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Oven-Baked Apples

Nutritious4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

4 large McIntosh or golden delicious apples, cored

3 Tbsp. firmly packed light brown sugar

1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp. dried cranberries

1 Tbsp. finely chopped pecans

4 tsp. Promise Buttery Spread

2/3 c. water

Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel top third of apples. In 8-inch baking dish, arrange apples peeled-side up; set aside.

In small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, cranberries, pecans and cinnamon; evenly spoon into center of apples, then evenly top each with spread. Pour water around apples. Bake uncovered, basting occasionally, 1 hour or until tender.

Nutrition Information per serving: Calories 200, Calories From Fat 40, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 4.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 35mg, Total Carbohydrate 43g, Sugars 34g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 16%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%

Fettuccine With Turkey Bolognese Sauce

pasta6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

1 tsp. Bertolli Olive Oil

2 carrots, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 rib celery, chopped

1 to 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey

1/4 c. dry red wine or chicken broth

1 jar (1 pound 10 ounces) Ragu Old World Style Pasta Sauce

2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

1 box (16 ounces) fettuccine, cooked and drained

In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and cook carrots, onion and celery, stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until tender.

Add turkey and cook, breaking up with spoon, until turkey is thoroughly cooked. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 3 minutes. Stir in pasta sauce and parsley.

Simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Season, if desired, with salt and pepper. Serve over hot fettuccine.

Nutrition Information per serving: Calories 490, Calories From Fat 50, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 6g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 680mg, Total Carbohydrate 70g, Sugars 11g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Protein 41g, Vitamin A 80%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 6%, Iron 25%

Mandarin Chicken Salad

4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

1/2 c. Wish-Bone Ranch Dressing

1/4 c. orange marmalade

1-1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and sliced (about 3 c.)

1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 c.)

1 package (10 to 12 ounces) mixed salad greens (about 4 c.)

1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

1/2 c. seasoned croutons

In large bowl, blend dressing and marmalade.

Add chicken, red onion and salad greens; toss to coat. Gently fold in oranges and croutons.

Nutrition Information per serving: Calories 400, Calories From Fat 140, Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 15g, Cholesterol 90mg, Sodium 430mg, Total Carbohydrate 30g, Sugars 21g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 36g, Vitamin A 60%, Vitamin C 70%, Calcium 10%, Iron 15%

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Unilever and Family Features.

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