Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fruit Filled Bars

I have loved jam-filled bar cookies since I was a little girl and made the recipe out of "Make a Treat with Wheat." Doesn't that title make you wanna crack it open and get all that fiber flowing in your veins? Anyway, this is the Weight Watchers version, not as rich and buttery, but certainly tasty. (3 points each)
Easy Fruit Filled Bars
1 c. whole wheat pastry flour (I used 1/2 c. regular whole wheat, and 1/2 c. all purpose flour)
3/4 c. quick oats
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. pecans, chopped (I left these out, and it was fine)
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 egg white
2 T. canola oil
1 T. fat-free milk
1 (10 oz.) jar fruit spread (I used apricot pineapple, but you can use your favorite jam)

Preheat oven to 350 and grease/spray 9x9" pan.
Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In small bowl, whip together egg white, oil and milk. Add egg mixture to flour, stirring until well blended. With fingers, blend until it forms moist crumbs. Reserve 1 c. of crumbs, firmly press remaining crumbs into prepared pan.
Bake until set and lightly browned on edges, about 10 minutes.
If needed, place fruit spread in small microwave-safe bowl, and warm slightly until easily spreadable. Spread jam evenly over warm crust and top with reserved crumbs. Bake until jam is bubbly at the edges and top is lightly browned, 15-20 minutes. Let bars cool completely before cutting. Makes 16 bars.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Avocado & Chicken Salad

This is one of my favorite summer lunches. I don't have an exact recipe.

Avocado & Chicken Salad

1 Avocado
1 can of Chicken Breast
chopped Celery
Curry Powder

Chicken Salad:
Put 1 can of Chicken Breast in a bowl. Mix in a (2-3) of spoons full of Mayo. Mix in Curry Powder to taste. Add chopped Celery to mixture.

Place cut up Avocado on a plate. Top with Chicken Salad mixture. Add pepper to taste.