Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Food Hussy Recipe: Healthy Lemon Blueberry Donuts (1 WW Point, Egg-free!)



I'm always looking for dessert recipes that are egg-free with my allergic husband. I also had some blueberries from my friends at Green Bean Delivery (see the special offer to the right!) that I needed to use up! 

I'm also on Weight Watchers now and am trying to be good about what I eat so I had to find something healthy! There's a famed "Weight Watchers Cake" recipe that floats around and it's egg-free, low calorie and low-fat so I had to give it a whirl!

It's super easy - cake mix (any kind you want) + Sprite Zero (or Diet 7Up). I wanted to add blueberries to it because lemon & blueberries are a natural pairing.

I bought a 2 liter and just measured out 12 ounces (1.5 cups) - there is a warning to this though...

This stuff gets SUPER FROTHY!!! Frothy like you can't imagine! As you see I added the blueberries in at this point - but they all sink so if I had it to do over - I would wait and just add them to the pan.

F-R-O-T-H-Y 

 Then I just spooned the batter into my mini-donut pans. And - since the blueberries were all on the bottom - I spooned them out and dropped them evenly across the pans.

You can make these into cakes, cupcakes, donuts, etc - whatever you have pans for! The smaller and more individual the items, the less baking time. So just keep an eye on them.

The cake is very very spongy - so it can be a little sticky. It's sweet enough that you really don't need anything but you can top it with a little sugar free Cool Whip if you like.
 
Lemon Blueberry Donuts - 1 WW Smart Point! 

1 box Lemon Cake Mix
1 can of Sprite Zero
1 container blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix cake mix and Sprite Zero - gets frothy
3. Spray donut pan with nonstick spray
4. Fill donut pan with Sprite/Cake mix
5. Drop blueberries in all your donuts
6. Bake for 15-25 minutes - check frequently - really depends on the size of your donut pans. Mine were minis so they didn't take as long.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Restaurant Review: Wendy's Power Up Mediterranean Chicken Salad

The folks at Wendy's sent me a gift card to try their new Power Up Mediterranean Chicken Salad and I wanted to let you guys know about it too! 


POWER MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN SALAD

Here's the nutrient-rich, protein-packed fuel you need to power through your day. Always-fresh-grilled chicken teams up with a savory ensemble of feta cheese, hummus, and sundried tomato quinoa blend to take this salad to the next level. This product is available at participating locations.


I'm on Weight Watchers and this salad is 13 points. I did leave off the croutons - I'm not a big fan and it just didn't need them. It also came with two small packets of light balsamic vinaigrette dressing and I only used one.

Why Should You Go? 

It's a good salad - not a great one. I like their BBQ chicken salad much better but that is 150 calories more (450 vs. 600) and 20 points vs. 13 (ouch). The chicken was really good - it was warm and cut into reasonable sized pieces. There were quite a few toppings as well but there wasn't a lot of any of them. The quinoa was barely noticeable but I really liked the hummus and feta. The hummus is unique in that it's more the consistency of ketchup but you can still taste it. The chicken was the best part - it's grilled and not at all dry.

All in all - a unique fast food salad for sure and I enjoyed it!