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Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Product ~ New Recipe

I tried a new product this week by Del Monte.  I found them in Wal-Mart on sale for 2 for $4 in the canned fruit sections.  They are called Fruit Chillers.  They are little delicious tubes of fruit sorbet.  Put them in the freezer and as you're taking out a treat for the kids or hubby, guests, etc.. take out a Fruit Chiller for yourself.  I tried the strawberry flavor.  SUPER yummy!!!  These frozen little gems are only 55 calories per tube and 0 grams of fat!
I also tried a new recipe as I've been wanting to start branching out.  I've known of this recipe for years as I got it from one of the many many Weight Watcher's meetings I've attended over the years.  I think I've hit every meeting in a 20 mile radius.. but I digress.  Any how, it's a recipe for a pie using Jell-o, Coolwhip and a ready made grahm cracker crust.  It's called Light Cool n' Easy Pie. (click on link for recipe)
This was quick and very easy to make!  The consistancey, according to my husband, is 'foamy'.  It's light and refreshing.  The taste... well, that's where my rave reviews stop.  I like sugar free Jell-o on it's own, but didn't care for it in the pie.  I think I would like the dessert if I were to make it with regular Jell-o, light Coolwhip and reduced fat pie crust.  For me, the after-taste due to the sugar free Jell-o was just too strong.  It was worth a try, and I may try it again with regular Jell-o... we'll see..
I don't want to end on a sour note, so let me give you another yummy dessert idea.  Do you like chocolate cream pie?  If so, buy yourself a reduced fat graham cracker pie crust and some sugar free Jell-0 chocolate COOK pudding (super important - don't buy the instant, buy the one you need to cook).  Cook the pudding according to directions on package.  Let it cool several minutes in the pan giving it an occassional stir.  Spoon it into the crust.  Chill in the fridge until completely cool and set.  Next, add light or fat free Coolwhip.  This comes out so good your guests will not know that it's light.

It's time to finish my cup of tea and finish watching You've Got Mail and then off to bed.


  1. Thanks for the review of the fruit chillers... we will have to try those! My man loves having his sugar free popsicles at night.. this might be a fun switch to try. :)

  2. Going to get me some of those fruit chillers. I made a fruit dip with a tub of fat free cool whip, 1 light and fit vanilla yogurt and a package of sugar free no fat white choc instant pudding. It was very yummy. smile.