Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Craving a chocolate chip cookie; but don’t want to sabotage your healthy eating plan?  Try this healthy cookie!!  It super simple to make and it’s also gluten free!  Just make sure you use gluten-free oats.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups dry old fashioned oatmeal

Directions:

In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add applesauce, milk, cinnamon and vanilla; mix with spoon. Stir in oats until well blended. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Spray cookie sheet and drop by 1 tsp and bake @ 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Cool on cookie rack. Makes 20 cookies.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Servings Per Container: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 53
Total Fat 1.1g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 0.1mg
Sodium 1.5mg
Calcium 4.7
Potassium 58mg
Phosphorus 6.4mg
Total Carb 10.3g
Dietary Fiber 1.3g
Sugars 3.4g
Protein 1.4g

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Weight Watchers 3 Ingredient Pineapple Cake

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I stumbled across this Weight Watcher recipe a few years ago and it is fantastic.  It takes about one whole minute to whip together and it is low calorie and no fat!!

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

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  • 1- Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1- 20 oz. Can Crushed Pineapple in juice
  • 1- Fat Free Cool Whip

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven  350 degrees F.  Mix package of Angel Food Cake Mix and one 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple.  Pour into an ungreased 9″x13″ pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.   Let Cool.  Spread Cool Whip on top.  Makes 16 servings!

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NUTRITION INFO:

  • 120 Calories
  • 28 g Carbohydrate
  • 2 g Protein
  • 0 Fat
  • 130 mg Sodium

 

Fat Free Yogurt Cake

I came across this recipe for yogurt cake on pinterest.  I made a few ingredient swaps to reduce the calories and fat.  I am absolutely amazed how moist and delicious it is.  Let’s not forget, it is really easy and quick to make!

yogurtcake WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1-1/2 cups nonfat yogurt
  • 3/4 cup egg beater
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, beat on low speed egg, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla about 30 seconds. Add flour and baking powder and beat another 1-2 minutes. Pour into a round cake pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. Let cool. Sprinkle with powder sugar. Makes 8 servings.

NUTRITION INFO:

  • 224 calories
  • 0 fat
  • 48 g carbohydrate
  • 8 g protein
  • 240 mg sodium

 

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie

Healthy and only 4 ingredients.  Also, gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats and vegan if you use raisins in place of chips.  You may substitute any dried fruit, such as, dried cranberries or dates.  Either way, they are delicious!

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 Cup Pumpkin
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • Dash of Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins (Optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.  Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.  Spoon mixture onto cookie sheet and press down. Bake for 15 minutes.  Let cool.  Makes 15 cookies.

NUTRITION INFO:

Serving Size = 1 Cookie (without raisins)

  • 40 Calories
  • 1 g Fat
  • 0 Cholesterol
  • 0 Sodium
  • 7 g Carbohydrate
  • 1 g Fiber
  • 2 g Sugar
  • 1 g Protein

Pumpkin Spice Muffin

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It’s hard to believe that November is flying by and Thanksgiving is only 3 days away.  I have to admit that I have been crazy busy.  I am always in need of quick and semi healthy recipes that won’t bust the calorie radar.  That’s where these pumpkin spice muffins come into play.  They are only 3 ingredients and quick to whip up.

WHAT YOU NEED:

1 Box Spice Cake Mix

1 Can (15 oz) Pumpkin

1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, beat all ingredients on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Pour into lined muffin pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Makes 24 muffins.

Only 85 calories per muffin!!

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Skinny Pumpkin Pie in a Cup

Wow! It tastes just like pumpkin pie and only 80 calories!  Therefore, the name skinny pumpkin pie in a cup.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 box sugar-free butterscotch instant pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup fat-free whipped topping

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, whisk the pudding mix and milk together until thickened.  Refrigerate for 5 minutes.  Stir in the pumpkin and spices.  Fold in the whipped topping.  Serve in a glass cup.  Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITION INFO:

80 Calories; 0 Fat; 16 gm Carbohydrate; 1 gm Fiber; 4 gm Protein

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup blueberries ( I used fresh)
  • 6 oz container light vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

In a larger mixing bowl, add the first 3 ingredients and stir.  Stir in blueberries.  Mix in the remaining ingredients until blended.  Pour into lined muffin pans.  Bake @ 350 degrees F. for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.  Makes 18 muffins.

NUTRITION INFO:

  • 82 Calories
  • 1 gm fat
  • 12 mg cholesterol
  • 14 mg sodium
  • 17 gm carbohydrate
  • 2 gm fiber
  • 3 gm protein