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Leigh's Low Fat Recipes

Leigh has to cook for a bunch of folks everytime she sets pan to fire.

But wanting to keep her girlish figure, and wanting to make sure everybody else keeps their own figures, she's "figured" out ways to cook delicious meals without adding so much girth to the diners.

Her column is updated every day or thereabouts, so check back to see what's doing in "Boggie"'s kitchen.


APPLESAUCE OAT BARS

Breakfast--dessert--snacks--these bars can be many things to many people.
When you need to grab something satisfying, quick, and healthful, this recipe will fill the bill.
Makes 16 bars.
Per bar: 60 calories, .4 gram fat, 1 milligram cholesterol, 11.4 grams carbohydrates, .9 grams fiber, 2.8 grams protein, 78 milligrams sodium.

1 cup quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash ground allspice
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350F.
Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Sift together dry ingredients.
Add remaining ingredients; stir just until completely moistened.
Spread in prepared pan.
Bake 30 minutes, until lightly browned.
Cool slightly before cutting.


CookWare Sampler

The folks from "Cooking Light" magazine offer this inexpensive ($6.98 list price) recipe software.

It includes the CookWare recipe management software, 100 recipes, and a sample of CookPac (a month of "Cooking Light" recipes).

Their goal is to introduce you to the monthly CookPac subscription.

The nutritional analysis of each recipe may make this CD attractive to persons with special dietary needs.

More information is available at CookN.com - Cooking software.


Do you have a recipe to share?

You can Write to Leigh!

Include your first initial and last name and put the word LOWFAT in the subject.

I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

(Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)


For those of you with fast metabolisms....the HECK with you. But if you'd rather have recipes that are more traditional, then, all you need do is to visit Boggie's Cooking Tips page, then a quick visit to my mother-in-law Betty Jean's pages for some Traditional Recipes, or, Vegetarian Recipes.

AND, if you want to see how to grow all your own vegetables for the recipes and flowers for the table, visit Uncle Ernie's Gardening page. If you see Ernest, please tell him Boggie said supper will be ready soon and to get on out of the garden so he can get cleaned up.

Leigh


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