Saturday, February 19, 2011

Super Yummy Fantastic Crepes

I'm not sure that this food qualifies as a diet food, but I did make it a bit healthier =)  My favorite meal is breakfast, whether it's just cereal or stuffed french toast (especially from IHOP *drool*), I love it!  That's where my down fall is too, because most breakfast foods are not low calories, and no breakfast smoothies are not breakfast food!!!  I have been wanting to make crepes for awhile but was a bit hesitant because the last time I made them was in my high school cooking class and we used one of those fancy pans that are especially for crepes.  I made them this morning, and I loved them!  I think the kids did too but they didn't say anything and the next thing I knew, the plates were in the sink =)
(this was right after it was cooked)


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  1. Whisk eggs, milk, flour, salt, vanilla and oil until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of crepe batter into pan, tilting to completely coat the surface of the pan. Cook 2 to 5 minutes, turning once, until golden. Repeat with remaining batter.
For the filling I used 4 oz. Weight Watchers cream cheese, 1 tsp almond extract, and powder sugar to taste.  Then i spread a little homemade strawberry jam.  

(I was going to get a picture of them with all the stuff on them and rolled up looking pretty, but before I knew it, it was gone....not sure how that happened ;-)  )
Each crepe is about 80 calories, and then depending on what toppings you put on it adds more.  I think the way I did mine they were about 110 calories each.  That is just a guesstimate because I'm not sure the calories on the jam since it's homemade, but I only used 1-2 tsp each and for the cream cheese I only used about 1-2 tsp each.  Also, i don't know if the original recipe counted the calories from whole milk or not, but I used 2 % but you could use fat-free or 1% too.  This is such an easy recipe to change up too.  I you want to wrap scrambled eggs and bacon in it that would be fabulous!  Also, cream cheese and cinnamon would be good.  It all depends on what your tastes are.  Please leave me a comment of the types of fillings you use =)  And most importantly, enjoy!  I enjoyed 3 of them and would have had more but I had to leave some for the kids and husband =)

If you somehow have any leftover, these freeze great for a later meal or breakfast.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Homemade Ranch

If your favorite dip is ranch try this: Add 1 tbsp parsley, sprinkle of salt and pepper, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder. 1 cup Mayo and 1 cup buttermilk. You'll make ranch dressing. Adjust the mayo or sub sour cream for ranch to get something more like a chip dip! Same great taste (if not better) and no funny chemicals!  You can use fat free mayo and 1% milk (just 2-3 tbsp vinegar to the milk make it it buttermilk), or use the fat free sour cream and that takes a lot of calories away and you can still enjoy chips and dip! Plus, I have a friend who used rice milk instead, and it was still pretty darn good.