This apple crisp recipe is tasty and low calorie These teacup treats can satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing your diet. Indeed, one study showed that small snacks curbed cravings and fended off hunger just as well as supersize ones.
1. Apple Crisp:
Place 1 cup coarsely chopped Granny Smith apple and 2 tsp. apricot all-fruit preserves in 8-oz. teacup. Microwave at 50% power for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Top with 2 Tbsp. low-fat granola and 1 Tbsp. nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt. (150 calories)
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2. Berry Ricotta Cheesecake:
Spoon 1 crushed cinnamon graham square into an 8 oz. teacup. In a small bowl, blend 1/3 cup fat-free ricotta, 1 Tbsp. softened Neufchatel, 2 tsp. confectioner's sugar, and 1/4 tsp. finely grated lemon rind. Spoon into cup and top with 1/4 cup raspberries. (150 calories)
3. Chocolate Lava Cake:
In an 8 oz. teacup, combine 1 ½ Tbsp. all-purpose flour, 1 Tbsp. cocoa, 2 tsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. baking powder and pinch salt. Stir in 2 Tbsp. water until blended. In a small dish, blend 1 Tbsp. cocoa, 2 tsp. sugar and 1 ½ Tbsp. water. Pour over batter; run spatula around side of cup. Microwave at 50% power for 1 ½ min. or until pick inserted comes out clean. (For 8 oz. mug microwave 15 seconds less.) (170 calories)
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