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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Low Calorie Garlic Toast on English Muffins

low calorie garlic breadFirst of all -- Congratulations to the winner of my Revolution Foods Giveaway (chosen randomly): CASaundraLeigh. CASaundraLeigh - please email me your address. And, if you didn't win, no worries, as I will be hosting my own exciting Yummy Diet Food giveaway early next week!

I *love* garlic toast, although the garlic toast that they serve at most Italian restaurants is generally high in calories and fat, and is usually overly greasy. In an effort to find a better option, I recently created a very simple and quick recipe to create delicious low calorie garlic bread at home in my own kitchen! The recipe is fantastic and it makes perfect garlic toast for dipping into tomato sauce when eating spaghetti with my favorite whole wheat pasta or wildwood noodles.

Recipe for Low Calorie Garlic Toast

Ingredients (makes one serving)
- 1 english muffin (Thomas makes one that is only 100 calories and 1 WW point)
- 1 tablespoon of promise spread (or your favorite healthy butter substitute -- thanks for the great ideas yesterday!)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 5 grams of fat free mozzarella cheese

(1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees
(2) While oven is preheating, carefully cut your english muffin in half, and lightly toast it in your toaster
(3) Take your english muffin out of toaster and place on baking sheet
(4) Distribute half of the promise spread on each side of the muffin (it will start to melt)
(5) Mince the garlic (by hand, garlic press, or via a food processor) and then distribute it equally across both sides of the english muffin
(6) Weigh out the right portion of fat free cheese on your food scale), and then shred it with a cheese shredder
(7) Distribute the shredded cheese across both sides of the english muffin
(8) Place the baking sheet into the oven for 5-7 minutes (depending on how brown/crispy you want it)
(9) Carefully remove it from the oven and enjoy!

This whole recipe comes out to approximately 150 calories, and 2-3 weight watchers points. The calories/points will vary of course based on what english muffin or butter substitute you use.



Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I loveeeee garlic bread/toast! Thanks for sharing the healthy version of it!:)

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, uh huh...I'm all over this one! You just made my day, especially because the Greedy kids will like it too! Gracias!

And I neglected to tell you how much I love this blog. Go Juliet!

lauren said...

mmm - is it lunchtime yet?! this made my mouth water. love english muffins.

Pearl said...

hi! i found your blog through coco's (balance, joy and delicias) and was hoping that i may be able to add you to my blogroll. i love how you recommend such great products :D thank you!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Yummy! I've been using the Brummel and Brown spread to make garlic bread for my husband and mine is very similar to yours. So delicious and, you're right, far less greasy and fat filled. Nice!

Caitlin said...

Yum! This looks incredible! Garlic with anything is amazing in my book:)

The Blonde Duck said...

This is brilliant! I love garlic bread but hate the fat! Now I can have my bread and eat it too! :)

Mimi said...

Genius! I'm out of English muffins, but I DO have some mini pitas...hmmm...my foodie sense is tingling!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Hey Juliet! Did you get my email with my address? If you could lemme know that'd be super--thanks=)

Anonymous said...

Mmmm everyone loves garlic toast! So so so good.

Pearl said...

btw - my dad absolutely LOVES garlic toast so i think this will be a good thing to make for him :)

Anonymous said...

i make a similar version of this but i just put garlic salt on a english muffin - throw it in the microwave for 20 seconds..super quick!

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