Sometimes you’re just looking for bowl of warmth to fill your belly. I always find that oatmeal is very satisfying and it is very food for you. I think it makes a great snack that will take away the biggest of hunger pangs.
212 calories for serving
1 packet instant oatmeal
2/3 cup skim milk
1 packet Equal
1 T maple syrup
Mix oatmeal and milk and microwave for 60-90 seconds. When done, stir in equal and maple syrup. Enjoy !
Garnish with some nuts to get your MUFA – 1 T chopped nuts is approximately 85 calories.
When fish steams in a packet it gets a wonderful consistency – meaty and rich. The sauce that goes with this has a great Asian flair – the ginger, garlic and soy combine to perfection. Pair with Homemade Lo Mein for a great meal.
236 calories per serving
1 T lite soy sauce
1 T maple syrup
2 t oil
2 T lime juice
2 t finely grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ t pepper
1 bell pepper cut into thin slices
2 T minced parsley
4 scallions, sliced
1 ½ lb. flounder, tilapia or other white fish
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine soy, maple syrup, oil., lime juice, ginger, garlic and pepper. Create 4 foil packets and spray lightly with Pam and place fish in packet. Lay pepper strips atop the fish and sprinkle with parsley and scallions. Close foil tightly and bake 20 minutes or until fish is done. Serve with lemon wedges.
This one gets prepped and then put in the refrigerator for a couple hours and then baked for about an hour. I find it makes an equally good breakfast as it does a dessert ! This one even had my non-breakfast eating daughter asking, “can I have some of that?” The aroma of cinnamon and apples gets ya every time !
150 calories per serving
1/3 c Splenda
1 c Egg beaters
2/3 c skim milk
3/4 t maple flavor (like vanilla extract, but maple flavored instead)
8 slices cinnamon raisin bread
2 c apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 c low fat cream cheese
1 T Splenda
2 T cinnamon
Spray an 8×8 pan with Pam. Blend 1/3 c Splenda, eggs, milk and maple in a bowl. Tear the bread into 2 inch pieces and mix with apples and then stir into the egg mix being sure all the bread soaks up some of the liquid then turn it all into the prepared pan. Cut cream cheese into 10 pieces and place on top of bread and apples. Blend 1 T Splenda and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top the cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake 50-60 minutes or until browned.
Baked apples slow cooked not only taste great, but they make the whole house smell wonderful while they cook 🙂 This recipe is simple to do, yet has an elegant presentation. Though the recipe does not call for it, try adding some cinnamon or nutmeg for a different flavor combo.
145 calories per serving
2 large sized apples, cut in half and cored
4 t margarine cut in small pieces
1/2 c orange juice
1 T cider vinegar
1/4 c evaporated milk or half and half
2 T maple syrup
Please apples skin side down in a slow cooker. Place a dot of margarine on each. Pour juice and vinegar mix over the top and cook on high 2-3 hours or until soft. Remove apples to a plate and pour the juice in a pan. Bring juice to a boil and cook on high 5 minutes to reduce to a syrup.
Whip milk and maple syrup in an ice cold bowl for 3 minutes. Top each apple piece with 1/4 of the cream and drizzle with the fruit syrup.
Alternately, skip the milk and just add some maple syrup over the top of the apples for another version of a great dessert for a cold night.