Daily Archives: 10 August 2009

Low fat lunches

It’s my family holiday very soon, so I have decided to lose a few pounds ready for donning my shorts (though it may be jeans as we are holidaying in Devon).

I normally shun Rivita for more tasty things such as bread! However, I have been pleasantly surprised. Spread with a little St Dalfour jam (which is sugar free) and some low fat soft cheese they are really quite tasty!

I have chosen the crackers with sesame seeds for extra flavour. Coupled with lots of fruit and delicious baby plum tomatoes sprinkled with a little sea salt – I have survived my days at work.

The Hearty and Healthy Dairy Cookbook has been invaluable for evening meals, particularly Chinese chicken soup, Meaty twizzle sticks and Fruity Italian Sundaes.

For those with an aversion to crackerbread who want a healthy snack give this Spicy Bread Pudding a try.

Do you have a favourite bread pudding recipe?

Spiced bread pudding

Looking for a healthy snack? Try this tasty twist on the traditional bread pudding.

Spiced bread Pudding

Spiced bread Pudding

Preparation time 25 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes
Makes 16 squares
Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Wholemeal sliced bread 300g (11oz), cut into 2.5cm (1in) squares
Semi-skimmed milk 300ml (½pint)
Egg 1, beaten
Low fat margarine 75g (3oz)
Raisins 110g (4oz)
Sultanas 50g (2oz)
Brown sugar 110g (4oz)
Ground cinnamon 1 tbsp
Grated nutmeg 1 tbsp

1 Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Grease a rectangular sandwich tin that measures approximately 23 x 20cm (9 x 8in).

2 Place the bread and milk in a large bowl and mix together. Leave to soak for 5 minutes then add all of the remaining ingredients and mix well. Press into the sandwich tin.

3 Bake for 30–35 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool and then, when cool, turn out and cut into squares.

Cook’s tip
Replace the sultanas with other dried fruits, if you prefer – try blueberries, cranberries or cherries.

Recipe taken from the Hearty & Healthy Dairy Cookbook

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