Hello friends! Hope you've been having a relaxing weekend! I've been getting lots of questions lately about what I like to cook or snack on. I'm considering some sort of video that would address all that, but in the meantime, I've been sort of inspired to make some things I've never attempted before. Last year, my sister Kelly gave my this cookbook- Hungry Girl 200 under 200... it includes lots of recipes that are low calorie, and many of them don't require a lot of ingredients. Right up my alley!
So in this blog, I wanted to share a couple of recipes from this book that I just tried this weekend. I thought they might be fun to work into upcoming Thanksgiving or Christmas celebrations. Both would work well as snacks or desserts! Tyler and I both give them 2 thumbs up! :)
Red Hot Apple Pie in a Cup
per serving: 140 calories... double the recipe below for 2
- 1 medium Fuji apple, cored and cubed
- 15 Red Hots (cinnamon flavored candies)
- 1/2 sheet of cinnamon graham crackers, crushed
- 2 tablespoons Fat Free Reddi-wip
- Dash of cinnamon
- Place apple cubes in a microwavable cup or mug & top with Red Hots. Cover and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir it up, and Microwave for an extra 30 to 60 seconds if the apples aren't soft. (Em's note: as the apples cook, they shrink. So fill your cup to the top!)
- Allow the cup of apples to cool for 10 minutes (Em's note: or just 3 to 5 minutes. I like mine warm/hot)
- Top with half of the crushed graham crackers, followed by the Reddi-wip. Sprinkle with remaining grahams and a little cinnamon.
- Em's note: Tyler likes to keep the Reddi-wip handy so he can continue to top it off as he eats. This is SO yummy and when those grahams get warm & saturated with the cinnamon/apple juice- it's indescribably delightful.
Chewy S'mores Snack Mix
- 2 cups popped 94% fat-free kettle corn microwave popcorn
- 1 cup Golden Grahams cereal
- 3/4 cup Cocoa Puffs cereal
- 3/4 cup mini marshmallows
- 10 Tootsie Roll Midgees
- Chop Tootsie Roll Midgees into very small pieces (Em's note: The texture of the tootsie rolls is amazing with this snack mix!)
- In a sealable plastic bag or airtight container with a lid, combine all the ingredients and shake it up.
- Em's note: This is SO tasty. I try to get a bite with a little of everything in it. If you're making this in advance of an event, don't pop & add the popcorn until you serve it. Otherwise it gets a little "chewy". The mildly salty flavor works great with the sweet stuff though. Perfect for a fall party!
So there are a couple of my fall recipe ideas! I would really recommend that Hungry Girl book- there are many more recipes that I want to try. What are your favorite things to make as the weather turns cold? Let me know! :D Have a great day!