EASY BEAN DIP (TWO VARIATIONS)

EASY BEAN DIP (TWO VARIATIONS)

EASY BEAN DIP (TWO VARIATIONS)-healthy-dietServings: 4-6 Servings
Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:

1-15 oz. can beans, drained and rinsed
Extra virgin olive oil
Lemon juice
Garlic
Salt and pepper

Directions:

Ingredients in both recipes are then combined and processed in a food processor until smooth. Variation 1: Spicy Chickpea Dip Sauté 2/3 c. each chopped bell pepper and onion in olive oil until soft. Add 2 tsp. crushed garlic and 1 tsp. ground cumin. Cover and cook for an additional minute. Combine vegetables with 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and 1/4 tsp. each black pepper and red pepper flakes, and 2 T. each plain yogurt and lemon juice. Add salt to taste. Variation 2: White Bean Dip with Herbs Use cannellini or white beans, and combine with 1-2 T. each lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, and 1 tsp. each dried rosemary and sage (or 1-2 t chopped, fresh). Add 1 tsp. garlic and salt and pepper to taste.

BUTTERMILK FRENCH TOAST

Breakfast – BUTTERMILK FRENCH TOAST

Buttermilk-French-Toast6 Servings
15-20 minutes
Ingredients:
6 slices (1 ounce each) whole wheat bread
4 egg whites, beaten
1/2 c. low-fat buttermilk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

 

 

Directions:

  1. Add the vanilla extract, buttermilk, cinnamon and egg whites into a bowl.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in the bowl until uniform.
  3. Dip the bread into the mixture, coating both sides.
  4. Coat a skillet or nonstick-pan with non-fat cooking spray and preheat for 1 minute
  5. Heat the sliced bread until it turns golden brown
  6. Serve while hot.