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This recipe was given in our last meeting. If is a wonderful treat when you are in need of a quick chocolate fix.

 

Brownie in a Mug

1 serving

1 point

 

4 Tbsp. Lowfat Brownie Mix

2 Tbsp. Water

 

Mix in a mug, microwave for 1 minute

Add 1 Tbsp FF Cool whip

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Oooh thanks for posting this! I'm always in search of a good low pt. chocolate fix. I'm heading to the grocery story in a bit and have added it to my list!

 

Update: I bought some Betty Crocker lowfat brownie mix and tried this. Whoever comes up with these little tricks is genius. I especially like it because all it takes is water. I loved it!!


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GW: 125

 

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Watch the points with whatever mix you are using. I used the No Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix (no fat), and it came out to 3 pts!


Nita

 

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Guest TryingWW

Mine came out to 4 points! It sounded like a great idea until I actually did the math.

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Guest WilmNC

I could be totally off on this, but I think I saw (somewhere!) that the NI for cake/brownie mixes for 1 serving (unprepared) is for 1/4 cup of the mix...which I think is 4 tablespoons....so if that is true, then the NI you could use to calculate the points is the NI for one serving on the box...

 

Hope this helps (and is correct!).

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Guest TryingWW

I think it depends on the mix. The NI for the mix I used is for 20 servings and there is 1.5 cups mix in the box. That is 24 Tablespoons (you are right, there are 16 Tablespoons in a cup or 4 Tablespoons in a 1/4 cup). Doing the math, that means there is slightly over 1 Tablespoon of mix per NI serving (or 1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon). Since the recipe above calls for 4 Tablespoons that is around 3 SERVINGS of mix meaning you multiply the NI by 3 to determine points. If you only used 1 serving of mix it would be 2 points but if you make it according to the recipe above it is 4-5.

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Guest TryingWW

I think the 1/4 cup is correct for cake mix because cake mix NI is usually for 12 servings.

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Okay, what is "NI"..??

 

I also tried to do the math for the Betty Crocker Lowfat Brownie Mix. 4T came out to 3 points for me. :bcb_cry: I was really disappointed too!

 

Please post if you find out what kind of mix has 4T for one point!


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High Weight: 294

7-11-2010: 240

7-20-2010: 238

7-28-2010: 236

8-16-2010: 234

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I use a storebrand brownie mix. It had fewer calories so I bought it and it came out to one point for 2 Tablespoons (Food City). I could not find any lowfat mixes at my store.


Jina

 

 

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Guest TryingWW

Just Mom,

 

NI is Nutritional Information from the side of the box.

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WOW! I never heard of low fat Brownie Mix. Thanks!


Grainne

 

3/16/02- Made WW Lifetime

4'11"...SW 176lbs CW 154 lbs WGW 115

Rejoining weight 11/17 154 lbs

 

 

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I like this method best with cake! With the brownie mix it just seems too dense to me. The way I do the cake method is use 1/4 cup cake mix and 1 TBS plus 2 tsp water. Or for double I use 1/2 cup mix and 3 TBS water. I used Duncan Hines regular mix and it is 2 points per serving. My local grocery does have the reduced fat cakes but there is no difference in point value. I think the cake tastes just like you baked it in the oven! Without the egg and oil! Hugs, Chrissy


Restarted 4/21/16

SW230/CW193/GW125

Mini-goal: 170 by July 4th

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I make this often but I use 2 tbls. of regular brownie mix and 1 tbls of yogurt ( whatever kind I happen to have on hand ) someone gave me the recipe long ago and said it was one pt. so thats how I have always counted it.


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CW.....154 :exercise:

GW.....155 :exercise2

PGW...150 :jump_jack

 

 

 

 

 

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This recipe was given in our last meeting. If is a wonderful treat when you are in need of a quick chocolate fix.

 

Brownie in a Mug

1 serving

1 point

 

4 Tbsp. Lowfat Brownie Mix

2 Tbsp. Water

 

Mix in a mug, microwave for 1 minute

Add 1 Tbsp FF Cool whip

 

So, I'm kind of confused here, how many points does this original recipe work out to? :bcb_confu


~Keep on Keepin on~

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