Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Graham Crackers Topped with Ricotta

When I am craving sweets, I spread low-fat ricotta cheese onto graham crackers to make a sweet and satisfying dessert.

This idea came from Jacques Pepin's Fast Food My Way. He adds an extra layer of dried fruits and a drizzle of honey. I imagine this to be sweeter than candy. 

Monday, June 08, 2009

Cottage Cheese Enchiladas

Cottage Cheese Enchiladas
are my new favorite "after the gym" meal. 

The first time I made these I filled 3 corn tortillas with a dallop of fat-free cottage cheese, a pinch of shredded cheddar cheese, and green onions. It helps to heat the tortillas first (15 seconds in the microwave) to prevent them from tearing. Fold the tortillas and place them seam-side down in a baking dish. Cover the enchiladas with salsa verde and bake at 400 degrees until the cheese melted. Heaven. 

I started omitting the cheddar cheese (and the green onions when I don't have them on hand). Simply fill the tortillas with cottage cheese, top with salsa and bake. Still delish, if you ask me.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

I finally made the famous WeightWatcher's Angel Food Cake. Well, famous on the WW boards... I would make it again. I may even mix in low-fat coconut milk to make it a Pina-Colada cake. The cake is one million times better than the infamous Diet Coke cake.

Angel Food Cake

Simply mix together a box of Angel Food cake mix with a can of crushed pineapple. Bake in a 9 X 13 baking dish as directed on the package.

Serves 12 at 3 points a serving. Or make 1-point cupcakes.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Wasabi Coleslaw

Wasabi coleslaw is my new favorite summertime salad. I have made this coleslaw using extra wasabi and I loved the heat. I have also used less wasabi and more brown sugar; creating a sweeter taste. I prefer it the "wasabi way"; whereas my partner prefers the sweeter version. Either way it tastes light and refreshing.

Wasabi Coleslaw

Mix together 2 TBSP of wasabi paste with 3 TBSP rice vinegar, 1 TBSP vegetable oil, 2 TBSP (or less) brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. Stir in 1 package of broccoli slaw. Yum!

Makes 3 - One cup servings.

The wasabi dressing would also taste great mixed with cucumbers as an alternative to the broccoli slaw.