I like to have a little something sweet but filling for breakfast – it really keeps the cravings at bay. And this simple recipe is just up my morning alley! It’s one of many healthy meals you’ll find in Holly Mosier’s new book, Stress Less, Weigh Less – all about how to combine nutrition and exercise with stress management tools. We could all use less stress in our lives, right? Enjoy Holly’s Cheese Blintzes!
Approximately 270 calories
2/3 cup low-fat ricotta
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 pkgs sweetener (Splenda)
pumpkin pie spice (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a bowl, mix 2/3 cup of low-fat ricotta with about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, a dash of vanilla, and 2 packages of Splenda. (Do not use part-skim ricotta — it is much higher in calories and fat.) Lay 2 crepes out on a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray. (I find crepes at the grocery store, usually near the fruit. They are generally about 60 calories each.) Spoon half of the ricotta mixture into the middle of each crepe, fold both ends of the crepe in, and roll each crepe like a burrito. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar or pumpkin pie spice on top of both blintzes. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. These are to die for! And if you enjoy them with hot coffee, this breakfast will keep you full for about 3 or 4 hours!
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