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Healthy Family-Friendly Meals

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Ingredients

1/2 pound Smart Balance margarine, or butter, softened
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar substitute
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar substitute
3 cups quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well.
Stir in oats and chocolate chips; mix well.
Press into ungreased square pan and loaf pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Cool, cut into bars. Freezes well

To make cookies: Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool a minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack. Makes about four dozen.

Mashed Potatoes a La Cauliflower

Ingredients

1 large cauliflower, cut up
2 tablespoon Smart Balance margarine
1/4 cup low fat cheese (optional)
salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste

Instructions

Cook cauliflower until it is extremely soft and mushy. Remove from pot, drain well. Mash with margarine, cheese, if adding, salt, pepper and garlic. A great mashed potato substitute! Serves 4.

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