Friday, August 29, 2008

Flaxseed muffins

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 cup ground flaxseed (can also add oat or wheat bran to equal 1 cup, ½ flaxseed, ½ bran)
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp.. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 ½ cups applesauce
½ cups raisins or craisins or a mixture
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
¾ cups non fat milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix just until ingredients are blended. Spray muffin tins with PAM. Bake 350 15-18 minutes. Makes 18 to 21 muffins. Freeze the extras and take out when needed. Heat in the microwave for 20 seconds. Delicious and healthy!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Avocado Chicken

I made this for the first time the other night and it was AMAZING. It definitely requires a trip to the grocery store- but its so worth it and its pretty easy to put together.

3- 4 chicken breasts
½ c. chopped white onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 pkg. fresh sliced mushrooms
2 Tbs. flour
1 tsp. celery salt
white pepper
½ c. chicken broth
½ cup white grape juice
2 avocados
1 ½ c. grated Monterey jack cheese

Cut chicken in half or pound til its thin. Sprinkle both sides with salt, black pepper, and flour. Saute with butter in large skillet until browned, but not cooked all the way through. Put chicken in 9X13 pan and set aside. In the same skillet put ¼ cup butter (or less, if desired) and sauté the onion, garlic, and mushrooms until soft. Add 2 Tbs. flour and celery salt, white pepper, chicken broth, and juice. Thicken. Stir in mashed avocados and ½ cup cheese. Pour sauce over chicken in pan and sprinkle remaining (1 cup) cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is light brown. I broiled mine for a few minutes at the end for crispy, brown cheese. Serve over noodles (I used spaghetti).