Donut Muffins SmartPoints



Ingredients

1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup margarine, melted
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.

Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full.

Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted margarine in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.

Nutritional Information
1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving

Calories: 88
Calories from Fat: 35

Total Fat: 3.9
Saturated Fat: 0.7
Cholesterol: < 1
Sodium: 66
Total Carbohydrates: 12.8
Sugars: 8.6
Dietary Fiber: 0.2
Protein: 0.8
SmartPoints per 1 Donut: 4, So Please be carful


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BLT Wraps (3 SmartPoints)



Ingredients:

1 large stone ground 100% whole wheat tortilla
1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce
2 slices fat-free turkey bacon
5 grape tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon ranch dressing
1 tablespoon grated monterey jack cheese

Directions:

1. While heating Bacon to desired crispness, warm the tortilla and spread thin layer of Ranch Dressing on top.

2. Arrange the chopped lettuce and halved grape tomatoes in center of tortilla being careful not to overstuff.

3. When Bacon reaches it's desired crispness, chop into bitesize pieces and layer over the lettuce and tomatoes. Sprinkle with cheese.

4. Roll-up the tortilla and serve

Makes 1 Serving


Nutrition Information:
96 calories; 7.5 g fat; 8.6 mg cholesterol; 5.2 g carbs; 3 g protein; 1.5 g fiber; 142 mg sodium
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Diet tips from Weight Watchers

It’s common for dieters to set lofty weight loss goals for themselves. That’s one of the reasons why many people don’t succeed. Lynn Pauly from Weight Watchers stopped by NewsChannel 13 with some tips to help.
Here are a few things you can do to help you continue on your path to achieving your goals:

1)      Shift your focus from “one and done” to “this is for keeps”: Replace the word “diet” with “lifestyle” because losing weight and getting healthier is all about making long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes that involve so much more than just food. Adopt this attitude and you’re more likely to make it permanent and not a temporary course in your life.

2)      Focus on the good stuff: Whether it’s the camaraderie you get from your support group, that powerful feeling of making a healthier choice or the energy you get after a workout, focus on those moments that make you feel good emotionally and physically.

3)      Set non-scale goals: Setting goals that are beyond the number on the scale is a great way to keep you motivated and on course.  And they don’t have to be big, lofty goals. Small ones like taking more steps in a day, trying one new food or recipe a week or committing to personal “me time” are all effective ways to stay motivated.


Speaking of trying new things, fall is a great time of year to incorporate new foods or recipes into your routine.  Apples are a quintessential fall food, and there’s so much you can do with them.

Chicken Salad
If you want to add some crunch to your Chicken Salad, fold in some apple chunks instead of celery.  This is  great way to make your meal more filling and vibrant in a very healthy way.
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Did you ever think to use apples in a salsa recipe?  Here’s a great Spicy Salsa that will add a touch of sweetness to any chicken or fish dish.

Spicy Salsa

Ingredients:
Apple diced into 1/4-inch pieces.
Chopped orange segments
Jalapeno, finely minced
Onion, chopped
Lime juice
Apple cider vinegar
Vegetable oil
Fresh cilantro

Instructions:

In a medium bowl, toss apple with chopped orange segments, a finely minced jalapeno, chopped onion, a little lime juice, apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil and fresh cilantro.
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Apple Braised Chicken
This easy one-pan supper pairs juicy chicken breasts with a tangy apple-onion compote. It’s a wonderful autumn-inspired meal.

Recipe link

Ingredients
2 tsp olive oil
1 pound uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), four 4-oz pieces
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 large uncooked red onion(s), sliced
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1 1/2 cup(s) apple cider
1 cup(s) fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth


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Summer Potato Salad with Apples and Chives Smart Points: 3

Ingredients:

4 cups (22 oz) baby red or yukon gold potatoes, cut in quarters
2 tbsp minced celery
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
1 gala apples, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch chunks
2 tbsp chives, minced
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
salt and fresh pepper

Directions:


Boil potatoes in salted water until soft, approx 10 – 14 minutes, or until soft if pierced with a fork. Drain and let cool.

While the potatoes are boiling, combine red onion, celery, mustard, olive oil, vinegar and mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and let the flavors marinade while the potatoes cook. Once the potatoes are done and cool, mix into the bowl and add chives and apples, additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve room temperature or refrigerate until ready to serve.


Makes 5 cups.

Article Source  Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 7 • Size: about 3/4 cup • Points +: 3 pts • Smart Points: 3
Calories: 101.6 • Fat: 2.6 g • Protein: 1.8 g • Carb: 18.1 g • Fiber: 2.2 g • Sugar: 3
Sodium: 43.1 mg
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Donut Muffins SmartPoints

Ingredients

1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup margarine, melted
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 mini-muffin cups.

Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup margarine, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, then mix in the baking powder and flour until just combined. Fill the prepared mini muffin cups about half full.

Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are lightly golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

While muffins are baking, place 1/4 cup of melted margarine in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Remove muffins from their cups, dip each muffin in the melted margarine, and roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Let cool and serve.


Nutritional Information
1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving

Calories: 88
Calories from Fat: 35

Total Fat: 3.9
Saturated Fat: 0.7
Cholesterol: < 1
Sodium: 66
Total Carbohydrates: 12.8
Sugars: 8.6
Dietary Fiber: 0.2
Protein: 0.8
SmartPoints per 1 Donut: 4, So Please be carful 🙂
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies 5 Smartpoints

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped


DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.

Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.


NUTRITION TIPS

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe: 40
Amount Per Serving

 5 Smartpoints

Total Fat: 6.5
Saturated Fat: 2.7
Cholesterol: 11
Calories: 122
Total Carbohydrates: 14.4
Sugars: 9.2
Dietary Fiber: 0.6
Protein: 2.4
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies 5 Smartpoints

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped



DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.

Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.



NUTRITION TIPS

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe: 40
Amount Per Serving

 5 Smartpoints

Total Fat: 6.5
Saturated Fat: 2.7
Cholesterol: 11
Calories: 122
Total Carbohydrates: 14.4
Sugars: 9.2
Dietary Fiber: 0.6
Protein: 2.4
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