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 diet...in a tasty and satisfying way. When girls are HUNGRY...it 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.)
MAKES 12 SERVINGS
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!