Monday, March 25, 2013

Carrot “Cake” Baked Oats


An easy healthy breakfast- for you or the Easter Bunny :)


1/3 cup rolled oats (if you are on a gluten-free diet use a gluten-free brand such as Bob’s Red Mill)
1 egg white (2 Tablespoons liquid egg whites)
1 Tablespoon milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 tablespoons finely grated carrots
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon into a small ramiken or small oven safe baking dish coated with cooking spray and let sit for 10- 15 minutes for the oats to absorb the liquid a bit. Bake for about 25 minutes, until top is firm and inside is slightly soft.

Makes one serving

Serving size 1 baked oat dish Calories 260 Protein 8 g Carb 44 g Fiber 5 g Sugars 23 g Fat 7 g Saturated fat 1 g Sodium 90 mg


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Recipe Redux Post # 11- Triple B Snack Smoothie

The Recipe ReDux Theme for March just happened to be “Green with Herb Envy” and we were encouraged to “use fresh green herbs in a non-traditional way”. One of my favorite green herbs is basil and I have been curious about how it would taste in a smoothie. This recipe challenge was the perfect opportunity to try it.  Basil actually worked quite well in the smoothie and gave it a snappy and fresh taste I have use blueberries and strawberries in smoothies before, but never blackberries so I decided to throw them in the mix as well. Add a banana and milk base and voila!!.... behold the triple B smoothie- blackberries, banana and basil (plus milk), a clean, simple and delicious combination.  Hope you try it and also enjoy checking out the other interesting and fun use of green herbs by the rest of the Recipe ReDux group.


½ frozen banana
½ cup fresh blackberries
1-2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
½ cup fat free or low fat milk (I used and suggest  unsweetened almond milk)


Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix on high for 30 seconds to a minute, until well blended. Serve and enjoy.  Note: if the blackberries used are not super sweet, add a tiny bit of your favorite sweetener.

Makes 1 serving

Serving size: the whole recipe,1 smoothie Calories100 Protein 2 g Carb 21 g Fiber 6 g  Sugars 11 g Fat 2 g Saturated fat 0 g Sodium 90 mg

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Almond Yogurt Apple Sauce For Pancakes or French Toast

A simple sauce that is a nice lower sugar alternative to maple syrup!
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
4 teaspoons almond butter (I used Traders Joes Raw Crunchy)
4 teaspoons unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons milk (I used Trader Joes unsweetened almond milk)
2-4 drops almond extract
a dash of cinnamon

Put all of the ingredients in a small bow and mix well, chill if not serving immediately.

Makes 12 tablespoons, six servings
Calories 35 Protein 3 g Carb 2 g Fiber 0  g Sugars 1 g Fat 2 g Saturated fat  0 g Sodium 10 mg



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