This slimming appetizer with creamy goat cheese and bacon swaps fun and crunchy cucumbers for crackers.
My husband and I need to lose a few pounds before the holiday season tests our self-control and those few pounds turn into many. Axing calories means eliminating the extras in the pantry.
Extras are anything that doesn’t fit into a weight loss scenario like the Pop chips I adore, the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Mike lives on, and the bacon bits we sprinkle on salads.
The dilemma was what to make with my stash of bacon bits, containers of low fat cream cheese, and tart crumbles of goat cheese that I have to get rid of before diet day. I’d rather have needles poked into my eyes, before I’d throw food into the trash!
I decided an appetizer recipe would make perfect use of my tasty ingredients. All I had to do was cream together my handful of ingredients, and stuff the creamy mixture into little cucumber boats.
These scrumptious little bites turned out to be calorie friendly too. Although the fact that the two of us ate the entire plate probably explains why we need to lose about 10 pounds each.
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 4 ounces low fat cream cheese
- ½ cup goat cheese, crumbled
- ½ cup bacon bits
- ¼ cup chives
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 2 tablespoons low fat milk
- 1 large English cucumber
- Combine cream cheese, goat cheese, bacon bits, chives, parsley and milk in a bowl until well blended.
- Halve the cucumber and scoop out the middle. Cut into small boats and fill with cream cheese mixture.
- Chill for 10 minutes and serve.
Calories: 25 Weight Watcher PointsPlus 1 Total Fat: 1.66g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 43mg Total Carbs: 1.00g Dietary Fiber: 0.09g Sugars: 0.54g Protein: 1.46g
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