Cucumber Dip With Pita Crisps Recipe
3 (6 ot 7 inch) whole wheat pocket (p, ita) breads
3/4 cup lowfat plain yogurt
2 tbsp light sour cream
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cucumber, peeled and shredded (abou, t 2 cups)
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro (chinese par, sley or fresh
Info: from Pillsbury's Fast and Easy Magazine, July/August 1993
posted by Perry Lowell, RECIPE_CORNER, July 1993
Nutrition Information: 1/12 of recipe
Heat oven to 375 degrees (F). Split each pocket bread into 2 rounds.
Cut each round into eighths to make 48 triangles. Place rough side up
on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 6 to 8
minutes or until crisp. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, in small bowl combine all remaining ingredients and mix
well. Serve with pita crisps.
Makes 2 cups of dip.
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If you enjoy eating, but want to lose weight and also enhance your overall well-being, without doubt you ought to start a carefully calculated healthy dietary regime. In theory, this ought to take in 5 measures of grains and vegetables on a daily basis and also embrace the right blend of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Some reduced carbohydrate diet pointers:
* Replace sugar with splenda.
Many recipes that need sugar can be modified to make use of splenda instead. It is not exactly the same so you will need to do a bit of trial and error and it may not work for everything, but it gives pretty good results once you have it cracked.
* You can make delicious smoothies by using low carb yogurt.
I know, you can't really describe it as cooking, but if you love smoothies you can make perfectly acceptable alternatives by using low carb yogurt and your favorite fruit. Obviously, you will need to ensure you use fruit that is low in carbohydrates and the whole fruit as the fiber will help.
Foods containing carotenes
(includes cilantro, kale and tomato puree)
These amazing healthy superfoods are rich in the carotenoids believed by nutritionalists play a key part in minimising the risk of cancer, specifically those cancers involving the lungs. Many also help you lose weight, so should be a part of every diet system.
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