Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ZERO CALORIE Cupcakes by Jane

I heard some doctors on FX radio discussing a contest among chefs to see who could create the lowest calorie cupcake. The doctors complained that a cupcake without icing is a muffin; if they were judging the contest only iced cupcakes could win. The competitor chef inside me immediately began to formulate the perfect cupcake recipe and so I give you the Keepingthepoundsoff.com Zero calorie cupcake!

 Put cupcake papers in the cupcake pan. In measuring bowl mix cold water with French vanilla  sugar free syrup - add amount to your taste preference. Pour mixture into paper or foil cupcake holders up to a 1/2 inch from the top and immediately put into freezer for 1 hour. In smaller measuring cup mix Toroni's sugar free Chocolate syrup with a small amount of water. Remove cupcakes from freezer and pour on a thin layer of chocolate syrup mixture. Return to freezer for several hours. Viola! An 'iced' cupcake that is sugar free, fat free, gluten free, calorie free and guilt free. You can make them in all kinds of flavors. It is cool on a hot day. 

How do they taste? I never said they were delicious. Licking them straight from the freezer - ick. If you run them thru a snow cone machine - not so bad. I got this crazy idea from listening to the radio. It was a fun activity, not a serious food choice. 

Listening to my heart, I know no food will satisfy the raging compulsive overeater in my head. I must remember daily  that food is not the answer to what my soul is craving. Seeking to fill my soul and not my bottomless pit of the stomach - that is how I am keeping the pounds off today. Zero calorie treats for my soul include working with others, reading, physical activities, writing, talking with loved ones, watching a good movie, visiting family and friends, hearing the pure laugh of a child, caring for others and accepting that today my happiness does not depend on the icing on a cupcake. 

What zero calorie treats fill your soul today?



blackhuff said...

I also have to remind myself that food does not feed the soul (fill my soul cravings). Especially when I'm going through difficult times.
Good for you that you are keeping the pounds off by doing this.

Ann McGrath said...

I am so proud to call you my cousin!

Jane Cartelli said...

It is so hard to let go of the crutch of food. I am so grateful for every day that I reach out and trust that what is given to me will fill me more than food ever could.

Ann- I love you, too. Our souls are linked by DNA. ;-)

Shannon said...

I just came across your blog - I can't wait to read through it! Wow, you've lost over 220 pounds....so inspiring!!