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  1. ruehljf

    Cheescake shake

    Sounds great! I love cottage cheese in my smoothies. I am wondering how you came up with 3 points though. Does this make two servings?
  2. Being a college student has left me pressed for time and money. This is a cheap and easy way to get a yummy dessert. Seeing as that most CORE foods take a bit of preparation, I am always searching for recipes that I can make in advance. This is one of my favorites!! High in fiber and protein, a great balance and 100% CORE!! Hope you enjoy. Pumpkin Cheesecake 2 cups nonfat cottage cheese 1 15 oz can libby's pumpkin 1/2 cup water or FF milk 1/2 of a 4 serving package sf/ff cheesecake pudding splenda, to taste pumpkin pie spice, to taste process the cottage cheese in a blender untill smooth. you may need to add some water (or FF milk) as it will be very thick. add pumpkin and blend untill smooth. add 1/2 cup water or milk, dry pudding mix, splenda and pumpkin pie spice, blend, and pour into pie pan. chill before serving. I made this crustless but of course you could use a core crust made of oatmeal or fiber one (both of which are great!). I originally used an entire 4 serving package of pudding but it was too sickeningly sweet. I am anxious to try other combos like cottage cheese + bananas + banana pudding. I'll let you know how these turn out.
  3. So my DBF and I decided to forgo the v-day restaurant insanity and make dinner on our own. The only problem is that he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy! He's stubborn stubborn and refuses to try new things. Well tonight, since it's a day to be sweet to your sweet, he said he'd try my CORE dinner. I'm hoping it's a hit and he'll no longer be afraid of "my food." (his family refuses to eat anything I have made ever since he told them I made brownies with beans in them one time lol!!!) I had to play it on the safe side so here is what I've chosen.... Indian Shrimp 1 lb shrimp 2 tsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups canned tomatoes, drained well and chopped 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp ground corriander 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp ground cumin Peel and devein shrimp. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil. Add onion and garlic, saute until softened. Add tomatoes, lemon juice and spices. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add shrimp and cook 3-5 minutes, or until cooked through. I am going to prepare as stated only I'm going to add couscous to the liquid and bring to a boil, then let the couscous fluff up and absorb all the yummy flavors before I add the shrimp! Easy as that! took this recipe, as well as the dessert recipe, straight from recipezaar.com For Dessert.... Light and Luscious Cheesecake Souffle 1/2 cup cottage cheese 3-5 tsp splenda 1/4 tsp vanilla (or almond) extract 1 dash cinnamon 1 egg, separated 1 egg white 1 dash cream of tarter Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Puree the cottage cheese until there are no lumps. Add Splenda to taste, egg yolk, vanilla and a dash of cinnamon. In a separate bowl whip egg whites to soft peaks. Add a dash of cream of tartar to stabilize if needed. Gently fold the egg whites into the cottage cheese mix. Pour into 2 ramekins until it just below the lip to allow for rising. Place ramekins into a larger baking pan and fill with boiling water until the water comes two-thirds up the sides of the ramekins. (I use a loaf pan.). Bake souffles for 28-30 minutes until golden brown on top. Serve warm the original recipe called for strawberries and fruit puree to be mixed and added on top but i'm going to omit that (and the points that come along with it) and add a drizzling of walden farms sugar free dipping chocolate recipezaar.com has tons of great core dishes and many people have saved entire "cookbooks" online devoted to core. check one of those out here http://www.recipezaar.com/104135
  4. Found this site with some great articles and recipes. Didn't know where to post it so I'll just share it with everyone here because I think the title speaks to us exercisers!! 24hourfitness.com The nutrition and recipes category is located on the left-hand side.
  5. Don't know if this has been posted on here yet. If not, it needs to be, so here she is... Pineapple Chili 1 large onion diced 2 cans Kidney Beans, undrained 1 Can green beans, drained 4 medium carrots sliced 2 cans diced tomatoes, undrained 1 large can crushed pineapple in their own juice, drained 2 tbsp chili powder Throw it all in a pot, put it on medium, let it look for 1 1/2 hours and smell the goodness!! It yields about 8 cups. Per serving: 1 cup, 170 calories, 1 g Fat, 11 g Fiber = 3 POINTS 3/4 cup, 125 calories, This is soooo goooood! I made a huge batch last night to freeze for later. I actually added a few teaspoons of cocoa powder to sweeten even more and it was perfect! Let me know what you think...
  6. I've seen Walden Farms products online before and have always wanted to try them. Although expensive, (about $3.50 for a small bottle) I went ahead and indulged yesterday. I tried the calorie free, sugar free, carb free, basically everything free, pancake syrup. I really loved it!! I put it on my 2 point french toast (2 slices low cal bread, coated in egg whites). It really did the trick for me. I haven't had real syrup in so long because of the high calorie content so I forgot how much I loooove maple syrup. It is fairly runny compared to real syrup, but we're used to the weird consistency of our lower fat/sugar foods, right? Now I can't wait to try the other Walden Farms products (a whole line of calorie free salad dressings). Has anyone had any of their other products?
  7. I'm going to be on the run for dinner and would like to know the points for a Subway turkey wrap. I don't have my slider or anything with me. Who can help me out?!!? I have the nutritional info....190 cal, 6g fat, 9 g fiber. I tried these for the first time last week and found a new favorite at Subway. That place is my saving grace I swear!!! How many points are in this?
  8. I loooove running! That being said, running is difficult and can be discouraging at times. You do not have to be able to run 3 miles straight at one time to be considered a runner. We all have to start somewhere and the best way to build upon your current endurance (or maybe lack there of) is to mix it up. You want running to be enjoyable, so go at your own pace. Do not go all out at the begining and die of exhaustion at the end. Learn to pace yourself. Run for maybe a minute and then walk for 2-3 minutes. Run for a minute then walk another 2 or three. The more you do this the easier it will become for you to run the 1 minutes segments. At this point you can run 2 minutes and maybe walk just one, until you build up the ability to run it all. I hope these suggestions help! Happy running!
  9. I just had to share this with you since it is now my favorite dinner! Two mini pizzas equaling 4 points total, AKA a dream come true 2 small La Tortilla Factory Tortillas (1pt) 1/4 cup Pizza sauce (1pt or 0 pts depending on brand) 1/4 + 1/8 c of 2% Mozzerella Cheese (1.5 pts) 1/2 Vegan Boca Burger (.5 pts) garlic powder veggies of choise (0pts) Set oven on broil, nuke the boca burger for 1 minute in microwave then crumble on pizzas, assemble pizzas, sprinkle with garlic powder, broil for only a few minutes (i'm talking 2-3) until edges are brown and crispy. I served with salad greens and FF italian dressing. You can make these even lower in points by omitting cheese or using just tomatoes instead of pizza sauce. the possibilities are endless. instead of boca burgers you could try tofu or turkey pepperonis
  10. Sooo I'm going out to lunch at skyline chili in Cincinnati. If anyone has ever lived in or around Cincinnati you have heard of Skyline Chili. There aren't many diet friendly options there, but I was going to have the beans and rice. Here are the nutrition facts...230 calories, 9 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber. What are the points for this? It probably won't be too many. It's a small so I bet it is SMALLL! Can anyone help? THANKS!!
  11. Made these last weekend and they were pretty good. The only thing was that the insides were hollow. All of the marshmallows melted I guess and it was like eating a hollow cinnamon-y roll. I tried another batch by dipping them in only splenda and putting a sliced up strawberry inside and OH MY!! They were delicious!! I liked how the juices from the strawberries mixed with the splenda and formed a strawberry glaze on the outside...alright, now im just making myself hungry!
  12. Yummmmy!! Tastes even better if you have pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg. Also, I calculated the recipe at 5-6 points depending on how much milk you use. 2 for the pudding, 2 for the pumpkin (remember 4g fiber cap), and 1 per cup of lite soy milk. Either way, it's still a good portion for few points!!
  13. I used regular brownie mix (fudge kind i think) and the beans. Super super easy. Just remember, don't tell those you're serving them to that they have beans in them. If they're anything like my friends/family, they will actually inspect the brownies for beans. I guess they thought instead of chocolate chips I added beans! HAHA. Good luck!
  14. ruehljf

    Pancake issue!

    Made these yesterday and they were AWESOME!! I also sliced a granny smith apple, sprinkled with splenda and cinnamon and cooked it on the stove. I topped the pancakes off with this for another 1 pt. These are definitely going to be a staple for me now. Also, the single serving cups of no sugar added applesauce were exactly 1/3 c so there was NO measuring of the sloppy sauce!!
  15. So I'm being a bit anal today. I know in the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter much but is it best to work out before or after WI? Today is my first wi and I really want the scale to show it (I've worked my butt off, literally!). Any advice on this?
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