Monday, December 12, 2011

Healthy Cookies? Here's how!

What a nicely written article with great tips to lighten up cookie recipes. I already do all of these things and they help without sacrificing flavor!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Food Safety

This is a cool site I found that talks about Food Safety during the holidays. Alot of the tips can and should be applied all year long.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Apple Streusel

This is a Weight Watchers recipe, not mine, but I had to share! My wicked sweet tooth only lets me hold back for so long!

Baked Apple Cobbler
Photo & recipe are from a great
blog with all Weight Watchers style recipes!

Weight Watchers Apple Streusel Recipe

- 4 medium apples
- 1/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
- 1  tbsp coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Stir together apples, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice; pour into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
Cut flour, oatmeal, remaining brown sugar and coconut oil together with a pastry blender or fork in a medium bowl; sprinkle over apple mixture.
Bake until apples are tender and top is browned, about 45 minutes.
Serving size = 1/2 cup
Each serving = 3 Weight Watchers Points

Well this looks delish!!! What a perfect holiday dessert that does not pack a calorie punch. I'd use whole wheat flour instead of white, but its so little flour white still works.

Diabetics can utilize a brown sugar/sweetener blend like Splenda's here.

Check back soon for more recipes!

Have a delicious day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sauteed Cranberry Kale over Quinoa

This recipe was suggested to me verbally by a co-worker. I am not sure if it turned out just as she explained but I really enjoyed it anyway!

Ingredients4 stems of kale
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup craisins
3/4 cup cole slaw mix
3 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup quinoa
black pepper to taste
onion powder to taste

Cut the kale leaves from the stems and roughly chop leaves. Discard stems or save for vegetable stock by freezing in a ziploc bag.

Drizzle approximately 1 tbsp of olive oil onto a frying pan. Heat pan on medium heat.

Add garlic clove and allow to marinate oil.

Add kale leaves and gently stir in oil & garlic.

Add cole slaw mix & stir.

Add craisin, pepper and onion powder and let vegetables cook for 10-15 minutes. The kale will brighten in color and you may see some browning of leaves.

Add additional oil as necessary if the mix begins to dry out.

Prepare quinoa plain or with vegetable stock for added flavor.