Oh, what a tabloid treat! Megan Fox was splattered accross gossip sites and blogs yesterday revealing her bikini body on vacation with her growing baby bump and hubby, Brian Austin Green (aka David from the original Beverly Hills 90210). While many women compare their bods to celebs whether they’re pregnant or not, this morning the Today Show had a story about a group of Conneticut moms showing off their post-baby bods. The women showed photos of their bare stomachs months after giving birth to encourage women not to compare themselves to celebs like Beyonce most recently who bounced right back after having her baby, Blue Ivy.
With so many fad and seasonal diets out there, even celebs on their crazy strict meal plans crave sweets at some point. I recently discovered a few summer time “Low Calorie”desserts I’ll share below (Under 100 calories) ~
The Nilla Cool Whip & Yogurt Cupcake
Easy as 1, 2, 3 ~ I don’t cook or bake so when I discovered this recipe that only required stirring on the back of the Nilla wafer box, I had to try it.
Ingredients ~ You will need 1 individual yogurt (your choice), but I went with Yoplait Original Raspberry. A container of Cool Whip Lite & Nilla Wafers Reduced Fat. (They taste the same as regular)
Stir Crazy ~ Stir the yogurt and cool whip together until it’s totally mixed. It’s best to wait until the cool whip is a little soft or it can be annoying at first.
Clear Your Cookies ~ If you’re trying to go super-low cal, you’ll save 15 calories per cupcake cutting out the wafer at the bottom. Otherwise, add a Nilla wafer into the bottom of the cupcake holder.
Final Step ~Spoon in the Cool Whip/Yogurt concoction into each cupcake holder and garnish with another wafer on top. Place in the freezer for 2 hours and you’re done!
How Many Calories? ~ After doing the math following this exact recipe with the reduced fat Nilla’s, the Cool Whip Lite & the Yoplait Original Yogurt there are only 85 Calories per Cupcake.
Other Low Calorie Dessert Options Under 100 cals
1. If you LOVE greek yogurt & fruit, I recently discovered filling 70 calorie yogurt pops by Yasso with 6 grams of protein at Safeway. They come in strawberry, blueberry and raspberry.
2. If you LOVE caramel, try 7 Quaker Mini Caramel Rice Cakes with a little Peanut Butter on top.
3. If you LOVE chocolate, try Trader Joe’s Dark Covered Chocolate Pretzel Slims. They are at least twice the size of mini pretzels with the sweet/salty combo. Have 3 for under 100 calories.
Women compare themselves to celebrities either way, but as discussed on the Today Show, do you think they feel even more pressure after having babies to try and keep up with celebrities who have trainers, live-in chefs, etc.? Also, if you have a special low-cal summer dessert, cocktail or blog post recipe, please share.
I’ll be back Friday with ‘Solving Denim Dilemmas’ from ‘Casual Fridays’ to ‘What’s in Your Jean-eology”