Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lime (or lemon) Ade

This was shared at my Monday Weight Watcher meeting. I made it on Tuesday and it was refreshing and 0 points!

LIMEADE

1 cup water
1 cup splenda
1 cup lime juice (or lemon)*
6 cups cold water

Mix the water and splenda in a microwave safe glass. Micorwave on high until the splenda is completely melted. Combine everything and chill.

It took me 7 limes with my citrus juicer to get one cup.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Frozen Margarita

This recipe is from Margi. I was a bit skeptical before I tried it, but if you are craving a maragrita but don't want to drink up all those calories (a 12 oz maragrita is 12 pts) try this version. Because all the sugar is missing and the alcohol content is low so are the points.

FROZEN MARGARITA

1 12 oz can diet Sprite
1 single serving packet of WW Mixins lemonade or 1 t lemonade Crystal Light
1 lime (all the juice of)
2 Tablespoons tequilla
1 Tablespoon triple sec

Fill a blender pitcher 2/3 full with ice. Add all the ingredients above. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

This will make two large servings and only 1 point each. If you do a virgin version (which I am drinking right now as I write this) it is actually no points and quite refreshing!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Grilled French Onion; Soup in a Foil Packet!

1 large Spanish onion per person
1 beef chicken or vegetable boullion cube per person
butter substitute (optional)
1/4 teaspoon of dry sherry or brandy per person
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Peel and core (with your apple corer) a large onion - don't poke the corer all the way through.
  2. Place the onion on a sheet of foil.
  3. Put a bullion cube in the core, top with a 1/2 teaspoon of a butter substitute, sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Pour a teaspoon of dry sherry over all.
  4. Grill for 45 minutes or until completely soft. Open and enjoy!

- it will taste like sweet French Onion Soup! Make one for each person because you won't want to share!