Elvis Presley's Favorite Foods, Healthy Makeovers
Article by Diet Bites
Diet Meals Fit for a King
No doubt, Elvis was - and will always be a superstar. His beautiful voice, good looks, and passion for southern cooking created the magic that made Elvis, the king.
In celebration of his life, it seems appropriate that we recreate some of his cherished comfort foods so that they can fit into most anyone's diet.
Fried Peanut Butter & Banana SandwichIngredients for Fried Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich:
1 Tablespoon of crunchy or smooth peanut butter (about 95 calories)
2 slices of 55-calorie or less bread - wheat/white
1/2 small banana, mashed with a fork (about 40 calories)
Butter-flavored non-stick cooking spray
Spray bread slices on one side generously with cooking spray and 'pan-fry' until golden brown. While bread is browning, mix together peanut butter and banana. Spread onto bread while still warm to form sandwich.
Sprinkle sandwich with powdered sugar while bread is still warm. Add a dash of ground cinnamon to banana/peanut butter mixture. If more sweetness is desired, add a bit of no calorie sweetener or 1/2 teaspoon of honey.
Calories in Diet Makeover - Fried Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich - about 245 calories
Baked Apple & Sweet Potato Pudding Recipe
Ingredients for Baked Apple & Sweet Potato Pudding - Crust
2 whole graham crackers crushed into crumbs + 1 teaspoon of Parkay no calorie butter spray + 1 Tablespoon of Splenda
Press into the bottom of a microwave safe bowl.
Ingredients for Baked Apple & Sweet Potato Pudding - Filling
1/2 cup of cooked sweet potato slices (tip: pop into microwave for about 5 minutes; allow to cool before removing jacket)
Layer raw apple and cooked sweet potato over crust. Mix together brown sugar, spices, vanilla and water and pour over apple and sweet potato.
Ingredients for Baked Apple & Sweet Potato Pudding - Topping
1 teaspoon of uncooked oats
Sprinkle over filling. Pop into the microwave for about 5 minutes - or until apples are tender. Remove and enjoy warm or cold.
Calories in Diet Makeover - Baked Apple & Sweet Potato Pudding - about 300 calories for entire recipe.
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