Low-Calorie Party Food: Chorizo Shrimp Flatbread, Mexican Brownie Bites
1/4th of recipe (2 pieces): 87 calories, 2.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 382mg sodium, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 8.5g protein
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 2*
Multiply this recipe to feed whatever size crowd you're expecting, from an intimate soiree to a serious crowd!
Cook: 15 minutes
3 oz. raw shrimp, peeled, tails removed, deveined, chopped
1 oz. (about 2 1/2 tbsp.) soy chorizo (like the kind by El Burrito)
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 high-fiber flatbread (or medium-large tortilla) with 110 calories or less (like the kind by Flatout Light)
2 tsp. sriracha hot chili sauce
1 tbsp. chopped scallions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add chopped shrimp and soy chorizo. Cook, stir, and crumble until shrimp are cooked through and chorizo has browned, about 4 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine cheese wedges, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder. Mix until uniform.
Lay flatbread on the baking sheet, and spread with cheese mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with cooked shrimp and chorizo.
Bake until hot and lightly browned, 8 - 10 minutes.
Drizzle with sriracha, and sprinkle with scallions. Slice into 8 pieces.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
1/24th of recipe (2 brownie bites): 107 calories, 2.5g total fat (1.5g sat. fat), 169mg sodium, 20g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 11.5g sugars, 1.5g protein
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 5*
Fudgy mini brownies with a slightly spicy twist? Yes!
Cook: 10 minutes
1 box moist-style devil’s food cake mix (15.25 - 18.25 oz.)
One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray two 24-cup mini muffin pans with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix until smooth and uniform. Batter will be thick. Fold in chocolate chips.
Evenly distribute batter among the cups of the muffin pans, and smooth out the tops.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 8 minutes.
MAKES 24 SERVINGS
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