Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Low Fat Eggplant Bake

1 large or 2 medium eggplants—about 1 pound
1 jar low-sodium marinara sauce
1 15-ounce tub fat-free ricotta cheese, drained
1 6-ounce bag baby spinach
1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice eggplant lengthwise to a 1/4 inch thickness. Place on large cookie sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast eggplant until tender, about 20 minutes, turning once half-way through.
When the eggplant is done, remove from oven and set aside. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
Place baby spinach in microwaveable dish and sprinkle with water. Cook until just wilted. Squeeze dry.
Spoon on-third of the marinara sauce on the bottom of an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish. Lay one-third of eggplant slices over sauce, followed by one-third of the spinach and one-third of the ricotta cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes until bubbling.

Serves 4

Per Serving:
Calories 306,
Calories from Fat 29,
Total Fat 3.2 (sat 1.6g),
73mg, Sodium 693mg,
Carbohydrate 49.7g,
Fiber 4.9g, Protein 19.5g

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Healthy Desserts and Baking Recipes Website

Baked Crab Cakes Recipe

Artichoke Bruschetta Recipe

French Toast Casserole Recipe

12 Servings
1 loaf (10 ounces) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (10 cups)
8 eggs
3 cups milk
4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt, optional
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Maple syrup, optional
Place bread cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt if desired. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Dot with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.
Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with maple syrup if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Analysis:
One serving (prepared with egg substitute equivalent to 8 eggs, skim milk and reduced-fat margarine and without salt and syrup) equals =
147 calories,
mg sodium,
2 mg cholesterol,
19 gm carbohydrate,
9 gm protein,
3 gm fat,
1 gm fiber.

Apple Tuna Sandwiches Recipe

3 Servings

1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained
1/2 cup chopped red apple
6 slices reduced-calorie bread, toasted
6 lettuce leaves
In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; stir in tuna and apple. Spread 1/2 cup tuna mixture on three slices of bread. Top with lettuce and remaining bread. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Analysis:

One serving (calculated without bread) equals =

201 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat),

21 mg cholesterol,

237 mg sodium,

18 g carbohydrate,

3 g fiber,

12 g protein.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Zesty Italian Green Beans

Makes: 8 servings

1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 env. GOOD SEASONS Italian Dressing Mix
1-1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed

COOK sauce in large skillet on medium heat until heated through.
STIR in dressing mix and beans; cover.
COOK 7 min. or until beans are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally

Wake-Up Smoothie

3 servings, 1 cup each

1 1/4 cups orange juice, preferably calcium-fortified
1 banana
1 1/4 cups frozen berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and/or strawberries
1/2 cup low-fat silken tofu, or low-fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar, or Splenda Granular (optional)

Combine orange juice, banana, berries, tofu (or yogurt) and sugar (or Splenda), if using, in a blender; cover and blend until creamy. Serve immediately.

Per serving:

157 calories;

2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono);

0 mg cholesterol;

33 g carbohydrates;

4 g protein;

4 g fiber;

19 mg sodium;

430 mg potassium.

Banana-Bran Muffins

Breakfast Parfait

1 serving

3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese, or low-fat plain yogurt
1 cup pineapple chunks, papaya chunks or cling peaches
2 teaspoons toasted wheat germ

Place cottage cheese (or yogurt) in a small bowl. Top with fruit and sprinkle with wheat germ.

Per serving (with cottage cheese, pineapple):

248 calories;

2 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono);

7 mg cholesterol;

35 g carbohydrates;

23 g protein;

3 g fiber;

24 mg sodium;

414 mg potassium.

Chickpea Salad

6 servings, 1 cup each
Time: 10 minutes

1 7-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
3 cups cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved (or cherry tomatoes)
1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup Creamy Dill Ranch Dressing
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Place chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese, onion, dressing and pepper in a medium bowl. Mix until coated.

Per serving:
90 calories;
2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono);
3 mg cholesterol;
14 g carbohydrates;
5 g protein;
3 g fiber;
238 mg sodium;
285 mg potassium.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

California Chicken Sandwich

Avocado-Yogurt Dip with Cumin

Smoked Salmon and Cheese Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes

12 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed potato half)


6 small Yukon gold or red potatoes (about 2 pounds)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) finely grated white cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped smoked salmon (1 ounce)


Preheat oven to 400°.
Rub potatoes with oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place potatoes on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.
Cut potatoes in half crosswise; cut off a small portion of the rounded edge so the potato will stand upright. Carefully scoop out about 1 teaspoon pulp from each half, leaving the shells intact. Combine potato pulp, milk, butter, pepper, cheese, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Spoon about 1 heaping teaspoon potato mixture into each potato shell. Arrange stuffed potatoes on a jelly-roll pan; top each with 1/2 teaspoon chopped salmon. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 96 (27% from fat)
Fat: 2.9g (sat 1.7g,mono 0.6g,poly 0.1g)
Protein: 3.5g
Carbohydrate: 13.6g
Fiber: 0.9g
Cholesterol: 8mg
Iron: 0.7mg
Sodium: 159mg
Calcium: 37mg

Chicken-Garbanzo Salad

Prep: 18 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)

Instead of serving this Mediterranean-style salad with pita wedges, make sandwiches. Spoon about 1/2 cup into pita halves lined with extra spinach leaves.


1 (9-ounce) package frozen cooked chopped chicken breast, thawed
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped seeded cucumber (about 1 small)
1/2 cup chopped green onions (about 4 small)
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint or basil
1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups prepackaged baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup (1.3 ounces) feta cheese with cracked pepper, crumbled
4 lemon wedges


Combine first 8 ingredients; toss gently. Gently fold in spinach leaves and feta cheese. Serve salad with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 258 (21% from fat)
Fat: 6g (sat 2.7g,mono 1.6g,poly 1g)
Protein: 27.8g
Carbohydrate: 22.9g
Fiber: 4.9g
Cholesterol: 66mg
Iron: 2.9mg
Sodium: 675mg
Calcium: 190mg

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sautéed Zucchini

Servings: 4 servings
Time: 10 minutes

1 tsp olive oil
2 medium zucchini, cut into 2 inch julienne strips
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
salt and fresh pepper

In a 12 inch skillet, heat on high flame. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil. When oil is hot, add garlic and sauté until golden. Add zucchini, salt and pepper and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes

Friday, November 27, 2009

Recipe Website

Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serving Description: Makes approximately 8 cups of soup.
Servings: 6 (Original Servings: 6)


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medum onions, chopped - 2 cups
salt and pepper to taste
3 large cloves garlic, sliced
2 pounds russett potatoes, peeled, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
4 cups homemade or canned chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup light or heavy cream
paprika for garnish if desired


Melt butter in large sauce pan over medium heat.
Add onion, season with salt and pepper, cook gently, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Add potatoes, stir, pour in the broth and add bay leaves.
Bring to simmer, partially cover, reduce heat to medium low and simmer gently until the potatoes are tender. Approximately 25-30 minutes.
Discard bay leaves.
Pureé soup in a blender in batches. Fill blender 2/3 full and vent the lid to let the steam escape. If you want a chunkier soup, only pureé half of the soup.
Return soup to the pot.
Add milk and cream and heat through.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and paprika if desired.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

4 Steps to Making Perfect Pan Gravy

The secret to lump-free gravy?
- Use a whisk! It’s the best tool to distribute ingredients quickly and evenly.
- Whisk your thickener (like flour or cornstarch) into a small amount of broth or water before adding it to your gravy.
-Adding your thickener directly into the gravy can cause gooey lumps that are hard to mix in.
- And strain the gravy through a fine sieve and return it to the pan to continue cooking; then if you want it thicker, use the thickening method described above.

Step 1
After removing the turkey from the roasting pan, pour any pan juices and fat into a large glass measuring cup and place in the freezer so the fat rises to the top, about 10 minutes. Skim the fat off with a spoon and discard. Add any accumulated juices from the resting turkey to the defatted pan juices; add enough chicken broth (or other stock) so the combined liquids measure about 5 cups total.

Step 2
Set the roasting pan over two burners on medium-high heat. Add 3/4 cup deglazing liquid, such as white wine, vermouth or brandy; bring to a boil and cook, scraping up the browned bits from the pan, until the liquid is reduced. Add the 5 cups of broth mixture. Increase the heat to high and return to a boil, whisking often and scraping up any remaining browned bits. Boil until reduced to about 2 3/4 cups, 8 to 12 minutes.

Step 3
Combine 1/2 cup broth or stock and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour in a small bowl. Whisk the mixture into the roasting pan. Boil, whisking constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4
Remove the pan from the heat and pour the gravy through a fine sieve into a large measuring cup. Season to taste with herbs, salt and pepper, if desired.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chicken Parmesan Bake

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Spinach Pizza

الاومليت الايطالي بالفرن


8 بيض مخفوق
1 كوب جبن الريكوتا
1 / 2 كوب حليب
1 / 2 ملعقة شاي ريحان المجفف وسحق
1 / 4 ملعقة صغيرة ملح
1 / 4 ملعقة صغيرة من الشمر البذور ، وسحقت
1 / 4 ملعقة شاي فلفل
1 حزمة سبانخ مفروف مجمد - يجب اذابته عن الماء جيدا

1 كوب طماط مفروم

1 / 2 كوب شرائح رقيقة البصل الأخضر
1 / 2 كوب مكعبات السلامي
1 كوب جبن موزاريلا


  • في وعاء كبير نخلط ال بيض وجبن الريكوتا نخلطهم عدل

  • انظيف عليهم مع الخلط الحليب ، والريحان ، والملح ، وبذور الشمرة ، والفلفل والسبانخ و موزاريلا ، البصل الأخضر ، والسلامي

  • انصبهم في ماعون فرن قياس 13x9x2ايكون مدهون من الداخل او حاطين له الدهن الرش

  • يخبز بالفرن على درجة حراره 325 فهرنهايت لمدة 30 الى 35 دقيقه او الى ان نحط الشوكه وتطلع نظيفه

  • انخليها لمدة 10 دقايق بره الفرن بعدين انقدمها

  • تكفي ل 6 اشخاص

Friday, November 13, 2009

Baked Falafel Sandwich

حق اللي يحبون الفلافل هذي طريقه اتسونها بدال ماتقلون الفلافل بحيث انه ماتكون وايد دهن

انسوي خلطة الفلافل او ناخذها جاهزه من اي مكان

انسخن الفرن على درجه 400 فهرنهايت

ناخذ مقلى كبيره وانرش عليها اللدهن السبراي

نظيف اقراص الفلافل ونطبخهم لما يصير لونهم ذهبي شوي

نقلبهم تقريبا دقيقتين الى ثلالث دقايق هلى كل جهه

بعدين ناخذهم اهمه ومقلتهم وانحطهم بالفرن مدة 10 دقايق تقريبا


Low-Sugar Whipped Topping


1/2cup Milk, nonfat/skim, dry
1/3cup water, cold
2tbsp fresh lemon juice
2tbsp sugar
1/4cup sweetener - sweet n low (sugar substitute)
1/2tsp vanilla extract


1 Mix together the dry milk and water, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2 Beat milk mixture at high speed for 4 minutes, and then add lemon juice.
3 Beat at high speed for another 4 minutes.
4 Mix together the sugar and sugar substitute and then gradually add to the whipped milk.
5 Stir in the vanilla and refrigerate until ready to serve!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

S'more Brownies

الطبقه الاولى
6 ملاعق زبده ذايبه
1 1/2 كوب بسكوت دايجستف او اي نوع ثاني
2 ملعقه سكر
طبقة البراوني

8 ملاعق زبده او اصبع واحد
4 ككاو اي نوع مقطع صغار
1 كوب سكر اسمر
3\4 كوب سكر ابيض
1 1\2 ملعقه صغيره فانيلا سائله
1\2 ملعقه مغيره ملح
4 بيضات
1 كوب طحين
اخر طبقه
مالي خلق اترجم

Friday, June 19, 2009

حلى اوريو

كيك بنكهة الكاكاو باوند كيك أو سيرالي كيك
3 ظروف دريم ويب
4علب قشطه
كاكاو سايل Chocolate Hershy's Syrup
وبسكوت أوريو حسب ( الرغبه)
صينيه متحركه الجوانب
الطبقه الاولى
نقطع الكيك لشرائح ونصفه بالصينيه
الطبقه الثانيه
نخلط علبتين قشطه مع ظرفين دريم ويب ونكسر الاوريو لارباع أو أصغر
نصب الخليط و نساويه فوق القاعده الاولى وندخله الثلاجه على مانسوي الطبقه الثالثه
الطبقه الثالثه
علبتين قشطه وظرف دريم ويبنصب الخلطه الثالثه
وطبعاً لازم تكونالطبقه الثانيه متماسكه على الاقل من البروده

بعد مايتماسك نطلعه ونحطه في صحن التقديم ونفك الفريم الخاص بالصينيه التحركه الجوانب
بعد مانحطه نفك حبات الاوريو ونصفها حول الطبق
نأخذ سيرب الكاكاو (الكاكاو السايل)Chocolate Hershy's Syrup ونرسم الشكل هذا نصب الهيرشي بشكل حلزوني ثم نقطعها بالسكين أو ممكن عمل تموجات بالشوكه أو الشكل المرغوب فيه

Cookies 'N Cream Cheesecake recipe

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

حلو الجالكسي

الطبقة الأولى :
كيك شوكولاته الباوند كيك الجاهز ( ساراكيك او اي انوع اخر )
الطبقة الثانية :
4 حبات كيري
علبة قشطة
كأس بسكويت مطحون
الطبقة الثالثة الأخيرة :
3 جالكسي السادة
نصف علبة قشطة
- نفتفت الكيك في صينيه حجم صغير وممكن تكثفي المقادير على حسب الصينيه وحجمها ومن ثم تضغطي عليه باليد حتى يتماسك
-اخلطي مقادير الطبقة الثانية وضعيها فوق طبقة الكيك
- الطبقة الثالثة : ذوبي الجالكسي في حمام مائي وعندما يذوب اضيفي القشطة وامزجيها جيداً ومن ثم نصب الكاكاو السائل على الطبقة الثانية وهو حار
- نضع الصينيه في الثلاجة حتى تجمد او تتماسك عند التقديم أخرجيها من الثلاجة وقطعيها مثلثات او مربعات والافضل والاشيك دوائريزين حسب الرغبة بحبيات الشوكولاته الناعمة السادة ( كما في الصورة ) او كاكاو فليك

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