3200 Calorie Diet: How Many Servings of Grain
Do You Need Each Day?

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For the 3200 Calorie Diet, the daily recommendation equals ten ounces of grain per day. In fact, once the 2800 kcals per day has been reached, the serving for grains going forward remains at ten ounces.

When using the Food Pyramid, the daily recommendation works out to 6-11 servings per day. A few examples of a serving size are:

1 flour tortilla; let's add some lean chopped chicken, a mix of hearty vegetables - and we'll have a meal as well as servings from the protein and vegetable groups.

1 small wedge of cornbread prepared with whole grain cornmeal; add a side of 1/2 cup of beans and you'll be adding a protein group serving to your meal.

1/2 cup of cooked pasta; if that pasta arrives at our table in the form of ravioli - this also constitutes a serving.

The other ingredients which assist in making up the ravioli recipe count towards other food groups.

Most ravioli contains meat, tomato sauce and cheese so we would have a protein and dairy amounts that could added to meet our requirements in these groups .The tomato is a fruit, botanically speaking - so the values would count towards the fruit group.

Let's get into the Diet Bites kitchen and see what low fat goodies are cooking that can accompany your weight loss plan, shall we?

Cranberry Scones, Low Calorie Recipe

Let's note that you can use any variety of dried fruit of your choice; if you enjoy raisins - then use the golden or dark. Any dried fruit - from dates to prunes will work well in this scone recipe.

Cranberry Scones Recipe Ingredients

1 cup of bread flour or you can use all-purpose white flour
3 Tablespoons of light brown sugar
1 heaping teaspoon of baking powder
4 Tablespoons of melted reduced fat margarine
1 large egg - both white and the yolk, slightly beaten
1/4 cup of reduced fat milk plus 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/3 cup of dried cranberries plus 1 Tablespoon of chopped pecans

How to Prepare Cranberry Scones Recipe

Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar in a bowl. Next, combine the melted margarine, the beaten egg, milk, and vanilla. Incorporate well, then fold in the dried cranberries and the pecans.

Shape the dough and cut into triangles; this recipe makes about 1 dozen scones.

Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven until they are light golden brown in color - about 10 to 15 minutes.

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