Monday, February 21, 2011

I love Hungry Girl. I have made my own cookbook of her recipes that I have collected.

Tonight it's just the boys and I so I decided to come right home and cook dinner so Chris could eat before he heads over to the station.

I grilled up some pork tenderloin and made a Hungry Girl side dish.

My son, Michael, who is 8 years old loves the Green Giant Broccoli and Cheese so I made up some whole wheat pasta and mixed in the broccoli and cheese. I used two boxes to 1 box of pasta. I also added three triangles of Laughing Cow garlic cheese.

All these ingredients are great for a person eating healthy.

I would say one serving of the pasta is about 1 cup. And of course a deck of cards size of the tenderloin.

I didn't have great timing tonight since my butter squash fries are still in the oven LOL

I peeled and sliced up into fry size and sprayed some olive oil over the fries and baked until crispy.

Just a quick meal I thought I would share with all my friends.

Michael just saw a commercial for pie. Great, I have nothing in this house to make a pie and of course, who on a diet eats pie??

Back to my Hungry Girl site to find a great recipe we all would enjoy. YES!!! Found a recipe in less then a minute and I have all the ingredients on hand, no running to the store.

My Lava Chocolate Cake


For Cake
1 cup moist-style chocolate cake mix (1/4 of an 18.25-oz. box)
One 25-calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix
1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)
2 dashes salt

For Filling
One-half Jell-O Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Snack (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. fat-free liquid creamer (like Coffee-mate Fat Free Original)
1/2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

Place the chocolate chips for the filling in a glass and set aside. Pour the creamer in a microwave-safe bowl with the butter, and heat in the microwave for about 15 seconds, until butter has melted and mixture is very hot. Pour the mixture over the chocolate chips and stir until they have dissolved. Allow to cool for several minutes. Add the pudding to the mixture and stir well. Spoon the chocolate mixture into four evenly spaced mounds on a plate. Place in the freezer for 25 minutes. (Don't over-freeze -- the mounds could stick to the plate.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place chocolate chips for the cake in a tall glass along with the contents of the cocoa packet. Add 1/4 cup boiling water and stir until chips and cocoa have dissolved. Add 1/2 cup cold water and stir well. Pour the contents of the glass into a mixing bowl. Add all of the remaining ingredients for the cake (cake mix, egg substitute, Splenda, and salt) to the mixing bowl, and whip batter with a whisk or fork for 2 minutes.

Once the chocolate mounds in the freezer are a little firm, spray four baking ramekins (each about 4 inches in diameter) with nonstick spray. Evenly spoon the cake batter (which will be a little thin, but don't worry!) into the ramekins. Remove chocolate mounds from the freezer, and place one in the center of each batter-filled ramekin. Put the ramekins in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Cakes will look shiny when done.

Carefully remove each ramekin from the oven. You can eat the cake right out of the ramekin (while the center is still gooey!), but make sure to let it cool a little bit, because the ramekin will be hot. Or you can wait until it has cooled completely and plate the cake by running a knife along the edges and flipping it upside down. (Then just pop it in the microwave for about 15 seconds to heat it back up.) Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 individual lava cake
Calories: 182
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 433mg
Carbs: 32g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 18g
Protein: 4g

PointsPlus™ value 5*

1 comment: said...

careful cooking with diet cocoa or diet soda... aspartame turns toxic when heated to high temps (ie. 350 degrees, etc).

Never cook with equal or sweet n' low.. splenda only..and truvia may be ok (but I'd have to look that one up)