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Eggplant Chips

Sliced eggplant baked with parmesan cheese and herbs makes this treat addictive.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Serves: 3 servings
Energy: 123 calories per serving

– ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
– 1 tsp leaves Italian seasoning
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp olive oil
– 1 unpeeled eggplant, thinly sliced

1) Pre-heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2) Pour olive oil on cookie sheet and sprinkle with the garlic powder. Swoosh the cookie sheet around the to mix and coat the sheet well.
3) Slice egglplant into out ¼” or 1/8” thick rounds, depending on your taste and kitchen tools.
4) Place eggplant slices on cookie sheet. Rub each slice into the olive oil and garlic powder coated cookie sheet, then turn each slice over and rub around to coat the other side.
5) Sprinkle lightly with half of the Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Turn over gently and sprinkle remaining Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese on the other side of the rounds.
6) Bake for aboujt 10 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness, on each side. (Turn over when browned on the bottom).

Note: this is a recipe you really need to watch cooking to see how well it is browning. They are done when they look caramelized on each side.

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Apple Jubilee

A sweet, crunch dessert delight.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Serves: 6 servings
Energy: 74 calories per serving

– 1 cup granny smith apples, cubed
– 6 oz nonfat vanilla yoghurt
– 3 cups McIntosh apples, cubed
– 1 cup seedless grapes, halved

1) Wash, core and cube apples, leaving peel on. Add to a large mixing bowl.
2) Wash and slice grapes in halves. Add to apples.
3) Pour yoghurt over fruit and mix.
4) Refrigerate covered for 20 minutes.
5) Divide into individual 1 cup ramekins and serve.

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Banana, Date and Oat Cookies

With rolled oats, dates and banana, these are delicious and healthy cookies.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Serves: 34 serving
Energy: 41 calories per serving

– ¼ cup chopped dates
– 1 cup dry rolled oats
– 1/3 cup vegetable oil
– 1 tbsp vanilla extract
– 3 small bananas

1) Pre-heat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2) In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
3) Stir in oats, dates, olive oil and vanilla extract. Mix well, and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
4) Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
5) Bake for 20 minutes in the pre-heated oven until lightly brown.