It is claimed that every delicious dish is necessarily fatty or caloric. If so, then you have to choose either a perfect body or perfect plate, yet isn't life too short to feel guilty for such a confusing decision?! What about having all options in one hand…just like magic!
The stunningly delicious taste of junk foods is now available with much lower calories. No dear ladies, it is not April's fool; however a number of chefs around the world are keen to provide you with your favorite dishes. No more ruined diets, no more guilt!
“What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?” wrote Cassandra Clare. Nobody does indeed MRS Clare, especially when mixed with cinnamon and dressed with yogurt. Enjoy these Cinnamon-Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches through a number of very simple steps.
Cinnamon-Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches recipe:
· 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa
· 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
· 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
· 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
· 1/4 cup granulated sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
· 1 large egg white
· 1/2 pint nonfat frozen vanilla yogurt
In a large bowl, sift together the cocoa, flour, cinnamon, and salt and set aside. Combine the butter, sugars, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 3 to 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg white and combine well. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Form into a ball, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes. By a teaspoon, scoop the dough and drop onto the baking sheet. Flatten gently with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in a preheated oven and remove to a cooling rack. When cool, spoon about a tablespoon of frozen yogurt on the flat side of the cookie and top with a second cookie. With only 90 calories for each, enjoy the tremendous taste of these healthy tiny sandwiches!
You definitely miss the crunchy taste of potato chips from now and then, don’t you?! What about some magical recipe to enjoy your favorite snack without having to gain much weight? It's the microwave then ! Microwave your cut potato slices at 100% power for only 10 minutes. Continue cooking the remaining chips at 50% power in 1 minute intervals until they are all crispy and golden. It’s worth mentioning that these microwaved chips contain 8 grams less fats than the regular chips…surprise!
We never get replete of pizza, but our bodies would continue to store huge amounts of fats, unless we had a Black Bean Nacho Pizza.
Are you interested to know the recipe?
· 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lukewarm water (105-115°F)
· 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
· 1 teaspoon sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1 cup whole-wheat flour
· 1 cup bread flour or all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting
· 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
· 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
· 1/2 cup chopped jarred roasted red peppers
· 1 medium clove garlic, quartered
· 1 tablespoon chili powder
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· Yellow cornmeal, for dusting
· 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
· 2 medium plum tomatoes, diced
· 4 medium scallions, thinly sliced
· 1/4 cup chopped pitted ripe black olives
· 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapeños
Firstly, stir water, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl to prepare the dough. Stir in whole-wheat flour, bread flour and cornmeal until the dough begins to come together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
Place the dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. When you’re ready to make your pizza, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Dust the top with flour; dimple with your fingertips to shape into a thick, flattened circle.
To prepare topping & assemble pizza, place beans, peppers, garlic, chili powder and salt in a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Sprinkle cornmeal onto a pizza peel or large baking sheet. Roll out the dough and transfer it to the prepared peel or baking sheet. Slide the crust onto the grill rack; close the lid. Cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
Using a large spatula, flip the crust. Spread the bean mixture on the crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Quickly layer on cheese, tomatoes, scallions, olives and pickled jalapeños. Close the lid again and grill until the cheese has melted and the bottom of the crust has browned, about 8 minutes. Time to enjoy your healthy pizza! Yummy!
Dear ladies, satisfy your body and appetite equally, the equation is proven not to be impossible!