Sunday, June 5, 2011

Clean Eating #135: Fresh Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers

Fresh Pineapple Jalapeno Poppers

My husband was craving jalapeno poppers and wanted to try out his own version of "clean" poppers.  He used fresh pineapple instead of the flavored cream cheese to avoid any extra additives and the result was fantastic!

9 Fresh Jalapenos
4 oz of Cream Cheese (low fat)
Fresh pineapple (you won't need a lot, so the kids can fight over the rest:)

Slice the jalapenos in half length wise and get rid of the seeds (keep some if you prefer the spiciness)
Fill with cream cheese
Top with a slice of fresh pineapple
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until the cream cheese starts to brown

Serve warm.

Oh, and take what you want before the teenage boys get downstairs, or you won't get any at all!

Verdict:  If you consider all the groaning around here, they must have been good.  Of course Kainan wanted bacon on his, but alas, he had to do without:)  A great, easy decadent treat.  Use nofat cream cheese or neufchatel cheese to keep it clean and pair it with some fresh veggies or as an appetizer to a super healthy meal so you don't eat too many!