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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.



Thirsty Thursday [Sustenance] Treats


Got peanut butter cups left over from Halloween?

Need a treat to give you sustenance as you drink tonight?

This recipe will give you a great treat for only 130 calories!

Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:45 min
makes:24 squares


3 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 bag (10 ounces) large marshmallows
6 cups crisp rice cereal
24 one-inch chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped


1. Spray rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Place margarine, peanut butter and marshmallows in large microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 3 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Stir in cereal until well coated.
2. Press mixture in pan, using buttered back of spoon. Immediately make 24 indentations in rows (6×4) in mixture using handle of wooden spoon. Press peanut butter cups into indentations; cool. Cut into squares.

These treats were easy to make and didn’t make my kitchen a complete mess!

I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and it didn’t make a difference in the taste.  So feel free to use healthy ingredients.

Chopping the peanut butter cups on top looks more presentable.  Other alternatives include spreading peanut butter or chocolate over the treats before adding the peanut butter cups.  Placing a full peanut butter cup on top does make it easier for someone to remove if they don’t want it on their treat.



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!

Sunday Snickerdoodles!


It’s Sunday.

Time for relaxing.  Football. Eating.  And hanging out with friends.

Sunday means snacks.  It’s usually hard to stay health conscious on Sunday.

I found a recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard.

Snickerdoodles that are only 54 calories!

Servings: 42
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Calories: 54
Fat: 1.3 g
Carbs: 10.1 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 0.7 g
Old Points: 1 pt
Points+: 1 pt
Here are your ingredients:
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 Tbsp corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
3 Tbsp sugar (or sugar substitute)
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Cooking spray
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.  Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar, stirring with a whisk.
  • Combine 1 cup of sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.  Add the corn syrup, vanilla and egg; beat well.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined.  Cover and chill for 10 minutes.
  • Combine 3 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon, stirring with a whisk.  With moist hands, shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls.  Roll balls in sugar mixture.  Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.  Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 5 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft).  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes.  Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks

These cookies are delicious and not difficult to make.  I made them with my roommate, who is not a baker.  They turned out great and were quickly enjoyed by our friends.

There a great snack that’s healthy without tasting healthy.  They taste the same as cookies that are twice as many calories.

Keeping your health in check is especially difficult on the weekends.  This is why finding delicious and healthy recipes is important.  The more recipes that are healthy yet satisfy us, the easier it is to stay health conscious.



Hello Decadent Dippers!


There’s nothing like a good dip!

Dips are usually a guilty pleasure for many of us.  Typically, there’s not really a healthy dip we can indulge ourselves in.

Dips are fun to snack on and are great to share with others.  They are also easy and quick to make, to hold us over.

Grilled pineapple with cinnamon-vanilla yogurt dip is a refreshing and satisfying dip we can enjoy without feeling guilty.

I have never heard of this until I found it on Hungry-girl’s website.

A dip I can feel good about eating was enough for me to try it.  Plus, the ingredients sounded tempting enough.

All you need to make this dip is:

pineapple, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and Splenda.

It’s a simple recipe to make when it’s just one of those days and you don’t feel like cooking for very long.



Munch On Hungry Snackers!


We all like munching on snacks throughout the day

..especially on the weekends.

But foods we can munch on generally aren’t healthy.

Until my roommate introduced me to this recipe:

It’s really simple to make (considering my roommate had trouble making mac n cheese) and serves as a good snack to munch on throughout the day


2 Large bars of  white chocolate

Bag of chopped nuts

Large green grapes

Place the white chocolate in a bowl and put it in the microwave until melted (be careful not to burn it)

Then dip the grape into the white chocolate and then into the nuts

Place the finished grape onto tinfoil

Once all the grapes our on the tinfoil, place it in the fridge

It’s that easy.

They taste similar to a taffy apple.

They’re lite snacks that satisfy your munch.