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Tin Top Shake

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Also Included in this Diet Article: Tips for Tomatoes, BLT Recipe for Dieters

Hear the rain hitting softly on the tin roof? Reminds me a lot of our tasty Tin Top Shake that's light on the waist while remaining soft in Diet Spirit.  

Like the Tin Top Shake, when dieting remember to always walk softly and carry a big Diet Stick - one that will fit nicely into your Tin Top Shake.

Tin Top Shake, a Diet Shake Recipe

Serves 2 for about 115 calories each

1 cups of ice cold skim milk
1 Tablespoon of chocolate syrup (70 calories worth)

2 Tablespoons of reduced fat whipped topping

1 TEASPOON of chunky peanut butter (about 50 calories; 2 Tablespoons generally equals about 190 calories for most peanut butters)

1/4 cup of crushed ice, for added thickness

Pour the skim milk into a blender or mixing bowl. Add the peanut butter and crushed ice. Blend the mixture until it is frothy. Pour into chilled beverage glasses and top with the light whipped topping. Drizzle on the chocolate syrup. At this step you can simply enjoy the skinny shake or use a long spoon to fold the topping into the shake.

Weight Loss Tips, Low Calorie Recipes for Tomatoes

Oh my, little tomato how I love thee. So versatile - so many different varieties, colors, shapes and sizes. While red is the common color seen at our local market, if you have never tasted other varieties - please do such. The tiny cherry and yellow pear tomatoes are exceptionally easy to grow in the garden.

While tomatoes are often the star of sandwiches and salads, they can be roasted in the oven to bring out the flavor - a rather sweet flavor. Sprinkle with a bit of Parmesan cheese and crushed rosemary - and oh my, we have a meal fit for a king. We only need to add a serving of baked fish and some crusty bread to start the party.

Quick as a Wink BLT's, a lower calorie Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich for dieters

Yes, you can enjoy a BLT and lose weight too! While bacon is mined with fat, most of it cooks out if it is prepared in a microwave between two moistened paper towels - which readily suck out the fat.

You'll need two slices of the leanest bacon you can find. Prepare in the microwave while you are toasting two slices of whole grain bread. You'll need several slices of our beautiful red tomato. Beefstake tomatoes work exceptionally well because they are so large in diameter. A couple of slices of these babies - and we're in business.

Allow the toasted bread to come to room temperature. Smear with light Mayo or Miracle Whip Light. Using the reduced fat spreads will assist in reducing calories in your BLT.

Add a nice wide leaf of extra green lettuce about the size of your palm to the bread, then top with tomatoes and the bacon strips. You can also add other ingredients to take your BLT to another level.

Instead of using Mayo, use your favorite light, low fat salad dressing. Poppyseed, cucumber, Catalina, Thousand Island - all make excellent choices if they are of the low fat variety. And generally, you'll use about one-half the serving size on your sandwich.

You can also add slices of black olives, a slice of low fat cheese, drained capers, sweet pickle relish, a thin slice of baked or boiled deli ham - the choices are endless. Make the BLT your own by adding your favorite finishing touches. You can even substitute the bread for a pan-roasted or grilled portabella mushroom to save even more calories and fat.

When prepared with two slices of 60-calories each whole grain bread, tomatoes, lettuce, two strips of lean bacon and the Miracle Whip Light, there are about 225 calories in this BLT recipe.

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