Contributed by: NAPSA
Cooking Up Classic Comfort Foods With Fiber
(NAPSA) - Whether it's chocolate chip cookies, macaroni and cheese or mashed potatoes, many home chefs say favorite comfort foods are the cooking equivalent to a warm blanket or a heartfelt hug.
However, classic comfort foods often lack the fiber the body needs to work and feel its best, possibly leaving you at a nutritional loss.
Fortunately, there are simple ways to boost fiber content without sacrificing taste. For instance, you can find a number of simple and tasty comfort-food recipes made with Kellogg's All-Bran cereal to help you more easily fit fiber into every meal. The new recipes include:
Pair the great-tasting recipes with the All-Bran 10-Day Promise to get nearly half the daily fiber the body needs to work and feel better. Simply add one serving of any All-Bran product, which include four varieties of cereal, crackers and now, any of these new, simple recipes, into your daily diet.
Try these recipes:
Preparation Time: 20 minutes - Total Time: 2 hours - Makes 6 Servings
In small nonstick sauce_pan, cook onions and garlic in 1 teaspoon of the butter for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. In small bowl, whisk together half-and-half, flour, salt and pepper. Stir into onion mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until thickened and boiling. (Mixture will be very thick.) Remove from heat.
In 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish or shallow 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray, layer half of the potatoes. Spread half of the onion mixture over top. Repeat layers. Tightly cover with foil. Bake, covered at 350 F, for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, melt remaining 5 teaspoons butter. In shallow dish, combine cereal and Parmesan cheese. Coat pork slices with butter. Roll in cereal mixture.
Arrange pork on top of hot potatoes. Sprinkle with any remaining cereal mixture. Drizzle with any remaining butter. Bake uncovered at 350 F for 30 minutes more. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon rosemary. Bake uncovered at 350 F about 10 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and pork is done. Garnish with rosemary sprigs (if desired).
Tuscan Apricot-Berry Crostata
Preparation Time: 25 minutes - Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes - Makes 10 Servings
In medium bowl, stir together flour, cereal, 1/3 cup of the sugar and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In small bowl, combine egg, milk and vanilla. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
On lightly floured surface, knead for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough just clings together. Remove one-third of the dough. Cover and refrigerate. Press remaining dough onto bottom and up sides of 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Arrange berries in bottom. Gently dollop apricot spread over berries. (Filling will look skimpy.)
On lightly floured surface, roll chilled dough into 10-inch circle. Cut into 1-inch-wide strips. Arrange strips over fruit in lattice pattern. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375 F for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.
For more information and recipes, visit www.all-bran.com.
Per Serving: Calories 340; Total Fat 15g; Saturated Fat 9g; Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 100mg; Total Carbohydrates 52g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 34g; Protein 4g; Vitamin A 10%DV; Vitamin C 6%DV; Calcium 8%DV; Iron 6%DV
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories 260; Total Fat 7g; Saturated Fat 3.5g; Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 410mg; Total Carbohydrates 32g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 6g; Protein 18g; Vitamin A 6%DV; Vitamin C 25%DV; Calcium 10%DV; Iron 8%
|Home What's Cool Random My Recipe Box Add Modify|
|FAQs NewsLetter WebMaster$ Plugs Join! LogIn/LogOut|