Friday, August 9, 2013

Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins

INGREDIENTS:

-1/2 cup whole wheat flour, OR oat flour
-1/2 cup oats
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp baking soda
-2 tsp cinnamon
-2 tbsp ground flax seed
-3 egg whites
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/4 cup honey
-1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
-2 tbsp sugar
-however many blueberries you want!


DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
2. Mix all dry ingredients together
3. Mix all wet ingredients together
4. Combine wet and dry ingredients.  fold in blueberries.
5. Place in mini muffin tins and cook for about 9 to 10 minutes.
6. Let cool in tray for 1 additional minute then remove to a cooling rack

Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

INGREDIENTS:

-cooking spray
-1 1/4 quick cook old fashion oats
-1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
-2 tsp flaxseed meal
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp sea salt
-1/4 cup raw honey
-1 large egg white
-2 tsp unsalted almond butter
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray
2. In a large mixing bowl combine oats, flour, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
3. In a small mixing bowl whisk together honey, egg white, almond butter, and vanilla.
4. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients all at once and combine. Stir in chips.
5. Divide batter equally into 16 mounds (about 1 rounded tcsp) and arrange evenly on baking sheets.  Using the back of a slightly dampened spoon, flatten each mound into 2 1/2 inch circles.  Bake 9 to 10 minutes.  Cool on sheets for an additional 10 minutes then remove to racks to cool. 
6. Use your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt to make ice cream sandwiches!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Zucchini Pasta

INGREDIENTS:
-Zucchini
-Marinara Sauce
-Creme Cheese
-Onion
-Milk (I used almond milk)
-Parmesan Cheese
-salt
-pepper
-basil


DIRECTIONS:
For Pasta: Cut Zucchini into strips as if it were long pasta.  Saute for several minutes stove top. Set aside.

For Sauce: Saute a diced onion, then about a 1/2 cup fat free cream cheese and about 1/2 cup milk.  Reduce.  Add spices to taste. Add a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese if desired.

Pour sauce over Pasta and Enjoy!  Use Marinara sauce as an alternative!  YUMMMMMM