Recipes, Good For Your Health

I picked these recipes up at the Senior Center earlier this week. I thought,  hey, why not share them with my good blogging friends; so I am.

Peachy-Strawberry Bread

Serves 12


2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup 2% milk

1 egg

1 TBS butter, melted

1/4 tsp almond extract

1 large fresh peach or 4 ounces frozen unsweetened peach slices, peeled if fresh or thawed if frozen, diced

3 ounces fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed or frozen, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9x5x3 inch loaf pan

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda. Make a well in the center. Add the applesauce, milk, egg, butter and almond extract. Stir until the mixture is just combined. Fold in the peaches and strawberries. Pour into the loaf pan.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn the bread onto a cooling rack. Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Information

Calories 140

Total fat 2g

Cholesterol 19mg

Sodium 108mg

Carbohydrates 28g

Protein 3g


Parmesan-Crusted Chicken


Olive Oil cooking spray

1/2 cup fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt

1 1/2 cups whole wheat dry bread crumbs

2 TBS shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

2 TBS seasoning blend, grilling blend preferred

6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 4 ounces each


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Put the yogurt in a shallow bowl

In a separate shallow bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and seasoning blend. Set the bowls and a baking pan in a row, assembly line fashion.

Dip each piece of chicken in the yogurt, then roll the chicken in the bread crumb mixture and place it in the baking pan.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center.

Nutritional Information

Calories 250

Total fat 3.5g

Cholesterol 67mg

Sodium 315mg

Carbohydrates 21g

Protein 32g


Tropical Fruit Dippers

Serves 4 – 1/2 cup fruit and 2 TBS fruit dip per serving

Feel free to substitute your favorite seasonal fruits for the pineapple and mango dippers.


In a small microwaveable bowl, heat the fruit spread on 100% power, high, for 20 seconds, or until slightly melted

Add the yogurt, vanilla, and cinnamon, stirring briskly until smooth. Serve with the pineapple and mango for dipping or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days before serving.



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