Smoothie & Oatmeal
Your little one will feel all grown up sipping this tasty tropical treat, which is teeming with antioxidants. "Some mothers think it tastes so good, they end up ordering one for themselves," says Reaux.
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup low-fat small curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 cup white grape juice
2 Tbs. coconut syrup (optional)
pineapple wedges and pitted fresh cherries for garnish
Step 1: Combine the first six ingredients in a blender and process on high about two to three minutes, until smooth. Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple wedge.
Each glass:168 calories, 8 g protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 4 mg cholesterol, 169 mg calcium, 1 g iron, 190 mg sodium.
Reaux got the idea for this low-fat recipe while trying to encourage his children to get involved in the kitchen. Their job: to design their own happy face, using fruit.
5 to 7 minutes
2 cups water
1/8 tsp. salt
2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup low-fat milk
12 raspberries or 18 blueberries
4 mini shredded wheat squares
1 tsp. powdered sugar
Step 1: In a medium saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Add oats and cook, stirring frequently, until they are smooth in consistency and texture. Stir in milk and cook for an additional four minutes.
Step 2: Spoon oatmeal into two bowls and make a happy face in each, using shredded wheat for the eyes and berries for the mouth. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Each serving: 175 calories, 7 g protein, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fat (1 g saturated), 5 g fiber, 2 mg cholesterol, 100 mg calcium, 2 g iron, 215 mg sodium.