Sauerkraut & Chocolate Cake with 3 Ingredient (Vegan) Fudgy Frosting; 1/3 less calories & fat, A Trick that is a treat!

Sauerkraut & Chocolate Cake with 3 Ingredient (Vegan) Fudgy Ganache-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My version of the Sauerkraut & Chocolate Cake has 1/3 fewer calories and fat than classic recipes. Slathered in dark chocolate (Vegan) Fudgy Frosting, the moisture from sauerkraut ensures a rich cake with no need for extra fat such as butter or oil. Likewise, the tanginess works like sour cream or vinegar would in other cakes to create a depth in flavor. But don’t fear, mincing it well ensures no stringy bites of fermented cabbage. This bewildering dessert will not merely surprise you, but also be an excellent conversation starter at any Halloween party!

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Low fat & Healthy Turkey Picadillo Sandwiches; Inexpensive, Kid Friendly, and Perfect for Weeknight Dinner

Low Fat & Healthy; (Turkey) Picadillo Sandwiches-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This Cuban staple is a hearty dinner or lunch option full of flavor, but not of fat. My version features a tomato laced sauce that permeates the lean ground turkey in place of the traditional fat/grease laden ground pork chorizo and 80/20% fat ground chuck. Briny green olives and fragrant capers are balanced by touches of tart golden berries or raisins. This easy to make, one pan meal will quickly become a family favorite. Serve with a side of Quick and Easy Cuban Style Black Beans (from canned) and dinner is done!

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(No) Energy Balls: Chocolate Banana Coco-Nut & Vanilla Almond Fig

(No) Energy Balls: Chocolate Banana Coco-Nut & Vanilla Almond Fig - HeDoesXrayIDoFood

These addictive, protein rich bon-bon like balls are moist with great texture and very little sugar. Unlike most “Energy Ball” recipes, they contain no coconut oil whatsoever, keeping the fat content low. The crunch from rough chopped nuts is balance by the sweet chew of dried fruit and (quick cooking) oats. They satisfy the midday munchies with guilt free nutrition. And when kept in a sandwich bag in my purse, they make a happy girl out of my perpetually HANGRY niece!

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Meaty (Meatless) Manicotti, 220 cal +13g protein each #MeatlessMondays

Meaty (Vegetarian) Manicotti, 220 cal +13g each- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

My “meaty”, vegetarian version of this Italian favorite I often covet (but avoid at all costs), contains only 220 cal each and 13g of protein. A moderate amount of three cheeses gives it a rich flavor, while Italian seitan or meatless sausage increase the protein content. If you and your family are trying to master “Meatless Mondays”, this recipe will be make healthy eating feel special!

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