Sometimes you just need that chocolate fix but you don’t want to go overboard on calories…
Enter Chocolate Cola Cupcakes!
With just two ingredients, it’s hard to beat the ease and convenience of these tasty little morsels!
I did dress mine up a bit with some light whipped topping and a fresh strawberry, but that is totally optional.
Chocolate Cola Cupcakes
1 box Pillsbury Devil’s Food Cake Sugar Free (just mix)
12 oz Diet Pepsi (or other diet cola flavor)
Lite Whipped Topping, optional
Fresh strawberry halves, optional
Blend the cake mix and the cola together.
Spoon into cupcake liners. Bake according to mix instructions.
Makes 18 regular size cupcakes.
Without whipped topping and strawberry per serving:
Cal 80, carb 19, fat 2, protein 1, fiber 1
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Our family has a potluck dinner almost every Sunday. I’m always looking for recipes that will feed a crowd, as we have a large family.
I had several Russet potatoes but didn’t want to make just regular creamed potatoes and I needed something that would stay warm in my crockpot, so I came up with this easy roasted potato recipe.
(I’m sure this has been done before, but I didn’t really follow a recipe, so I guess I can call this mine. :))
I cubed about 10 medium Russet potatoes with the skin on and tossed them with some oil, dry Ranch dip seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper.
I roasted them at 425º for about an hour.
If you’re one of those lucky people that don’t have to watch calories too closely, how about topping these with a tasty homemade Ranch Dressing? I found a delicious sounding recipe over at Pennies on a Platter.
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 small bunch of chives
- 1 small handful of parsley leaves
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper (white pepper, preferred)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk
So if you get a chance, maybe you can try this lovely addition to these potatoes. I think I will try maybe juusst a little…next time.
Have a great weekend!
Here’s a fruit tray I made for our Sunday Covered Dish dinner at church.
At the dinner, someone wondered where the Fruit Dip was. Although I was tempted to dip some in chocolate, I didn’t. But I do love me some chocolate dipped strawberries!
Speaking of fruit dip…have you ever tried that super easy recipe of mixing cream cheese with marshmallow cream? Dee-licious!
If you’re watching your sugar, try sweetening sour cream with a little low calorie sweetener and adding a teaspoonful of vanilla extract for a great tasting fruit dip.
Fruit is naturally low in calories, but if you’re low carbing you might want to go easy on the strawberries and pineapple while skipping the grapes all together.
I’ve started trying to watch my calories and this tasty dish naturally falls right into the low calorie category.
And it’s quick and easy! That’s a plus, right?
I fix this all the time and use whatever veggies I may have. This time I used a bag of frozen stir fry veggies and the preparation was even faster.
Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry
1 bag of Walmart frozen medium shrimp, peeled
1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
1tsp Cajun spice
splash of soy sauce
First of all I thaw the frozen veggies, then toss in my wok skillet with about a tablespoon of oil. I toss in a little Cajun spice and soy sauce and give it a quick stir.
When the veggies are tender, I add the thawed shrimp and continue cooking about 4 minutes or until the shrimp look done. You don’t want to overcook the shrimp or they’ll be tough.
You can serve over rice for those who want it, but I usually eat it as is. Fewer calories and carbs that way. :)
Nutritional info I found on the shrimp and veggies:
Shrimp Peeled & Deveined With Tail on (Walmart Frozen Medium Cooked Shrimp) Serving Size: 3 oz (about 3/4cup), Calories: 77, Fat: 1g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 17g
Kroger Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables (1 cup)
calories: 30, fat: 0g, carbs: 5g, protein: 1g
A friend of mine turned me on to my new favorite website, My Fitness Pal. What a neat and easy way to keep up with my nutritional intake! Check it out.
Last year at this time, I was trying the Weight Watcher diet.
As usual, I was off on a hunt for the best recipes. Being a potato lover, this recipe immediately grabbed my attention.
It was very good!
My problem is…I just can’t eat sugar or starch without it showing up…so I eventually went back to low carb.
If you are one that can do WW’s successfully, then this is a great recipe to try.
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