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Next to Fat Free Skinny Baked Poppers


Next to Fat Free Skinny Baked Poppers

Next to Fat Free Skinny Baked Poppers

Nearly everyone loves poppers but sometimes you might want to indulge in a lighter version. These poppers are made with baby bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, garlic scallion, fat free cheeses and a small amount of whole wheat panko bread crumbs.

These poppers are easy to make and you just throw them in the oven and in about 10 minutes they are done.

I do note that peppers always differ in size and also in heat so your portion and your heat of popper might differ. I recommend Adding the chopped jalapeño last so you can judge how much heat you want. You might want more or you might want less heat.

Ingredients for about 12 servings (about 4 poppers per serving)

24 baby bell peppers

7 oz fat free shredded cheddar cheese

8 oz fat free cream cheese

4 jalapeños remove stems and mince (*note this ingredient you might want to add at the end so you can control the heat)

1 garlic clove minced

2 scallion minced

1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs

optional fresh ground salt and pepper for finishing


Set your oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut each bell in a diagonal removing ribs and seeds.


Put peppers to the side.

Mix up your cheeses, with jalapeños, garlic and scallions

and with a butter knife fill each pepper half.


Now dip them lightly in the panko.


Set your peppers on the baking sheet and place in your 400 degree F oven. They will be done in about 10 minutes. When you pull them out add some fresh ground salt and pepper if desired.

Next to Fat Free Skinny Baked Poppers

Next to Fat Free Skinny Baked Poppers

Here are your next to fat free skinny baked poppers! You can eat a bunch they are very light and tasty. They don’t drip because of the fat free cheeses and you get just enough crumbs to be happy. The scallions and garlic help to add flavor to cover the fat free cheeses.

The forking truth is that these aren’t the best popper out there because they aren’t fried and are filled with fat free cheese but they still are TASTY, next to fat free and might be the lowest calorie popper out there.

 The Forking Truth

The Forking Truth

Fat Free Healthier Horseradish Potato Salad Recipe

Fat Free Healthier Horseradish Potato Salad

Fat Free Healthier Horseradish Potato Salad

It’s very easy to prepare delicious foods using indulgent ingredients like butter, cheese, heavy cream and bunches of others favorites. When you try to prepare your foods low fat you have to bump up the flavors and use a few tricks.

I used waxy red skin less starchy potatoes for this potato salad and instead of boiling the potatoes I roasted them in the oven with a minimal amount of cooking spray till fork tender so they won’t absorb as much dressing as boiled potatoes. The dressing is made from 10 calorie a Tablespoon Fat Free Mayo, Non-Fat Greek Yogurt,  jarred horseradish and dijon mustard. To infuse flavor to the potatoes I added two Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar to bump up the flavor that’s missing from the non-fat dressing. When cooking very low fat you have to be selective about the salt and pepper you use. Sea Salt is the best tasting salt that I know of and Tellicherry is the best tasting of the black peppercorns I know of.

Significate reduction in fat, calories and carbs verses regular full fat recipes.

Mayonnaise          Kraft FF Mayo           Sour Cream                 Non-Fat Greek Yogurt


calories1/2 cup   458                    88                               246                                   60

fat                    39.24 g                    3.2                              24.1                                   0

carbs               28.08                        8                                 4.91                                  4.5


So here it is……

Ingredients for 8 servings

2 lbs red potatoes washed, cut in fork friendly sized cubes

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground sea salt (or to taste)

1/3 teaspoon fresh ground tellichery black pepper (or to taste)

1 celery rib/stalk fine chopped

3 scallions chopped well

1 teaspoon fresh dill chopped well

2 Tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise (I used Kraft Brand that’s only 10 calories a Tablespoon)

1/2 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt

1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons horseradish (from a jar)

1 Tablespoon dijon mustard

non-stick cooking spray


Turn on your oven to 350 degrees F. Get your baking sheet and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Apply potatoes to pan and lightly spray the tops of the potatoes. Roast in oven till fork tender or about an hour depending on your oven.

Make sauce-

In a small bowl mix together the mayo, yogurt, horseradish and dijon and set to side.

If you didn’t alway chop your scallions, parsley, celery, dill do it now or just place them in your bigger bowl for mixing.

When your potatoes are done…….


season them with your salt and pepper and while warm put them in your mixing bowl with the vegetables and sprinkle the vinegar on the potatoes to season them further.

Mix well

Lastly mix in dressing and adjust seasonings as you like.

Fat Free Healthier Horseradish Potato Salad

Fat Free Healthier Horseradish Potato Salad

Serve Chilled. The potatoes almost taste buttered and you get all that creamy horseradish flavor. This doesn’t taste fat free at all. If you like horseradish and potatoes you should enjoy this recipe. I thought this salad really needed a day for the flavors to marry well.

This is tasty and that's The Forking Truth

This is tasty and that’s The Forking Truth



Forking Easy Microwave Carrot Chips Recipe


To make the forking easy microwave carrot chips you start by slicing your carrot on the thin side.


Blot them dry with a towel.


Microwave them for about 3 minutes.


They should be sort of soggy now and your plate will be wet.


Remove the carrots from the wet plate and blot the carrots again.


Clean your plate off and apply a small amount of nonstick spray and blot up the extra spray you want a dry kind of coating.

Put the carrots back on your plate and microwave 2 minutes.


Remove the chips that are done and put back the chips that need a little more time. You might only need a minute or less depending on your microwave oven and your plate that you used.

Apply fresh ground sea salt or sugar with cinnamon and serve.



It's good and that's The Forking Truth

It’s good and that’s The Forking Truth


Healthy Creamy Low Fat Roasted Cauliflower and Garbanzo Bean Salad Recipe

Healthy Creamy Low Fat Cauliflower and Garbanzo Bean Salad

Healthy Creamy Low Fat Roasted Cauliflower and Garbanzo Bean Salad

I came up with a lighter salad that’s satisfying, creamy and very low fat… that’s good and easy to prepare. I have a secret ingredient that might scare most people away. It’s silken tofu. It turns out that you can blend the silken tofu to a thick cream and flavor it to make it tasty. It comes out  tasting like you might have mixed calorie laden mayonnaise with a calorie laden herbed cream cheese. The end result is tasty and this is a good Monday-Friday recipe so you can splurge on the weekend. I also do note this salad is best fresh when you mix it up because the next day the dressing soaks in. So use fresh or keep the dressing on the side to mix in fresh.

Silken tofu is far lighter in calories, fat and carbs than mayonnaise.

For 12 oz of mayonnaise that you might need for a mayonnaise type salad recipe you would be adding on about

mayonnaise…………………………………………………..                             and silken tofu is

1,332 calories………………………..About 12 oz ……                             only 200 calories

113.64 g fat……………………………About 12 oz…..                              only 8g fat

81.36 carbs…………………………….About 12 oz…..                             only 8 carbs

That is a significant difference……………………….

To prepare this salad you start by roasting a head of cauliflower till it browns a little and season it with salt and pepper.

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Set it a side and add garbanzo beans, a little celery, red pepper and a few currents for pop. Then mix in your flavored tofu cream and shake on  some paprika and your done.

Ingredients  about 8 servings

3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (to roast the cauliflower with)

1 large cauliflower (broken down) roasted till browned at 350 degrees F.

fresh ground sea salt (fresh ground for the cauliflower)

fresh ground black pepper (fresh ground for the cauliflower)

15 oz. can of reduced salt garbanzo beans rinsed a few times (the reduced salt kind taste much better and have a better texture than the regular canned)

1/4 cup celery chopped small

1/4 red bell pepper chopped small

2 Tablespoons zante currants

12 oz. silken tofu blended

2 garlic (small) cloves grated

2 Tablespoons dijon mustard

2 scallions chopped

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4 shakes paprika


In one large bowl add in your cauliflower, garbanzo beans, celery, red bell pepper, and currants and set to side.

To your container of blended tofu add the garlic, dijon, scallions, salt and pepper and blend until smooth.


Mix your creamy tofu mixture into your cauliflower mixture and add about 4 shakes of paprika.


Tasty and healthy creamy salad that seems much more indulgent.

It's Delicious and that's The Forking Truth

It’s Delicious and that’s The Forking Truth



The Forking Truth is that It’s hard to tell WTFork is Low Carbohydrate


I found out I didn’t know WTFork low carb was all because of this snack food “Quinoa Crisps” that I liked. I thought they seemed forking healthy and low carb as much as a snack food could be…after all they were called Quinoa Crisp. The nutrition seemed pretty natural and healthy with forking low calories and almost fat free……  I did forking notice that quinoa wasn’t a top ingredient in quinoa chips.


A closer look at the nutrition reveals The Forking Truth!


One ounce is only 100 calories and 1 gram fat BUT THE TOTAL CARBOHYDRATES are a FORKING 20 GRAMS FOR ONLY ONE FORKING OUNCE!



Forking potato chips has only 15 grams!


I always heard that a high carb food was something  starchy like a potato, bread or pasta so I looked up the nutrition of a potato. About 3 1/2 ounces or 100 grams of a plain baked potato has 18 grams of total carbohydrate. THAT MEANS anyone can eat 3 1/2 FORKING TIMES the amount of potato and that’s STILL FORKING 2 LESS total carbohydrates to equal the total carbohydrates in just one ounce of Quinoa Crisps!

So I thought I’d do a little more forking research and here it is.

Low carbohydrate diets are used to treat or prevent chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

The typical low carbohydrate diet consist of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts, seeds, leafy vegetables, some other non-starchy vegetables and berries.

Some fruits and vegetables are high carb.

Very High Carb fruits are

tangerines, cherries, grapes, pomegranates, mangos, figs, bananas & dried fruits

High Carb Vegetables are

beets, peas, acorn & butternut squash, water chestnuts, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn & plantains. (a serving of 100 grams of example cooked beets run about 9.5 grams of total carbs and 100 grams of yams run 37 grams of total carbs)

It’s nearly forking impossible to determine how many carbohydrates you should consume in a day. Basically if you are young, active and healthy it should be about 40% of calorie intake. If you  are 50 and over and or have health issues the number goes somewhere around 20% of your food intake and one site I came across rolled out a carb number of only 130 a day for people with high sugar or diabetes.

It’s hard to tell WTFork is low carbohydrate.

 The Forking Truth

The Forking Truth

Most information came from AboutHealth.com and Wikipedia