Whether you are having success or are struggling to get started with a Healthier Choices lifestyle, work with these basic steps for success:
Sweets are hard to pass by, especially when you feel like
you “can’t” have any. My main approach to sweets is to decide whether the
temptation is worth
Chocolate Meringue Kisses
Yield: 24 cookies
3 lrg egg whites
1/8 tsp Cream of tarter
3/4 c sugar
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the granulated sugar and beat on high speed until the whites are stiff and shiny. Sift cocoa over the egg whites and gently fold in until just blended. Drop tablespoonfuls of batter, 1 inch apart, on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cookies are dry. They should be firm to the touch. Let cool completely. Store cookies at room temperature in a sealed container.
One of the tricks to lowering the calories and fats in a
dish is to boost the flavor of the other ingredients used, so that the flavors
enhance the dish.
Turkey & Apple Salad
1/3 c cider vinegar (or flavor of choice)
6 T olive oil (or canola or walnut)
In a food processor or blender place all of the ingredients except the oil and water. Turn on processor and drizzle the oil and water in slowly, until the ingredients are emulsified.
¼ c salad dressing from above
4 turkey or chicken cutlets
12 c assorted salad greens
2 cored and sliced apples
1/3 c walnuts pieces
Brush cutlets with salad dressing (making sure to keep the extra dressing in a separate container to avoid cross contamination w/the raw meat). Grill or broil until done.
Toss the greens, apples and walnuts with ½ c of the dressing (reserve the leftover dressing for another time). Divide among 4 plates. Slice cutlets into ½ inch wide strips and divide among the salads.
Serve with whole grain crusty bread.
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