Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pumpkin Granola Bars with Chocolate

INGREDIENTS: (upper right picture)
3 1/4 cup oats
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup 85% dark chocolate broken into pieces
1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 pan.
2. Combine oats, spices and salt. Set aside.
3. Whisk pumpkin, applesauce, honey and vanilla until smooth.  Pour over the oats and stir well. Stir in the chocolate.
4. Press into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes on wire rack, cut, then remove from pan and let cool.  Makes 12 bars!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Creamy mushroom and asparagus crusted chicken

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup diced mushrooms
8 stems diced asparagus
1 tbsp Dijon mustard 
1 1/2 tbsp Greek yogurt
2 chicken breasts

DIRECTIONS:
Mix mushrooms and asparagus together. Then mix in mustard and yogurt. 
Place the raw chicken breasts on a coated baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired. Place mixture on top of chicken and cook for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees. Enjoy!!




Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pumpkin Pancakes

These Pancakes are moist and delicious and will for sure be a favorite!

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp oats turned into a flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp granulated sweetener
1 Tbsp greek yogurt
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup almond milk
2 egg whites
Cinnamon and pumpkin spice to taste

Optional Topping:
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp granulated sweetener
4 Tbsp almond milk

DIRECTIONS:
Mix everything in blender and fry in a pan in some coconut oil or use a cooking spray.  About 45seconds to a minute each side.

Top with the greek yogurt optional topping or syrup and DIG IN!!!