Pecan Pie

Who doesn’t love Pecan Pie during the holidays?? Add this to your Christmas Menu and everyone will love it! Well this healthy alternative will leave you feeling less guilty and it’s better for your body!

Healthy Cooking: Pecan Pie
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, and stir in coconut oil. Stir in brown sugar, white sugar, and the flour; mix well. Then add the milk, vanilla, and nuts
  3. Pour into an unbaked 9” pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 10 min at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes or until done.

Cindy's Low Fat Chicken & Vegetable Fettuccine Alfredo

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk (skim may be used, but creates a thinner sauce)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter (made with olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • Whole grain Fettuccine noodles
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts (cut into strips)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper- cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup of thin sliced mushrooms
  • 1 squash- cut into thin slices
  • 1 tsp of basil

Directions:

Alfredo Sauce-

1

The key here is patience, add all ingredients gradually!

2

Melt butter in sauce pan on stove top with medium heat.

3

Gradually whisk in flour.

4

This will create a yellow paste.

5

Gradually add milk, whisking until incorporated and no lumps are present.

6

Continue to whisk until hot.

7

Usually 3-5 minutes.

8

The longer you cook the base (without the cheese) the thicker the sauce will be.

9

Add parmesan slowly, again whisking until incorporated.

10

Add crushed garlic and pepper.

11

Cook for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

12

Remove from heat.

Cook Whole Grain Fettuccine as directed, rinse and set to side

Chicken-

In a skillet- heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.

Add in chicken and parsley

Sauté chicken until lightly browned after 5 min, toss in squash, bell pepper, and mushrooms

Sauté until vegetables become soft

Enjoy!l