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eVitality January 2011
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Calorie-Conscious Cookies

Photo of Lemon Meringue KissesOverindulging 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.

Per Serving
Fat3 g
Calories from fat26%
Cholesterol18 mg
Sodium12 mg
Carbohydrates17 g

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
Cooking spray

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 12 bars.

Per Serving
Fat0.1 g
Calories from fat18%
Cholesterol1 mg
Sodium5 mg
Carbohydrates1 g

Source: Health and You magazine

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