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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS RECIPES


cherry pinwheels Cherry Cranberry Pinwheels

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 jar (10 ounces) cherry spreadable fruit
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

DOUGH:

1/4 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
3 egg whites
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

1. For filling, combine the first four ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat for 8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and cranberries are softened. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; cover and refrigerate until chilled.

2. For dough, in a large bowl, beat butter and sugar for 2 minutes or until crumbly. Beat in the egg whites, oil, milk, vanilla and orange peel. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well.

3. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, roll one portion of dough into a 14-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Spread with half of the filling. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

4. Unwrap dough; cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned (do not overbake). Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4-1/2 to 5 dozen

Preparation

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 54 servings

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 83 calories 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat) 2 mg cholesterol

21 mg sodium 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber 1g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
 

strawberry salad Strawberry, Melon, & Avocado Salad

Ingredients:
•1/4 cup honey
•2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar
•2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
•1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
•Pinch of salt
•4 cups baby spinach
•1 small avocado, (4-5 ounces), peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices
•16 thin slices cantaloupe, (about 1/2 small cantaloupe), rind removed
•1 1/2 cups hulled strawberries, sliced
•2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip)

Directions:
1. Whisk honey, vinegar, mint, pepper and salt in a small bowl.
2. Divide spinach among 4 salad plates. Arrange alternating slices of avocado and cantaloupe in a fan on top of the spinach. Top each salad with strawberries, drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip:The dressing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
Tip: To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

Nutrition
Per serving: Calories: 202
Fat: 8 g (1 g sat, 1 g mono)
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Protein: 3 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sodium: 90 mg
Potassium: 503 mg
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C (100% daily value), Vitamin A (60% dv), Folate(18% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings:
Exchanges:1 vegetable, 2 fruit, 1 1/2 fat (mono)
Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Courtesy of eatingwell.com
Issue: June/July 2005


passion fruit Frozen Fruit Sticks w/Passion Fruit & Lime Drizzle

Ingredients:
• 100g strawberries, hulled and halved
• 8 seedless grapes
• 100g/4oz mango chunks
• 100g/4oz melon chunks
• 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and cut into chunks
• 100g/4oz pineapple chunks
For the drizzle
• juice 2 limes
• 4 passion fruits, halved and seeds scraped out
• 1 tsp icing sugar

Directions:
1. Mix the drizzle ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. If you want the sauce to be smooth, pass it through a sieve to remove the seeds, or leave them in if you prefer.
2. Skewer the fruits onto wooden skewers and drizzle the sauce on top, reserving a little for dipping. Pop the skewers in the freezer for 45 mins, until just starting to freeze. Serve with the leftover drizzle.

Nutrition stats:
Calories 31
Protein 1g
Carbohydrates 7g
Fat 0g
Saturate fats 0g
Fiber 1g
Sugar 7g
Salt 0.01g

Prep time: 20 mins Plus freezing
Servings: Makes 8
Courtesy of Good Food Magazine, 2011
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/
Last Modified on December 3, 2015