CRAVING SOMETHING CHOCOLATE??? TRY THESE LOW CAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLES!!!

 
 
 
 
Yields:
4 servings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
 
 
 

Chocolate Banana Souffles

These are little bowls of heaven, so creamy and rich.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (205° C). Coat 4, 6 oz ramekins with butter flavored cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash bananas and vanilla together.
  3. Sift cornstarch and cocoa powder over bananas and stir well.
  4. In another medium bowl, beat egg whites with sugar until they form soft peaks.
  5. Fold 1/3 of egg whites into banana mixture. When incorporated, fold in the rest of the egg whites.
  6. Spoon mixture into ramekins. Wipe the top 1/4 inch “collar” of the ramekin to remove any excess batter so that the souffle will rise straight. Place ramekins on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
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SCRUMPTIOUS BAKED ZUCCHINI CHIPS!

   
   
   
Yields:
4 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
 
 

Baked Zucchini Chips

A quick, healthy way to use some zucchini from your garden (or pantry).

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 475° F (250° C).
  2. In one small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, pepper and parmesan cheese.
  3. Place the egg whites in a separate bowl.
  4. Dip zucchini slices into the egg whites, then coat the breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn over and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until browned and crispy.

GOOD SNACKS FOR KIDS

What snacks are good for my child?

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low- or nonfat dairy also make good nutritious snacks for children. Here are some ideas for ways to serve these foods to your kids:

  Fruits:

  • Small pieces of fruit stirred into nonfat yogurt
  • Strawberries
  • Raisins
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Orange or grapefruit sections
  • Bananas cooked lightly in apple juice
  • Apple slices with all natural peanut butter
  • Dried fruit mixes

Vegetables:

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks with all natural peanut butter
  • Raw broccoli and cauliflower florets with a low-fat dip or salsa
  • Cherry tomatoes

Protein:

  • 1% fat or fat-free cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • Water-packed tuna mixed with fat-free mayonnaise on top of celery sticks or whole-grain crackers
  • Fat-free yogurt topped with sunflower seeds, chopped dried fruit or a spoonful of oat bran
  • Unsalted almonds mixed with dried cranberries

Whole grains:

  • Cereals or cereal bars that are low in sugar and fat, and high in fiber and protein
  • Whole-grain crackers, breads or bagels

Sweets and desserts:

  • Fat-free frozen yogurt
  • Juice bars
  • Sherbet and sorbet

Source

Dietary Therapy for Children with Hypercholesterolemia by R Shamir, M.D., and EA Fisher, M.D., PH.D. (American Family PhysicianFebruary 01, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000201/675.html )

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff