Overindulging in high-fat and high-sugar treats during
the holidays can result in extra pounds and New Year’s
resolutions to slim down.
As you ease back into a more balanced eating style, focus
on enjoying more fruits and vegetables. But remember that
snacks and desserts can be included in your diet—if you
keep the portions small and choose those with moderate
amounts of calories and fat.
The Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars are surprisingly low
in calories and fat. And chances are you’d never guess each
delicious Lemon Meringue Kiss packs a mere 5 calories.
VERY LOW FAT: Recipes with 10
gm of fat or
less per serving.
LOW CHOLESTEROL: Recipes with 30 mg
of cholesterol or less per serving.
LOW SODIUM: Recipes with 240 mg of sodium or less per serving.
Lemon Meringue Kisses
2 egg whites
½ cup Splenda
¼ tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. lemon curd (commercially prepared lemon curd can be found in the supermarket next to the jams and jellies)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Beat egg whites until they begin
to hold a soft peak. Gradually add
Splenda and continue beating
until egg whites are stiff. Beat in
vanilla. Drop by teaspoon onto a
nonstick baking sheet—or pipe
the meringue from a pastry
decorator. Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven, make a
small indentation in each kiss,
and drop in a dab of lemon curd.
Makes 24 cookies.
|Calories from fat||26%|
Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
1 large egg
1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
1½ cups quick oats
2 tbsp. milled flaxseed
¼ cup bittersweet chocolate chips
Whisk egg with yogurt and brown
sugar. Blend in oats and flaxseed.
Add chocolate chips. Spread mixture
in an 8-inch-square pan coated with
cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees
for 30 minutes. Let cool, then cut into
|Calories from fat||18%|
Source: Health and You magazine
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