Posted in Bake, Breakfast, Easy, Quick Breads, Side Dishes, Uncategorized

Apple-Raisin Bread


Serves: 8

Preheat Oven 400o

Estimated calories per serving: 175

Fat grams: 2

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1/3 cup brown sugar

¼ cup egg substitute

¾ cup buttermilk

2 Tablespoons low calorie/fat butter spread

2 Tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce

½ cup raisins

1 large apple – cored, peeled and chopped

Directions:

  1. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir in brown sugar.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix buttermilk, egg substitute, apple sauce and butter spread.
  4. Fold dry ingredients into buttermilk mixture, then mix in chopped apples and raisins.
  5. Bake 45 – 50 minutes until browned and a toothpick comes out clean when inserting.
  6. Let bread cool for 5 minutes, then remove from loaf pan and serve warm.
Posted in Appetizers, Bake, Breakfast, Easy, Eggs, Main Courses

Sausage & Spinach Frittata Squares


Sausage & Spinach Frittata Squares

Serves 6

Preheat oven 350o

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 45 – 50 minutes

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 300                                                Fat: 8 grams

Ingredients:

½ tablespoon olive oil

1 onion – chopped

½ pound frozen spinach – thawed

3 Italian turkey sausage links

2 cups egg substitute

2 whole eggs

½ cup light sour cream

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions:

  1. Heat skillet on medium heat, coat with cooking spray and add olive oil.  Add onions to the skillet and sauté for 3 – 5 minutes until tender and slightly browned.  Spoon onions into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Squeeze excess water from spinach and add to the bowl with onions.
  3. Remove sausage from their casings.  Heat skillet on medium high heat, coat again with cooking spray and add sausage meat.  While sautéing, break up sausage into small pieces.  Sauté sausage for 5 – 7 minutes until browned.  Add sausage to the same mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk together egg substitute, eggs and sour cream until well blended.  Pour egg mixture into bowl and add the cheeses and basil.  Stir ingredients together until well blended.
  5. Coat a 9X13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Pour egg mixture into baking dish and bake for 45 – 50 minutes until firm and browned.
  6. Remove from oven and cool for 5 – 10 minutes.
  7. Cut into squares and serve.

 

Posted in Bake, Beef, Breakfast, Dessert, Easy, Fruits

Apple Bread with Maple Syrup Glaze


Apple Bread with Maple Syrup Glaze

Preheat oven 350o

Serves 12

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 55 -60 minutes

Estimated Values Per Serving:

Calories: 195                                                Fat: 2 grams

Apple Bread with Maple Syrup Glaze

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup sugar

1 cup cored, peeled and grated apple

2 tablespoons cooking oil

2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce

¼ cup egg substitute

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder and nutmeg.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, grated apple, cooking oil, apple sauce and
    egg substitute.
  3. Add flour mixture to apple mixture and stir until combined.
  4. Coat a 8X4X2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and spoon batter into pan.  Bake for 55 – 60 minutes or until an insert
    toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Spoon on maple syrup glaze after apple bread has cooled.

Maple Syrup Glaze:

1 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar – sifted

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Skim milk (1 – 2 tablespoons)

 

  1. In a bowl, combine confectioners sugar and vanilla.
  2. Gradually whisk in maple syrupand enough milk to make a coating consistency.

 

Posted in Bake, Breakfast, Eggs, Spices

Southwest Breakfast Cups


Southwest Breakfast Cups

Preheat oven 375o

Serves 6

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Estimated values per serving:

Calories = 120                      Fat = 3 grams                        Points: 3

Ingredients:

3 cups egg substitute

½ cup salsa

1 cup low fat grated Mexican blend cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

2 -3 dashes Tabasco sauce (optional)

Directions:

  1. Coat a 6-cup large muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg substitute, salsa, cheese and salt and pepper and Tabasco sauce if using.
  3. Spoon egg mixture into muffin cups.
  4. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes until puffed and browned.

    Southwest Breakfast Cups
Posted in Bake, Breakfast, Eggs, Vegetables

Greek Breakfast Cups


At the beginning of every year, Dean always goes on a low fat/reduced carb diet to lose the pounds he had packed on during the holiday season (which for Dean starts in October with Halloween).  I always start the year with giving my liver a vacation by cutting out meat, poultry fish and gluten.  I then follow it up with a low calorie diet to lose a few pounds.

The next few weeks of recipes will be the inspired by our current life style shift from just low fat to also eating in a more healthful way.  Hopefully, you will also be inspired and check out how tasteful a healthy meal can be.

Greek Breakfast Cups

Preheat oven 375o

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Estimated values per serving:

Calories = 135                      Fat = 4.5 grams                     Points: 3

Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 (10 ounce) package of frozen chopped spinach – defrosted

3 cups egg substitute

½ cup green onions – chopped

½ cup low fat Feta cheese – crumbled

½ cup low fat large curd cottage cheese (pot cheese style)

½ teaspoon dill

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Coat a 6-cup large muffin pan with cooking spray.  Squeeze the spinach to remove excess water and place in a large mixing bowl
  2. Add egg substitute, green onions, Feta cheese, cottage cheese, dill and salt and pepper to the spinach and mix well.
  3. Spoon spinach mixture into muffin cups.
  4. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes until puffed and browned.
Posted in Bake, Breakfast, Eggs

Breakfast Pizza


Breakfast Pizza

My family has been enjoying this the last few weekends.  My son loves it because it’s pizza but it is a great tasting, eye catching healthy breakfast for your family and friends.

Preheat oven 400o

Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Estimated values per serving:

Calories = 230                         Fat = 7 grams                         Points: 5

Breakfast Pizza

Ingredients:

2 slices turkey bacon

2 cups egg substitute

Salt and pepper

½ cup grated low fat cheddar cheese

1 package refrigerated pizza dough

Directions:

  1. Coat a small round cake pan with cooking spray.  Remove pizza dough from package and place under cake pan to measure size.  Cut corners and extra dough from pan so that it will fit into the pan with a little extra to go up the sides of pan.  Invert pan and place dough inside.  Bake for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium high heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add bacon and sauté for 5 minutes on each side until browned and crispy.  Remove bacon from pan and cool.
  3. Crumble bacon and place in a bowl with egg substitute.  Whisk egg and bacon together and add salt and pepper.
  4. Reheat the same skillet on medium heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add egg mixture and cook egg for about 3 minutes until soft cooked (NOTE: the egg should not be completely cooked through).
  5. Spoon egg mixture into pizza dough and sprinkle cheese on top.  Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
Posted in Bake, Breakfast, Casserole

Baked Apple French Toast


Baked Apple French Toast

Serves 8

Preheat oven 375o

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Estimated values per serving:

Calories = 215                      Fat = 2 grams                        Points: 3

Ingredients:

6 cups Challah bread – cut into 1-inch pieces

2 large cooking apples – cored, peeled and chopped

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ cup raisins – chopped

1 ¼ cup egg substitute

½ cup skim milk

¼ cup maple syrup

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground allspice

Directions:

  1. Coat a 9X12-inch baking pan with cooking spray.  Add bread and toast in the oven for about 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray, coat with cooking spray and add apples, sugar and cinnamon.  Sauté apples until soft for about 7 – 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and toss with toasted bread and raisins.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg substitute, milk, maple syrup, nutmeg and all spice.  Pour on top of apple/bread mixture.  Press down on bread until it is completely moistened.
  4. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until set.

    Baked Apple French Toast