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Dad's Beer Battered Chicken Chunks

These are really, really bad for you fat-wise, but using Canola oil and draining as much as possible makes them slightly better as a VERY occasional treat.

***ALL MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE APPPROXIMATE, AS MY DAD IS AN OLD FASHIONED "FLY BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS" COOK AND THIS WAS THE BEST HE COULD GIVE ME.***

Crispy Baked Chicken

This recipe is a great way to take advantage of supermarket specials on chicken. Seasoned dried breadcrumbs provide a pleasantly crusty coating.

From the "Quick & Easy Meals and Menus - Diabetes Self-Management Book"

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I suspect that the nutritional information that shows up here is grossly incorrect. This cookbooks is for diabetics, and the following nutritional information is given:

Serving Size: 2 pieces of chicken
Calories: 207
Carbohydrate: 9g
Protein: 30g
Fat: 5g
Saturated fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 83mg
Dietary fiber: .2g
Sodium: 858mg

Cocoa Filled Angel Food Cake

You can make this even healthier by making the angel food cake by hand without fat or sugar. Also, experiment with using another sweetener than confectioner's sugar -- that's a tough one. Either way, this is a light, delicious desert.

Stir-Fried Chicken and Mushrooms (Moo Goo Gai Pan)

The secret of this simple Chinese dish is in the thin slicing of the chicken. When cutting the boned chicken breasts, be sure to slice on the diagonal, too, as directed in the recipe, to keep the chicken tender and delicate.

Cut the vegetables first, while the chicken is soaking up the delicious marinade; when spooning them into the skillet, leave any remaining oil right in the pan, where it will help flavor the stir-fried chicken. The other reason to cook the vegetables first, then the chicken: the cornstarch in the chicken's marinade tends to stick to the pan and would stick to the vegetables if the chicken was cooked first.

Last minute, literally: return the vegetables to the skillet, mix with the lightly browned chicken and heat it through -- it will take no more than 2 minutes, then dinner's ready!

(This comes from an unidentified magazine clipping, soaked in oil, that's been in my mother's recipe book for as long as I can remember. I have no idea of the origin, but it's one of our family favorites!)

Sugar Free Lowfat Buttermilk Pancakes

My dad's version of a recipe he got from some magazine insert when I was a child.

Mom's Sugar Free Cereal Snack

Whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and peanut butter give it its hearty flavor and texture. After combining all the ingredients to make a soft dough, you roll out the dough as thin as possible and bake it until it's crisp and brown. Then after it has cooled, you break it into pieces with a rolling pin and it's ready to eat--either as a cereal or a snack. Store it in an airtight container to keep it crisp.


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Mom's Pulla (Coffee Bread)

Yummy rich, sweet bread perfect for the holidays.

Apple Sweet Potato Casserole

Yummy vegetarian dish that I picked up on the internet years ago. It's deserty, but a wonderful side dish for the holidays as well!



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