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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Denny's Hot Fudge Brownie A La Mode

Take out:
This Denny's dessert makes me wonder why we never see pictures of this Denny guy LOL. With 997 calories & 32g of fat (3.5g trans fat), this dessert is an entire day's worth of points (22 Weight Watcher Points).

Fake out:
Here's how we fake it out- We replace the brownie with 100 calorie Vitabrownie (heat in microwave for 30 seconds). Then we replace the vanilla ice cream with Edy's Slow Churned rich & creamy vanilla frozen yogurt blend. And we replace hot fudge with Smucker's sugar free hot fudge topping heated in the microwave & poured over top. Lastly, you top off with some Cool Whip Free. Can make this in under 2 minutes- No Baking required.

Nutrition totals per serving:
Calories 260, Fat 5g, Fiber 6.5g, Protein 6.5g, Weight Watcher Points = 5
Cost per serving: $1.97

Shopping List:

Serving size: 1/2 cup (Serves 14)
Calories: 100
Fat: 3
Fiber: 0
Protein 2
Cholesterol 10
Points: 2
Cost per serving $0.29

Serving size: 2 oz (16 per box) Vita Brownie
Calories: 100
Fat: 2
Fiber: 6
Protein 4
Cholesterol 0
Points: 1
Cost per serving $1.42

Serving size: 1 Tablespoon (Serves 18)
Calories: 45
Fat: 0
Fiber: 0.5
Protein 0.5
Cholesterol 0
Points: 1
Cost per serving $0.17

Serving size: 2 Tbsp. (25 per container)
Calories: 15
Fat: 0
Fiber: 0
Points: 0
Cost per serving: $0.09

Friday, May 2, 2008

Quick Dip Tip™: Spinach Dip

Fight the party-starter blues

  • Only 103 Calories
  • 4g Fat
  • 3g Fiber
  • 2 Weight Watcher Points

All you need to get this party started: Tostitos Spinach Dip (2 tablespoons) with crinkle cut carrots (1 cup)! Try baking the carrots beforehand to get them extra crispy (who needs fatty chips?).