Easy, Guilt-Free and Delicious

by Kenlie Tiggeman on July 9, 2011

I love food – eating it, cooking it and sharing it.  And as someone who is working diligently to lose weight I’ve made some big adjustments in the hopes that I’ll only have to lose weight once.   Learning to live comfortably with food takes time, patience and consistency, but I’m trying.  And through the process I’ve learned that I don’t mind being in the kitchen!

I posted about my love of these recipes on Jules’ blog a few weeks ago, and I’ve decided to share it on my blog too because most of us love awesome, easy and tasty recipes! Am I right?

I love onion rings,  but they’re typically loaded with fat and unnecessary calories so when I tried Hungry Girl‘s recipe, I was hooked!  They’re so tasty and guilt-free!

Here’s how to do it (courtesy of Hungry Girl!)
1 large onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or more to taste

1/8 tsp. onion powder, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Slice the ends off the onion and remove its outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2-inch-wide slices and separate into rings. Set aside.

Using a blender or food processor, grind cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Season crumbs with the spices and transfer to a plate or bowl. Set aside.

Fill a small bowl with egg substitute. Prepare a baking sheet (or two) by spraying with nonstick spray. Set aside.

For the following step, use tongs or a fork to dip the rings into the egg substitute and cereal crumbs — it’ll keep your fingers from getting eggy & crumb-covered. (Don’t pierce the rings with the fork; just balance them on it.)

One at a time, dunk each ring in egg substitute, give it a shake to remove any excess, and then coat it in the seasoned crumbs. Evenly place rings on the baking sheet(s).

Bake in the oven until outsides are crispy and insides are soft, 20 – 25 minutes, carefully flipping rings over about halfway through. Serve with mustard, if using. Enjoy!



I’d also like to share my newest recipe favorite again!  Gina at SkinnyTaste is constantly coming up with something fabulous, and right now, there’s nothing quicker and easier and more satisfying than her cheesecake cups!  I baked them for the first time a few weeks ago, and since then, I’ve baked them several  times!  They are perfect for parties or just to leave in the fridge when you’re looking for something that’s guilt-free and delicious.  Have I mentioned how easy and tasty they are?!

108 calories of intense decadence!

Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes
via Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes with a couple of alterations…
Servings: 12 • Size: 1 cup


  • 12 reduced fat vanilla wafers
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • fresh blueberries and strawberries


Heat oven to 350°.

Line cupcake tin with liners. Place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner.

Gently beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth using an electric mixer. Gradually beat in fat free yogurt, egg whites, lemon juice and flour. Do not over beat. Pour into cupcake liners filling half way.

Bake 25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool to room temperature. Chill a few hours in the refrigerator.


Do you have favorite go-to sites for healthy and delicious food?  If so, will you share them with us?!




{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Patty (135 by 2012) July 9, 2011 at 1:27 am

Gina’s Skinny Taste for sure, but right now I am loving Clean Eating Magazine and their website http://www.cleaneatingmag.com They are not only slimming down my favorite recipes, but they are introducing me to new seasonal fruit and veggies, like jicama and various squashes. The website is easy to navigate and has dinner tonight suggestions, 20 minute meals, budget meals, 2 week meal plan ideas, etc. They have a country fried steak with mushroom gravy recipe I am dying to try. (313 calories!)


Kenlie July 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

That’s awesome Patty! I”ll check out the site for sure!


SassyingSarah July 9, 2011 at 2:32 am

I am planning on making onion rings this week so thanks for the recipe. More importantly is that a cute tiny bottle of ketchup? I might die of the cute:)


Kenlie July 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Isn’t it adorable?! =) I first saw these bottles when I was at Atlantis in the Bahamas, and now, when I see them, I can’t resist picking up a couple. They’re so so cute! =)


Miss Felicity July 9, 2011 at 6:53 am

Wow! That is a great recipe for onion rings, I think I will be trying it out eventually. Thanks for sharing it. I love hungry girl :)


Melody July 9, 2011 at 7:37 am

Have you tried Gina’s onion ring recipe? I think I prefer it to Hungry Girl’s. Only 2 Points+ for half an onion :)


Kenlie July 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I haven’t tried Gina’s..somehow I missed it, but I’ve just printed it off…and I’m pretty sure I’ll be trying it tonight! =)


Jess July 9, 2011 at 8:34 am

Those onion rings look SO good!!! :)


Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? July 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

Yay!! A recipe for onion rings AND cheesecake in one post??

Can’t wait to try both!!



Kenlie July 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I know, right? It has to happen…yum!


Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! July 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

Oh my goodnes those little cheescake cups look delicious and so easy to make! I can’t wait to try them out. Thank you so much for sharing. I love Kris’ blog I heart wellness for fun and helthy recipes. http://www.iheartwellness.com/


Kenlie July 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Awesome! I”ll take a look! Thanks!


Michelle @ The Running Jewess July 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Oh goodness, I’m salivating at the onion ring picture. I’ve never made them on my own, but I may have to try. Promise they are as good as the fried, greasy, artery-clogging variety?


Kenlie July 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I think they’re really, really good…you’ll have to decide how good they are for yourself. ;) Let me know! =)


Gazel M. July 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Thanks for the recipe!
I love onion rings but not the fat that comes with it.


Kenlie July 10, 2011 at 12:45 am

I feel the same way….=)


Sarah July 10, 2011 at 9:11 am

The onion rings look awesome. I love onion rings, but I can never justify eating them these days. I will have to try those!



The Slow Roasted Italian July 10, 2011 at 9:29 am

These both look absolutely delicious!


Tony B. @ Half of 360 July 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Love your blog!

Tony B. @ Halfof360


Emily July 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I’m making those cheesecake cups tomorrow! When do you add the berries- before you chill them in the fridge?


Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake November 22, 2011 at 1:44 am

Those onion rings are amongst my absolute favorites. Thanks for the reminder. They will be on the menu soon!!


Laura January 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Look so yummy! Will be trying these tonight. Mmmmm


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