Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Flab Five's Sausage Spirals & Low-Fat Brownies


Have company coming this summer? Don't want to take up at five to make homemade biscuits or dirty a frying pan by cooking greasy sausage links?

Try these super quick and incredibly delicious rolls instead. They can be easily frozen and the men love 'em (just ask James Henry and Bennett Marshall!) After all, who would know more about tasty food than the members of the Quincy's Gap supper club?)

The Flab Five's Sausage Spirals

1 lb breakfast sausage (James and Company like Jimmy Dean's maple sausage)

1 can crescent rolls

4 oz. Shredded cheese (I use cheddar)

Lay crescent rolls out in 1 rectangle. Pat raw sausage on top of rolls, stretching to cover all of dough. Top with cheese. Roll tightly lengthwise. Cut into 1 inch circles. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Are these low-fat? Not a chance! So if you're watching your caloric intake as the Flab Five are, try these scrumptious low-fat brownie recipe for a snack with coffee or to eat after you've had a healthy dinner. Trust a fellow dieter - you will NEVER believe these are only 65 calories a square. They are amazing!

Low –Calorie Brownies (65 calories per 1 ½ square)

1 18.3-oz. Box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies Traditional Chewy Brownie Mix

2 cups canned pure pumpkin

2 TBS reduced-fat peanut butter, room temperature

Combine pumpkin with brownie mix in large bowl and stir until smooth. (If you need to, add ¼-1/3 cup water to fully stir mix.) Spray a 9x9” baking pan with nonstick spray and pour in mixture. Spoon on peanut butter and swirl with knife. Bake 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.