Friday, February 1, 2013

Need A Yummy Low-Cal Appetizer for the Game? Giveaway!


     When I think of Superbowl Sunday, the first thing I think of isn't football...it is the food! I am all about appetizers and desserts and could really care less about actual meals! I, like many of you, have been trying to make some healthy eating choices since the first of the year. My daughter sent me this recipe for a baked version of Crab Rangoon and it is really good. If I were serving it to guests, I might dress it up a little bit with a bit of green onion tops or paprika after baking. I put this recipe into a calorie calculator and each piece has 56 calories and 2 grams of fat. They are so easy to make! I used the leftover wonton wrappers with 1 T. of chocolate chips in the middle, folded in half and baked until brown for a 90 calories sweet treat. 

Baked Crab Rangoon

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

1 can (6 oz) white crabmeat, drained 
4 oz reduced fat cream cheese 
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
sprinkle of season salt
12 wonton wrappers (found in the produce section)

     Mix the drained crab, cream cheese, mayo and season salt together in a bowl until smooth. I just used a spatula. Spray a regular sized muffin tin with cooking spray. Place a wonton wrapper in each hole of the tin. Gently press them in to make a "cup" to hold the cheese mixture. Spoon a teaspoonful of filling into each wonton "cup". Bake about 18 minutes until edges of the wontons are slightly brown and filling is heated. I don't cook with onions, but for those that do, you could add some green onion to the mix and leave out the season salt. 

     These are really good. Do I wish they had more filling, of course...could I eat all 12 of them, absolutely. What I liked the most was that they taste like a real appetizer and you don't feel as if you are missing out on something. 


I am joining Michael @ Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.
Please check out all the wonderful recipes there today. 

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11 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I just copied this, Sue. So simple and quick. I think it's going to be popular here! :)

XO,
Jane

Barbara F. said...

I love crab, so I will try these. I have wrappers in my freezer. Sound yummy and light. xo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yum! I saved the recipe. Thanks for sharing.
I am not a football fan either, but will take a nice serving of wings, dip and chip,etc. :-D
Enjoy your weekend.

NanaDiana said...

One of my very favorites in the world of eating! I am so going to try these!!! xo Diana

Patrice said...

Yum - I can't wait to try it!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a great appy Sue! Happy Weekend:@)

Marigene said...

I love crab rangoon, but have never made it...this sounds really easy, I always thought it would be complicated. It would be a nice appetizer to serve before the Asian pork soup I make. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

Sandy said...

My favorite, crab rangoon, I will try these for sure! Thanks!

Ivy and Elephants said...

These sound delicious! I'd love to have you share them at our linky party.
Hugs,
Patti

nannykim said...

They do look good--I am like you--I could eat a ton. I wish I didn't have such a "good" appetite at times!! I am going to be wearing braces in a few weeks and I can't eat while they are in my mouth! They say I am supposed to wear them 22 hours a day. This leaves 2 hours for eating. Plus you can only drink water when they are in your mouth. Now...they gave me a practice pair. I never realized how I am constantly eating and drinking tea and coffee----CONSTANTLY!!! This is going to be a trial for sure (may be I will loose weight or go crazy?)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I have bookmarked this and will be trying it VERY soon! Yum!