Health Twist

Olive oil is a great choice for this three-seed bread. It contains monounsaturated fat and antioxidants. A simple change, like replacing butter with olive oil, can help lower cholesterol.

Baked Apples with Rum-Caramel Sauce choices

Prep Time: 5 Minutes Start to Finish: 15 Minutes Servings: 4


Prep Time: 5 Minutes Start to Finish: 15 Minutes Servings: 4

4 medium baking apples 2 tablespoons water 1 cup vanilla low-fat ice cream % cup fat-free caramel topping 1 tablespoon rum or apple cider Dash ground cinnamon

1. Cut thin slice off bottom and top of each apple. Using paring knife or apple corer, remove core from each apple.

2. In 8- or 9-inch square microwavable dish, place apples upright. Pour 2 tablespoons water over apples. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one edge or corner % inch to vent steam. Microwave on High 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are tender. Reserve 1 tablespoon cooking liquid. Cut each apple in half.

3. Place 2 apple halves in each individual serving bowl. For each serving, spoon V* cup ice cream between apple halves. In small bowl, stir caramel topping. 1 tablespoon cooking liquid and the rum; pour over apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

1 SERVING: Calories 200 (Calories from Fal 25); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1.5g; Trans Fat Og); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 100mg; Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 3g: Sugars 31g): Protein 2g % Dally Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 6%; Iron 0% Exchanges: Vi Starch. 1 Fruit, 1 Other Carbohydrate. 1 Fat

Parmesan-White Bean Dip

"'1/ Prep Time: 15 Minutes

( carb : Start to Finish: 15 Minutes

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1 can (19oz) Progresso" cannellini beans, drained, rinsed

Vs to Vz cup chicken broth or white wine

2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (3% oz) 7 dozen carrot sticks

2. Add beans and broth to saucepan. Partially mash beans with potato masher. Stir in parsley. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until bean mixture is heated through. Stir in cheese until melted. Serve warm with carrot sticks.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

1 SERVING: Calories 50 (Calories from Fat 15): Total Fat 1.5g (Saturated Fat 0.5g; Trans Fat Og); Cholesterol Omg; Sodium 80mg; Total Carbohydrate 5g (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars Og); Protein 3g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 40%. Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 6%; Iron 4% Exchanges: t Vegetable.'/: Fat

1. Heat oil in heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic and thyme in oil 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until garlic is light golden. Remove from heat.

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