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Fruit and Graham Bars

So sweet, so yummy, so good ! This is a great dessert and a great snack. Looking for even lower calories, then use sugar free preserves. Use any flavor or combination on flavors you like 🙂

Fruit and Graham Bars
Fruit and Graham Bars

24 servings
95 calories per serving

2/3 c flour
2 c Golden Grahams cereal, crushed
½ c brown sugar
½ t cinnamon
1/3 c melted margarine
2/3 c apricot preserves

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, cereal, sugar and cinnamon then stir in butter. Reserve ¾ c of the mix and press the rest of it into the bottom of a square 8×8 baking pan. Spread preserves over and then sprinkle with the rest of the cereal mix. Bake 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes and then cut.

Fruit and Graham Bars
Fruit and Graham Bars

Raspberry Lemon Cream Pie

This was a very sweet pie perfect for a hot summer day. I added lots of extra raspberries as a garnish and it really hit the spot !

Raspberry Lemon Cream Pie
Raspberry Lemon Cream Pie

8 servings
230 calories per serving

8 oz. low fat cream cheese, softened
1 small package instant lemon pudding
1 c skim milk
2 t grated lemon zest
2 c Cool Whip, thawed and divided
¼ c raspberry preserves
Low fat graham crust
1 c raspberries + extras for garnish

Beat cream cheese, pudding, milk and lemon with electric beater and then gently stir in 1 c Cool Whip. Spoon preserves on bottom of crust and cover with the pudding mix. Top with the rest of the Cool Whip and the raspberries. Refrigerate 4 hours. Garnish each slice with extra berries.

French Toast with Benefits

This stuffed French toast is a welcome change to boring old French toast. The surprise inside is preserves and creamy cheese ! Make it different every week by changing the flavor of the preserves and the fruit topping.

French Toast with Benefits
French Toast with Benefits

2 servings
268 calories per servings

2 T low fat cream cheese
4 slices whole wheat bread (45 calories per slice)
2 T strawberry preserves
1/2 c egg beaters
3 T skim milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
optional – fresh or frozen berries for the top

Spread cream cheese on 2 slices of bread leaving a small border so it will not melt out of the sandwich when cooking. Put preserves on the other 2 pieces and make a sandwich. Cut in half. Beat eggs and whisk in milk, vanilla and spices. Heat a skillet and spray with Pam. Dip the sandwich halves in the egg mix and let site a few seconds to soak up some of the mixture. Put in 2 at a time if you have room the bowl. Cook 3 minutes each side.

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