Snacks

Mango Salsa

by Steph

Mango Salsa

0 Weight Watchers Points+

3-4 Servings


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Summer is coming…I’m getting ready.  This mango salsa makes a great snack to enjoy sitting poolside with a nice cold beverage. Maybe a margarita…MMMM margaritas, I guess I can make mine non-alcoholic.  My husband bought me a margarita maker for a Christmas this year.  This was before we new that I was pregnant.  He decided to not give it to me as a Christmas present, smart decision. I don’t think that would have went over so well. Anyways, I will be busting that bad boy out later this summer and putting it to some good use.  And serve up some chips and mango salsa.

 

We served this mango Salsa over some tilapia filets we cooked that were just seasoned simply with cumin, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper and tiny pinch of cinnamon.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup diced mango
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt

 

Now, these instructions are hard….I mean it.  Get ready…

Dice all your ingredients and place them in

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Add the Lime juice and seasoning.

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Mix well.

Now here’s the hard part. DON’T EAT IT!

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Put it in the fridge and let it set for a couple hours.

Make a big batch, its good…it wont last long :-)

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Enjoy!!

 

Nutritional Information

3-4 Servings

0 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving

 

42 Calories; 0.2g Fat; 0g Sat. Fat; 0mg Cholesterol; 10.7g Carbohydrates; 1.4g Fiber; 7.9g Sugar; 0.6g Protein

 

** Nutritional information calculated through weight watchers online recipe builder and calorie-count.com. Some data may not be accurate.

** I am not a nutritionist and am not affiliated with Weight Watchers. Please consult a doctor before starting any new nutritional program or diet

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No Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

by Steph

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

5 Weight Watchers Points+

 

Last weekend we took our son camping for the first time.  It was a great weekend.  I decided to make some granola bars for the trip.  They are a good portable snack that’s not too terrible for you.  Well, I made these No Bake Chocolate Peanut butter bars and they were so ridiculously good and indulgent I couldn’t call them granola bars.  They were so amazing; sweet, chocolaty, and yummmm.  They are more like a dessert then a granola bar.

 

Ingredients

1 ¾ cup uncooked rolled oats

1 tsp. vanilla extract

½ cup peanut butter & milk chocolate chips

½ cup peanut butter

¼ cup honey

 

Equipment

Small pot

Small baking dish or rectangular container

Parchment paper

 

In a small pot, heat the peanut butter and honey over medium heat.  Stir until combined.  Add in the vanilla extract

Let cool for about 5 minutes.

Place the rolled oats in a separate bowl and add the peanut butter mixture.  Mix Well

Stir in the chocolate & peanut butter chips

Line a baking dish with parchment paper and pour the oats into the baking dish.  Press down with your hands and spread into an even layer.

Let cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until set.

Cut into 12 bars, and try not to eat the whole batch

Enjoy!!

 

Nutritional Information

12 Servings

5 Weight Watchers Points+

174 calories; 8.9g fat; 2.9 sat. fat; 21.7 Carbohydrates; 2.3g fiber; 12g sugar; 4.1g fiber

 

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Almond Craisin Oat Bars

by Steph

I am a big fan of grab and go snacks or meals.  Unfortunately a lot of the stuff you get in the stores is loaded with a bunch of stuff I don’t want to eat.  Everyone once in a while its ok, but to eat that stuff on a regular basis is not good.  These Almond Craisin oat bars are easy to make and you don’t even have to bake them.  They are 4 Weight Watchers points+ per serving.

These oat bars super good for you too, with toasted oats, almond butter, and chia seeds.  Rolled oats and almonds are good for your belly and chia seeds are a great little power food.  If you don’t have them, you could leave them out but they are really quite beneficial to your diet, they boost energy, stabilize blood sugar levels; they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and Fiber. Try them; you can add them to almost anything.  Oh yea, and try these granola bars too :-)

 

Here are your ingredients:

  • 1-½ tbs chia seeds
  • 1 ¾ cup rolled oats (or old fashioned oats)
  • ½ cup natural almond butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ craisins

 

Equipment

  • Parchment Paper
  • 9×9 baking dish
  • Small pot
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • large skillet

First add your oats to a skillet and toast them for several minutes over medium high  heat.  They will smell nutty when they are done.

Add them to a bowl with the craisins and chia seeds

In a small pot, add your maple syrup, cinnamon and almond butter

Heat over medium heat until they are well combined.  Let cool for a few minutes.

Add the almond butter mixture to the oats and craisins.

Mix well using either a spoon or your hand.  I used my hands, its just plain easier.

Press mixture into a 9×9 baking dish lined with parchment paper.

Cover with foil and chill in the fridge for several hours.

Lift the parchment paper out and remove the oats.

Cut into 12 pieces and wrap.  I store mine in the fridge.

They are soft and chewy and delicious.

I hope you will try them.

Enjoy!!

 

Nutritional Information 

4 WW Points+ per serving (calculated through WW online recipe builder)

CALORIES 126; FAT 3.5g; SAT. FAT 0.3g;  CHOLEST. 0mg; CARB. 22.5g; FIBER 2.4g; SUGAR 12.6g; PROTEIN 2.2g

(Calculated through loseit.com, some data may not be accurate)

 

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