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    >>> what's for dinner? how about some buffalo chicken bites? here in miami you don't have a party until you invite the deens. paula and bobby are here. of course, paula , what are you eating? having a little ice, okay.

    >> it is so hot!

    >> you have to stay hydrated. you guys, part of this south beach food and wine -- wine and food festival for years now.

    >> yes. $17 million donated to the children's program.

    >> it is fabulous. education, y'all. elise yagers is the bomb. the food and wine goes to feed the hungry. this is for education. both of those are so necessary.

    >> you both look terrific. you both lost weight.

    >> look at you.

    >> no, look at you.

    >> hot, hot, hot.

    >> buffalo chicken wings . you have these buffalo chicken bite.

    >> we're making chicken balls , honey.

    >> they're called chicken bites, paula , but --

    >> they look like chicken balls to me.

    >> set your watches. that's where it all went wrong. how do you get this thing going?

    >> great for parties. good hors d'oeuvres for the oscars.

    >> yes, yes.

    >> super bowl party .

    >> super bowl party .

    >> this is super light.

    >> yes.

    >> lean, ground white chicken.

    >> it's ground, uh-huh.

    >> you want me to start mix iing this, son, while you're telling them?

    >> please feel free.

    >> somebody do something, please.

    >> all right, all right. low-fat mayonnaise.

    >> all right. i won't do nothing.

    >> do it, do it, do it.

    >> let me tell everybody about this recipe, bobby.

    >> do it.

    >> you can find this and other recipes on diabetes in a new light on our website. we are take iing more fattening recipes and breaking them down. we're breaking them down and we're making them more diabetic friendly or if you're just watching your weight, we're making it light.

    >> the chicken bites we've got --

    >> shallots, hot sauce .

    >> to abasco.

    >> garlic.

    >> fiber, vegetables.

    >> yes.

    >> little something --

    >> i'm just going to do this.

    >> mash it all up?

    >> you may as well.

    >> make it into these little balls?

    >> uh-huh. you finally realized what it is.

    >> if you can't beat them, join them.

    >> just throw those out there.

    >> wait, where am i going to put my balls?

    >> back in the bowl.

    >> yeah, okay.

    >> i know, right?

    >> and what do we have for dessert, paula ?

    >> we've got a berry crumble.

    >> something very light. and the topping is not completely over there.

    >> right.

    >> you have little dollops of it.

    >> i know you know what i'm talking about when i say it's really about moderation.

    >> yes.

    >> that's what bobby is teaching.

    >> it's about making good choices. be careful which one you choose here. stek to the left side.

    >> you have to remember, your mom has been touching that skumpg. you have washed your hands, haven't you?

    >> that skunk had been defumed or whatever they call it.

    >> skunk?

    >> i was petting a skunk.

    >> i was wondering.

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updated 2/22/2013 9:35:55 AM ET 2013-02-22T14:35:55

Recipe: Buffalo-style chicken bites

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 small red bell pepper, minced
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plain dry whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a large baking pan with cooking spray.

To make the dressing, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, lemon juice, and pepper in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate to allow the flavors to blend, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine ground chicken, bell pepper, 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce, bread crumbs, shallot, garlic, and salt in a large bowl until well mixed. With lightly moistened hands, form the mixture into 30 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place on the baking sheet. Bake until meatballs are lightly browned and cooked through, 12 - 15 minutes.

Transfer meatballs to a large bowl. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce and gently toss until coated. Serve with the dressing, celery and carrot sticks.

Per serving (3 meatballs with scant 2 tablespoons dressing, 1/2 cup celery sticks, 1/2 cup carrot sticks): 180 calories, 12 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 0 g trans), 40 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Serving Size

Makes 10 servings

Recipe: Cider apple crumble

  • 1/2 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider or apple juice
  • 4 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Combine raisins and cider in a small bowl. Let stand until plump, about 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 

Toss together the apples, 3 tablespoons of the sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Spoon into the baking dish. Sprinkle raisin mixture over the top.

To make the topping, using a fork, combine flour, oats, the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, oil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl until well blended. Sprinkle evenly over the filling.

Bake until the filling is bubbly and the topping is golden, 45 - 50 minutes. If the topping starts to brown too quickly, loosely cover with a piece of foil during the last 15 minutes of baking time. Cool on a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Per serving (1/2 cup): 170 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Serving Size

Makes 8 servings

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