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Lose weight and have chocolate too!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

So my boyfriend is the biggest junk food eater ever, however I have been making adjustments to his meals when I am cooking and he is okay with it...but he loves his ice cream, cheese, bread, cookies etc. but it does not bother me as there are so many ways you can feel like you are being "bad" without actually giving in to the temptation. So I thought I would share a few of the ideas/recipes with you today.

Of course the obvious fat free sugar free pudding cups, or even by the box and make it at home with nonfat milk. My newest find is Diana's Banana's Banana Babies, they come in dark chocolate (my first choice) and milk chocolate. They have received mixed reviews but I enjoyed them. 130 calories 6g fat, 15mg sodium, 310mg potassium, 18 carbohydrate, 2g protein.

Chocolate Carmel Peanut Butter Crunch

1-Quaker Carmel Corn Rice Cake (50 calories, Fat 0, Protein 1, Carb 11)
1- tsp Smart Balance Peanut Butter (50 calories, Fat 4, Protein 1.75, Carb 2)
1-tsp mini semi sweet chocolate chips (35 calories, Fat 2, Protein 0, Carb 4.5)

Spread rice cake with peanut butter, sprinkle with chocolate chips, (sometimes I also may add a little fat free reddi whip)

Makes 1 serving

Chocolate Peanut Butter Grahamwiches
(from The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook)

4- whole chocolate graham cracker sheets
4- tsp reduced fat peanut butter
1/2 cup frozen fat free whipped topping, thawed

Break each graham cracker in half ( so there are a total of 8 crackers) Spread 1 teaspoon of peanut butter evenly on 4 halves of the crackers. Spread 2 tablespoons of whipped topping on remaining 4 halves. Sandwich the crackers together to form 4 sandwiches, each with a layer of peanut butter and a layer of whipped topping. Transfer to an airtight container and place in freezer. Freeze for about 2 hours or up to 1 month. Serve frozen.

Makes 4 servings
112 calories, 2 g protein, 18g carbohydrates, 4g fat (less then 1 sat), 0 mg cholesterol, less then 1 g fiber, 142 mg sodium

Chocolate Toffee Sundae (The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook)

1-Quaker Cracker Jack Butter Toffee Rice Cake (I use carmel corn as I could never find this particular flavor)
1-double chocolate, fat free, sugar free pudding cup
2-tablespoons frozen fat free whipped topping, thawed (I use the fat free reddi whip)

Spoon about 1/3 of the pudding into a parfait glass or sundae dish. Crumble the rice cake on top. Top with remaining pudding, followed by the whipped topping and serve.

Makes 1 serving
135 calories, 3g protein, 30g carbohydrates, 2g fat (1 sat), 0mg cholesterol, 1g fiber, 245mg sodium

Strawberry Breakfast Banana Split (from The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook)

1 1/2 tsps Fat free, sugar free, hot fudge topping
1 small (6") banana peeled and sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup fat free, sugar free vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
1 TBS crunchy high fiber, low sugar cereal such as grape nuts
**I top with the before mentioned fat free reddi whip

Heat the hot fudge in the microwave or double boiler method until melted. Arrange banana halves in bowl with the cut sides facing inwards. Spoon yogurt into the middle. Top with strawberries then cereal. Drizzle the hot fudge evenly over the top and serve.

Makes 1 serving

195 calories, 5g protein, 46g carbohydrates, less then 1 g fat (trace of sat), 2 cholesterol, 5 fiber, 88mg sodium.


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