Fight the Freshman Flab With Low-Fat Alternatives
Asbury Park Press
By Patti Martin, Staff Writer - August 14, 2002
Want to steer clear of those tempting unwanted calories? Check out these recipes -- favorites of former college students Marisa and Marchelle Bradanini - which are among the 50 found in "Fighting the Freshman Fifteen: A College Woman's Guide to Getting Real About Food and Keeping the Pounds Off" (Three Rivers Press, $9.94).
NUTTY MORNING SALAD
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons walnuts (or whatever nuts you have on hand)
½ cup chopped apple
¼ cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 tablespoons raisins
1 cup mixed greens or any kind of lettuce
Drizzle the honey over the walnuts and stir to combine. Mix the apple, cottage cheese, and raisins together. Spoon over lettuce and top with wet walnuts.
SPICY MACHO NACHOS
18 to 20 low-fat baked tortilla chips
¼ cup black beans, drained
2 low-fat cheese singles, cut into strips
3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
¼ cup salsa
Place tortilla chips on a plate, scatter beans over them and top with cheese strips. Microwave for 1½ minutes or until the cheese has melted. Top with sour cream and salsa.
2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
2 teaspoons strawberry jam or fruit spread
3 celery sticks
Combine the cream cheese with jam. Spread the cream cheese into the center of the celery, cut into 3-inch pieces. Enjoy.
½ cup fat-free frozen yogurt
1 cup fat-free milk
½ cup chopped banana
½ cup ice
Blend all ingredients together and pour into a glass.
SWEET TOOTH TOAST
1 slice light white bread, toasted
1 tablespoon low-fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon raisins
While bread is toasting, mix cream cheese with brown sugar and cinnamon, then spread it on the warm bread and top with raisins.
½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
2 tablespoons sugar-free strawberry jam
1 apple, sliced
Mix the cottage cheese and the jam until creamy, or use a blender to combine. Dip the apples into this delicious sauce.