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Low-Fat Fruit & Chicken Pilaf
** 215 calories, 4g fat per serving

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 lb. ground chicken
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 cups water
1 (6 oz.) package quick-cooking long grain and wild rice mix
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a large skillet; add chicken and onions. Stir until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in water and seasoning packet from rice mix; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes or until rice is tender and mixture is hot. Makes 4 servings.
Note: Substitute cherry flavored dried cranberries for dried cherries if you prefer.

Tofu Parmigiana
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
5 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. dried oregano, divided
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 (12 oz.) package firm tofu
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese

In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon oregano, salt and black pepper.

Slice tofu into 1/4-inch thick slices, and place in a bowl of cold water. One at a time, press tofu slices into crumb mixture, turning to coat all sides.

Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook tofu slices until crisp on one side. Drizzle with a bit more olive oil, turn, and brown on the other side.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine tomato sauce, basil, garlic and remaining oregano. Place a thin layer of sauce in an 8-inch square baking pan. Arrange tofu slices in the pan and spoon remaining sauce over tofu. Top with shredded mozzarella and remaining Parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 4 servings.



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