Welch’s Strawberry Mango Frozen Smoothie Kit Review

Welchs Strawberry Mango Smoothie Kit

While shopping in Sprout’s Market here in Phoenix recently, I noticed something interesting in the frozen food section. Welch’s has come out with pre-packaged frozen smoothie kits! I don’t think making smoothies is very difficult, just cut up your favorite fruits and put them in a blender, add some yogurt or milk and maybe some […]

Sunday Sampling: Weight Watchers Blueberry Recipes

Weight Watchers Blueberry Recipes

It’s blueberry season! Here’s a collection of Weight Watchers Blueberry Recipes to celebrate. I’m seeing blueberries everywhere. Are you? And they are on sale. Last week Sprouts had pints of blueberries for $1.25. Low in calories, high in fiber and bursting with antioxidants, blueberries are good for you. Of course, the best way to eat […]

Skinny Berry Yogurt Cups

Skinny Berry Yogurt Cups

These skinny berry yogurt cups are an easy and refreshing summer breakfast. Blueberries and strawberries topped with vanilla Greek yogurt kissed with little maple syrup and hint of cinnamon. Perfect when you want something cool and light. They would make a great quick and easy snack or light dessert too. I adapted the recipe slightly from Taste […]

Post-Party Protein Berry Smoothie

Post Party Protein Smoothie

I woke up Sunday morning craving something cold, light and healthy for breakfast. It was probably my body’s way of seeking balance following the indulgence of Saturday’s two parties. At this stage of my life, it’s rare for me to attend one party on any given Saturday, but two is really unusual. The first, a […]

Sunday Sampling: Weight Watcher’s Friendly Summer Dessert Recipes

Berthillon Ice Cream, Paris

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying a luscious weekend. Scanning back through my Paris photos, I came across this one of our delicious Berthillon ice cream, what many consider the best ice cream and sorbet in the world. I don’t know about best in the world, but I can attest that it’s delicious and worth every calorie/Weight Watchers […]

Belvita Strawberry Dessert Bruschetta

Belvita Strawberry Dessert Bruschetta

Happy 4th of July! My mom, sister and I are spending the holiday on the coast of Maine, about as far away from the intense heat of Phoenix as you can get. We are looking forward to a week of relaxing, catching up with family and friends, and indulging in lots of fresh Maine seafood. […]

Skinny Summer Berry Terrine

Mixed Berry Terrine

Isn’t this one of the prettiest summer desserts you’ve ever seen (if I do say so myself)? It’s a summer berry terrine, which is essentially a fancy way of saying, “a fruit packed jello mold.” But instead of using regular “Jell-O” you make your own with unflavored gelatin, fruit juice and sparkling water -  a lighter, […]

Red, White and Blue Fruit Kebabs with Light Lemon Cheesecake Dip

Red, White and Blue Fruit Kebabs

Here’s a quick and easy last minute 4th of July dessert idea that doesn’t require getting near the stove: red, white and blue fruit kebabs. Just thread fruit and other selected ingredients on bamboo skewers in pretty alternating patterns and voilà, a fun and festive dessert that will please young and old alike. (What is it […]

Strawberry Rhubarb Coulis (Dessert Soup)

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Here’s a dessert combining strawberries and rhubarb that’s as easy as it is delicious. From the book, Sweet Simplicity: Jacques Pepin’s Fruit Desserts, it’s called rhubarb and strawberry coulis, which is essentially a thick sauce or soup. I’m calling mine Strawberry Rhubarb Coulis, since I changed the proportions of fruit called for to reflect what […]

Skinny Strawberry Cake

Skinny Strawberry Cream Cake Recipe

This skinny strawberry cake is one I made last year but never got around to posting. It’s a winner in my book. Easy and delicious, I think I prefer it to traditional strawberry shortcake. The Skinny on Skinny Strawberry Cake I used cake mix to keep this skinny strawberry cake quick and easy. (If you prefer […]

{38 Power Foods} My Favorite Weight Watchers Friendly Berry Recipes

Fresh Raspberries

This week our 38 Power Foods Group continues on it’s healthy eating exploration with berries: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. (Every week a small group of bloggers is working its way hrough Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes with the 38 Healthiest Ingredients, by Martha Stewart and the editors of  Whole Living Magazine. If you are interested in joining […]

Weight Watchers Frozen Strawberry Layer Cake Recipe

Light Frozen Strawberry Layer Cake

Slices of angel food cake, softened frozen yogurt and homemade strawberry sauce layered in a pan and frozen until firm. I knew I wanted to try this recipe for frozen strawberry layer cake as soon as I saw it featured in the May 6-12, 2012 Weight Watchers Weekly, where it was described as a sweet, […]

Skinny Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits

Strawberry Yogurt Granola Parfaits

Layers of tangy nonfat Greek yogurt, sliced fresh strawberries, and granola spooned into a glass is a fun, healthy and delicious way to start the day. These strawberry yogurt granola parfaits will fill you up without weighing you down. But, I need to be honest here. Layered fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits are not something […]

Gael Greene’s Morning After Orange Fruit Soup

Gael Greene's Morning After Orange Fruit Soup

Gael Greene’s Morning After Orange fruit soup – an interesting combination of frozen orange juice concentrate, quick cooking tapioca, and sugar, combined with fresh fruit – makes for a refreshing and delicious way to begin the day. We enjoyed this orange fruit soup for breakfast this morning and look forward to having it again. It’s […]