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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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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Cardamom Crème Oatmeal Sandwiches, (Accidentally) Vegan and only 288 Cal each!

Cardamom Crème Oatmeal Sandwiches, (Accidentally) Vegan and only 288 Cal each! HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

These “Accidentally Vegan” sandwiches are a cool, chewy, spiced treat that I guarantee you’ll re-consider sharing after your first bite. Eggless Oatmeal cookies nestle a later of non-dairy crème that rivals any “oreo” filling. However, the true star of this treat is the unique flavor that comes from the tangy, spicy scent of ground cardamom. It is unique and a nice change from the traditional cinnamon or nutmeg that overwhelms us this time of year.

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Strawberry Filled Almond Cupcakes with Chantilly CRÈME- Eggless and Under 300 Cal

In an age of sometimes intimidating flavor combinations like oysters & watermelon, or bourbon & sriracha, the classics are my safe space in an ever-tasty world. Traditional pairings like strawberries & (whipped) cream, or berries & almond are so comforting in the modern foodie community of juxtaposing flavors. These cupcakes make the most of this seasons star berry by showcasing them as they should be and using almond (amaretto) to give them a hint of nutty essence.

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