Category Archives: SNACKS & TREATS

Mixed Fruit-Dip

Mixed Fruit-Dip is an easy and quick snack or appetizer recipe that takes only 15 minutes from start to finish. It is best used for large gatherings or events and holiday crowds. SUMMARY: Strawberries, kiwi fruit and bananas are sliced and served with a dip made with: apricot preserves, yogurt, cream cheese and cinnamon for a very creamy dip served with fruit. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 12 servings. Mixed Fruit-Dip will be loved by all of your familymixed-fruit-dip, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 cups sliced apples
1-1/2 cups sliced bananas
6 kiwi fruit, peeled, chopped
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese
6 packets stevia sweetener
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

Easy Cranberry Bread

Easy Cranberry Bread is a delicious recipe for a Thanksgiving and Christmas option. It takes only (10) minutes to prepare and (1) hour in the oven. Ingredients include: Fresh cranberries, chopped walnuts, orange juice, orange zest and an easy icing to top it. This is also a generally healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Easy Cranberry Bread will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-cranberry-bread

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour.
Total Time: 2 Hours-10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
(1/2 stick) margarine or butter, melted
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg product
2 tsp orange zest
1 cup chopped cranberries* (See Note)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp water

Note*
Fresh cranberries can be difficult to chop, so pulse them in a food processor rather than chopping them with a knife and cutting board.

Cherry Muffins

Cherry Muffins is an easy recipe for a dessert or snack which takes just over (1 hour) to make. Ingredients include sweet cherries and cream cheese for muffins both adults and kids will love. Suggested uses: Halloween parties, holiday crowds, birthday parties or events. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) muffins. Cherry Muffins will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.cherry-muffins

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 45 Minutes + Cooling time.

INGREDIENTS:

(1-2 lb) fresh or frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener
1 large egg
2 cups self-rising flour, sifted
1 cup skim milk

Halloween Eggs

Halloween Eggs is an easy recipe for a large gathering. It makes (24) servings and would fit in well for children’s Halloween parties at home or school. Ingredients include: hard-boiled eggs, cream cheese, dill pickles, tomatoes and black olives. Summary: The stuffed eggs are decorated with the cut-up vegetables to resemble little devils. This will make a very attention-getting presentation for your event. This is also a very healthy, low fat, low calories, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Halloween Eggs will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.halloween-eggs

Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

12 hard boiled eggs
(2 oz) Neufchatel cheese, softened
1/4 cup light Ranch salad dressing
2 Tbsp chopped Kosher dill pickles
1 tsp hot sauce
1/4 tsp paprika
6 grape tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
3 small pitted black olives, halved lengthwise & sliced crosswise

Key Lime Mousse Treats

Key Lime Mousse Treats is an easy, quick (20) minute, No-Cooking recipe for a delicious treat or dinner party dessert. This would would work well for a coffee break at work or a large holiday or party gathering also. Summary: Key Lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese and whipping cream are mixed together and piped into phyllo shells. These are so easy to make and will be an instant hit when served. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: 30 servings. Key Lime Mousse Treats will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(4 oz) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk, (such as Eagle Brand)
1/4 cup Key lime juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
2 (1.9 oz) packages frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
Fresh raspberries and lime wedges, optional