Today I am featuring a post from Kristen of Slender Kitchen. She has a bunch of delicious and healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes on her blog.
Take it away, Kristen!
I couldn't be more excited to share this post on Snack Girl (thanks!), as I quite honestly feel like I wouldn't have been able to successfully lose weight and keep it off without blogs like this one, and wouldn't have ever started my own blog, Slender Kitchen, without their inspiration.
For me, my weight loss education and now found love of cooking, happened almost entirely online, almost drowning, spattering, and lighting my computer on fire multiple times as I tried to read recipes, cook, and precariously balance my computer at the same time.
When I started Slender Kitchen a little of a year ago, my goals were simple - Cook and share great, healthy recipes made with real food that I could serve to friends and family without getting the dreaded, diet food eye roll.
In fact, my goal has always been to just serve delicious food that is also good for you, but that no one, including myself, would think is diet food. Why? Because when I think I am eating "diet food," I inevitably feel like I am missing out and end up eating a pint or half gallon of ice cream.
The other great benefit of starting my blog is that it holds me accountable to stay on track and constantly try new recipes, which I love. To help others with this, all of the recipes I feature include nutritional information, and real, unprocessed food as much as possible.
The recipe below for Pumpkin Custard is one of my favorite dessert recipes because it can be made in about 3 minutes, contains only a few ingredients that I always have on hand, and reminds me of childhood Thanksgiving yummy desserts and family. Moreover, it is packed with protein, fiber, and beta-carotene.
Microwave Pumpkin Custard
(Makes 1 serving)
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 whole egg
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 packet stevia or 1 tbsp brown sugar
1. Combine all ingredients well in a small bowl.
2. Pour into a small mug or ramekin, sprayed with cooking spray.
3. Microwave for 2 ½ to 3 minutes until firm.
4. Top with yogurt, low calorie, whipped cream, nuts, or a touch of honey.
112 calories, 5.3 g of fat, 9.6 g carbohydrates, 3.6 g fiber, 7.5 g protein, 2 Points+
Points+ values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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