Thursdays are typically the day that I post a “lightened up” recipe. Today it seems appropriate to recap my favorites from the year.
Taken from 394 calories and 15 grams of fat to 200 calories and 4 grams of fat, packed with protein, and incredibly satisfying.
For a single serving option, try the protein packed peach version.
My favorite side dish – I made it for Thanksgiving but could eat it every single day. It was also delicious in my oats the next few mornings.
Low Fat Pumpkin Spice Granola
By replacing some of the calorically dense oats with other cereals and minimizing added fat and sugar, this granola came out suprisingly low in calories, and a better choice than most packaged granolas.
Buffalo Chickpea/Chicken Dip
Making simple low fat or fat free subsitutions with this dip make it almost guilt free – works with chicken or chickpeas, for fellow vegheads.
Pumpkin Pie “Blizzard”
My favorite (by far), this satisfies your sweet tooth and makes a great post workout protein treat.
At 90 calories a piece, I can’t believe I haven’t made a second batch yet (it’s on my to-do list). I want to experiment with other flavors too, but you know I love my pumpkin. These were made with alternative flours, but I’m eager to try them with more basic ingredients.
Bacon and Spinach Souffle
A savory, filling breakfast that puts Panera’s fat-laden version to shame.
Somehow these are under 200 calories and the most indulgent thing I ate all summer.
What’s your favorite “light” recipe of the year? Link up below!