemonade Pops

    Strawberry Lemonade Pops

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    These strawberry lemonade pops are a sweet treat for just 1 WW Freestyle Points. Recipe makes 10 popsicles.

     

    You can find and purchase popsicle makers on Amazon. Here is the one I recommend and use: FoxRun Frozen Ice-Pop Maker.

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  • Chocolate Banana Flying Saucers

    Chocolate Banana Flying Saucers

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3

    These copy-cat soft-serve Carvel flying saucers are a great treat for just 3 WW Freestyle Points! Recipe makes 1 flying saucer.

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  • Popsicles

    Popsicles

    Calories: 81 WW Freestyle Points: 1

    These festive Popsicles are great for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or all summer long. Just 1 point each! See how I made these without "blending" the fruit, and just a small amount of real sugar used. If you use Truvia or another zero calorie sweetner, these are ZERO points each. 

     

    Recipe makes 10 popsicles. 

     

    UPDATED 6/25/2019:

     

    I originally recommended the Nopro Frozen Ice Pop Maker. It was great at first, but after several washings I noticed this weird residue on the metal plate that surfaced every time it became wet. It may be because I put it in the dishwasher. Nowhere on the box did it state anything about how to wash or care for it. But I later noticed a note on the Amazon listing that said “hand washing recommended”. Apparently the product becomes unusable if you put it in the dishwasher.

     

    In any case, I was able to very easily return the item on Amazon for a full refund since it was less than 30 days since I purchased it. The return process was easy and free.

     

    Since then I tested 3 other popsicle makers (listed in order of preference). 

     

    Fox Run - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    American Ice Pops - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    Xing-Rui 10-Cavity Slicone - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

     

    The one I found to be best, is the Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker (very similar to the Nopro). Here are the specifics on my criteria and testing:

     

    First, I only considered popsicle makers with wooden sticks. I like the classic look of a wooden stick verses plastic. And the shape of the pop itself had to have a classic popsicle shape. Second, I wanted a popsicle maker that made a set of 10 pops since I already developed recipes based on 10 popsicles. Last, I wanted something that costs $20 or less.

     

    The Xing-Rui Silicone Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    This one was ok, but I didn’t like it for a 2 reasons. 1.) The pop cavities bulged out a little when I filled them with fruit and yogurt. They didn’t hold their shape well. 2.) I can’t see the filling through the cavities since this pop maker is red. It’s hard to see how full they are as you add layers of different flavors to the pop.

     

    American Ice Pops Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    I found this pop maker to be very good. You can even remove the plastic cavities individually from the plate. The cavities were just slightly smaller in size (2.25 oz vs 3.0 oz). Otherwise, they held their shape well and removed fairly easily. But the price was $22.

     

    Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    The price was $18.99 and they provided a coupon to save $3.60. With Amazon prime, I did not pay shipping. They hold shape really well. You can see through the semi-transparent plastic. They slide out fairly easily. But as stated on the listing “hand washing recommended”… this time, I did NOT put this popsicle maker in the dishwasher. I washed it by hand several times and it’s holding up great. The popsicles turn out beautifully.

     

    For all ice-pop makers, you have to run the cavities under hot water for about 30 seconds in order to remove the pops. Anything aluminum cannot go in the dishwasher. Hope this info helps. Happy popsicle making!

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  • Pina Colada Popsicles

    Pina Colada Popsicles

    Calories: 88 WW Freestyle Points: 1

    My favorite popsicle recipe so far. These super yummy, easy treats are just 88 Calories each | 1 WW Freestyle Points!

    Recipe makes 10 popsicles. UPDATED 6/25/2019:

     

    I originally recommended the Nopro Frozen Ice Pop Maker. It was great at first, but after several washings I noticed this weird residue on the metal plate that surfaced every time it became wet. It may be because I put it in the dishwasher. Nowhere on the box did it state anything about how to wash or care for it. But I later noticed a note on the Amazon listing that said “hand washing recommended”. Apparently the product becomes unusable if you put it in the dishwasher.

     

    In any case, I was able to very easily return the item on Amazon for a full refund since it was less than 30 days since I purchased it. The return process was easy and free.

     

    Since then I tested 3 other popsicle makers (listed in order of preference). 

     

    Fox Run - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    American Ice Pops - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    Xing-Rui 10-Cavity Slicone - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

     

    The one I found to be best, is the Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker (very similar to the Nopro). Here are the specifics on my criteria and testing:

     

    First, I only considered popsicle makers with wooden sticks. I like the classic look of a wooden stick verses plastic. And the shape of the pop itself had to have a classic popsicle shape. Second, I wanted a popsicle maker that made a set of 10 pops since I already developed recipes based on 10 popsicles. Last, I wanted something that costs $20 or less.

     

    The Xing-Rui Silicone Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    This one was ok, but I didn’t like it for a 2 reasons. 1.) The pop cavities bulged out a little when I filled them with fruit and yogurt. They didn’t hold their shape well. 2.) I can’t see the filling through the cavities since this pop maker is red. It’s hard to see how full they are as you add layers of different flavors to the pop.

     

    American Ice Pops Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    I found this pop maker to be very good. You can even remove the plastic cavities individually from the plate. The cavities were just slightly smaller in size (2.25 oz vs 3.0 oz). Otherwise, they held their shape well and removed fairly easily. But the price was $22.

     

    Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    The price was $18.99 and they provided a coupon to save $3.60. With Amazon prime, I did not pay shipping. They hold shape really well. You can see through the semi-transparent plastic. They slide out fairly easily. But as stated on the listing “hand washing recommended”… this time, I did NOT put this popsicle maker in the dishwasher. I washed it by hand several times and it’s holding up great. The popsicles turn out beautifully.

     

    For all ice-pop makers, you have to run the cavities under hot water for about 30 seconds in order to remove the pops. Anything aluminum cannot go in the dishwasher. Hope this info helps. Happy popsicle making!

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  • Fudge Pops

    Fudge Pops

    Calories: 104 WW Freestyle Points: 2

    Sorry for so many popicle posts but they are great for summer and really yummy.

     

    Recipe makes 10 popsicles. 2 WW Freestyle Points each.

     

    UPDATED 6/25/2019:

     

    I originally recommended the Nopro Frozen Ice Pop Maker. It was great at first, but after several washings I noticed this weird residue on the metal plate that surfaced every time it became wet. It may be because I put it in the dishwasher. Nowhere on the box did it state anything about how to wash or care for it. But I later noticed a note on the Amazon listing that said “hand washing recommended”. Apparently the product becomes unusable if you put it in the dishwasher.

     

    In any case, I was able to very easily return the item on Amazon for a full refund since it was less than 30 days since I purchased it. The return process was easy and free.

     

    Since then I tested 3 other popsicle makers (listed in order of preference). 

     

    Fox Run - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    American Ice Pops - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    Xing-Rui 10-Cavity Slicone - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

     

    The one I found to be best, is the Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker (very similar to the Nopro). Here are the specifics on my criteria and testing:

     

    First, I only considered popsicle makers with wooden sticks. I like the classic look of a wooden stick verses plastic. And the shape of the pop itself had to have a classic popsicle shape. Second, I wanted a popsicle maker that made a set of 10 pops since I already developed recipes based on 10 popsicles. Last, I wanted something that costs $20 or less.

     

    The Xing-Rui Silicone Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    This one was ok, but I didn’t like it for a 2 reasons. 1.) The pop cavities bulged out a little when I filled them with fruit and yogurt. They didn’t hold their shape well. 2.) I can’t see the filling through the cavities since this pop maker is red. It’s hard to see how full they are as you add layers of different flavors to the pop.

     

    American Ice Pops Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    I found this pop maker to be very good. You can even remove the plastic cavities individually from the plate. The cavities were just slightly smaller in size (2.25 oz vs 3.0 oz). Otherwise, they held their shape well and removed fairly easily. But the price was $22.

     

    Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    The price was $18.99 and they provided a coupon to save $3.60. With Amazon prime, I did not pay shipping. They hold shape really well. You can see through the semi-transparent plastic. They slide out fairly easily. But as stated on the listing “hand washing recommended”… this time, I did NOT put this popsicle maker in the dishwasher. I washed it by hand several times and it’s holding up great. The popsicles turn out beautifully.

     

     

    For all ice-pop makers, you have to run the cavities under hot water for about 30 seconds in order to remove the pops. Anything aluminum cannot go in the dishwasher. Hope this info helps. Happy popsicle making!

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  • Mint Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Pops

    Mint Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Pops

    Calories: 122 WW Freestyle Points: 3

    Super fun and tasty treat for just 3 WW Freestyle points! These mint chocolate frozen yogurt pops are refreshing and delicious.

     

    You can find and purchase a popsicle maker on Amazon through this link. You should be able to find the Lily's Sugar free chocolate chips at Walmart. I found the Hershey's lite chocolate syrup at my local grocery store (Shoprite). Nutrition info based on popsicles using the Hershey's lite syrup.

     

    Recipe makes 10 popsicles. UPDATED 6/25/2019:

     

    I originally recommended the Nopro Frozen Ice Pop Maker. It was great at first, but after several washings I noticed this weird residue on the metal plate that surfaced every time it became wet. It may be because I put it in the dishwasher. Nowhere on the box did it state anything about how to wash or care for it. But I later noticed a note on the Amazon listing that said “hand washing recommended”. Apparently the product becomes unusable if you put it in the dishwasher.

     

    In any case, I was able to very easily return the item on Amazon for a full refund since it was less than 30 days since I purchased it. The return process was easy and free.

     

    Since then I tested 3 other popsicle makers (listed in order of preference). 

     

    Fox Run - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    American Ice Pops - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    Xing-Rui 10-Cavity Slicone - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

     

    The one I found to be best, is the Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker (very similar to the Nopro). Here are the specifics on my criteria and testing:

     

    First, I only considered popsicle makers with wooden sticks. I like the classic look of a wooden stick verses plastic. And the shape of the pop itself had to have a classic popsicle shape. Second, I wanted a popsicle maker that made a set of 10 pops since I already developed recipes based on 10 popsicles. Last, I wanted something that costs $20 or less.

     

    The Xing-Rui Silicone Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    This one was ok, but I didn’t like it for a 2 reasons. 1.) The pop cavities bulged out a little when I filled them with fruit and yogurt. They didn’t hold their shape well. 2.) I can’t see the filling through the cavities since this pop maker is red. It’s hard to see how full they are as you add layers of different flavors to the pop.

     

    American Ice Pops Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    I found this pop maker to be very good. You can even remove the plastic cavities individually from the plate. The cavities were just slightly smaller in size (2.25 oz vs 3.0 oz). Otherwise, they held their shape well and removed fairly easily. But the price was $22.

     

    Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    The price was $18.99 and they provided a coupon to save $3.60. With Amazon prime, I did not pay shipping. They hold shape really well. You can see through the semi-transparent plastic. They slide out fairly easily. But as stated on the listing “hand washing recommended”… this time, I did NOT put this popsicle maker in the dishwasher. I washed it by hand several times and it’s holding up great. The popsicles turn out beautifully.

     

    For all ice-pop makers, you have to run the cavities under hot water for about 30 seconds in order to remove the pops. Anything aluminum cannot go in the dishwasher. Hope this info helps. Happy popsicle making!

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  • Orange Creamsicle Pops

    Orange Creamsicle Pops

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    This is a sweet refreshing treat you can enjoy all summer long. These are a lot like the red, white and blue pops I posted, but you don't have to heat the oranges or add any sugar or lemon juice. Just be sure the oranges you use are sweet and juicy. I've gotten really dry and grainy oranges before so these pops are only as good as the oranges that go in them. I'm listing these as 1 point each but I don't even think they are a full point. There is only 1 tablespoon of sugar (3sp) in the whole recipe. Everything else is zero.

     

    Recipe makes 10 creamsicles. Less than 1 WW Freestyle Points each.

     

    UPDATED 6/25/2019:

     

    I originally recommended the Nopro Frozen Ice Pop Maker. It was great at first, but after several washings I noticed this weird residue on the metal plate that surfaced every time it became wet. It may be because I put it in the dishwasher. Nowhere on the box did it state anything about how to wash or care for it. But I later noticed a note on the Amazon listing that said “hand washing recommended”. Apparently the product becomes unusable if you put it in the dishwasher.

     

    In any case, I was able to very easily return the item on Amazon for a full refund since it was less than 30 days since I purchased it. The return process was easy and free.

     

    Since then I tested 3 other popsicle makers (listed in order of preference). 

     

    Fox Run - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    American Ice Pops - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    Xing-Rui 10-Cavity Slicone - Frozen Ice Pop Maker

     

    The one I found to be best, is the Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker (very similar to the Nopro). Here are the specifics on my criteria and testing:

     

    First, I only considered popsicle makers with wooden sticks. I like the classic look of a wooden stick verses plastic. And the shape of the pop itself had to have a classic popsicle shape. Second, I wanted a popsicle maker that made a set of 10 pops since I already developed recipes based on 10 popsicles. Last, I wanted something that costs $20 or less.

     

    The Xing-Rui Silicone Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    This one was ok, but I didn’t like it for a 2 reasons. 1.) The pop cavities bulged out a little when I filled them with fruit and yogurt. They didn’t hold their shape well. 2.) I can’t see the filling through the cavities since this pop maker is red. It’s hard to see how full they are as you add layers of different flavors to the pop.

     

    American Ice Pops Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    I found this pop maker to be very good. You can even remove the plastic cavities individually from the plate. The cavities were just slightly smaller in size (2.25 oz vs 3.0 oz). Otherwise, they held their shape well and removed fairly easily. But the price was $22.

     

    Fox Run Frozen Ice Pop Maker

    The price was $18.99 and they provided a coupon to save $3.60. With Amazon prime, I did not pay shipping. They hold shape really well. You can see through the semi-transparent plastic. They slide out fairly easily. But as stated on the listing “hand washing recommended”… this time, I did NOT put this popsicle maker in the dishwasher. I washed it by hand several times and it’s holding up great. The popsicles turn out beautifully.

     

    For all ice-pop makers, you have to run the cavities under hot water for about 30 seconds in order to remove the pops. Anything aluminum cannot go in the dishwasher. Hope this info helps. Happy popsicle making!

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  • Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt Cones

    Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt Cones

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2

    These are super easy to make. You don't need an ice-cream machine to make this. Once the fruit is frozen, you can assemble the cones in less than 5 minutes. A delicious refreshing treat for only 2 WW Freestyle points!

     

    Note: Magic shell chocolate rim is optional. I barely used half a teaspoon on the rim so I did not count it as a point. For the yogurt, I highly recommend using Fage because it is considerably thicker than any other greek yogurt I have used. I did not freeze the yogurt for this because the frozen fruit provides an ice-cream-like consistency.

     

    Recipe makes 2 cones. Here is more info on the crepes used in this recipe (2 points per crepe): Frieda's French Style Crepes

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  • Lemon Custard Crepes with Raspberries

    Lemon Custard Crepes with Raspberries

    Calories: 88 WW Freestyle Points: 4

    This custard is light and creamy with a mild lemony flavor - easy to make. You can prepare the custard the night before because it needs at least 3 hours to cool and set properly. 

     

    The crepe shells are toasted for a crisp shell but the bottoms do get soft rather quickly. These are meant to be eaten with a fork or spoon (not a hand-held treat). If you pair one with scrambled eggs and some fruit, you have a really enjoyable and filling breakfast for just 4 WW Freestyle Points.

     

    Recipe makes 4 cups of the custard, which fills 4 nine-inch crepe shells (that have been cut in half to make 8 in total). Frieda's brand used here. I found them in the produce section of my grocery store, Shoprite (near the berries). Each half-shell uses about 1/2 cup of custard per crepe. You can store the cream in the refrigerator for a few days but it will loosen a bit. My kids happily eat any leftovers.

     

    The video below has good tips for making the shells and filling them. Nutrition information includes 1 filled crepe with 1 tbps of melted raspberries.

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  • Cannoli

    Cannoli

    Calories: 68 WW Freestyle Points: 2 each

    These are not a "real" cannoli but they are a very similar and enjoyable alternative for only 2 WW Freestyle Points. Really quick and easy to make. See the 4 minute video for a quick how-to for making these.

     

    Recipe makes 4 cannolis. 68 Calories | 2 WW Freestyle Points each

     

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  • Cherry Hand Pies

    Cherry Hand Pies

    Calories: 97 WW Freestyle Points: 2 each

    These hand pies are just 2 points each, so delicious and satisfying. You can eat these for breakfast or a dessert. Make them in batches and freeze in a ziplock bag - then reheat in the toaster oven.

     

    I got the frozen cherries from Trader Joes (which I know are zero points) but almost any grocery store has them. Just check the ingredients on the bag to be sure there is no added sugar.

     

    The cookie cutters used here come in very handy for a lot of recipes. You can find and purchase the following items used in this recipe:

    Pastry/Cookie Cutters (about $7.00)

    Bisquick Heart Smart baking mix (about $4.00)

    Dough scraper (about $8.00)

    (commission earned on links above)

     

    For my friends outside the U.S.A., you can use regular self-rising flour but the Bisquick is preferred for a "cakier" crust.

     

    Recipe makes 8 hand pies. Each pie comes to 97 calories | 2 WW Freestyle Points.

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  • Summer Fruit Salad with Pepitas

    Summer Fruit Salad with Pepitas

    Calories: 147 WW Freestyle Points: 1

    I promise you will love this! It makes a great side dish for Mother's day brunches, lunches or a dessert. Or just make it for a healthy delicious snack to have on hand.

     

    Note: if you make this recipe in advance, be sure to wait to add the mint leaves until you are ready to serve. All other ingredients can be prepared before hand. The Champagne Pear Vinaigrette from Trader Joe's has a little Gorgonzola in it, so I did not add cheese such as Goat Cheese or Feta to this salad.

     

    If you do not live in close proximity to Trader Joe's, you can substitute the dressing with my easy recipe for Champagne Vinaigrette. I think the points are the same but the nutrition values may differ.

     

    Recipe makes 4 servings. 147 calories per serving | 1 WW Freestyle Points.

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  • Chocolate Mint Cake

    Chocolate Mint Cake

    Calories: 115 WW Freestyle Points: 2

    A festive treat for St. Patty's day, and only 2 points per slice. The sprinkles are scarce per slice so I didn't count them here, so feel free to leave those out if you don't want to add them. This recipe uses Pillsbury sugar-free devils food cake mix. You can find and purchase Pillsbury Sugar Free Devil's Food Cake Mix here.

     

    Reference quick video demonstration for assembly.

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  • Lemon Squares

    Lemon Squares

    Calories: 96 WW Freestyle Points: 3

    These are light, cakey and moist. Almost like a lemon coffee cake. And so easy to make. I usually have one with scrambled eggs for breakfast. Or as an afternoon snack with some tea and fruit.

     

    These are 96 calories, or 3 points each (7 points for two). Recipe makes 18 squares.

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  • Strawberry Shortcakes

    Strawberry Shortcakes

    Calories: 47 WW Freestyle Points: 1 each

    Just 1 point each for these super yummy mini cakes. Recipe makes 60 mini strawberry shortcakes. 47 Calories - 1 point each.

     

    You can find and purchase a two-pack of the Pillsbury Sugar Free Cake Mix here. You can also find and purchase the Mini Cupcake Baking Pans here.

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  • Chocolate Cake with Grilled Bananas

    Chocolate Cake with Grilled Bananas

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 4 per slice

    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1 (per apple slice)

    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

    Calories: 185 WW Freestyle Points: 1

    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

    Calories: 135 WW Freestyle Points: 3 (per slice)

    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 0

    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3 - 5

    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 4

    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2 each

    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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  • Waffle Cone Bowls

    Waffle Cone Bowls

    Calories: 252 WW Freestyle Points: 3

    These smothered waffle cone bowls make a good breakfast, or a snack. The waffle bowls are just 50 calories - or 2 points each. I filled it with non-fat greek yogurt, topped with blueberries and bananas that I warmed in a small sauce pot, and sprinkled it with a teaspoon of pumpkin seeds.

     

    If you find that plain non-fat greek yogurt is very tart, the sweetness of the fruit and waffle cone in this recipe balance it out nicely.

     

    Note that the photograph makes the waffle bowl appear larger than it actually is (just being honest). I didn't try to exaggerate this, it's just how the photo came out. The actual size is similar to that of a regular cupcake.

     

    You can find and purchase the mini waffle cone bowls here (commission earned)

     

    Recipe is for 1 serving. 252 calories - barely even 3 points with 1 tsp of pumpkin seeds.

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  • Chocolate Pistachio Bites

    Chocolate Pistachio Bites

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1 each

    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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  • Mini Apple Pies

    Mini Apple Pies

    Calories: 212 WW Freestyle Points: 3

    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.

    Commission earned.

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  • Toasted Artichoke Hearts

    Toasted Artichoke Hearts

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1

    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2

    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 2 points per half cup
    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 0
    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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  • Tzaziki Skewers

    Tzaziki Skewers

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 1
    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: 3

    Just a fancy way to eat a quick and yummy treat.

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  • Frozen Pureed Bananas

    Frozen Pureed Bananas

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: Unsure
    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

    Calories: WW Freestyle Points: Unsure

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

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  • Apple Crisp Dessert

    Apple Crisp Dessert

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