Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yummy Low-fat Pancakes!

Trying to be careful and eat healthy but still have a sweet tooth? Here is a great alternative! Even a healthy home-made syrup to put on top!

Low fat Applesauce Pancakes...

1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of oats
1/2 cup of low fat milk
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
2 large egg whites
1 Tbsp. Canola Oil
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/4 cup of sugar

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl and add to the dry mixture. Stir till blended. Heat griddle or pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. When hot, pour about 1/4 cup pancake batter per pancake. Cook until bubbles appear and edges are puffed, then flip and cook until golden.

Makes about 8 pancakes.

Healthy apple topping...

Warm a pan with a little bit of butter. Dice up an apple finely. and add to the butter. Cook till apples begin to soften. Add some frozen apple juice concentrate, cornstarch and honey. Let cook till thickened and bubbly. Poor over your pancakes and enjoy! Yummmmmm!! (Sorry, I did not measure things for my syrup, just eye-balled the ingredients!)

Serve this with a steaming hot cup of coffee and an egg or piece of Turkey Bacon and you have yourself a Yummy, Happy, Low fat, Healthy breakfast!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Isn't Life Great?!

Deuteronomy 12:7..."And there ye shall eat before the Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the Lord thy God hath blessed thee."

Serving God is not a drudgery! It is fun, exciting, sweet and peaceful to live within the confines of God's will.

I take this as one of my challenges this year, God! To serve you with happiness for my sake, my family's sake and the sake of others around me who are influenced by my life.

There is nothing I would rather do with my life than give it back to You. Whatever the circumstance in life, we are so blessed.