Snacks & Desserts

PUDDING

Thicker than mousse, but just as smooth, this classic pudding offers rich flavor

Ingredients
8 fl oz OPTIFAST 800® Ready to Drink, any flavor
1 package sugar-free, fat-free pudding mix, any flavor

Preparation
1. Combine pudding mix and OPTIFAST 800® Ready to Drink in a mixing bowl. Mix with wire whip or electric mixer for 1 - 2 minutes or until thick.
2. Portion into four dessert dishes and refrigerate until ready to serve. Cover any leftover servings and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Makes 4 – ½ cup servings

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: ½ cup
Calories: 70, Total Fat: 0.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 115 mg, Sodium: 360 mg, Total Carb: 13 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 3 g.

FUDGESICLES

Try one and you’ll agree: these frozen treats aren’t just lighter than the ones you remember from childhood, they’re also tastier.

Ingredients
1 - 1.48 oz packet OPTIFAST 800® Chocolate Powder
6 fl oz water or diet chocolate fudge soda

Preparation
1. Combine OPTIFAST 800® Chocolate Powder and water or soda; stir until dissolved.
2. Pour into popsicle mold or an ice cube tray; freeze until solid.

Makes 1 serving

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 1 frozen pop
Calories: 40, Total Fat: 0.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 117 mg, Sodium: 55 mg, Total Carb: 5 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 3 g.

PEANUTTY SNACK BITES

Easy to prepare and simple to store, these nutritious snacks are a handy treat.

Ingredients
1 - 1.48 oz packet OPTIFAST 800® Vanilla Powder
½ cup reduced-fat, all-natural creamy peanut butter
⅓ cup skim milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 packet no calorie sweetener
½ cup quick oats
½ cup all-natural granola or high protein cereal
¼ cup semi- sweet chocolate chips

Preparation
1. Line cookie sheet or large plate with waxed paper or plastic wrap.
2. Combine peanut butter, OPTIFAST 800® Vanilla Powder, milk, vanilla extract and sweetener in a mixing bowl; stir well.
3. Add oats, granola or cereal and chocolate chips; stir to combine ingredients.
4. Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, portion mixture into balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Note: Cereal/granola may become soggy over time.

Makes 16 snack bites (1 snack bite per serving)

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 1 snack bite
Calories: 90, Total Fat: 4.5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 65 mg, Sodium: 50 mg, Total Carb: 9 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 4 g.

*Go Kashi High Protein High Fiber Cereal used for nutritional analysis.

Go Kashi® is a registered trademark of Kashi Company, LLC

BLACK FOREST COOKIES

A lighter, but no less flavorful, version of a bakery favorite.

Ingredients
1 - 1.48 oz packet OPTIFAST 800® Chocolate Powder
1 package Sweet n Low® Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake Mix
1 cup light cherry pie filling

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir until all dry ingredients are blended in and mixture is cohesive and moist.
3. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto cookie sheet sprayed lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
4. Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched.
5. Cool on pan for 2-3 minutes; then remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely before placing in an airtight container or zip top bag for storage.

(Cookies may become moist and sticky over time.)

Makes 16 cookies (1 cookie per serving)

Sweet n Low® is a registered trademark of Cumberland Packing Corporation.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Calories: 70, Total Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 30 mg, Sodium: 25 mg, Total Carb: 16 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 2 g.

KEY LIME DESSERT

Try this Florida classic with vanilla or cheesecake flavor pudding mix for two distinctly nutritious tastes.

Ingredients
1 ½ tsp sugar-free lime gelatin mix
½ cup boiling water
2 Tbsp lime juice (use key lime juice for authentic flavor)
¼ cup cold water
8 fl oz OPTIFAST 800® Ready to Drink French Vanilla
1 package sugar-free, fat-free pudding mix, vanilla or cheesecake flavor
4 tsp graham cracker crumbs
8 tsp fat-free, non-dairy whipped topping

Preparation
1. Combine gelatin mix, boiling water and lime juice in a bowl; stir until dissolved. Add cold water and stir.
2. Add OPTIFAST 800® French Vanilla and pudding mix to gelatin. Mix with wire whip for 1 - 2 minutes or until pudding mix is dissolved and mixture starts to thicken.
3. Pour into individual dessert dishes or custard cups. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
4. Prior to serving, sprinkle 1 tsp graham crackers crumbs on top of each serving. Garnish with a dollop of fat-free whipped topping.

Makes 4 servings

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 1 dessert dish or custard cup
Calories: 90, Total Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 125 mg, Sodium: 410 mg, Total Carb: 16 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 5 g, Protein: 4 g.

SAVORY HUMMUS

A mainstay of the Mediterranean diet, this healthy but substantial dip can be enjoyed any time of day.

Ingredients
1 – 1.53 oz packet OPTIFAST 800® Chicken Soup Mix
15 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp cumin
½ tsp minced dried onion
Dash of white pepper

Preparation
1. Place garbanzo beans in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Add OPTIFAST 800® Chicken Soup Mix, cumin, onion and lemon juice and process again until blended (scrape down sides as needed).
2. While processor or blender is running, slowly pour the olive oil into the bean mixture. Continue processing until oil is blended in.

Makes 1 cup hummus (8 – 2 Tbsp servings)

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
Calories: 100, Total Fat: 4.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 60 mg, Sodium: 230 mg, Total Carb: 10 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 4 g.

SEASONED SNACK CRACKERS

Easy to make and impossible to resist, this savory snack is a feast for the senses.

Ingredients
1 – Tbsp OPTIFAST 800® Soup Mix, any flavor
1 serving low-fat whole wheat crackers*

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
2. Place crackers and OPTIFAST 800® Soup mix in a zip-top bag.
3. Seal and shake for 1 minute or until crackers are thoroughly coated with the soup mix.
4. Spread crackers evenly onto cookie sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

Leftover crackers can be stored in a re-sealable storage bag for up to 2 days.

Makes 1 serving

* Nabisco® Wheat Thins were used in this recipe.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size: 1 serving crackers (approximately 16 crackers)
Calories: 140, Total Fat: 4.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0.5 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 95 mg, Sodium: 85 mg, Total Carb: 23 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 3 g, Protein: 4 g.