Thursday, May 3, 2012

Healthy Warm Chocolate Souffles

Healthy Warm Chocolate Souffles

Healthy Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground hazelnuts (filberts) or almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 1 percent low-fat milk
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' (powdered) sugar
  • 1 cup raspberries
Healthy Recipe Instructions
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly coat six 1-cup individual souffle dishes or ramekins with cooking spray or coat a 6-cup souffle dish with the spray.
In a small bowl, combine the cocoa and hot water, stirring until smooth. Set aside.
In a small, heavy saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the canola oil and stir to combine. Add the flour, ground hazelnuts and cinnamon and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in the brown sugar, honey and salt. Gradually add the milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir into the cocoa mixture. Let cool slightly.
In a large, thoroughly cleaned bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the granulated sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and beat until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the cocoa mixture to lighten it. Then fold the remaining egg whites into the cocoa mixture, mixing gently only until no white streaks remain.
Gently scoop the cocoa egg white mixture into the prepared dishes (or dish). Bake until the souffle rises above the rim and is set in the center, 15 to 20 minutes for individual souffles or 40 to 45 minutes for the large souffle. Cool the souffles on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Using a fine-mesh sieve, dust the top with the confectioners' sugar. Garnish with raspberries and serve immediately. Enjoy !

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Healthy Vanilla poached peaches

Healthy Vanilla Poached Peaches

Healthy Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 4 large peaches, pitted and quartered
  • Mint leaves or cinnamon, for garnish

Healthy Recipe Instructions

Place the water, sugar, vanilla bean and scrapings into a saucepan. Over low heat stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Continue to simmer until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Add the cut fruit. Poach over low heat for about 5 minutes.
Transfer the peaches and sauce to small, decorative bowls. Garnish with mint leaves or a dusting of cinnamon. Serve immediately....enjoy this healthy recipe !

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Healthy Recipe: Strawberries and cream

Healthy Recipe: Strawberries and cream

Healthy Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and halved (reserve 6 whole for garnish)
Healthy Recipe Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, brown sugar and liqueur.

In a large bowl, add the halved strawberries and sour cream mixture. Stir gently to mix. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.

Scoop the strawberries into 6 colorful bowls or chilled sherbet glasses. Garnish with whole strawberries and serve immediately.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Healthy Recipe Rhubarb pecan muffins

Healthy Recipe: Rhubarb pecan muffins

Healthy Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 3/4 cup calcium-fortified orange juice
  • 1 1/4 cup finely chopped rhubarb
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Healthy Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to mix evenly.

In a separate bowl, add the egg whites, canola oil, applesauce, orange peel and orange juice. Using an electric mixer, beat until smooth. Add to the flour mixture and blend just until moistened but still lumpy. Stir in the chopped rhubarb.

Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of chopped pecans onto each muffin and bake until springy to the touch, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Healthy recipe: Peach crumble

Healthy Recipe Ingredients
  • 8 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons trans-free margarine, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
Healthy Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.

Arrange peach slices in the prepared pie plate. Sprinkle with lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour and brown sugar. With your fingers, crumble the margarine into the flour-sugar mixture. Add the oats and stir to mix evenly. Sprinkle the flour mixture on top of the peaches.

Bake until peaches are soft and the topping is brisk. Enjoy the healthy recipe !

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Healthy Recipe: Pineapple chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Healthy Recipe: Pineapple chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each about 5 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained except for 2 tablespoons juice$3C/li>
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions

For the vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Healthy Recipe Instructions

Cut each chicken breast into cubes. In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

In a large serving bowl, combine the cooked chicken, pineapple chunks, broccoli, spinach and onions.

To make the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, reserved pineapple juice, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Pour over the salad. Toss gently to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Great taste !

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Healthy Food: Grapes and walnuts with lemon sour cream sauce

Healthy Recipe: Grapes and Walnuts with Lemon sour Cream sauce

Healthy Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups red seedless grapes
  • 1 1/2 cups green seedless grapes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Healthy Recipe Instructions

In a small bowl, combine sour cream, powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Whisk to mix evenly. Cover and chill for several hours.

Divide grapes equally among 6 stemmed dessert glasses or bowls. Add 2 tablespoons of the lemon topping to each dish. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 tablespoon of chopped walnuts. Serve immediately.

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