Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday: Recipe Share

Today's weight loss Wednesday post is all about low calorie dessert options. I am sharing a recipe that I threw together yesterday. Turned out yummy! I have always had quite the sweet tooth---and many of these options are 100 calories or less and help keep things in control!

Here is a recipe for mini-banana loaves

1.25cups of whole wheat flour
1/4c of vanilla whey protein powder
1/2c canned pumpkin
2-3 mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup splenda or sweetner of choice
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
*Optional: chocolate chips and/or walnuts (I didn't add these, but I bet it would be super yummy..)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together and spread between 4 sprayed mini loaf pans. Bake for about 40 minutes. Cool. Take out of mini loaf pans and cut loaves into thirds. Makes 7 servings. (Serving size is 2 slices--depending on if you add nuts or chocolate-- macros will vary. I didn't, so it was only about 150 calories per 2 slices!)

Other low calorie dessert options that are quick/easy...

*Sugar Free/Fat Free JELLO Pudding-- if you want to make it more filling, Mix a pudding snack (or 1/2c of the homemade kind) with 1/2c of canned pumpkin and add some cinnamon. ...super yummy, under 100 calories and has good fiber!)
*Sugar Free/Fat Free JELLO Gelatin (only 10 calories per serving)
*Skinny Cow Ice Cream Treats (100-150 calories each)
*1 cup of frozen berries (70 calories) topped with some light cool whip

These are only a few. Not the "cleanest" but they help get rid of the cravings and are quick, easy and low calorie! What are some of your favorite low calorie sweet treats?


Marie Reed said...

Cool! This blog is so up my aley! I made a promise to myself to lose 10 pounds this summer! I'm folowing from the FMC:)

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