Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Bread with Molasses

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Bread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 55) I made this slow cooker whole wheat bread to go with slow cooker baked beans. Hearty and flavorful, it was the perfect way to sop up those rich and delicious baked bean juices and round out our meal. I continue to be amazed at how much success […]

Slow Cooker Mini Yogurt Bundt Cake

Slow Cooker Yogurt Bundt Cake

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 53) Check out this lovely little yogurt bundt cake. Can you believe I made it in the slow cooker? Finding recipes, like this yogurt bundt cake, and little pans that will fit in my slow cooker, has made baking fun again. It’s like being back with my easy […]

Slow Cooker Squash Apple Soup

Slow Cooker Squash Apple Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 52) // ]]> This creamy delicious slow cooker squash apple soup is perfect for fall. And would be a beautiful start to Thanksgiving dinner. Brimming with squash and apples, it’s not only good, it’s good for you too. Creamy and satisfying, it’s hard to believe there’s no cream […]

Weight Watchers Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

Weight Watchers Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

Looking for a way to make eating fruit more fun? How about some Weight Watchers Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip? I don’t know why I don’t make fruit dips more often. They can really elevate an ordinary snack to something special. As soon as I saw a picture of this creamy chocolate peanut butter dip […]

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Yogurt and Granola

Here’s my interpretation of skinny pumpkin pie yogurt. Nonfat plain Greek yogurt, stirred together with canned pumpkin puree, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice and topped with skinny pumpkin spice quinoa cranberry granola. This skinny pumpkin pie yogurt is a light, healthy and delicious way to indulge your taste for pumpkin pie at breakfast. Plain nonfat […]

French Women’s Skinny Banana Cream “Pie” Breakfast

Easy Healthy and Delicious Banana Cream Pie Breakfast

Turn plain yogurt, slices of ripe banana, wheat germ, vanilla and honey into an easy, healthy and delicious banana cream “pie” breakfast! I’ve been having fun this summer trying to come up with tasty & delicious ways to enjoy yogurt for breakfast, so imagine my delight when I came across this fun recipe for a banana […]

Avocado Pear Smoothie

Avocado Pear Smothie

My exploration of power foods continues this week with this lovely pale green Avocado Pear Smoothie, a refreshing healthy way to start the day with just 4 Weight WatchersPointsPlus value. A group of bloggers led by Mireya of My Healthy Eating Habits, is working their way through the healthy ingredients contained within Power Foods: 150 Delicious Recipes […]

Skinny Waldorf Salad Recipe

Skinny Waldorf Salad

Diced apples, celery, red grapes, and dried cranberries in a light and creamy yogurt-based mustard-enhanced dressing. I think this updated Waldorf salad recipe, from 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking: 500 Recipes for Lifelong Wellness, by Camilla Saulsbury (that I modified only a little) is a winner. I wasn’t quite sure about the mustard in the […]

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 […]

Easy Lighter Homemade Pound Cake from Scratch

Skinny Pound Cake

I can be a real recipe geek, as this pound cake experience clearly illustrates. It all started with wanting to make a lighter homemade poundcake from scratch. A typical slice of pound cake can have upwards of 400 to 500 calories, not something I can afford to indulge in very often. Yet, it’s something I […]

Skinny Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey and Orange

Dissolving Gelatine for Pann Cotta

Skinny yogurt panna cotta with honey and oranges. I think this was the highlight of yesterday’s wonderful Easter dinner for me. The meal was great. We had mint glazed slow cooked lamb, turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and a roasted vegetable medley of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, brussels sprouts and mushrooms. But dessert was spectacular – […]

Weight Watchers Friendly Tip: 24 Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss

When you are trying to lose weight, it’s tempting to try to see how long you can go without eating. But, it’s really not a great idea since there are so many ways it can backfire on you. Going too long between meals can make you tired and cranky. (It sure does me, anyway.) It […]

Cooks Illustrated Rates Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt

Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt

I recently happened upon the results of Cook’s Illustrated low fat strawberry yogurt taste test review conducted back in 2009. I’m always curious about the “experts” have to say and how my opinion compares to theirs. I’m not a huge consumer of strawberry yogurt these days, preferring to stock plain nonfat Greek yogurt that I can […]

A Review of Greek Yogurt Taste Tests

Non Fat Greek Yogurt

Nonfat Greek yogurt, a Weight Watchers Power Food, is a great ingredient to stock in your kitchen. It’s much thicker and creamier than regular plain yogurt because it has been strained to remove the excess liquid whey. It’s also much higher in protein. According to an article in the September/October issue of Weight Watchers Magazine: […]

My Favorite Healthy Easy Breakfast – Magical Healthy Yogurt Cream

Healthy Easy Breakfast - Magical Healthy Yogurt Cream

Are you looking for a healthy easy breakfast ? Have you heard of Magical Breakfast Cream? It’s a great healthy easy breakfast made from plain healthy yogurt with a few more nutritious delicious ingredients mixed in. And though it contains no cream, it is wonderfully creamy and satisfying. It’s the first recipe in The French […]