Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fruit dipped in yogurt and rolled in sprinkles

I have to come up with a catchier name for this concept - because it was a HIT. I saw it in a magazine somewhere, and tried it out tonight after dinner. Easy as 1, 2, 3.

1) Chop banana slices, strawberry slices, any other fruit of your choice.

2) Dip in vanilla yogurt

3) Roll in sprinkles

And present a delicious, nutritious and festive snack or dessert to a happy crowd.

I'm sure there are other variations to be considered, like crushed nuts or granola, have a ball!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Curing your chocolate craving - 1 minute brownie in a mug

We don't eat desserts normally around our house, it tends to be a weekend treat. Because I am CRAZY for chocolate, I keep a stash of chocolate mints in a jar that's just for me, and that keeps me from buying or baking sweets.

However, when the weekend comes, I have more time for baking, and I always want to make brownies!!! But then we're left with a giant pan, and having brownies after every meal is too excessive. Can you see my dilemma?

So I found this recipe online for a mug brownie. There are various versions on the web, but this is my modification taken from this link (sent to me by Erin, thank you!) While not gourmet, this recipe does the trick when you are craving a single serve brownie, and the fact that it's done in one minute is almost too good to be true.

Here is my version, I basically cut out the oil and substituted it for plain Motts applesauce. The result is gooey and cakey and wonderful with a tall glass of fat free milk! Indulge yourself and thank me later! :)

3 tbsp flour
1.5 tbsp sugar
1.5 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp applesauce
dash of salt
dash of water to smooth out batter to desired consistency
1 (or 2) tbsp of your favorite chocolate chips

Mix ingredients together, microwave in a pre-greased mug for 1 minute and ENJOY!