Today’s recipe is courtesy of Hungry Girl. The actual name of the brownie is “secret-ingredient” fudge brownie BUT I figured you would’t check it out if you knew there was a secret ingredient. LOL. I’m trying to get back on track but I do love my sweets. I never remember craving them this much but lately it has been really bad! The best part about this recipe is I can make it gluten free with almond flour.
NUTRITION FACTS: 1/9th of pan (1 brownie): 107 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat fat), 190mg sodium, 23g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 5.5g protein
Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 2* MAKES: 9 servings
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Cool: 1 hour
- One 15-oz. can cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
- 1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
- 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/4 cup Truvia spoonable no-calorie sweetener (or another natural brand that’s about twice as sweet as sugar)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8” X 8” baking pan with nonstick spray.
- Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor. Puree until completely smooth and uniform.
- Fold in 1 tbsp. chocolate chips. Spread mixture into the baking pan, and smooth out the top.
- Evenly top with remaining 2 tbsp. chocolate chips, and lightly press into the batter.
- Bake until a toothpick (or knife) inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, 25 – 30 minutes.
- Let cool completely, about 1 hour.
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Thank you Hungry Girl for another AWESOME recipe. I am such a soup girl when the weather gets cold. I usually need to be warmed up AND it is so easy to heat and make when dinner is just me while hubby is at work. I like to create my own “concoctions” with things I have on hand so trying new recipes is always fun. Hungry Girl helps us to spice up our life with a bowlful of this hearty soup! Flavor, fiber, and all that protein — poultry power!!
1/10th of recipe (about 1 cup): 163 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 654mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 18.5g protein. MAKES 10 SERVINGS. Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 2*
2 – 14.5-oz. cans (about 3 1/2 cups) fat-free chicken broth
15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
14.75-oz. can cream-style corn
1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1 pepper)
1 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 onion)
2 tbsp. chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (about 2 peppers)
1/2 cup plain light soymilk
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved
1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper
1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- In a slow cooker, combine broth, beans, corn, bell pepper, onion, chipotle peppers, soymilk, garlic, and cumin. Stir well.
- Season chicken with salt and black pepper and place in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 3 – 4 hours or on low for 7 – 8 hours.
- Transfer chicken to a bowl. Shred with two forks — one to hold chicken in place and the other to scrape across the meat and shred.
- Stir shredded chicken into the soup in the slow cooker. Stir in potato flakes, sour cream, and cilantro. Enjoy!
NOTE: HG Alternative! Skip the chipotle peppers for a deliciously mild chicken chowder. Although I LOVE spicy, I will probably skip the peppers this time around.
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Fall is here and so is apple season…. I know most of you think of “everything pumpkin” BUT I LOVE apples. So check out these YUMMY Hungry Girl Apple Pies On the Go.
1/6th of recipe (1 pie): 96 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 162mg sodium, 22.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 2g protein SmartPoints® value 2*
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 25 minutes Cool: 20 minutes MAKES 6 SERVINGS
2 tsp. cornstarch
3 cups peeled and chopped Fuji or Gala apples (about 3 apples)
2 packets no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt
6 large square egg roll wrappers (stocked with the tofu in the refrigerated section of the market)
Optional topping: powdered sugar
- In a medium nonstick pot, combine cornstarch with 1/2 cup water. Stir to dissolve.
- Add apples, sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir well.
- Set heat to medium. Stirring frequently, cook until apples have slightly softened and mixture is thick and gooey, 8 – 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a medium bowl. Let cool slightly, about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- Lay an egg roll wrapper flat on a dry surface. Evenly distribute 1/6th of apple mixture (about 1/3 cup) on the bottom half of the wrapper.
- Moisten all four edges by dabbing your fingers in water and going over the edges smoothly. Fold the top half over the mixture so the top edge meets the bottom. Seal edges by pressing firmly with the prongs of a fork.
- Place on the baking sheet, and repeat to make 5 more pie pockets.
- Spray with nonstick spray. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
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I am all about the Nachos but tend to stay away from them since they are usually REALLY high in points. Here is a yummy recipe from Hungry Girl I am going to make on my next football watching Sunday..
1/4th of recipe (6 loaded nachos): 152 calories, 4.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 299mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g sugars, 17g protein. Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 2*
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 40 minutes MAKES 4 SERVINGS
8 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. salt
Dash black pepper
12 sweet mini bell peppers (each about 2 1/2 inches long)
1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
1/3 cup salsa
1/4 cup light sour cream
2 tbsp. chopped jalapeño pepper
1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet, and spray with nonstick spray.
- Place chicken on the center of the foil, and sprinkle with seasonings. Cover with another large piece of foil. Fold together and seal all four edges of the foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
- Meanwhile, slice off and discard the stem ends of the bell peppers. Remove and discard seeds. Slice peppers in half lengthwise.
- Remove foil pack from the sheet, and spray sheet with nonstick spray. Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees.
- Lay pepper halves on the sheet, cut sides down. Bake for 5 minutes.
- Flip bell pepper halves. Bake until soft, about 5 more minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut foil packet to release hot steam before opening entirely. Transfer chicken to a medium bowl. Shred with two forks.
- Thoroughly blot excess moisture from bell pepper halves. Arrange them on the center of the sheet. Top with shredded chicken, beans, and cheese.
- Bake until cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.
- Top with salsa, sour cream, jalapeño, and cilantro.
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Thank you Hungry Girl for this yummy recipe…
Nutrition Info: 207 calories, 4g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 247mg sodium, 35.5g carbs, 7g fiber, 3g sugars, 7g protein Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 4*
Prep: 5 minutes Chill: 6 hours MAKES 1 SERVING
1 tsp. instant coffee granules
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (I use gluten free)
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
2 packets no-calorie sweetener (like Truvia), or more to taste
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, or more for topping
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Optional topping: fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- In a medium jar or bowl, combine coffee granules with 1/4 cup hot water. Stir to dissolve.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, until oats are soft and have absorbed most of the liquid.
Do you head out to work early? Or maybe you can’t eat breakfast first thing in the morning. That’s me!!! When I am headed out for an event or to help out at my old JOB, I pack this yumminess for a mid day snack. What better what to carry it then in a Thirty One thermal….
The Multi Bottle Thermal isn’t just a baby bottle cooler bag, it makes a great lunch tote or snack bag too. Two of them fit perfectly into our ZOUT creating an ideal daycare solution! Adjustable shoulder strap makes carrying easy. I put my favorite Fall personalization on it too…Here are some of the awesome features:
- Two exterior zipper compartments
- Top non-thermal storage compartment
- Large thermal storage compartment
- Holds up to six standard-sized baby bottles
- Adjustable shoulder strap
- 10.75″H x 7″L, x 6” D
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