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Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza is one of my favorite desserts!

It’s a wonderful dessert during springtime or any other special time of year, say like the upcoming holidays!  🙂

On this particular Fruit Pizza I used fresh strawberries, bananas, and kiwi but you can use your favorite fruits.

 

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FRUIT PIZZA

1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) refrigerated sliceable sugar cookies, sliced
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
4 cups assorted cut-up fruit (kiwi, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, drained canned mandarin oranges)
1/2 cup apricot preserves*
1Tbsp. water

HEAT oven to 375°F.

LINE 12-inch pizza pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Arrange cookie dough slices in single layer in prepared pan; press together to form crust. Bake 14 min.; cool completely.  (I used my Pampered Chef baking stone for bars and my cookie crust got a little crisp. If you don’t have a stone you can use any 9×13 baking pan similar to this.)

Using a handmixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended.  Spread over crust.

TOP with the fresh sliced fruit.  Mix preserves and water; brush or spoon over fruit.  Cover and refrigerate  overnight.  (*I usually use Smucker’s Sugar Free Apricot Preserves.)

TIP-How to quickly soften cream cheese:  Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese on microwaveable plate.   Microwave on HIGH for 10 to 15 sec. or until slightly softened.

 

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Chocolate Cola Cupcakes ~ Just 2 ingredients and low calorie

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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Fruit Tray

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.

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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.

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Weight Watcher Points

Around this time every year, I get a desire for certain foods…

Chex Party Mix!

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Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Oatmeal!

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Homebaked Cookies!!!

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…so, I’ve made a scary decision. 

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I’ve decided to start counting Weight Watcher Points. 

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I’m not attending local meetings,  just starting a food journal and keeping up with my points.  It’s kinda like calorie counting,  I’ll just be watching my fat intake more than usual.  I’ve not worried about fats for a very long time, but apparently I need to make some changes.

I’ve gotta do something to shake up my metabolism.  Hopefully this will be it.

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So, in over the next few days, I’ll begin to share Weight Watcher recipes with you.  I made some pretty good stuff this weekend!

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This is a big change from low carb.  I know low carb works for me, if I work at it, so I’ll be trying to stick more to fresh veggies and some fresh fruit, yogurt, almonds, lower carb and cal bread, and lean meats. That means more stir-fries, but I get to add a little long grain rice or pasta.

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We’ll just see how it goes.

I’ll be adding a new Weight Watcher page, similar to my low carb page.

Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me! 🙂