Sunday, February 24, 2008

WW Hot Fudge Cake - Yes, it IS Possible!

I remember having this growing up - SO good, but definitely not what you would call good for you. Until now!

1 box Duncan Hines brownie mix
1/3 cup egg whites
1 can Diet Dr. Pepper Chocolate Covered Cherry
Low-fat ice cream (I love Edy's 1/2 the Fat Double Churned Vanilla Bean)
Hot Fudge
FF Whipped Cream
And a cherry on top!

This is just my diet soda red velvet cake recipe, with 1/4 cup of vanilla ice cream, 1.5 Tbsp of hot fudge, and a small squirt of fat free whipped cream on top. And the best part is, it's only about 4 Points per serving!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Seafood Stuffed Shells

16 pasta shells
1 cup fat free ricotta cheese
1-1/2 cup part-skim Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup chopped shrimp (or whole salad shrimp)
1 cup Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup white wine
1/3 cup Ro-Tel tomatoes, drained
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp onion flakes
salt, pepper, and other spices to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Boil pasta shells until al dente in texture. Drain and set aside.

Combine Parmesan cheese, hefty 1/2 cup shrimp, ricotta cheese, and spices in a large bowl. Spoon evenly into pasta shells (about 1-2 heaping Tbsp in each). Place in baking dish.

Combine Alfredo sauce, white wine, tomatoes, and remaining shrimp in medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until combined. Pour sauce over shells in baking dish. Bake 20 minutes. Top with mozzarella cheese, and bake additional 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Fettuccine with Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce

I admit it, to the hard-core foodies out there, this will be an insult to your kitchen-telligence. However, when you want a nice dinner with the hubby after a long day, this is great with garlic bread, tossed salad, and a bottle (or two) of Riesling. Enjoy!

1 roasted red pepper, drained
1 jar light Alfredo sauce (I usually go for Ragu, but any will do)
Whole wheat pasta (Barilla is my fave)

Blend red pepper until smooth. Stir into Alfredo sauce, then heat through. Serve over pasta.

WW Info:
Pasta: 3 Points per 1-cup serving
Sauce: 2 Points per 1/4-cup serving
Additional Points for wine, bread, and salad as needed

To-die-for Red Velvet Cake

I kid you not, this is one of the best red velvet cakes I have ever made. It's easy, extremely semi-homemade, and really diet-friendly, but you'd never know it by the taste.

1 package Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake (I avoid Betty Crocker like the plague)
1/3 cup egg whites from a carton
1 can Diet 7-Up
Pam with Flour baking spray

1 container Pillsbury Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Equal amount FF, SF Cool-Whip

Spray Prepare cake according to package directions, substituting egg whites and 7-Up for oil and regular eggs. Spray 12x9 baking dish with spray, and bake per package directions, adjusting for your oven. Allow cake to cool, then frost with blended frosting/Cool-Whip mixture. Store in refrigerator!