A Savory Spread

Most of us are not going to always eat whole-grains, so for that occasion when we wish to veer off the perfectly straight-and-narrow, here’s a tasty, low-cal treat to use for making garlic bread:

GARLIC-PARMESAN SPREAD

*1 cup vegetable oil spread (many call it “tub margarine”)
*1/4 tsp. garlic powder
*1 tsp. Italian seasoning (dried spice)
* 4 tsp. grated parmesan cheese

Mix well, and spread on slices of french bread. Place slices on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until bread is getting crusty and brown around the edges (about 10 minutes). If you aren’t too heavy-handed with the spread, a one-ounce slice of bread with spread will be around 100 calories. Compare that to the store-bought kind slathered in fat:)

A tub of this makes a nice hostess gift as well. It will keep for a good while in the fridge.

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