***Don't let the vinegar freak you out. It gives it a sweet and sour taste that sounds awful but is freaking HEAVEN! Try this once and if you hate it - well...you wont - but if you do - you haven't lost but a small amount of ingredients!:)***

Ingredients:Part Skim Ricotta CheeseSplenda or Torani French Vanilla Sugar Free Syrup 4 Large Strawberries (quartered)2 tbsp Basalmic Vinegar (I use Pompei Pomegranate Flavor)A decorative Margarita Glass (optional)Directions:*mix a large spoonful of ricotta with a 1/2 tsp of syrup. And place in the margarita glass (the glass is optional, but I love using it for small portions and I got it for $.05 at a garage sale!)*Place the vinegar in a small sauce pan and reduce till it coats spoon (not thick it will pour but it should coat for a moment).*Place strawberries in vinegar and stir so they are lightly coated, then pour it all over the ricotta.I love this recipe! It's filling, full of protein, antioxidants, vitamin c, etc. You can try other fruits too! Or if you don't have ricotta, try small curd cottage cheese!:)Ill stuff the remaining strawberries tomorrow cause my littledarlin' loves to eat them!


1lb Medium Cooked Shrimp (deveined with tails off)2 Large Avocados1/2 large yellow onion2 cloves garlic, mincedV8 Low Sodium (I use Spicy!)2 large limes1 dash of Liquid Smoke (I use Calgon brand for 0 sodium)1 dash of Worcheschire SauceSalt and Pepper to Taste

Put thawed shrimp into large bowl. Peel and chop into 1/2-1 inch cubes, the Avocado. Chop the onion about the same size. Add garlic, and juice the limes into the bowl. Add your dashes (1-2tsp each) of the Liquid Smoke and Worcheschire Sauce. Then fill with V8 until everything is just covered in the bowl. Stir and serve cold!
I personally like my food super spicy and since my kidlet will not eat this meal - I add Tabasco to my already "spicy" V8, and sometimes some Mrs. Dash "Extra Spicy" blend (I think it's mostly cayenne and crushed red pepper.)
And of course - I serve it in my festive Cactus Margarita Glass!:)

This is not only full of LEAN protein, but also has healthy fats in the Avocado, it's all low sodium, and the V8 is veggie juice! The onions are even good, for they are believed to have antibacterial and antiviral properties!I kid you not - I ate this all day for 3 days last week and lost 4lbs. By all day I mean - I ate 6 times a day probably....I was NOT hungry at all - and wasn't intentionally trying to lose, but it'ssoooooo yummy!