Posted in Bake, Breakfast

Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

Serves 12

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake time: 20 minutes

Preheat oven 350o

Estimated Values per Serving

Calories: 155                        Fat: 2 grams                          Points: 3


2 cups flour

2/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 lemon – zested and juiced

1 cup fat free sour cream

½ cup egg substitute

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 tablespoons skim milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup blueberries


  1. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper-liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, zest, sour cream, egg substitute, canola oil, milk and extract. 
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and beat on medium speed until well combined.
  5. Fold in blueberries.
  6. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups.  Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until slightly browned.
  7. Cool at least 5 minutes and serve.
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Bring it on…

If anyone out there has an already Delicious & Light recipe they would like to share or a recipe that they would like to have lightened up, I’d love to hear form you.  Just send your original recipe and I’ll try it out.  Or, if you have a recipe that you love but is just to fattening, I’d love to try to lighten it up.

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Posted in Beef, Grilling, Main Courses, Poultry, Sauces, Tips/Hints, Vegetables

Turkey/Beef Burger Twist…

Tonight Dean made dinner.  He grilled hamburgers and sautéed string beans.  To keep the hamburgers light and delicious, I combine half of the burger meat with 93% lean ground beef and turkey breast meat.  I emphasize the breast in the turkey meat because it only has 1 gram of fat per serving, unlike just ground turkey meat which has about 10 grams of fat per serving.  Combining the two types of meat gives you a tasty yet lighter burger.

To make the burgers a little more interesting, I cooked onions and ketchup sauce as a topping to the burgers.  It’s a little tastier than just ketchup and doesn’t add any fat to the dish.  Try it out…

Onion and Ketchup Sauce

Prep and cook time: 45 minutes

Makes about 2 cups


1 large sweet onion – thinly sliced

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup ketchup

3 – 4 drops Chipotle sauce


  1. Heat a saucepot on medium low heat and spray with cooking spray.  Add onions, cover, and cook slowly for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  (TIP: if the onions stick to the bottom, add a little water and stir).
  2. Add sugar and Worcestershire sauce and cook, uncovered, for about 2 minutes until liquid reduces to ½.
  3. Add ketchup and Chipotle sauce, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and serve room temperature with burgers or meat.