Seven Outta Thirty-Eight

Slowly but surely, I am making my way through my “must make by the end of 2013” recipe list.

Seven down. Thirty one to go.

Everything I’ve created thus far has been a wnner- which I am quite pleased about. Over the past weekend, I tried out a healthy snack, dinner, and dessert.

SnackNo-Bake Carrot Cake Granola BitesP1020832

I’ve been using these as pre-workout fuel and have been loving them! Each one is around 100 calories- has almost 2g of fiber and almost 2.5g of protein (so double or triple that to give you a good snack and you’ve got yourself some solid stats right there!) Oats, pecans, raisins, almond butter, and carrots? YUM. If I make these again- I think I would also add shredded coconut.

Dinner: Creamy Butternut, Blue Cheese, and Walnut PastaP1020828P1020829

I halfed this recipe to serve Will and I- added a whole bag of shredded/shaved brussel sprouts- and also added about 8 oz of chicken. I used brown rice pasta. The bleu cheese flavor ends up being quite powerful- so if you’re not a fan of that taste- I would recommend using a more mild goat cheese or parmesan cheese. This was Will and I’s cozy dinner in on Sunday night (while watching the end of the Patriots game- which was EPIC). It was exactly what I wanted after spending most of the day running around in the rainy/cold weather. 

DessertPeanut Butter Avocado CookiesP1020826P1020825

Avocado?! In cookies?! Sounds weird- but you can’t taste it and the avocado almost acts like butter in this recipe. These cookies are loaded with healthy fats and dark chocolate. So yes, they’re pretty great. I sent Will up to Boston yesterday with a few and I got a text later saying: “your cookies were a game changer this afternoon.” Success. Besides enjoying them on their own, yesterday I crumbled one over a bowl of greek yogurt and mashed/heated up fresh cranberries… it was delicious.P1020833

Oh because guess what I found at Whole Foods yesterday?! FRESH CRANBERRIES.P1020834

I went in there for one thing and left with these because MAN I’ve been on the HUNT for fresh cranberries for too long. They are now mine and going in everything. But mainly yogurt and oatmeal. I’ve had them for less than 24-hours and I’ve already made small batches of sauce in the microwave with them twice. I just like cranberries a lot, guys.CranberriesBlog

Keep it wicked healthy xoxo

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5 thoughts on “Seven Outta Thirty-Eight

  1. Love this picture of you in the Cranberries! It just makes me smile and feel really happy when I look at it. See you soon!

  2. Pingback: Re-Discovering Lentils | Wicked Healthy Washingtonian

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