Healthier Heavenly Hash (a.k.a. Ambrosia Salad)

Our mom makes this at many holiday meals.  If you are from the South (or the Midwest, as we are) this is considered a side dish.  Let’s be honest though, it’s a dessert that’s socially acceptable to eat along with your meal.  What’s not to like about that?! Whether you choose to enjoy this as a side or as a dessert, you’ll find no judgement here.  It contains fruit, so it makes sense it could be either one, right?! Right. ~Erin

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Ingredients:

  • 1 (6 oz.) container plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple tidbits packed in juice, drained
  • 1 (23.5 oz.) jar mandarin slices, packed in juice, drained
  • 8 T. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 ounces (1/4 of a regular sized container) of Fat Free Cool Whip
  • 1 ½ c. mini marshmallows

Instructions: 

  1. Mix Greek yogurt with pineapple tidbits.
  2. Gently stir in mandarin oranges, coconut, Cool Whip and mini marshmallows.
  3. Serve immediately.

Tip: If not serving immediately, set aside marshmallows and stir in just before serving.

WW Freestyle Info.: This recipe makes 7 half cup servings. Each serving is 4 points.

Healthier Heavenly Hash (a.k.a. Ambrosia Salad)

Healthier Heavenly Hash (a.k.a. Ambrosia Salad)

    Ingredients:
  • ~ 1 (6 oz.) container plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ~ 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple tidbits packed in juice, drained
  • ~ 1 (23.5 oz.) jar mandarin slices, packed in juice, drained
  • ~ 8 T. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ~ 2 ounces (1/4 of a regular sized container) of Fat Free Cool Whip
  • ~ 1 ½ c. mini marshmallows
  1. Mix Greek yogurt with pineapple tidbits.
  2. Gently stir in mandarin oranges, coconut, Cool Whip and mini marshmallows.
  3. Serve immediately.

Tip: If not serving immediately, set aside marshmallows and stir in just before serving.

WW Freestyle Info.: This recipe makes 7 half cup servings. Each serving is 4 SmartPoints.

https://foursistersdish.com/2018/11/05/healthier-heavenly-hash-a-k-a-ambrosia-salad/

 

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Tropical Carrot Cake Breakfast Bites

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The view from our rental.

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My husband and I just got back from an awesome beach vacation with some great friends, and I think I was trying to bring back a little of that ocean-side vibe when I started experimenting with these flavors.  Little did I know I was creating what would quickly become one of my very favorite Weight Watcher friendly items for breakfast or just a sweet treat. You won’t believe that these are only one point each.  They’re sweet, fruity, and melt-in-your-mouth fabulous.  If you have an air fryer (my favorite is this Go Wise Air Fryer)*, they reheat to perfection there with tasty caramelized edges. Mmmmm.  ~Erin

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Ingredients:
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 c. very finely chopped carrots (use a food processor if available)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (5.3 oz.) container Dannon Light & Fit Greek 80 Calorie Yogurt – toasted coconut flavor
  • 1 1/4 c. self-rising flour
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Drain the pineapple of as much liquid as possible by pressing it with a rubber spatula through a strainer; transfer pineapple to a medium bowl.
  4. Mash banana and combine with pineapple; stir in chopped carrots, egg, and coconut yogurt until well combined.
  5. Stir in self-rising flour and cinnamon until just combined.
  6. Use a scoop to fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.
  7. Spray the tops with a bit of cooking spray to help them brown.
  8. Bake 25 minutes in a preheated oven or until light golden brown.

WW Freestyle Info.: This recipe makes 12 servings. One breakfast bite is 1 point; two breakfast bites are 3 points.

Tropical Carrot Cake Breakfast Bites

Tropical Carrot Cake Breakfast Bites

    Ingredients:
  • ~ 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • ~ 1 medium banana
  • ~ 1 c. very finely chopped carrots (use a food processor if available)
  • ~ 1 egg
  • ~ 1 (5.3 oz.) container Dannon Light & Fit Greek 80 Calorie Yogurt – toasted coconut flavor
  • ~ 1 1/4 c. self-rising flour
  • ~ ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ~ Nonstick cooking spray
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Drain the pineapple of as much liquid as possible by pressing it with a rubber spatula through a strainer; transfer pineapple to a medium bowl.
  4. Mash banana and combine with pineapple; stir in chopped carrots, egg, and coconut yogurt until well combined.
  5. Stir in self-rising flour and cinnamon until just combined.
  6. Use a scoop to fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.
  7. Spray the tops with a bit of cooking spray to help them brown.
  8. Bake 25 minutes in a preheated oven or until light golden brown.

Weight Watchers Info.: This recipe makes 12 servings. One Breakfast Bite is 1 SmartPoint, Two Breakfast Bites is 3 SmartPoints.

https://foursistersdish.com/2018/06/26/tropical-carrot-cake-breakfast-bites/

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