Saturday, June 30, 2012

Berry Milk

I wanted a small snack to tide me over before a party, and so I thought of this delicious recipe.

2 tablespoons of Fiber One Original Cereal
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Milk  (like the kinds by So Delicious)
3 Strawberries
1/8 a cup of Blueberries

In a mug, microwave the berries for 1 minute.  Then add the milk and cereal, stir well and enjoy!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Healthier Pizza

I just thought of this pizza the other day, when I didn't know what to male my dad for dinner. My mom ended up eating some of this, they both loved it! I think the tomato soup really gave it flavor.

2 egg roll wrappers
4 tablespoons of reduced sodium healthy choice tomato soup
4 tablespoons of shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 slice of low fat Swiss cheese (like the thin slice kind by sargento)
4 tablespoons of diced tomatoes with garlic
Optional: Turkey Pepperoni (unless your vegetarian, like me), any other pizza toppings

Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, and lay on the egg roll wrappers. On each wrapper,spread on 2 tablespoons of tomato soup, and 2 tablespoons of diced tomatoes with garlic . Then add 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese onto each.. Add any other toppings, and then rip off pieces of the Swiss cheese and divide evenly between the two pizzas. Bake in the oven until the egg roll wrappers are crisp, about 20 minutes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oatmeal Freeze Cookies

These are one of my absolute favorite things to eat ever! I make them before I go to bed and eat a few in the morning for breakfast!  They are pretty healthy too, because they are made with oatmeal and banana, and cocoa powder isn't that bad for you either.

1/2 a cup of quick oats
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder (I use Hersheys)
1 to 2 tablespoons of Truvia (you can also use Stevia or Splenda)
1/2 of a large frozen banana
1 tablespoon of your choice of milk (I use almond milk)
1 and 1/2 cups of water

-In a small pot, boil the water on the stove top, and then add the oats.  Once the oats get thick, turn off the burner and add the cocoa powder and Truvia.
-In a microwave safe bowl or mug (I usually use the mug) heat the banana and milk on high for 15 seconds, stir, then heat again on high for 15 seconds.  Add to the oats.  Mix very well.
-On wax paper, or paper plates (the waxy kind) drop oatmeal mixture by tablespoonful, keeping them far enough apart so they don't touch.  I usually can get about 16 blobs, so I end up using 2 or 3 plates.  Freeze for a few hours or over-night, then enjoy!

-Add 1-2 tablespoons of nuts (slivered almonds are my favorite in this)
-Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter (crunchy is my favorite, or coconut peanut butter...)
-Use 1/4 a cup of quick oats and 1.5 tablespoons of cream of wheat
-Use 1/4 a cup of quick oats and 1/4 a cup of oat bran
-Add 2-3 tablespoons of shredded unsweetened coconut
This recipe is so low calorie, you could eat it as oatmeal too. I calculated it to be 228 calories. Which is surprisingly good.  That would make it 14.25 calories per cookie! A great snack if you ask me. (:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pumpkin Butter

Yay, my first recipe!
Warning: this is crazy addictive! It's like pumpkin pie you can eat 24/7!

pictures will come tomorrow.

1 can of pumpkin puree
3/4 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
dash of cinnamon
1/3 cup of truvia or splenda

blend all the ingredients in a food proccesor for 2-3 minutes, and then enjoy!