Favorite Holiday Brand-Name Recipes Made Over
From green bean casserole to pumpkin pie, the 'Recipe Doctor' tackles popular brand-name recipes.
Lightened Borden/Eagle Brand Magic Bars
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (low-fat or regular)
1/4 cup whipped butter, melted (or substitute reduced-fat
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1 tablespoon fat-free half-and-half (or substitute low-fat milk)
14-ounce can Eagle Brand Fat Free Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup butterscotch-flavored chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts and pecans work well)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or 325 degrees if using a glass baking dish).
Line a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with foil and coat the foil with canola cooking
- In medium bowl, combine melted butter with fat-free sour cream and fat-free
half-and-half. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs and press the mixture firmly
on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over the crumb mixture. Sprinkle
butterscotch chips, semisweet chips, coconut, and chopped nuts evenly over the
top of the sweetened condensed milk; press down firmly with a fork.
- Bake 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cool (chill if desired),
then lift out the foil and cut into bars or triangles. Store bars covered at
room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Yield: Makes about 30 bars
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 portion medium
Nutrition Information: Per serving: 185 calories, 4 g protein, 24 g
carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 1.2 g fiber, 68
mg sodium. Calories from fat: 39%.
Lightened Campbell’s Green Bean Casserole
For a bigger crowd, double the recipe and use a 2 quart casserole dish or a
9 x 13-inch baking dish. To cut down on the calories and fat from the
French-fried onions, we're skipping the fried onions that are normally added to
the top of the casserole toward the end of cooking.
16- to 20-ounce bag frozen green beans
10 3/4-ounce can Healthy Request condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half (or substitute low-fat milk)
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
Dash of freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup French’s French Fried Onions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly cook frozen beans according to package
instructions; drain well.
- In a 1-quart casserole dish or 9-inch square baking dish, combine condensed
soup, sour cream, half-and-half, soy sauce, black pepper, green beans and 2/3
cup of French fried onions.
- Bake until bubbly (25- 30 minutes) and serve.
Yield: Makes 6 servings
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1/2 cup "vegetables
with 1 tablespoon fat maximum"
Nutrition Information: Per serving: 107 calories, 3 g protein, 14 g
carbohydrate, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 2.3 g fiber, 292 mg
sodium. Calories from fat: 34%.