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, they reheat to perfection there with tasty caramelized edges. Mmmmm.  ~Erin

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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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Limeade Fruit Salad

I’m a huge fan of fruit salad, but so many have a ton of added ingredients that crank up the calories.  Sometimes simple is best, and the kick of lime makes this beautiful dish a refreshing sweet/tart treat fit for any meal, whether served at your table or, better yet, a picnic blanket.  ~Robin

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Limeade Fruit Salad
    Ingredients:
  • ~12 oz. strawberries, chopped (this was a whole 16 oz. package weighed after I removed stems and chopped them)
  • ~10 oz. pineapple, chopped (about half a pineapple)
  • ~1 Granny Smith apple, chopped (Granny Smith is the only apple tart enough, and there’s a nice crispness that works well for varied texture here too.)
  • ~5 oz. seedless black grapes (about 25 grapes), halved
  • ~1/8 c. sugar
  • ~3 limes’ juice (about 6 T.)
  1. Wash and chop all fruit; combine.
  2. Add sugar, then add the juice of 2 limes, stir well, and taste. Then add a 3rd lime’s juice if you like it more tart.
  3. Chill at least 30 minutes for the sweet and tart flavors to mix well.
  4. Can be chilled overnight as well if you want to make it ahead.

Weight Watcher’s info.: 1 cup = 1 point; 1.5 cups = 2 points; 2 cups = 3 points (for my fellow fruit fanatics)

https://foursistersdish.com/2018/04/10/limeade-fruit-salad/