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.
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.
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.
Dessert: Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies
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.
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.
Keep it wicked healthy xoxo