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Gold Strike Sandwich
1 tsp. margarine
1 english muffin
1 ounce slice of ham
1 slice tomato
1 ounce lite American cheese, sliced
Spread margarine on top half of English muffin and set aside. On remaining half, place ham slice and tomato. Top with cheese slice. Broil in oven 4 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned. Top with other half of muffin and serve.
1 serving = 2 starch + 2 meat + 1 fat exchange or 30 grams of carbohydrate
2 tsp. chili powder
3 cups air-popped pop corn
Sprinkle chili powder over hot popped corn. Mix well. Makes 1 serving.
1 serving = 1 starch exchange or 15 grams of carbohydrate
2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese, grated
3 cups air-popped pop corn
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over hot popped corn. Mix well. Makes 1 serving.
1 serving = 1 starch + 1 meat exchange or 15 grams of carbohydrate
3 cups Chex cereal, corn or rice flavor
1 cup thin pretzel sticks
1 cup chow mein noodles
1 cup cheerios
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. Makes 8 1-cup servings.
1 serving = 1 starch + 1 fruit + 1/2 meat + 1 fat exchange or 35 grams of carbohydrate
Peanut Butter Balls
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup raisins
4 graham cracker squares, broken into pieces
1 tsp. vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
Cream peanut butter with 2 Tbsp. of skim milk until well blended. Add remaining milk and all other ingredients. Mix well drop on aluminum foil or wax paper in balls about 1" in diameter. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 8 servings of 2 balls each.
1 serving = 1/2 starch + 1/2 meat exchange or 7 grams of carbohydrate
Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Snacks
4 ounce package (4 rolls) refrigerator crescent rolls
2 slices (1 ounce each) boiled ham, sliced thin
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1/3 cup (1.5 ounce) lite cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent dough and seal perforated seams. Place ham slices on dough. Spread with mustard and sprinkle with grated cheese. Starting with long side, roll tightly and seal at edges. Cut into 18 slices or 3/4" pieces. Place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 9 servings of 2 pinwheels each.
1 serving = 1/2 starch + 1/2 meat exchange or 8 grams of carbohydrate
9.5 ounce package flaky refrigerator biscuits
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 tsp. oregano
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup canned mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pat each biscuit into a 4" circle on greased baking sheet. Mix tomato paste and oregano; brush on biscuit rounds. Mix onions and mushrooms; sprinkle over tomato paste mixture. Top with shredded cheese. Bake 8 minutes or until crust is slightly browned. Makes 10 pizza rounds.
1 serving = 1 pizza = 1 starch + 1/2 meat exchange or 15 grams of carbohydrate
1/4 cup warm water
1 package dry yeast
1-1/3 cups warm water
1/3 cup brown sugar
5 cups flour
Heat oven to 475 degrees. In a large bowl mix 1/4 cup warm water and yeast until the yeast dissolves. Stir in additional 1-1/3 cups warm water and brown sugar. Slowly add flour to mixture, stirring occasionally. As dough stiffens knead remaining flour into dough. Knead until stretchy and smooth. Grease 2 cookie sheets very well. Sprinkle with kosher salt and set sheets aside. Pinch off a piece of pretzel dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll dough out to make a rope. Tie dough in a pretzel form. Fill a frying pan with water. For each cup of water in the pan, add 1 tsp. of baking soda. Water should be heated. Water should be heated to a hot temperature, not boiling. Lower each pretzel two at a time for 30 seconds into the hot water. Remove pretzel and place onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 8 minutes or until golden. Makes 30 small pretzels.
1 serving = 1 pretzel = 1 starch exchange or 16 grams of carbohydrate
3 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. instant sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
2/3 cup skim milk
1 cup peanut butter
22 graham cracker squares, 2" each
D-Zerta Whipped topping, made according to package directions (optional)
Mix chocolate pudding according to package directions using skim milk. Mix peanut butter with pudding. Drop 2 Tbsp. of pudding mixture onto 1 graham cracker square. If desired, place 1 Tbsp. D-Zerta topping on top of pudding mixture. Cover with second graham cracker square. Freeze until ready to serve. If wrapped securely, these will keep for several weeks in freezer. Makes 11 Smunchies.
1 serving = 1 Smunchie = 1 starch + 1 meat + 1 fat exchange or 14 grams of carbohydrate
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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