Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Candace Cameron Bure's Chopped Salad

I haven't tried this yet, but it looked great on Twitter. Seems like a nice healthy, fast summer lunch or dinner! Some variations include switching the lunchmeats with grilled chicken or leftover broiled turkey or chicken breast, adding drained and rinsed black beans and adding pretty much any veggie you can possibly think of!

Chopped Salad Recipe
This salad is SO easy to make and it's incredibly healthy and delicious! There's no right way to do it- just get chopping. If you're making it for yourself, chopped about 1/2 cup of each thing. If you're making it for a group- go up to 2 or 3 cups of each ingredient!

Here's what I used: Ingredients
Spinach leaves
Yellow Bell Pepper
Corn (raw from the cob)
Egg Whites Only (Hard boiled)
Ham (deli sliced)
Turkey (deli sliced)
Salami (deli sliced)

Chopped everything into bite sized pieces and mix! Add pepper to taste. I drizzled a teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil after it was plated. I suggest doing so, incase you have leftovers. This way it won't get soggy in the fridge.

Here's the Key: The Avocado adds it's own oil- keeping everything together and flavorful. You really don't need any dressing because of it.

I only added pepper to taste because the ham and salami have enough salt on their own. Remember, salt in excess isn't good for you.

If you're a vegetarian, skip the meats!

Hard boiled egg whites are pure protein!! If you're needing more protein in your diet, this is a great way to get it.

Aside from the meats and eggs, everything should be chopped raw. No cooking required! How easy is that?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

Oatmeal Breakfast Bread
¼ c. chopped nuts
¼ c. light brown sugar
¼ t. cinnamon

2 eggs
1 ¼ c. unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 c. canola oil
¼ c. whole milk, buttermilk or plain yogurt
1 ¼ c. AP flour or whole wheat flour
½ to ¾ sugar (by preference)
1 ½ t. baking powder
¾ t cinnamon
½ t baking soda
½ t salt
¼ t ground nutmeg
Pinch of cloves
½ c. dried fruit - figs, apples, raisins
1 c. old fashioned oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour (and parchment the bottom of if you’re so inclined) a 9 “ loaf pan or two 8 “ pans (loaves won’t be as tall, but if you try to put it all in an anything smaller than a 9” it will overflow during baking. Trust me :))
Mix topping together in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, applesauce, oil and milk. Set aside.
In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves and oats. Toss dried fruit in flour mixture just to coat. Pour the wet ingredients over the flour mixture and fold with a rubber spatula just until combined.
Pour the batter into prepared pan(s). Sprinkle with topping. Bake 9” loaf 50-60 minutes. Smaller loaves 45-55 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out on a rack to cool.