Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Chocolate Meringue Cookies and Morning Update

Zero point Chocolate Meringue Cookies

3 egg whites
dash salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
*Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line non-stick baking sheets with parchment paper, silpat sheets or tin foil.
*In a small bowl, combine the 1/4 cocoa and sugar together; set aside.
* IN a large bowl beat egg whites until foamy/frothy. While beating add salt, cream of tartar and vanilla extract. After reaching the frothy stage, add the cocoa sugar mixture one tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until egg whites are stiff and glossy.
*Drop batter by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 tsp cocoa and cinnamon. Using a sieve or a sifter, sprinkle mixture over the non-baked cookies.
*Bake 90 minutes; turn off the oven, open the door slightly (secure with a wooden spoon), and allow cookies to cool in the oven. Remove from oven and store in a airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
48 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat-0.1 g
Cholesterol-0.0 mg
Sodium-13.3 mg
Potassium-11.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate-2.4 g
Dietary Fiber-0.2 g
Sugar-2.1 g
Protein-0.4 g
Each cookie is zero points. In fact, you can have two cookies for zero points. However, that third cookie knocks you up to 1 point! They are not the ooey gooey cookie that I love, but they are tasty.
I weighed myself this morning 178.4. WHEW! I shouldn't be in any danger for my official weigh in tonight! I'll post tonight the official results!
Clean eating......I normally eat as cleanly as possible. And as low fat and healthy as possible. Well, last night I ate at my parents house. I had worked the eating into my budget so I could eat with them last night (the night before I took a lunchbox with my own food...kinda weird but hey, if it works) I ate the food that my mom prepared. It was tasty...but you know.....I'm not used to the higher fat content foods. So even stuff like mashed potatoes a normal dish that I make at home were much more laden with fat (I use skim milk, she uses whole. etc etc etc) Well, we ate and then I headed home because I had a few things that needed to be done here at the house. Half way down the pike...ohhhh my stomach started aching. I know it was from the higher fat content. It eventually settled down...but very interesting.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Isn't it a wonderful feeling when your body tells you that it really likes the good stuff? (except for the hurting part of course)

Still got my fingers crossed. Will cross my toes and eyes this evening. What time do you weigh in so I'll know when I can uncross them?