Trying to make healthy food choices while still leaving room for treats can be a tough balancing act. And on top of that, there’s also the issue of time. It often seems as if most recipes for healthier versions of your favorite desserts require obscure ingredients and too much work. Could there possibly be a sweet treat out there that doesn’t break the calorie bank and is relatively easy to prepare?
Yep. Enter the Two-Ingredient Weight Watchers Pineapple Angel Food Cake.
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Whether not you’ve ever actually been a Weight Watchers member, you’ve likely encountered some of their recipes before. Certain recipes seem to make it out of Weight Watchers meetings and into the world at large, likely because they are a combination of tasty, healthy and simple to prepare. This cake definitely hits all three categories.
According to Martha of Simple Nourished Living, this recipe has been a Weight Watchers favorite for years and only requires two simple ingredients: a box of angel food cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple. That’s it!
She recommends using a one-step angel food cake mix that requires only the addition of water. According to her calculations, it comes in at 148 calories a serving. Not bad! Check out her complete recipe.
Try Spicing It Up
This is the simplest version, and it involves just the cake mix and pineapple, but there are variations on the recipe if you’re open to experimentation. For example, Stockpiling Moms recommends serving it with homemade whipped cream cheese icing, while Carrie over at Eating on a Dime is partial to Cool Whip on top:
For an even more tropical vibe, The Frugal Girls suggest topping the cake with shaved coconut.
Another option is to experiment with the fruit. Adventures of a Couponista says you could top the cake with raspberries or bake it with strawberries mixed with water and sugar to create some “juice.”
Yum! What do you think? Do you have any ideas for a twist on this simple cake?
More Easy Recipes
If you’re looking for recipes with only a few ingredients, we have a few more that you must try!
For example, how about some healthy, homemade two-ingredient fruit roll-ups! Yum!
Or, if you love ice cream, there’s a two-ingredient vanilla ice cream recipe you should sample. The best part? No ice cream maker needed!
You can use just a few ingredients to jazz up a regular batch of boxed brownies:
We also have a list of 10 delicious low-point Weight Watchers snacks that provide healthy, satisfying snacks you’ll want to make time and again.
Here’s a sampling of recipes from the list, but—warning—these are likely to make you salivate if you read while hungry!
1. Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos (3 points)
These simple taquitos take just 20 minutes to make, and although they look indulgent, they’ll only set you back three points. The spicy snack is made with chicken, low-fat cream cheese, buffalo sauce and flour tortillas. It’s a great option to share with the kids as well.
Recipe: Recipe Diaries
2. Skinny Bell Pepper Nachos (4 points)
These nachos are low-carb and loaded with protein—they’re made with a bell-pepper base and topped with ground turkey mixed with spices. Just like regular nachos, they’re finished off with a bit of cheddar cheese. Eating two of these nacho boats will only count as four smart points.
Recipe: Skinny Ms
3. Carrot Cake Muffin (1 point)
Muffins are a great snack to have in the afternoon or to take with you on the go. These carrot cake muffins are easy to make, as they’re just made with cake mix, Greek yogurt and water.
Recipe: Drugstore Divas
4. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (2 points)
On a warm day or after a workout, there’s no better snack than a smoothie. At only two points per serving, this peanut butter and banana smoothie can help curb your hunger until your next meal, and it will only take you five minutes to prepare.
Recipe: 8th Street Bridge
5. Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips (3 points)
Ditch your usual bag of potato chips and opt for these zucchini chips instead. The squash is baked to perfection with some spices, breadcrumbs, and l0w-fat parmesan cheese, and the chips come out nice and crispy. This is one recipe you’ll definitely be making time and time again.
Recipe: Skinny Ms