baking has quickly become a stress reliever for me...especially guilt-free baking ;) was inspired by this recipe & let's just say i've made three batches in two weeks already...
1 cup (100g) of steel cut oats*
3/4 cup (90g) of whole wheat flour*
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/8 teaspoons of salt
1/2 cup of raw honey
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1 large brown egg
*super important to measure this exactly. a kitchen scale is the best way to go, or use the "spoon & sweep" method where you pour (overflow) your ingredient into your measuring cup then level with a spoon.
mix your flour, oats, cinnamon, salt & baking powder into a bowl. in a separate bowl, mix your egg & melted coconut oil then slowly add in your honey. once fully mixed, add to your dry mix by slowly pouring and stirring. leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
preheat your oven to 325°F & line two cookies sheet with parchment paper. once chilled, spoon nine scoops of batter on each sheet making 18 "mini" cookies in total. place in oven for 15 minutes. remove & set the cookies out to chill for a few minutes.
depending on your brand of ingredients, each "mini" cookie could range from 75-90 calories each -- not bad! feel free to spice it up by adding 1/4 cup of blueberries, raisins, chocolate chips or whatever your craving. enjoy!
in honor of cinco de mayo & my love for tacos (especially shrimp or fish!), having a little fiesta tonight in a guilt-free way:
TACO BAR - MIX & MATCH
marcela valladolid street corn tortillas white corn // 4 tortillas 100 calories
shrimped with lime juice & ciltanro leaves (cooked on high in crock pot for 15-20 min) // 3oz 90 calories
pulled skinless chicken breast (cooked with salsa on low in crock pot for 6 hours) // 3oz 100 calories
shredded iceberg lettuce // 1 cup 10 calories
shredded mexican four cheese blend (2%) // 1/8 cup 40 calories
chopped red bell pepper // 1 cup 40 calories
black beans // 1/4 cup 50 calories
sliced black olives // 2 tbsp 25 calories
pineapple slices // 1/2 cup 35 calories
mango slices // 1/2 cup 55 calories
LIGHT LIME MARGARITAS
jose cuervo tequila // 1 shot 70 calories
joe cuervo light margarita mix // 4oz 0 calories
margarita salt // brim of cup 0 calories
lime // slice or wedge 5 calories
oh how sweet it is! looking for a few dessert products to satisfy your sugar cravings but not break your clean-eating momentum? here are a few of my favorites:
simply lite dark chocolate [available at trader joe's, CVS & whole foods]
pure organic chocolate brownie [purchase]
arctic zone sea salt caramel [available at safeway & whole foods, store locator here]
trader joe's 0% frozen vanilla greek fat free yogurt [available in store]
larabar apple pie mini bars [purchase]
nature's bakery lemon fig bar [purchase]
trader joe's vanilla fat free meringues [available in store]
quest bar cookies & cream [purchase]
GF = gluten-free product