Skinny Cake Batter Ice Cream

Skinny Cake Batter Ice Cream

Who doesn’t love ice cream?  It’s a delicious dessert that everyone has probably loved since they were a little kid.  Today there are so many flavors to choose from.  I was just on vacation in Florida and I had carrot cake flavored ice cream, and it was amazing.  When I go to get Fro-Yo, I always go straight to the cake batter flavor.  The same goes for eating ice cream; if I see the flavor cake batter, I will immediately get it.  However, like most desserts, ice cream is not good for you to eat at all.  While it may taste good, the health side of the delicious treat is not that great.  But, here’s the great part, I have found a recipe for healthier cake batter flavored ice cream that you can make right in your own kitchen!

With only four ingredients, this ice cream sounds like it would be absolutely amazing to eat.  All you need to make this is boxed cake mix, diet soda, fat free whipped topping, and fat free sweetened condensed milk.  Mix these all together, put it in the freezer, and a few hours later you will have a deliciously amazing ice cream that won’t make you feel guilty about eating it afterwards!

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Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”

Cauliflower Buffalo “Wings”

Who doesn’t love buffalo wings?  Almost anyone you talk to will tell you that it is one of their favorite things to eat.  Whether it’s for an appetizer, a snack, or your actual meal, they are always delicious.  Paired with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping, the only healthy part of this meal are the celery and carrots you get on the side.  But, like we all know, the things that taste the best are usually the worst for you.  However, I have found a recipe that turns these delicious buffalo chicken wings and makes them healthy.  The only difference: it’s cauliflower, not chicken.

I can say from experience that these cauliflower buffalo wings are amazing.  My mom has made them, along with making the blue cheese recipe, and there is not a bad thing to say about them.  While chicken isn’t always “bad” for you, eating veggies is obviously the healthier choice.  This recipe eliminates any thought that the meal could possibly be unhealthy.  All it is is cauliflower bites covered in buffalo sauce.  You can make the sauce as mild or as spicy as you like so that it completely satisfies your personal taste.  The blue cheese dressing you make for dipping is also a bit healthier than using regular blue cheese, and of course, you can substitute that for ranch if you prefer.  Now you can have your favorite buffalo “wings” and know that is is 100% healthier for you with this alternate way to make them!

Healthy Crepes!

Healthy Crepes!

There are so many delicious foods to make for breakfast.  Between pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs, it’s hard to choose what the best breakfast food is.  One of my favorites are crepes.  I don’t have them often, but when I do, they are amazing.  Everything about them is delicious.  You can put powdered sugar on them, fruit, syrup, basically anything you want you can put on or in your crepe (even ice cream)!  But, like most delicious foods, crepes are not that healthy for you.  Besides the fruit, everything about a crepe is high in calories and fat content.  However, I have actually found a recipe that makes crepes healthy!

These healthy crepes are easy to make, and they are under 30 calories each!  I can’t think of anything better than that.  You can still put whatever you want on them, so be careful because we can all easily turn these healthy crepes into unhealthy crepes.  Just add some fruit and jelly, or small amount of peanut butter, syrup, and whipped cream, and you have a delicious breakfast everyone will want.

Healthy Fajitas

When craving Mexican food, which meals come to mind? Tacos? Quesadillas? These are two delicious Mexican meals, but my favorite would have to be chicken fajitas.  As soon as you smell the veggies sizzling it makes your mouth water.  However, no one would ever realize how bad fajitas really are for you.  At a typical chain restaurant, one fajita platter has 850 calories, 36 grams of fat, and 2,440 MG of sodium.  Don’t worry though!  I have found a much healthier way to eat this delicious meal.

Instead of wrapping your fajita in a flour tortilla, choose a corn or wheat tortilla instead.  They have half the calories and taste just as good!  Or, to make it even healthier, wrap your fajitas in a piece of lettuce!  It’s crunchy, delicious, and has almost no calories.  When picking what meat goes inside your fajita, choose leaner meats.  You can also mix the meat with a variety of veggies, which will allow you to reduce the amount of meat you use in each fajita.  When it comes to toppings, everyone loves to use cheese.  However, if you want your fajita to be healthier, you should skip the cheese altogether.  You should choose either sour cream or guacamole; you should not use both.  Adding tomatoes is a good, low-fat topping to add flavor.  Now you can eat fajitas and feel completely guilt-free after, and still get all the same delicious taste!