Healthy Snickerdoodles

April 18, 2013

Since she’s too cute and I wouldn’t want to steal her thunder, I will simply link to the location that I found this recipe.

Without further ado..

Healthy Snickerdoodles (Vegan/Gluten Free/Grain Free/Sugar Free/Low Carb/Paleo)

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Healthy Pecan Balls

April 18, 2013

My mother-in-law makes these awesome Pecan Balls that I just cannot get enough of… so I have altered the recipe a little so that it is healthier by far!!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. Coconut oil
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar (your own optional substitute)
  • 1/4 tsp real vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 – 1, 1/2 c. whole grain flour
  • 3/4 pecans, chopped finely

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream the oil with the sugar and flavorings.
  3. Gradually add in the flour, then nuts.
  4. Roll into 1/3 to 1/2 inch balls.
  5. Bake on cookie sheet for 20 min.
  6. Roll in powdered sugar or optional substitute while still warm.

Low-Fat Lemon Bars

March 26, 2013

Courtesy of Fitness Magazine!

Slim Lemon Squares

Makes: 16 servings

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons 2/3 cup granulated sugar plus 3 tablespoons 1/2 stick cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 egg 1 egg white 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon water 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Directions 1. Coat an 8-x-8-x-2-inch baking pan with nonstick spray; set pan aside. 2. In a small mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup flour and 3 tablespoons sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Pat mixture onto the bottom of prepared pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, in the same bowl, combine egg and egg white. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Add remaining sugar and  flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon water, and baking powder. Beat on medium 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour mixture over baked layer in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until edges are light brown and center is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack. 4. Sift powdered sugar over top. Cut into 16 bars. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition facts per serving (1 bar): 100 calories, 1g protein, 17g carbohydrate, 3g fat (2g saturated), 0g fiber

Healthy Cookies

March 25, 2013

A recipe I got from Skinny Taste!

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup of uncooked quick oats*
  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray or use a Silpat.

Combine the mashed bananas and oats in a bowl. Fold in the walnuts and place a tablespoon of each on the cookie sheet.

Bake 15 minutes. Makes 16 cookies.

Protein Balls

March 16, 2013

This looks SOO GOOD!! Thank you Carrie Mcqueen!

4 cups Rolled Oats
3 scoops Chocolate Shakeology (Yes I’m partial to Shakeology. You can use any Chocolate Protein powder, but there is no comparison to Shakeology. Also research the alternative protein powder and see if it’s on the hit list for those main brand name protein powders that contain an alarming amount of heavy metals and other junk.
1 scoop Vanilla Vegan Protein (Sun Warrior is a brand you can trust, next to Shakeology).
4 tbsp Organic Peanut Butter
4 tbsp Raw Organic Honey
Directions:

Just mix the protein powders, Shakeology and rolled oats first. Add the water, PB, honey and the mixing will get harder but keep at it. I do like bits of PB to be staggered around, so don’t feel it has to be a perfect mix. But I’m weird that way. Now take an ice cream scooper and stuff it with the mix, and drop on wax paper. Place and store in the refrigerator for a few hours and they should firm up nicely.

Now you have a great protein treat that is easy to take anywhere and won’t get messy. Best yet, you control the ingredients and these non baked versions will beat the pants off anything you can buy off the shelf.

Nutritional Info:

I was able to make 21 balls from this batch. So the breakdown is:

126 calories
7 g Protein
4 g sugar
17 g carbs
3 g fat

I just use shakeology for both protein powders