Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Are you a Hungry Girl?

The Hungry Girl site is awesome. I receive their daily newsletter. It's full of tips on what to buy, recipes, and lots of info and ideas. The subject is how to lower fat/sugar and calories in your a tasty and satisfying way. When girls are ain't pretty, and we all know that!

Here's a sample of what they offer...

Cake Mix + Canned Pure Pumpkin
PER SERVING (1 piece, 1/12th of cake): 183 calories, 3.5g fat, 301mg sodium, 37g carbs, 1.25g fiber, 20.5g sugars, 2g protein -- POINTS® value 4*

One 18.25-oz. box moist-style cake mix
One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly -- batter will be VERY thick -- and transfer to a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray; bake in the oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. (Refer to cake-mix box for pan size and approximate bake time.)


Best Flavor: Devil's food cake mix is CLEARLY a classic choice. (Hello?! Yum Yum Brownie Muffins!) But spice cake mix... WOW. Yellow and white cake mixes, sadly, do not work as well.

The Texture: Thick and dense in the BEST possible way. Brownie-like, in the case of the devil's food; the spice cake reminded us of pumpkin bread!

The Taste: No one would ever guess this is guilt-free in any way. It's delicious!


Sarah said...

Sounds yummy! Too bad it has to have so much sodium in it.
I'll have to check that site out...thanks for the link.

Angela said...

Hey Corgidogmama!

I will have to check that out! The recipes look easy and sound yummy!

Thanks for sharing!


Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Ooo, I love pumpkin! I'm making that and checking out the site too. Thanks!

Chatty Crone said...

I get her and just read the different things you can use in a cake mix too. Sanfie

ClassyChassy said...

Interesting reading. Unfortunately that would use up 2 carb servings for one meal, with only one to spare. Might be good on a day I wasn't too hungry. I'll have to check out that site!

Ms Sparrow said...

I have a box of spice cake mix to get rid of. I'll have to try the pumpkin bars. Sounds yummy!

ocmist said...

My sister uses this site and has made some of those cakes (she does weight watcher's-- more power to her) The cakes are really great. She will often make them into cupcakes and then they can be frozen and brought out one at a time. (She lives alone with just her 2 chihuahuas) Of course, that's if it's not Sunday when we are all together, and she doesn't have any left over... :)

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