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Rustic Croutons


From EatingWell:  September/October 2009

Good-quality artisan bread makes the best croutons. If you have a loaf of bread getting stale, make up a batch for tonight’s salad.

About 2 cups | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Tear bread into 1/2- to 1-inch irregular pieces. Place on a large baking sheet and toss with oil. Season with pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes.


Per 1/2-cup serving : 98 Calories; 4 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 11 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 127 mg Sodium; 67 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat

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