Dollar Store Flower Wreath

Ok, it’s not food, but for a $4- $5 Dollar Tree Wreath, it’s not bad! I bought 1 straw wreath, 3 stems of flowers, and used some hot pink ribbon I already had.


I wrapped the hot pink ribbon around the straw wreath- glued it to the wreath. Then glued flowers in the spaces between the ribbon.

Funfetti Dip

This was a little sticky, but it tasted so good I don’t care!

Funfetti Dip
15.25 oz box funfetti cake mix
2 c. nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 c. Cool Whip Lite, thawed

Combine cake mix and yogurt; fold in Cool Whip. Chill then serve with animal crackers. Would probably be great with fruit too.
Yield: 16 servings. Per serving (about 1/4 cup)=136 Calories; 1g Fat (4.0% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; trace Cholesterol; 242mg Sodium.

Coffee Cake in a Mug

Yummy and easy!

Coffee Cake in a Mug

1 TB all bran cereal

2 tsp Splenda
1/4 tsp cinnamon + 1 dash
3 TB yellow cake mix
3 TB water
1 drop almond extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp brown sugar

 Smash cereal; add to Splenda and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Add cake mix, water, almond extract and baking powder and combine. Top with brown sugar and dash of cinnamon. Cook in microwave 1 minute.

Yield: 1 serving=180 Calories; 4g Fat (20.9% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 364mg Sodium. 

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

I made these yummy wraps for dinner. It was super easy.

I use the Bon Savor tortillas. 2 are 110 calories and 3 HU. Take a wedge of laughing cow light blue cheese, cut in half and spread on each tortilla. Heat in the microwave for 20 seconds. Top with cooked chicken and shredded cabbage. then drizzle with wing sauce.

Healthy ice cream?

I saw this “recipe” on pinterest and gave it a try. You just slice up a banana and freeze it. Then put it in a food processor until its chopped up. The consistency is somewhat like ice cream. Banana ice cream. It was ok. I put it with frozen blueberries and cool whip! 🙂

Strawberry Filled Muffins


Strawberry Filled Muffins
1/2 box yellow cake mix
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 egg white
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. sugar free strawberry preserves

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine cake mix, applesauce, egg white and water. Put one tablespoon of cake batter into each of 12 muffin cups. Put 1 teaspoon of strawberry preserves on top of cake batter. Top with remaining cake batter. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield: 12 muffins. Per muffin=101 Calories; 2g Fat (21.2% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; trace Cholesterol; 145mg Sodium.

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

It’ a good thing I only made one serving of this. I could have eaten a ton of it–it’s delicious!  I love wing sauce!!

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese
1/3 c. Smart Taste elbow macaroni
2 oz cooked chicken breast, diced
1/4 c. sliced celery
1 TB wing sauce
1 wedge Laughing Cow light blue cheese

Bring macaroni to a boil and cook until al dente’. Add chicken and celery and cook 1-2 minutes. Drain and pour into serving bowl with wing sauce and cheese. Combine until cheese has melted.
Yield: 1 serving= 276 Calories; 7g Fat (21.3% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 53mg Cholesterol; 680mg Sodium

Smashed Potatoes

These were great! I loved the crispiness of them!

Smashed Potatoes
8 oz small red potatoes
dash salt
spray butter
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp Italian Seasoning

Boil potatoes in salted water until soft. Preheat broiler. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place potatoes on cookie sheet and mash with potato masher. Spray with spray butter and sprinkle with pepper and seasoning (you can use any seasoning you prefer). Broil until lightly browned.
Yield: 2 servings. Per serving= 92 Calories; trace Fat (1.6% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 141mg Sodium.