Sunday, April 22, 2018

Frosted Oatmeal Cookies







     Sometimes...(and not very often)... all the planets and stars line up with exactness and things just work out.  Such was the case in my kitchen this morning.  These 19 Frosted Oatmeal Cookies are evidence that life is still good.  Each of these little darlings are only 28 calories, 3g net carbs, 1g protein and 1g fat.  Have 11 and make it a mini meal...then you will be having a perfect day too!

Ingredients for 19 Frosted Oatmeal Cookies~
1 cup Quick Cooking Oats (I purchased an off brand and the Oats were more meal and less flakes)
1/2 cup/4oz unsweetened Applesauce
3 Tablespoons Egg Whites
1/4 cup Brown Sugar Erythritol (sub with Swerve Granular Erythritol)
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Salt
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1 Tablespoon Butter, room temperature
1oz/2 Tablespoons reduced fat Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 scoop unflavored Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
1/4 cup Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
1-2 teaspoons 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
Dash Vanilla
Dash Butter Extract
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Sprinkles, for garnish, not included in macros

     Mix first set of ingredients til well combined, chill in fridge for one hour.  Using a Tablespoon, measure out dough, and add to Silpat lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix second set of ingredients til fully incorporated and smooth.  When cookies have cooled, add one teaspoon Frosting to each cookie, garnish with Sprinkles if desired (not included in macros).  Note: may have a little leftover Frosting.  Enjoy  :)

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies







     Can you think of two better friends than Peanut Butter and Oatmeal.  They just love being together...especially in the same bite!  With a few simple tricks, I turned these "besties" into reduced fat wonders.  Each of these 18 cookies are only 33 calories, 3g net carbs, 3g protein and .7g fat.  The real magic comes in your first bite, ...it may have barely any fat...but no one would ever know!  Yeah me!!!  ;)

Ingredients for 18 Peanut Butter Cookies~
3/4 cup Quick Cooking Oats (I purchased an off brand and the Oats were more meal and less flakes)
1/2 cup/4oz unsweetened Applesauce
3 Tablespoons Egg Whites
1/4 cup Betterbody Foods PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder
1/4 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Salt
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1/2 cup Betterbody Foods PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder
4-5 Tablespoons Water
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Sprinkles, for garnish if desired, not included in macros

     Mix first set of ingredient til well combined, chill in fridge for one hour, remove and drop by the Tablespoon onto Silpat lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Meanwhile, stir second set of ingredients til smooth and desired consistency, frost cooled cookies with 1 teaspoon frosting, garnish with Sprinkles if desired, not included in macros.  Enjoy  :)

Happy Mothers Day


     How do you make your Mother feel special!?  Do you bring her flowers!?  Buy her candy!?  Give her a home made card!?  ...or do you surprise her with breakfast in bed!?  If you want to do something a little different this year, why not plan on treating her to a service of love.  Having a few goodies prepped and ready for her first thing in the morning would be a perfect way to start the day.  AND, making a healthy offering would really show how much you care.  Making food fun is easier than you think, and just a kitchen away!  Happy Mothers Day!!!

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Flower Cookies








     Giving flowers on Mother's Day is a tradition.  But what if you decided to take tradition to the next level!?  ...you could easily become the favorite kid with this showing!  These blooms will put a smile on her face and love in her heart.  Show off your baking skills, while showcasing your healthy offering.  Each of these 12 Flower Cookies are only 80 calories, 2g net carbs, 2.5g protein, and 6g fat.  She will be bursting with joy with each and every bite, be prepared to be showered with praise...after all, you are her favorite!

Ingredients for 12 Flower Cookies~
2 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
2oz reduced fat Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
1 jumbo Eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1/3 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Vanilla
Dash Lite Salt
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1/4 cup Sugar Free Lemon Pudding powder
1 cup 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
1/3 cup Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
12 Blueberries
Sprinkles, if desired, not included in macros

     Stir together first set of ingredients til well incorporated, chill for one hour in fridge.  Divide dough into 12~1oz portions of dough.  Using a flower shaped cookie cutter, press an ounce of dough inside cutter to shape into flower.  Gently remove cutter. lift dough and center the dough on a greased cupcake tin, delicately place dough in cupcake cavity while bringing the "petals" up and over the rim to form the flower.  (dough may not go all the way to the bottom).  Repeat with remaining dough, if petals are too close together, you may need to use every other slot and bake in two batches.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, remove and cool.  Meanwhile, add Pudding mixture and Almond Milk to bowl and beat with beaters til thoroughly blended, set in fridge to thicken.  When Flower shells have cooled, remove from pan, pour Confectioners Erythritol on small plate and dip the petal, dusting will leave a white film.  Add Pudding to cavity, top with a Blueberry, and garnish with Sprinkles if desired.  Store in fridge, Enjoy  :) 

Oatmeal Cookie Cups







     Don't you just love when somethings seems like a dessert, but in reality it can be labeled a healthy snack...and you're fingers aren't even crossed behind your back.  To prove my point, each of these 9 Oatmeal Cookie Cups are only 86 calories, 9g net carbs, 6g protein and 2g fat.  One of these will really hit the spot, but why not have 3 and make it a mini meal. ...I wonder, is that what they mean by making healthy choices!?  If so, I'm all in!

Ingredients for 9 Oatmeal Cookie Cups~
1 cup Quick Cooking Oats (I purchased an off brand and the Oats were more meal and less flakes)
1/2 cup/4oz unsweetened Applesauce
3 Tablespoons Egg Whites
1/4 cup Brown Sugar Erythritol (sub with Swerve Granular Erythritol)
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Salt
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7oz 2% Fage Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Betterbody Foods PB Fit Chocolate Peanut Butter Powder (sub with Plain)
1/4 cup 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
1/4 cup Brown Sugar Erythritol (sub with Swerve Granular Erythritol)
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54 Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips

     Mix first set of ingredients til well combined, divide into 9 equal portions and press against inside form of 9 Silpat lined cupcake tins.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Meanwhile, add second set of ingredients to bowl and mix with beaters til thoroughly blended.  When cups have cooled, add 2 Tablespoons to each cup, top each with 6 Chocolate Chips.  Store in fridge.  Enjoy  :)

Love Language Cookies






     There are 5 main love languages...cookies did not make the list, however they have always been my #1 love language, so I guess there are actually 6 in my book (...I penciled in the margins).  My affection has always stayed true, never wavered.  My passion continues to grow when consumption only sets me back 45 calories, 3g net carbs, 2.4g protein and 2.3g fat (macros are for 1 Tablespoon dough and 1 Tablespoon Frosting).  Say what you will, for me cookies are the universal language of love...and I don't hate it!  Find your voice and speak your truth.

Ingredients for 19 Cookies~
1 cup Quick Cooking Oats (I purchased an off brand and the Oats were more meal and less flakes)
1/2 cup/4oz unsweetened Applesauce
3 Tablespoons Egg Whites
1/4 cup Brown Sugar Erythritol (sub with Swerve Granular Erythritol)
Dash Cinnamon
Dash Salt
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4 Tablespoons Butter, room temperature
4oz reduced fat Cream Cheese
4 scoops unflavored Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
1 cup Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
2 Tablespoon 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
Dash Butter Extract
Dash Vanilla
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Food Coloring, if desired

     Mix first set of ingredients til well combined, chill in fridge for one hour, remove and scoop Tablespoon of dough and press into alphabet cookie cutters, using letters to form message.  Gently remove cookie cutter, repeat with remaining dough, bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix frosting til smooth and thoroughly incorporated, chill til set.  Allowing one Tablespoon frosting per cookie, decorate as desired.  Enjoy  :)

Mothers Day Protein Bars




     Knowing that some mothers like to celebrate in a healthy way, give macro friendly treats that mom will treasure.  One fun idea I had was to turn my Quest Protein Bars into a spotlight on M.O.M.  Then add a little protein frosting and you will have a cute surprise to put a smile on her face.  Nothing makes me happier than receiving high protein low carb non guilty pleasures.  For me, these are the best gifts of all.

Ingredients for M.O.M.~
1 Quest Protein Bar (good options are  Coconut Cashew, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Rocky Road)
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 ounce reduced fat Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
1 scoop unflavored Vital Protein Collage Peptides
1-2 teaspoons 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
Dash Vanilla Extract
Dash Butter Extract

     Make sure to choose a Quest Bar with out a coating, or filled with chunks, best options are Coconut Cashew, Chocolate Peanut Butter, or Rocky Road.  Divide bar into 3 equal parts, microwave for 10-12 seconds, mold soft dough into letter you desire.  Bake at 350 for 5 minutes on Silpat lined cookie sheet.  Meanwhile, mix rest of ingredients til well combined.  Use frosting to decorate as desired.  Each Tablespoon frosting is only 25 calories, ZERO carbs, 1.4g protein and 2g fat.  Enjoy  :)