Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blueberry-Lemon Chess Squares

I found this recipe somewhere online several years ago when we went to a blueberry farm and came home with oodles of blueberries. It was the best thing we ever ate, so I tried to modify it to make it WW friendly!

Liz-i-fied Blueberry Lemon Chess Squares

* 2 cup fresh/frozen blueberries
* 1 packet Truvia
* 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
* zest of 1 lemon, divided
* 1 box yellow or lemon cake mix
* 4 egg whites divided (3 T. is usually 1 egg white)
* 1/2 cup lite butter
* 2 3/4 cup. confectioners sugar
1 (8oz.) tub Fat Free cream cheese


1. Combine blueberries with truvia, lemon juice and half of lemon zest. Set aside.

2. Mix cake mix with 1 egg white, soft butter and rest of zest.

3.Pat cake mix into buttered and floured 9x13 pan.

4. Beat sugar, cream cheese and 3 egg whites until smooth.

5. Gently stir in blueberry mix and pour over cake. Bake at 325 for 45-55 minutes or browned.

6. Let cool and Chill..ENJOY!

1/24 of cake= 4WWPP

Shrimp and Scallops in Wine Sauce

This recipe came from the Betty Crocker website. I tweaked it a bit to meet my own needs!

Shrimp and Scallops in Wine Sauce

* 2 Tablespoons olive oil
* 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

* 2 Tablespoon sweet onion, chopped finely

*1 box whole mushrooms, quartered

*1 Tablespoon italian seasoning

*1 pound uncooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen and tails peeled

*1 pound sea scallops, cut in half

*1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth (I used reisling)

*1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

*1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1. Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic, onions, mushrooms and italian seasoning in oil about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion and shrooms are cooked thoroughly.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until shrimp are pink and firm and scallops are white.

I estimated about 5 WWPP per cup and half

1 Serving (1/4 recipe)
  • Calories 185
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
  • Cholesterol 125mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
  • Iron 20.00%;
  • 1 Vegetable;
  • 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.