Low Fat, Low Calorie *Southern Style Coconut Cake*; No Weird Diet Ingredients

Low Fat, Low Calorie Southern Style Coconut Cake-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This delicate, fluffy layer cake isn’t only light in density, but also in calories and fat. The smooth, creamy, marshmallow-like frosting coupled with the perfect texture of sweetened shredded coconut is the ideal pairing to a coconut scented chiffon (sponge) cake. Each slice comes in at 235 calories, in stark contrast to the classic cake’s nearly 750 calories per serving.

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Philly Cheese”Fakes”; Vegetarian Cheese Steak sandwiches, a healthier option to satisfy the craving

Philly Cheese"Fakes"; Vegetarian Cheese Steak sandwiches

These hearty vegetarian sandwiches nevertheless have a beefy quality thanks to Gardein’s “beefless tips”. The meatiness is complimented by a covering of creamy, guiltless, cheese sauce. Just for good measure, a topping of sauteed bell peppers and mushrooms provide a good dose of vegetables. Make Philly Cheese “Fakes” any time of year, any day of the week.

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Light & Sinless (St. Louis Style) Ooey Gooey Butter Cake; 1/2 the calories, less than 1/2 the fat!

Light & Sinless (St. Louis Style) Ooey Gooey Butter Cake; 1/2 the calories, less than 1/2 the fat!-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This cake is so tough to describe. Saying it’s gooey, moist, and buttery just doesn’t do it
justice. It’s dense, but still light and chewy. Sweet, but not candy-like. And although I’m a sucker for frosting, this naked treat doesn’t need it. It’s “nude” appearance is a clever disguise for a dessert similar none I’ve had. I gave it a shot and now I’m hooked! Want to give it a whirl?

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Light & Fresh: Za’atar Pizzas with Labna/Labneh

Za'atar Pizzas with Labna- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

These fresh, healthy, and oh-so-flavorful “pizzas” are an easy sunny day meal that looks impressive while secretly being so simple to make. Salty kalamata tapenade compliments perfectly tangy Za’atar with creamy labneh. 

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Easy Kalamata Tapenade with Sumac; A versatile condiment

Easy Kalamata Tapenade with Sumac- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This is a budget friendly way to make a tasty olive spread that shouldn’t be relegated to the sole use as charcuterie platter item. Its versatility surprises most. How do you eat tapenade? Spread it over toasted sliced of baguette for a simple appetizer. Place a dollop atop polenta discs for a hearty side dish. Layer under bread as a potent condiment for grilled sandwiches, or roll it into a pork tenderloin for a quick impressive dinner. But, my favorite is to use this easy tapenade on my Za’atar Pizzas with Labna.

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