Sunday, January 25, 2009

Easy Muffins

1 Cup self-rising flour
2 Tbsp. light or olive oil mayonnaise
1/2 Cup non-fat buttermilk

Mix all ingredients until just combined. Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 6 muffins.
* You may add different cheeses and herbs to this basic recipe. A favorite of my family is 1/8 cup parmesan cheese and 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lightened Chicken Cordon Bleu

This recipe does contain cheese and even for those lightening their diet, you can have good food. Portion control is the key!

4 boneless chicken breasts
4 slices swiss cheese
4 slices deli sliced ham
bread crumbs
egg white, beaten

Pound chicken flat, season with salt & pepper. Place cheese and ham on top of chiken breast, roll up and secure with toothpicks. Dip in egg white and dredge in bread crumbs. Back at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until juices run clear.

White Bean Soup with Veggies

2 cans white northern beans (drained and rinsed)
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup carrots, peeled & sliced
1 potato, peeled & diced
4 cups chicken stock
1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
1/4 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

In a soup pot, saute garlic and onion in oil until soft, add stock, herbs and veggies. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender. Add beans, salt, pepper and simmer an additional 30 minutes. Serve with crusty bread and a side salad!