In this week's Made Fit TV episode, Jennifer DiDonato her sister Nicole show you a delicious, super-healthy, virtually fat-free cheese ball recipe.
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Jennifer: Hi and welcome to made fit TV. I’m your host Jennifer Didonato and this is episode number 77. If you’re new to this, made fit TV is everyone’s source for health and fitness information and entertainment and it’s where fit bodies don’t just happen. They don’t just boom, wake up and you’re there. You can make it. So bodies don’t just happen, they’re made. That’s right so I’m Jennifer DIdonato and this is a podcast for everyone that can benefit from beginners all the way up to seasoned athletes. We do recipes, we do workouts, we do training methods, a bunch of good stuff all wrapped into a nice package. So I have a special guest today. Nicole: Hi my name is Nicole. I’m Jenny’s sister, older sister. Jennifer: Yes, you’ve probably seen her on a couple of my other episodes, she’s home from Indiana so she’s going to help me do a recipe today. Nicole: I always help out with the food. Imagine that. Jennifer: Come on we work out a lot and we need food. We do, so Nicole, what is our episode today? Nicole: We’re doing healthy cheese balls, it’s not even low fat, it’s fat free almost right? Jennifer: Practically fat free, exactly so a big giant cheese ball. Nicole: You can't have a family dinner or a family Christmas dinner without a cheese ball, it’s always sitting there, you’ve got your nice little crackers there. So it’s artificial for you. Jennifer: But I have a twist though. Instead of crackers, we’re going to be using something else. It’s pretty cool. So let’s get started. So Nicole, she’s going to take the cream cheese, what you’re going to do is you’re going to take two 8 ounce packages so 16 ounces of fat free cream cheese so Nicole go ahead and open that up and we’re going to soften it. Now while Nicole’s doing that, I just want to remind all of you that, we’re doing an awesome giveaway for the holidays, if you watched episode number 76, please do because we’re doing a giveaway, two giveaways. You have to comment on madefitTV.com at the bottom at the comments section right under the video and you’re going to tell me one thing. You’re going to tell me how is made fit TV going to help you with your new year resolution goal and you’re going to put it in the comments section on December 23 is the cutoff date and we’re going to announce the winner on the day, the 26th I believe, we’re announcing the winner so it’s great giveaways. Check out that episode to see what we’re giving away. So Nicole’s going to keep on creaming that up. Nicole: I’ve got my own workout here. Jennifer: I want to show the consistency. Be a little aggressive. Mixing it up in there. Nicole: So it’s room temperature but it’s still obviously with cream cheese, it’s just a little bit thicker so you just kind of work your fork whatever type of utensil you’d like in there. Work that cream, that’s what I’m doing. Jennifer: So we’re just going to do that for a couple minutes, it will probably take about 3 minutes to do that. So as you can see, Nicole did a fine job of creaming that all up together, good job Nicole. Because it’s fat free, the consistency is a little bit different and I just like to tell everybody if you don’t want to use fat free of anything, if you don’t like certain chemicals or I’m always open for you to modify yourself so if you want to use regular cream cheese, by all means go ahead but when I read the nutrition facts at the end of this podcast, they’re going to be a little different in your recipe because you’re using the different recipe or the different ingredient that I used. The next thing that we’re going to do is we’re going to add in fat free feta. Oh boy, so I’m just going to pour it on in. Nicole: Do you crumble that or is it already like just to make it even smaller? Jennifer: You can buy the block or you can also buy it crumbled. What I did is I bought it in the block. This is eight ounces right here. So I’m just going to mix this all together and it will take a