Friday, May 28, 2010

Banana Applesauce Bread

This is a low fat must have recipe!

Banana Applesauce Bread

4 eggs whites, beaten until fluffy
1 Cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup skim milk
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/3 Cup unsweetened or no sugar applesauce
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
3 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup rolled oats
1 tsp of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat pan with Pam spray and dust with flour.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
3. In large mixing bowl combine wet ingredients first and mix on low speed.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in the mixing bowl until blended. Add chocolate chips last and mix on low speed.
5. Pour into loaf pan or 9x13 pan and bake for 40-45 mins
6. Let cool completely before cutting.

Some Tips
-You can put frozen bananas in microwave for 30 secs and then peel and use in banana bread.
-Putting banana bread in the fridge will make a cool yummy treat.
-This bread is also a great breakfast on the run! Enjoy!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thai Chicken Stir-Fry

This is super good and really quick! It serves 4 and the points value is 4 and then you serve it with rice for a filling meal.

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1 medium scallion, sliced
1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped
2 cups green snap beans, each sliced into 3 pieces
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp Asian hot sauce, such as chili paste (adjust amount according to how spicy you like your food)
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat; add oil and swirl to coat pan. When hot, add chicken, saute for 3 minutes.
Add scallion and garlic; saute until quite fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add green beans, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and chili paste; saute until green beans are crisp-tender, about 2-3 minutes. Add basil and cook for 1 minute more. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.