Insta-Recipes: Slender Sweetheart Cupcakes

Happy Valentine’s Day, Slender Students! Whether you have a Valentine or not, I think we can all agree on one thing: cupcakes are awesome.

Let’s finish Insta-Recipe week off with something sweet and remember the upside of not having anyone to share these cupcakes with is that you get twice the cupcakes.

Slender Sweetheart Cupcakes | The Slender Student

Slender Sweetheart Cupcakes
Makes: 18 cupcakes| Calories per cupcake: 120
Fat: 2.2 g (Sat Fat: 0.8 g) | Carbohydrate: 23.8 g | Fiber: 0.5 g| Protein: 0.5 g

ingredients:
boxed Funfetti cake mix
12-ounce can of Sprite Zero
8-ounce container of Cool Whip Free
package of fat free/sugar free pudding mix (don’t prepare)

directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350° and line two muffin tins with cupcake liners.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together your cake mix and Sprite. The Sprite will foam a bit, so pour slowly or in two parts.
3. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake cupcakes for 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
4. For the frosting, mix together the tub of slightly thawed Cool Whip with the pudding mix. Refrigerate until cooled cupcakes are ready to be frosted!

recipe from Chick Rx

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Insta-Recipes: Slender Breakfast Pizza

Ok, before we get into this recipe, I have to make a note. I know I’m calling this “breakfast pizza,” but it’s really any time of the day pizza. Like, it’d be right now pizza but spring break is in T minus 3 weeks, so I’m not fooling around. Now that we’ve got that out of the way…

Slender Breakfast Pizza | The Slender Student

Slender Breakfast Pizza
Calories: 252 | Fat: 11.8 g (Sat Fat: 2.1 g) | Carbohydrate: 24.4 g | Fiber: 10 g| Protein: 17.3 g

ingredients:
1 Flatout flatbread wrap
1/4 C tomato purée
1/4 avocado, mashed
1 egg
chopped veggies of choice– onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, etc.
other toppings of choice– turkey pepperoni, pesto, parmesan cheese
PAM Original nonstick spray

directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350° and lightly coat a baking sheet with PAM.
2. In a small skillet coated with PAM, fry your egg on one side over medium-low heat; if you don’t like your egg runny at all, go ahead and cook it on both sides.
3. Place your Flatout on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until crisped. Keep an eye on it in those last couple of minutes, because it can burn pretty quickly.
4. Remove your Flatout from the oven and once cooled, spread on a thin layer of tomato purée, mashed avocado, chopped vegetables, and the cooked egg.
5. Return the topped Flatout to the oven and set your oven to broil. Keep it in there for a couple minutes until everything is warmed and the egg is cooked to your desired level on top.

note: nutritional information above does not include any of the optional topping suggestions

Don’t miss out on any of the filtered fun– check out Insta-Recipes from Monday and Tuesday!

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Insta-Recipes: Chocolate Greek FroYo

Do you and your girls keep it slender? Show me how by sending in Your Slender Sorority pictures! I’ve already heard from Texas AEPhi, Texas Kappa, Vanderbilt Pi Phi, Wash U Alpha Phi, Duke Pi Phi, Georgia Chi Omega and Tulane Chi Omega!

It’s day 2 of Insta-Recipe week! If you missed yesterday’s post, go back and check out my 310 calorie Turkey Meatball Fettucine Alfredo.

Fat Free Chocolate Greek FroYo | The Slender Student

Chocolate Greek Froyo
Calories: 90 | Fat: 0 g (Sat Fat: 0 g) | Carbohydrate: 8.5 g | Fiber: 1 g| Protein: 13.5 g

ingredients:
1/2 C fat free Greek yogurt
2 T sugar free hot chocolate mix (or 2 T cocoa powder + 1 packet Splenda)
optional: 1/2 banana sliced, 2 T Cool Whip, 1 T carob or dark chocolate chips

directions:
1. In a small bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt and hot chocolate mix
2. Freeze for an hour, stirring halfway through (try not to let it freeze for too long, otherwise it’ll become crystallized instead of smooth)
3. Top with the optional extras!

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Insta-Recipes: Turkey Meatball Fettucine Alfredo

There’s a lot of really unglamorous behind-the-scenes action that goes on at The Slender Student HQ (my shared kitchen/IKEA desk; unglamorous in itself). Like, there’s nothing that cool about making make dinner at 4 PM so I can photograph it in my driveway against a white poster board background.

This is why Insta-Recipe week is going to rock. The recipes I’ll be sharing this week are from the meals I make myself on random weekdays with little to no planning and certainly no high quality photographs. Hope you guys are willing to sacrifice a little eye appeal for some quality, slender food.

For more iPhone filtered food porn glory, be sure to follow The Slender Student on Instagram.

310 calorie Turkey Meatball Fettucine Alfredo | The Slender Student

Turkey Meatball Fettucine Alfredo
Calories: 309 | Fat: 10 g (Sat Fat: 3.2 g) | Carbohydrate: 21.8 g | Fiber: 6.5 g| Protein: 29.3 g

ingredients:
3-4 oz lean ground turkey
1 T liquid egg whites
1 T tomato purée
1 T bread crumbs
1 t minced garlic
1 t dried Italian herbs
1 package Tofu Shirataki noodles, drained according to directions on package
~1 C chopped vegetables of choice (pictured above are onions, mushrooms, and roasted eggplant)
1 Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss wedge
1 T fat free plain Greek yogurt
salt + pepper, to taste
PAM nonstick spray

directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350° and coat a baking sheet with PAM.
2. In a small bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg whites, tomato purée, bread crumbs, garlic, and Italian herbs. Using your hands, roll into 4-6 meatballs and place on to baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
3. While the meatballs are baking, heat a medium skillet coated with PAM over medium high heat. Sauté your chosen vegetables and then add the noodles. Stir to distribute veggies.
4. Add the Laughing Cow cheese and Greek yogurt to the noodles. Stir until both have melted and coated the noodles. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Top the noodles with the cooked meatballs and dig in!

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