Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

My sister was given this recipe and shared it with me. I made a few adjustments:
-Less baking powder
-Applesauce used to replace half the oil
-Only egg whites rather than the whole egg to cut back on calories but not on protein
-More cinnamon, for flavor!

1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 cup skim milk
3 cups oats
1 1/2 Tab. Baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts or almonds
Choose on of the following
1 Apple peeled (my favorite)
1/2 cup blueberries (pictured)or
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Combine all ingredients
Spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes

Serve with soy milk, almond milk or skim milk

You will NEVER like plain old oatmeal, again!!

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Blue Cheese

This is from Fitness Magazine, so I can't take the credit!
It's a very filling lunch, especially if you use whole wheat pasta.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Makes: 6 Servings
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram (I didn't have any so I left this out!)
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch red pepper flakes
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 lb. pasta (I used fusilli)
1 cup baby arugula
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese

-Mix the first six ingredients together
-Cook the pasta until al dente, drain and transfer to a large bowl
-Quarter the tomatoes and pour the vinaigrette over
-Toss the pasta, arugula and tomatoes together, then toss in the blue cheese
Nutritional facts, per serving
387 Calories
13 g protein
59 g carbohydrate
11 g fat
3 g fiber