Foodie Friday: Vitalicious

Ciao Bellas,
Awhile back I purchased the Hungry Girl "200 Under 200" Cookbook (featuring 200 recipes under 200 calories. It had some good stuff in there btw), and I'd noticed that these things called Vita Tops were mentioned a few times. According to the nutritional benefits stated on they're website, the 100 Calorie Muffin tops (they also make brownies, which are really good, amongst other things):
  • Have 4-10g of fiber
  • 15 Vitamins and Minerals
  • Low sodium
  • No Cholesterol
  • 3-5g Protein
  • Low Fat
  • Trans Fat free
  • Anddd you can walk them off in 13-15 minutes

If you're anything like me, you're probably thinking all that stuff sounds nice but is it any good? Curiosity eventually got the best of me, so on one of my trips to Target I picked up a few and I've gotta say, I'm officially a fan. So far my favorites are the Apple Crumb, BlueBran, and CranBran. The Golden Corn Vita Tops are ok, if you prepare it right (like this easy recipe for Strawberry Shortcake. I made it last night, tres yummy!). On it's own, my cousin and I think that it tastes like...well, playdoh (which was a let down, since I was expecting it to taste kinda like corn bread or something). Not that we've ever eaten playdoh, it just tastes like how play doh smells...if that makes sense. Anyhoo, they've also got some really yummy recipe and serving suggestions on Vitalicious website, my faveorites being some ice cream on top of a Apple Crumb Vita Top (My personal favorite is the Carmel Cone ice cream cup by Skinny Cow), and BlueBerry Cheesecake VitaMuffins. Personally I didn't have the time or patience to make the BlueBerry Cheesecake VitaMuffins with the mix, so I made my own bootleg version: 1 BlueBran Vita Top + 2 TBSP of Cream Cheese mixed with sugar (I don't really remember how much sugar I used. Let's say about 1 TBSP), and then I crumbled half a graham cracker on top. It was pretty good, and it actually kind of reminded me of the Carrot Cake that I get at one of my favorite local restaurants (I know, I know, how do Blueberries translate to Carrot Cake right? Whatever, it was still bangin'). So next time your in your local Target, or market, breeze by the frozen food section (sometimes they're in the organic / healthy frozen section) and check out the Vita Tops.

Stylishly Yours,
Ms. Fab

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