2 romaine lettuce leaves, cut into very thin strips
¼ cup drained bottled roasted red pepper strips
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 pitted black olives, sliced
1 Kirby cucumber, sliced
2 whole-wheat English muffins, split in half and toasted
½ cup hummus
Place the lettuce, red pepper strips, tomatoes, olives and cucumber slices in piles on a plate. Spread the English muffins with the hummus, then use the vegetables to make funny faces on them: lettuce or pepper strips can be hair; tomatoes or olives can be eyes; cucumber slices can be ears - use your imagination, adding any vegetables you like, and have fun!
Per serving (2 decorated English muffin halves): 279 calories; 9 g fat; 10 g fiber; 5 POINTS
Turkey and Rice "Mice"
2 slices whole-wheat bread
1 pound ground skinless turkey breast
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 small onion, grated
¼ cup ketchup
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsweetened apple juice
4 sliced pitted black olives
Carrot slices and strips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place the bread in a food processor and pulse to make the fine crumbs. Transfer the crumbs to a large bowl and add the turkey, rice, onion, ketchup and salt. Mix with your hands or a spin until well blended. Form the mixture into 8 small oval loaves and place the loaves in a 9 X 12-inch pan. Pour the apple juice into the pan. Bake until the mice are cooked through, about 45 minutes.
3. Remove the mice from the pan with a spatula. Press 2 olive slices into each for eyes and make ears and tail with carrot slices and strips.
Per serving (1 "mouse"): 142 calories; 1 g fat; 1 g fiber; 3 POINTS