Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter Comfort Eating Recipes (Part 2)

More winter comfort eating recipes coming up...but first...have you made any yet???  Women are great ones for collecting good-sounding recipes and throwing them in a box and forgetting about them (yes...I do it too!  Usually mine are ones I look at and say " can I make this recipe a healthier one?" and it goes in THAT box!)  Anyway, here are a couple more snack and comfort foods...

2-Bite Brownies

Find it hard to walk past the bakery section of the supermarket without eyeballing these? This nutrtious wheat-free version will save you a calorie or two!
Try this instead:  Beat 2 egg whites until stiff.  Add 1 tbsp cocoa, 1 tbsp vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup of ground rolled oats (put oats in blender and grind until fine).  Drop into mini-muffin cups and bake at 350F for about 10 min.  Makes 6.

Berry Pops

I like popsicles but I know those sugar-laden ones you buy are just a waist (very punny??) of calories.  You need to prepare these in advance for those "moments"!
Try this instead:  Puree 2 cups of strawberries or other berries (can be fresh or frozen) with 2 tbsp of honey.  Pour into 12 paper cups or popsicle molds. Freeze  about 30 min, or until firm.  Meanwhile, puree 6 kiwifruit (or another fruit) and another 2 tbsp honey. Lastly, puree 2 cups sliced peaches (can use frozen or canned in own juice and drained) and 2 tbsp honey.   When berry layer is firm, add the kiwi layer and insert sitck.  Freeze until firm and then add the peach layer and freeze until firm.  Or, whichever order you want to do them in!

Tomorrow...another couple low calorie winter comfort foods!

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