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Tabbouleh is a Lebonese salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, mint and bulgur wheat. It is so healthy, so delicious and so very pretty to look at – serve some up as an appetizer at your next get together.


8 servings
214 calories per serving

1 c bulgur wheat
2 c boiling water
3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped into small bits
2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped into small bits
3 scallions, chopped
1 c chopped fresh parsley
1/3 c mint leaves chopped
2 t salt
1/2 c lemon juice
¼ c olive oil

Place wheat in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak 45 minutes to an hour and then drain it and squeeze out any extra water. Mix all the ingredients together and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve with pita bread, pita chips or as a side salad.

Banana Bread

This is a much healthier version than my Grandma’s banana bread recipe. But I tell you, it tastes just a good! And one slice is very satisfying. If you remove the chocolate chips from the recipe, you bring it down to 140 calories per serving !

Banana Bread
Banana Bread

8 servings (one loaf cut into 1/8’s)
175 calories per serving

1 ¼ c whole wheat flour
¼ c flour
¾ c Splenda
1 ½ c mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
½ c egg beaters
½ c no sugar added applesauce
2 t baking powder
1 t vanilla
½ t cinnamon
½ t salt
4 T semi sweet chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flours, Splenda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Combine banana, Egg Beaters, applesauce and vanilla. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and with a wooden spoon, stir until just blended. Pour into a loaf pan (ungreased) and bake for 50 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and then remove from pan.

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