Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green Yummies for a fun day


I'm not a big St. Patrick's Day party girl, but I do love going with a theme...and since GREEN is the color of today, I've decided to share a few recipes to add to the fun...

(Actually, I'm not a big fan of Maxine either, but couldn't resist the cartoon)

This salad/dessert makes a great dish to share with company.

And this version has a tad bit more of 'healthy eating' added. This recipe calls for fat free yogurt which makes this creamier than the traditional recipe without the yogurt.

You just can't beat a dish that whips up in just a couple of minutes now can you???


1 pkg. (4 serving size) pistachio flavor fat-free sugar-free instant pudding & pie filling
8 ozs. can crushed pineapple in own juice, undrained
8 ozs. fat free vanilla yogurt
2-1/2 cup thawed fat free whipped topping, divided

1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows, divided

Stir pudding mix, pineapple with juice and yogurt in large bowl until well blended. Gently stir in  2 cups of the whipped topping; add 1 cup marshmallows; cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve. Top with remaining marshmallows before serving. Yield: 8 servings

Weight Watchers points - 2  (Prior to Points Plus)

Nutritional info: Calories: 100; fat: 1.5 gr.; Fiber: 0 gr.

For some added GREEN fun - check out St.Patty's Day Candied Popcorn at Skip to My Lou...I LOVE Cindy's simple and fun ideas!!

AND....I just saw this recipe at the Hungry Girl website and thought it was worthy sharing with you...sounds yummy to me!

Shamrock 'n' Roll Shake

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 175 calories, 4g fat, 150mg sodium, 29g carbs, 2g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 7.5g protein -- PointsPlus™ value 5


1 tbsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate)
3/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream (like Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Fat Free)
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice (8 - 12 ice cubes' worth)


Combine creamer with 1 tbsp. hot water and stir to dissolve. Transfer to a blender. Add all other ingredients to the blender, and blend at high speed until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

BTW, if you make this with light ice cream instead of fat-free, your shake will have 190 calories, 7g fat, and a PointsPlus™ value of 5*. Not bad. Happy St. Patrick's Day, people!