Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winter Comfort Eating Recipes (Part 3)

Ready for a few more recipes to add to the list?    I could go crazy and probably make numerous blogs about healthy snacks!  Here are a couple more...

Spicy Nuts/Nibble Mix or Cornnuts?

This recipe uses chick peas in place of nuts and calorie laden cornnuts.  The chick peas taste quite nutty and are far more nutritious and lower in fat than most snack foods.
Try this instead:  Spiced Garbanzo Beans - Drain 2 x 16oz cans of garbanzo beans (chick peas) or your own homemade ones and put them in a large bowl.  Add 2 tbsp cumin, 1tbsp curry powder, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper and toss well to coat.  Spray a baking pan with oil or non-stick spray and spread chick peas out in a layer and bake for about 20- 40 min at 350F, stirring halfway through.  Serve warm or save them in a jar in the fridge when cooled (if they last that long!)  Good on top of salads as well.

Rice Pudding

Comfort food at its best!  How many remember Grandma's warm and slightly sweet Rice Pudding.  This version has all that - minus the skin (yecch!!)
Try this instead:  1 cup cooked rice (cook a bit extra next time you make rice!) mixed into 1 pk fat free vanilla pudding and 2 cups skim milk.  Add nutmeg (if you like it) and 1/2 raisins, if desired.  Chill in fridge until set.

I hope these posts have given you a few more ideas of how to eat healthy with diet-friendly comfort foods!

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