Guac Chicken Salad for 1

Nice Mexi salad.

Guacamole Chicken Salad

4 cups lettuce
1/2 cup roasted chicken breast meat
1/4 avocado
1 tablespoon almond milk, unsweetened
2 tablespoons cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Dash hot sauce
3 tablespoons salsa
2 tablespoons jalapenos

Place lettuce in large bowl and top with diced chicken. Combine avocado, milk, cilantro, lime juice, onion powder, and hot sauce in small food processor. Add salsa and jalapenos to salad and top with guacamole dressing.
Yield: 1 serving= 300 Calories; 14g Fat (40.5% calories from fat); 27g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 59mg Cholesterol; 304mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat.


Yummy little cinnamon roll bites!


32 wonton wrappers
12.4 oz reduced fat cinnamon rolls, Pillsbury
15 pecan halves

Place wonton wrappers in mini muffin pan. Cut each roll into fourths and place a fourth in each wonton wrapper. Bake for 10 minutes at 350*. Remove from oven and drizzle with 1/4 teaspoon of icing. Top each shell with a pecan half. Serve immediately.

Yield: 32 bites. Per bite= 65 Calories; 2g Fat (26.4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 131mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fat.

Crispy Chili Twists for 2

Tasty side dish for 2.

Crispy Chili Twists
1 C Smart Taste rotini, uncooked
Cooking spray
1 T grated reduced fat parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp chili powder
dash seasoned salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp smoked paprika

Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain very thoroughly.
Spray medium skillet with cooking spray. Heat and add pasta. Saute’ at high heat until pasta is crisp and light golden brown. Mix seasonings in small bowl; toss with pasta in skillet until evenly coated.

Yield: 2 servings (1/2 c serving size)

Ductch Baby for 2

I am hard at work on my new cookbook for 1 or 2.

Dutch Baby

1 large egg
dash salt
1/4 Cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 Cup flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 450^. Spray 2 quart casserole with cooking spray. Mix egg, salt, milk, flour, vanilla, and cinnamon and pour into pie plate. Bake at 450 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. This will be a big puff when it comes out of the oven but will fall as it cools. Divide into 2 servings. Serve with sugar free jelly or syrup

Yield: 2 servings. Per serving (not including jelly or syrup)= 155 Calories; 3g Fat (17.0% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 94mg Cholesterol; 47mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fat.

Strawberry Angel Cookies

This came from Kathy in my recipe club, Cooking With Faith. Pink cookies in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And they are delicious!  Super good, Deanne! 🙂

Strawberry Angel Cookies

• Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

• 1 (16 oz.) package Pillsbury® Angel Food Cake

¾ c. sugar free strawberry preserves

• 3 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

HEAT oven to 325°F. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. (or use parchment paper)

BEAT together cake mix and preserves (do not add water) at low speed of electric mixer 1 minute or until evenly moistened. Continue to beat an additional 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.

BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are just lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on baking sheet. Place on cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies will be soft and chewy.

TIP Store between sheets of wax paper to keep from sticking together.
Yield: 39 cookies. Per cookie=49 Calories; trace Fat (3.4% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 86mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Basic Instant Oatmeal

I got this recipe from my recipe club, Cooking With Faith. It’s great! You’ll never want to buy those little packets again!

Basic Instant Oatmeal 

2C Quick cooking oatmeal (not instant!)
1/2 C non-fat milk powder
1/2 C craisins
1/3 C packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
Dash salt
1/4 teaspoons nutmeg

Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
To serve: Mix 1/2 cup of mix with 1/2 cup water and microwave at 70% power for 2-3 minutes. You can use dried apples and apple spice instead of craisins and cinnamon. Or maybe mini chocolate chips and dried cherries, even.
Yield: 7 servings. Per serving= 175 Calories; 2g Fat (7.6% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 32mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Enchilada Rice

If you like it hot, add more heat to this. The rice and beef tends to delute it, in my opinion.

Enchilada Rice
1 lb ground beef, 95% ff
2 c. cooked brown rice
10 oz mild Enchilada Sauce
1 TB taco seasoning
15 oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. reduced fat pepperjack cheese
11 oz mexicorn, drained

In a large skillet brown ground beef. Drain off any grease and return to pan. Stir in remaining ingredients, except cheese, and cook on medium low until heated through.Stir in cheese and serve.

Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 437 Calories; 7g Fat (20.8% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 31mg Cholesterol; 997mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fat.

Easy Caramel Apple Pie Bars

As easy as they are tasty!

Easy Caramel Apple Pie Bars
1 pouch (1lb 1.5 oz) Oatmeal Cookie mix
4 TB light margarine
1 egg
20 oz can sugar free apple pie filling
1/4 c. sugar free caramel topping

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, cut margarine into cookie mix using fork or pastry blender. Stir in egg until mixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cookie mixture. Press remaining cookie mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle apple evenly over crust. In small bowl, add caramel topping and heat for 15 seconds in microwave; drizzle over apples. Sprinkle reserved cookie mixture over apples. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows.
Yield: 18 bars. Per bar= 159 Calories; 7g Fat (37.0% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 168mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.