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St. John's- Pumpkin Bars- November 15, 2011

This time, Ruth West, a Dietetic Technician with St. John's, makes an alternative to pumpkin pie.  We've also included the recipe for Italian Chicken Noodle Soup, in which you can substitute leftover turkey for chicken.
Pumpkin Bars

1 box dry white cake mix
1 can pumpkin
1/2 cup water
1 cup cinnamon chips

Mix cake mix, pumpkin and water together in a bowl.  Stir in cinnamon chips.  Pour mix into a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

1 bar equals:

93 calories
17 g. carbohydrate
2.4 g. total fat
1 g protein


Italian Chicken Noodle Soup

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
2 can (14 oz. each) chicken broth
2 cups water
3 medium carrots, sliced
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 1/2 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic-pepper blend
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.  Add chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until no longer pink in center.  Stir in onion.  Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender
Stir in broth, water and carrots.  Heat to boiling.  Cook 5 minutes over medium heat.
Stir in broccoli, noodles, basil and garlic-pepper blend.  Heat to boiling.  Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables and noodles are tender.  Top each serving with cheese.

Calories 170
Total Fat  6 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium  730 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Protein  15 g
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