2800 Calorie Diet: How Many Servings of Grain
For the 2800 Calorie Diet, the daily recommendation equals ten ounces of grain per day. A serving of grain looks like any of the following healthy food choices:
1/2 cup of grits; add a fruit selection to your meal along with 1/2 cup of skim milk and an English muffin and you will have added servings from the following food groups: fruit, dairy - and yes, another serving of grain.
1 buckwheat pancake; rather than drowning this poor fellow in maple or corn syrup, why not try adding fresh sliced peaches, strawberries or blueberries to the top? You'll skip all those empty calories while diving straight into a healthy pool of nutritional values!
1 slice of whole grain potato bread. The lovely thing about bread is that it acts as a base - a foundation, just as the Grain Group does as it serves the base of the official American Food Pyramid.
We can build so many things using whole grain bread as our base - from a hearty sandwich to a healthier low fat bread pudding featuring fruit. Speaking of desserts, let's see what cooking in the Diet Bites most humble kitchen, shall we?
You can prepare this recipe with one hand tied behind your back - yes, it's that easy. Let's start with commercially packaged mixes, which make these recipes even quicker - even easier.
Prepare a Dutch chocolate mix as directed on the package using 1/2 the recommended amount of oil and replacing that amount with applesauce.
Bake in two square or the traditionally round cake pans and allow to cool completely. Next, using a sharp knife slice each layer so that you end up with four layer.
In a deep mixing bowl fold the following ingredients using gently strokes.
1 large container of reduced fat whipped topping
2 Tablespoons of mini-chocolate chip morsels
2 Tablespoons of chopped English Walnuts
1/2 Small Jar of Sweetened Cherries, fully drained
Place one layer of the cake on a serving plate. Add one-third of the topping mixture; add another layer then another third of the topping, and keep building until the filling is gone. Dust the top of the cake with a bit of powdered sugar.
You can prepare this version by making a vanilla, pineapple or banana cake and adding the following ingredients to the whipped topping:
Slices of ripe banana
2 Tablespoons of Heath bits
2 Tablespoons of chopped pecan
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