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
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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

Red, White, and Blue Parfait

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Just in time for the summer holidays, cook-outs, and picnics.  The red, white, and blue parfait is super easy to make and extremely healthy.  The best it is only 3 ingredients.  Moreover, these parfaits look pretty and taste awesome!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Light vanilla yogurt
  • Strawberries, washed and cut
  • Blueberries

DIRECTIONS:

In plastic parfait glasses, layer strawberries and yogurt twice.  Then top with blueberries.  Again, layer strawberries, yogurt, strawberries, yogurt, and top with a layer of blueberries.  Enjoy!!

Quinoa Banana Muffins

These muffins are filled with healthy ingredients and very satisfying.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup quinoa, dry
  • 1-1/2 cup oats, dry
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup egg beater
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 medium bananas, smashed
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

Cook quinoa (boil with 1/2 cup water for 15 minutes).  Mix all ingredients, except the chocolate chips, well and let sit.  Meanwhile, line muffin tin or spray with Pam.  Stir the chips into batter.  Fill muffin cups.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Yields 12 muffins.

NUTRITION INFO: per muffin

120 Calories; 2.5 g fat; 3.5 g protein; 21 g cho; 4 g fiber; 27 mg sodium 

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Oatmeal Banana Muffins

Here’s another recipe I found on Pinterest from greenlitebites.com.  I made some minor adjustments; and, not only are these muffins extremely healthy, they’re  delicious.  They make for a great breakfast on the go or as a snack.  Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients except the chocolate chips with a large spoon until well blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Spoon batter into muffin cups, just about filled.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or firm to the touch.  Makes 15 muffins.

NUTRITION INFO:

82 calories, 1 gm fat, 15 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm fiber, 3 gm protein, 122 mg sodium

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Day 15 Healthy Holiday Habits

Eat high fiber snacks!  Fiber fills you up and reduces cravings.  My favorite high fiber snacks are from Fiber One.  I really like their 90 calorie options.

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