Friday, February 10, 2012

Yogurt Topped With Honey, Prunes and Wheat Germ

Great mid-morning snack with lots of calcium and protein and it has only four ingredients. In a small bowl, place two large spoonfuls of non-fat plain Greek yogurt, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. wheat germ, top with two D'Noir Prunes (I like the Sunsweet brand without preservatives), and then drizzle with 1 Tbsp. honey (I've been using a locally made buckwheat honey from Berryville, VA this winter -- local honey is supposed to be good for your immune system, and the buckwheat is nice for a change as it seems a little less sweet than clover or orange blossom honey). Serves 1.  Approximately 250 calories.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bittersweet Chocolate on Sliced French Baguette

If you like chocolate croissants, you will like this.  Take a 1/2 inch slice of a French baguette, top with 2/3 of a square of bittersweet chocolate (such as 60% Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate).  Place on the lowest rack of the toaster oven.  Heat for a couple of minutes until chocolate melts and the bread will be slightly crunchy.  Remove from the oven, spread the chocolate smooth, and enjoy! Besides the taste, the best part is that it is only about 150 calories!