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This shot took two different tries. The first time I tried to photograph these peaches, I tried using whipped cream on top of the peaches and that just ended up melting all over the peaches. Not a pretty picture. This would not look very appealing in front of a Chopped judge either.

 

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I thought of what else I could use that would hold it’s shape better and I knew I had some cream cheese in the fridge.  The second time I had to take this shot pretty fast before the cream cheese melted. This worked way better.   The cream cheese just has a little bit of vanilla flavoring in it, and that is pretty much it.

Roasted Peaches only have around 100 calories per serving, so they’re a healthy dessert. Not to mention fancy looking too. You’d really impress your dinner guests with these Honey Roasted Peaches the next time you have friends over for dinner.  This almost reminds me of a peach crisp or cobbler but with out all the fuss of making that streusel topping for the fruit. Super easy to make. This only requires 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to throw together. All you have to do is sit and wait for the peaches to get done cooking in the oven.

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Recipe adapted from Alina Loves

Honey Roasted Peaches
 
Ingredients
  • 2 peaches
  • 4 teaspoons of butter
  • honey
  • ¼ cup of cream cheese
  • flaked almonds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the 2 peaches in and remove the pit. Place the peaches on a baking Sheet. On each peach, place 1 teaspoon of butter and drizzle each peach with some honey.
  3. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
  4. When the peaches come out, decorate them them with about a tablespoon of cream cheese and the almonds. Enjoy!
Notes
I used 1 peach to figure out the Nutrition Info. Does not include cream cheese or nuts on top.

Points Plus per 1 peach: 3
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 102 Fat: 5.88g Carbohydrates: 13.33g Fiber: 0.8g Protein: 0.54g

 

Chicken Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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I was at the lake cabin this weekend and found this wonderful Poppy Seed dressing in one of the fridges called Brianna’s Homestyle Poppyseed Dressing. WOWSAS! Is this salad dressing ever good.  Had it on some chicken, fresh spinach, and strawberries. I was so excited about this dressing, I had to add it to my grocery list and got it at the grocery store . All Natural Ingredients like the bottle says. Just vinegar, olive oil, poppy seeds, etc. No added extra junk like fillers. That is pretty awesome. Sure you can go ahead and make your own poppy seed dressing, but why, when you have this delicious dressing already made for you? If you plan on taking a drug test soon, do not eat this dressing by the way.

This salad dressing on fruit is to die for or on top of any kind of salad is great. I cut up some strawberries, peaches, and blueberries and topped it with some fresh parsley and I was in heaven eating this. I kind of debated on what to call this post since there were two different salads.  You decide which one to make or make both.

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This is the chicken salad I made. Just rotisserie chicken, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, spinach, and chopped almonds. YUM!

 

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Chicken Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves
  • 5 strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup of shredded chicken
  • ¼ cup of blueberries
  • 1 peach, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds
  • 1 bottle of Brianna's Home Style Poppy Seed Dressing
Instructions
  1. Prepare fruits and vegetables. Slice the strawberries and peaches. Chop the almonds. Layer some spinach on the bottom of the plate and top with all the rest of the ingredients. Enjoy this flavorful salad!
Notes
For the fruit salad with 1 peach, 1 cup of sliced strawberries, and ½ cup of blueberries the points plus comes to 3.

Not really sure if fruit still counts as 0 on the new program?
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Fat: 7.7g Carbohydrates: 38.2 Fiber: 7.5 Protein: 2.9

 

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Make sure you have the recipe with you if you ever bring this dip to a party, because people will be asking for it left and right. I’ve brought this to a pot luck at work and I had many people asking for the recipe. Although that dip was made in the slow cooker and it wasn’t a skinny version. This dip is for people watching their waste line or maybe just trying to eat a little healthier.

I had a lot of shredded rotisserie chicken leftover from the day before. I just love buying those chickens. They’re so flavorful and juicy. You can keep the chicken in the fridge and use it on top of pretty much everything. Yesterday I was making a strawberry and spinach salad with chicken on top and poppy seed dressing. Today I really wanted buffalo chicken dip and had everything but the buffalo wing sauce. Use light sour cream, cream cheese, and cheese for this to make it lighter. Or opt the other way out and go on the full fat versions of every ingredient in this. Dip with pretzels, corn chips, carrots, or celery. I’ve even used the leftovers for this dip to make a casserole with it. I don’t like blue cheese at all, so I jut used low fat mozzarella cheese.

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Recipe adapted from http://stepable.com/

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
 
Ingredients
  • ½ block (4 ounces) ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • ¾ cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup light blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan, over medium heat. Stir constantly until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. About 15-20 minutes.
  2. Serve warm with tortilla chips and fresh veggies. Enjoy!
Notes
Weight Watcher Points Plus: 3 per serving
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 9 Calories: 107 Fat: 3.9g Carbohydrates: 5.3g Fiber: 0.0 Protein: 11.2

 

Weight Watcher’s BLT Pasta Salad

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This fun Weight Watcher’s BLT Pasta Salad is the perfect side to bring to your next 4th of July gathering.  A lighter version of a pasta salad with a spin on the classic BLT sandwich.

For the 4th of July the husband and I are packing it up and going to the lake. Just like all North Dakotan’s and Minnesotan’s do around this time of year. You’ll get eaten alive by mosquitos and stay awake all night listening to never ending fireworks being shot off. We did not go out and buy any fireworks at all, hopefully there’ll be some people shooting some off around the different parts of the lake. I’m definitely bringing my camera and trying to get pictures of that. Hopefully a star trail picture too. I love night time photography.

I’m bringing this pasta salad recipe I found on pinterest and let me tell you something about pinterest. If you see a recipe that keeps on getting repinned and repinned  over and over again it’s usually a good recipe. This one did not disappoint either. I mean c’mon it’s a BLT pasta salad in a sauce with light mayo, vinegar and mustard and it’s topped with BACON. You can still eat bacon and be Healthy at the same time.

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Weight Watcher's BLT Pasta Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 3⅔ cup large macaroni shells pasta, cooked
  • 4 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 4 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cup lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • ½ cup fat free mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 salt
  • 1 pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix pasta, bacon, tomatoes, and lettuce.
  2. In a small bowl, mix sugar, vinegar, mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.
Notes
Weight Watchers Points: 3 points per 1 cup
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 86.0 Fat: 4.7g Carbohydrates: 9.6 g Fiber: 2.1 g Protein: 2.5 g