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Having my Kugel and Eating it Too

CinnamonRaisinNoodleKugel.jpgWell, Yom Kippur has come and gone and while I was feeling quite hungry most of the day, I figured it could help with my weight loss efforts. You see, I'm down more than 5 pounds with 10 more to go and I'm determined this time around to lose weight for good! I even made another low calorie "break the fast" recipe. One of my favorite dishes that my mom makes every year is the noodle pudding that's been passed down to my family from generation to generation.

So even though noodle pudding (aka Kugel) should be pretty high in calories, I managed to figure out a way to keep it low cal with my handy dandy splenda sugar substitute. So how did I make my fantabulous dish? Well, take a look and then start cooking!

Grandma Dora's Low Calorie Noodle Pudding:

1 Package egg noodles
2 eggs (or egg beaters)
1/2 cup of splenda
1 cup of raisins

Boil egg noodles
Drain and return to pot.
Add eggs, splenda and raisins to egg noodles
Spray pam in a frying pan (or use vegetable oil)
Pour noodle mixture into frying pan
Make sure the pan is the size of a dinner plate (not bigger)
Keep on medium flame and watch the bottom of the pan - once the noodles become crispy, put a dinner plate on top of the pan and flip it over. Then place the uncooked noodles on the bottom of the pan.
Cook 10 minutes or until golden brown on the other side.
Voila, you have Grandma Dora's famous noodle pudding (with Splenda)

Now if you're me, you have to improvise because otherwise, you won't be able to flip the noodles. Instead, I started out by putting the mixture in a pan and then put it in a casserole dish, pre-heated the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and baked for 25 minutes. The dish still came out crispy and I received the ultimate compliment from my mother-in-law..."It's just as good as your moms' noodle pudding."

Woo hoo. So I did it. And it's low in calories! More tasty dishes to come. In the meantime, I'm bringing my kugel with me to lunch tomorrow. Nothing like a little noodle pudding to put a little spring in your step.

Posted in: *Recipes, Daily Shout Out on 09/28/2009


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