Happy Halloween everyone! Here is a great recipe for Pumpkin Soup! This would be a great pre trick-or-treat meal for tonight!
This is mine and Keith’s version of healthy pizza. We enjoyed this with a side salad for dinner last night. A gluten-free pizza crust from Whole Foods, Muir Glen Organic Pizza Sauce, Organic Valley Italian Blend Cheese, and Boar’s Head Deli Roast Beef.
I am in love with Zico Coconut Water! It is called “Nature’s Sports Drink!” It contains more potassium than a banana and has only 60 calories, beating artificial sports drinks for healthy replenishment and hydration. Great for athletes!!! It also has 0g fat and no added sugar. It is ALL NATURAL with 5 essential electrolytes and low acidity. You gotta try this!! I have seen it at Whole Foods, HEB, and the Natural Grocer! It is SO yum!
Everyone is always talking about Trans fat (also known as the bad fat), but do you really know what it is?
Trans fat is, in fact, the worst kind of fat for your health because it both raises bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol. Trans fat is formed when oil is hydrogenated, or processed to become solid.
When hydrogenated fats like margarine and shortening were first invented, they became the ingredient of choice because they were cheaper, more shelf-stable, and thought to be healthier than butter. It was only recently confirmed that this fat is especially unhealthy.
Trans, or hydrogenated, fat is found in stick margarine, vegetable shortening, and fried foods. Until recently, it was also found in most commercially packaged baked goods, crackers, pastries, cookies, and many other products. However, in 2006, when it became mandatory for companies to list trans fat on food labels, many manufacturers changed their formulas to reduce the amount of trans fat their products contain.
Therefore, ALWAYS check the ingredients list on a product for “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” oil of any type. If such an ingredient is present, there is still some trans fat in the food. And if the trans fat ingredients are near the top of the list, drop the box and run the other way!
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease and flour a muffin pan or use paper liners.
In a small bowl, combine oats and buttermilk, and let stand 5 minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the egg, applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla. Blend in the oat-buttermilk mixture. Stir in the flour mixture, just until moistened. Fold in the strawberries.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
133 Calories; 1.2g Fat (0.4g saturated fat); 18mg Cholesterol; 310mg Sodium; 27.8g Carbohydrate; 2.2g Fiber; 15g Sugar; 3.7g Protein
This was Sunday night dinner…so yummy! Enjoy everyone!
SPINACH FILLED FISH ROLLS
1 lb sole, orange roughy or flounder fillets (I used orange roughy)
1 1/2 cups firmly packed spinach leaves
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup garlic-flavored croutons, crushed (I didn’t use these)
Lemon wedges, if desired
Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. If fish fillets are large, cut into 4 serving pieces.
Place spinach on fish; sprinkle with garlic salt. Roll up each fillet, beginning at narrow end. Place rolls, with points underneath, in baking dish. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and mustard; spoon onto each roll. Sprinkle with croutons.
Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Serve with lemon wedges.
1 Serving: Calories 120; Total Fat 2.5g (1g saturated fat);Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 360mg; Total Carbohydrate 5g; Dietary Fiber 0g; Sugars 2g; Protein 20g