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Cheese Grits - A Lighter Version

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Yeah, I know...the words LIGHT and Cheese Grits really don't belong in the same general area.  But see me out!

A few years ago my mom came across a recipe for Cheese Grits, I really have no idea where the recipe came from.  Anyway, she started making them every year for either Thanksgiving or Christmas or both. I was VERY hesitant to try them are gross!

Do you know what they are made out of? Do you? They are made out of HOMINY! Do you know what hominy is (other than a small town in Oklahoma?) it's fermented corn! GROSS!  YUCK! BLECH! No thank you, I will pass!

But, my mom pulled the good 'ol "Just try a little bite, I really think you will like them."  UGH!!  FINE!  I tried one little, itty bitty, tiny bite.  They weren't so bad. So then I tried another. The rest, they say, is history!

These grits are creamy and super cheesy, yet super crunchy on top and around the edges! This recipe is also adjustable! You can easily adjust the recipe for your needs, weather that be the full pan or just two servings. I have started to make the recipe for just two servings, I am the only person in my house that will eat them so I am not wasting a lot of money on ingredients. This also gives me one to eat with my dinner and one to eat with lunch the next day! Plus, one serving is only 3-4 Points Plus!
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 Today I am going to share the recipe for two servings, you can find and print the recipe for 16 servings here.

Cheese Grits
2 Servings
1/2 Cup Skim Milk
1 Tbs Light Margarine
2 Tbs Grits (uncooked)
3/4 Wedge Light Laughing Cow Swiss flavored Spreadable Cheese (there are 6 wedges per packages)
2 tsp Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Tbs Butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly spray 2 small ramekins with cooking spray, set aside.
Place milk and margarine in medium saucepan, heat until  margarine is melted
Stir in grits; cook and stir until thick.
Remove from heat and add both cheeses.
Beat 5 minutes with mixer, do not skip this step as it makes the grits fluffy.
Divide grits into ramekins and pour melted butter over each ramekin evenly.
Bake 20-25 minutes, or until brown.
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 I can not wait for you guys to try these!


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