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Wednesday Wing Night Anyone?


Who doesn’t love wings?

The problem is no one associates wings with being healthy.

Unless made the right way

These wings are only 70 calories  (15 calories from fat)

Prep Time:30 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 15 min
makes:12 servings (2 wings and 1 tablespoon sauce each)



2 lb chicken wing drummettes (about 24)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons red pepper sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Celery sticks, if desired


1/3 cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Remove skin from chicken.
2. In resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix honey, ketchup, pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Add chicken. Seal bag; refrigerate at least 15 minutes but no longer than 24 hours, turning occasionally.
3. Place chicken in pan; sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered about 30 minutes or until crisp and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
4. Meanwhile, in blender or food processor, place cottage cheese, vinegar, milk, half of the blue cheese, the white pepper and garlic. Cover and blend on low speed until smooth and creamy. Spoon into serving dish. Stir in remaining blue cheese. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Serve chicken wings with sauce and celery sticks.

These wings do take time, but they’re worth it!

They’re not too difficult to make, just follow the directions and you’ll be fine.  Having someone aid in the process of cooking them makes it easier and helps cut down on some time.

You don’t need to make the sauce if you don’t like it.  Also, play around with some of the ingredients.  Not all of them need to be used depending on how you like your wings.  Spices can also be added if you like them spicy.

I generally don’t like dealing with chicken, so removing the skin wasn’t appealing to me.  I had someone help me with that.

Other than that, these surprisingly weren’t challenging to make.

It’s worth the process since they’re only 70 calories.  Places you order wings from cannot compete with that!

I feel like making them will get easier and more successful the more you make them.




Saturday Skinny-tizers!


Need a greasy snack to satisfy your taste buds?

These low-fat baked onion rings are the perfect crispy appetizers to make and are only 75 calories.

These are perfect for the weekend when you need food that generally is anything but healthy.  These taste just as good as unhealthy onion rings, but you won’t feel guilty eating them.

They’re easy to make and friends will enjoy eating them with you.

Adapted from Life
as a Lofthouse

Servings: 2 • Serving Size: 1/2

Points: 1 pt
Points+: 2 pt
74.7 • Fat: 0.6 g •
Carb: 14.7 g • Fiber:
1.6 g • Sugar: 1.7 g • Protein:
2.9 g


  • 1 medium onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rings
  • 2 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup crushed corn flake crumbs
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil baking spray


  • Place slices of onion in a shallow dish. Pour the buttermilk over
    the top and let them soak for about 1 – 2 hours, refrigerated
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment
    paper or foil.
  • Combine panko, bread crumbs and corn flakes and
    place half of the crumbs in a large dish, season with salt. Reserve the rest for
    when the first batch is used up. This should help avoid clumping and they should
    stick better to the onions.
  • Dip each soaked onion ring into the crumb mixture; coat well.
    Place rings onto two cookie sheets. Lightly spray with oil.
    Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

These aren’t difficult to make and don’t take that long, which is perfect for saturday afternoons when you need a snack and you need it now!

I’m impatient when it comes to food, especially when it’s vital that food gets in my body.  These are great for me because they are fast and easy enough to make.  They also are perfect for that little greasy snack you need without regretting it later.  They are crispy and delicious.  My friends are also impressed by them, which makes me laugh inside because they don’t take much effort.



Mozzarella Munchers Attack!


I LOVE mozzarella sticks!

If I see them on the menu, I will want to order them.

unfortunately, they are not what you’d label as a healthy snack.

The ooey cheese and fried outer core is hard to resist.

Now I don’t have to!

Thanks to this recipe for HEALTHY MOZZARELLA BITES.

Yes.  I said healthy.


Servings: 4
Serving Size: 3 mozzarella bites + 1 Tbsp marinara sauce
Calories: 9
Fat: 5.1 g
Carbs: 6.7 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 7.2 g
Old Points: 2.2 pts
Points+: 3 pts
Ingredients:1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
3 (1-ounce) sticks part-skim mozzarella string cheese
3 Tbsp egg substitute
Cooking spray
1/4 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon’s)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Heat a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.  Remove from heat, and place the panko in a shallow dish.Cut mozzarella sticks into 1-inch pieces.  Working with one piece at a time, dip cheese in egg substitute; dredge in panko.  Place cheese on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 425 degrees for 3 minutes or until cheese is softened and thoroughly heated.  Pour the marina sauce into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH one minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring after 30 seconds.

These are so easy to make and taste like any other mozzarella bite.
I couldn’t believe how healthy they were.  They don’t taste it!
Now we can give into our greasy, cheesy, fried cravings and not feel disgusting afterward!

Fire Up The GRILL


It’s Sunday Football!

Fire up the grill for some great football treats.

Click here for the recipe.

These fresh & fruity hot dog skewers are the perfect muncher to pop in your mouth.

These are simple to make and fill your taste buds.  They’re simple to make right before a big game and are popular with your guests.

I was a little iffy about mixing fruit with hot dogs, but they’re refreshingly satisfying.

They don’t leave you feeling guilty.

–    (Hungry girl has a variety of other recipes along with this one.  I will post more discoveries soon.)