Hungry Girl Goes… Dessert Swapping!
Don't think you have enough PointsPlus® left for dessert? Think again! I've got guilt-free swaps for whatever you're craving...
Cupcakes: Hostess 100 Calorie Packs of Cupcakes
Find your inner child with these portion-controlled treats from Hostess, maker of Twinkies. The cream-filled mini cakes come three to a pack, and they're the easiest way to kick a cupcake craving stat. Choose from Lemon, Chocolate, and Strawberry. They even come with icing on top. Hooray for guilt-free indulgences!
Each pack (3 cakes) has 100 calories, 2.5 - 3g fat, 21 - 22g carbs, 4 - 5g fiber, 2g protein, and a pointsplus value of 3.
Chocolate Muffins: Vitalicious Deep Chocolate VitaTops
Those large muffins you see at grocery-store bakeries can have as many as 600 calories. Yikes. Everyone knows the best part of a muffin is the top, and these all-natural, 100-calorie muffin tops are delicious. They're packed with fiber, low in fat, and 100 percent decadent. Find these in the freezer aisles of select stores, or order some online at www.vitalicious.com. And while you're at the website, check out the entire selection of flavors, from fruity to choco-licious — there’s more than a dozen to choose from!
Each VitaTop has 100 calories, 1.5g fat, 26g carbs, 9g fiber, 4g protein, and a pointsplus value of 3.
Cookies: Quaker Cookies
It took them over a century, but the folks at Quaker have finally created a line of oatmeal cookies. There are large, individually wrapped Soft Baked cookies and packs of four mini Crunchy ones. From Banana Nut to Chocolate Almond, Quaker has got you covered with lots of flavor options. Whole-grain goodness and no worries about eating an entire plate of cookies... Nice work!
Each package has 160 - 180 calories, 6 - 8g fat, 25 - 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 2 - 3g protein, and a pointsplus value of 4 - 5.
Cake: Weight Watchers Cake
These individually wrapped mini cakes are both adorable and super-yummy! They come in Coffee Cake, Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling, Chocolate Crème Cake, Lemon Crème Cake, and Carrot Crème Cake. They go great with a cup of coffee...
Each cake has 80 - 120 calories, 3 - 3.5g fat, 15 - 25g carbs, 4 - 5g fiber, 1 - 2g protein, and a pointsplus value of 2 - 3.
Ice Cream: Breyers Blasts! Banana Split and Golden Oreo Cookies & Cream
Although there's nothing on the packaging that refers to these new flavors as guilt-free, the stats are incredibly impressive! And they're packed with delicious goodies. (Take that, Cold Stone!) The entire family will flip for 'em... Promise!
Each 1/2-cup serving has 140 calories, 4.5g fat, 23g carbs, 0 - 1g fiber, 2g protein, and a pointsplus value of 4.
Fruit Pie: Amy's Fruit Toaster Pops
If you're a sucker for handheld fast-food pies or Pop-Tarts, these fruit-filled, flaky toaster pastries from Amy's will soon be your new BFFs. In Apple and Strawberry, they come frozen and are made with organic fruit and flour. Just pop one in the toaster, and you're on your way to pie town! Fair warning: Each box comes with FOUR pastries, not two like a pack of Pop-Tarts; so you might have to exercise some restraint!
Each Toaster Pop has 160 calories, 3.5g fat, 29g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g protein, and a pointsplus value of 4.
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