2400 Calorie Diet: How Many Servings of
For the 2400 Calorie Diet, the Vegetable Group daily serving recommendation equals 3 cups which is the same recommended amount for the 2200 kcal plan.
½ cup of cooked cabbage
1 small baked potato, plain
½ cup of cooked cauliflower
Let's get busy in the kitchen making some healthy vegetable based recipes, shall we? They can make any recipe healthier and can work with any food group. They even make some tasty desserts, like the following which we created in the Diet Bites kitchen.
1 cup of shredded zucchini with the peeling left on;
1 ½ cups of bread flour; all purpose will also work great;
Rising Agents: ½ Teaspoon of baking soda, ¼ Teaspoon of baking powder;
Spices, Flavorings: Dash of ground nutmeg and only a dash, 1 Teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ¼ Teaspoon of salt, 1 Teaspoon of fresh lemon juice plus ¼ Teaspoon of the lemon peel.
Fats: ¼ Cup of cooking oil such as canola plus ¼ cup of chopped English walnuts or pecans.
1 Large Egg, slightly beaten
To Prepare: Combine the dry ingredients and in another bowl, combine the wet. Add the dry to the wet then stir in the shredded zucchini. Pour into a square 8 X 8 inch pan - such as a brownie pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes - or until the bread is done in the center of the pan. It will continue to cook just a bit more after the bread is removed from the hot oven, so take care not to leave it in for too long or you'll have a dry bread as the result.
This recipe is simply fun! It takes only a few minutes to pull together and makes use of fresh corn on the cob kernels. To start, shuck two small ears or one large ear of corn. Then mix together the following ingredients in this list. As a note, this is a sweet cornbread so if you prefer a richer corn flavor, omit the recommended amount of granulated sugar.
1 large or two small ears of fresh corn
1 cup of white all-purpose self rising flour
1 cup of any variety of cornmeal (blue, yellow, white)
4 Tablespoons of granulated sugar (you can opt for Splenda if you wish)
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup of skim or low fat milk
¼ Cup of melted reduced fat margarine
Add all of the ingredients together in a bowl, combining the dry with the wet. Add the fresh corn. If you like a kick, you can add a few slices of jalapeno pepper.
Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Goes well with a pot of brown beans.
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