March is the month to celebrate the college student’s patron saint – St. Patrick. Most of use wait all year to get to the 17th, and, when it arrives it’s like Christmas (Christmas with booze instead of presents). It’s a known fact that alcohol, in any quantity, is not exactly nutritious, especially when you spend all day drinking with breaks only for pizza. In a nod to the Emerald Isle across the pond (and to your liver), top off your morning with these Caraway Scones. The low calorie count is always important, and the carbohydrates and protein content will serve you well for the rest of your morning and well into the night. Be safe, be healthy and enjoy! Cheers!
Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light magazine.

Caraway Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons stick margarine, chilled and cut into small pieces
2/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine the first five ingredients, and cut in margarine with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine milk and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist (dough will be sticky).
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead four or five times. Pat dough into an eight-inch circle on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cut dough into 12 wedges, cutting into, but not through, dough. Bake scones at 400° for 15 minutes. Serve scones warm.

12 servings

Nutritional Information
Calories 120(27 percent from fat)
Fat 3.6g (sat 0.8g, mono 1.5g, poly 1.1g)
Protein 3.2g
Cholesterol 19mg
Calcium 69mg
Sodium 144mg
Fiber 0.6g
Iron 1.2mg
Carbohydrate 18.5g

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