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Nosh: Jalapeño Poppers

I had a hankering last week for jalapeño poppers. But my go-to popper stop, Sonic, is miles and miles (45 of them, actually) away. And no craving will get me to drive that far at $4.35 a gallon. So I took matters into my own hands. Lucky for me, my wallet and my waistline, Hungry Girl had a solution — a low-cal recipe.

With only five necessary ingredients (fresh jalapeños, fat-free cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Fiber One cereal and Egg Beaters), this recipe was a cinch to add to my grocery list and make. I was a little nervous about the Fiber One. The cereal comes in two sealed bagswhich to me means that the company is aware that one big bag might go stale because people aren’t going to be wolfing the stuff down. But have no fear, these poppies are awesome!

The snack is easy to make. You simply cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise, remove the innards, and stuff with a mixture of the cream cheese and shredded cheddar. Then, you dip them in Egg Beaters, roll them in the Fiber One (I added a little of the optional salt and pepper), throw them on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

JalPoppers

Two FBG warnings: Be very careful with the fresh jalapeños. Don’t touch your eyes when playing with these guys. I was coughing and sneezing (away from the food, of course), and it would NOT be a treat to get the spice in your eyes. Also, go ahead and get out the recommended blender to crush the Fiber One. I thought, “Who needs appliances?” and instead smashed the cereal in a baggie. While I burned some cals doing this, it would have been easier and faster had I just gotten the blender out. Not to mention, I wouldn’t have had Fiber One pellets to work around, as my mashing didn’t quite get all of the pellets to the necessary bread-crumb consistency. All in all, this is a tasty treat and easy to make. My guy really enjoyed them, and he’s usually a tough sell. And my sneaky pug tried extremely hard to enjoy them as soon as I turned my back. You can eat half the dish (5 poppers) for only 124 calories!
Click here for the detailed Hungry Girl recipe. —ErinPhoto grabbed from http://www.hungry-girl.com/.

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6 Comments
  1. carla says:

    LOVE YOUR BLOG NAME!

    (did you see the post where hungry girl swung by the MizFit?)

    off to explore—thanks so much for dropping by this morning and adding yer .02!

    MizFit

  2. Fit Bottomed says:

    Thanks, Carla! We’re Queen fans. 🙂

    Thanks for the comment — now I’m off to search for Hungry Girl’s comment to your post. I love her. She seriously has some of the best recipes. Who knew Fiber One could be used in so many ways?!

  3. Caroline says:

    Thanks for the recipe and the link to Hungry Girl

  4. Ashley says:

    I tried making these tonight for the super bowl and they weren’t very good…they lack flavor, the cheese inside hardly tastes like anything unless u bite into a peice of cheddar cheese and the fiber one tastes like cereal. I wouldn’t make this again.

  5. Lisa @LisaVFitness says:

    Thanks for the recipe! My guy loves poppers and I kinda love them too. We’re both watching our waistlines so this will be fabulous!

  6. Kelly says:

    What temp did you bake them on?