Banana Oatmeal Cookies With Chocolate Chunks

TASTY BANANA OATMEAL COOKIES WITH DARK CHOCOLATE CHUNKS! Two of my favorite things are bananas and chocolate and these rustic cookies embody both of those. The flavorful bananas melded with dark chocolate chunks along with the vanilla and cinnamon is a delicious combination. Bananas are such a convenient and versatile fruit. You can eat them straight out of the peel or put them in your cakes, breads and cookies. They make yummy banana pies … Continue reading Banana Oatmeal Cookies With Chocolate Chunks

Chicken Salad In A Whole Grain Wrap With Spinach

CREAMY CHICKEN SALAD IN A WHOLE GRAIN WRAP WITH HEALTHY SPINACH! A rotisserie chicken is the perfect way to make a quick chicken salad to put in a wrap, use in a sandwich or place on a bed of spinach. To make the wrap, I use a whole grain tortilla, diced celery, dill pickle relish, mayo, spinach and a few black olives on the side. This creamy crunchy chicken … Continue reading Chicken Salad In A Whole Grain Wrap With Spinach

Cantaloupe and Banana Protein Rich Smoothie

REFRESHING CANTALOUPE AND BANANA PROTEIN RICH SMOOTHIE! Smoothies are a quick and easy way to get more healthy foods into your diet with their focus on fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. This refreshing cantaloupe and banana version is especially satisfying and with the addition of yogurt and protein powder, it is a well-rounded wholesome beverage. The only sugar in the drink comes naturally from the fruit. Cantaloupe is a member of the melon family … Continue reading Cantaloupe and Banana Protein Rich Smoothie

Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread with Walnuts

CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BANANA BREAD WITH WALNUTS! Who doesn’t love good old-fashioned banana bread? I’ve always loved it, but I decided to take it to another level by adding a luscious cheesecake swirl. Then it’s topped with some healthy crunchy walnuts that go perfectly with the nutritious bananas, white whole-wheat flour and local honey. Using natural sugar from the ripe bananas and the honey as the only sweeteners in … Continue reading Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread with Walnuts

Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg

SMOOTH BAKED VANILLA CUSTARD WITH WARM FRAGRANT NUTMEG! One thing my mother and I have in common is we both love old-fashioned baked custard for a light dessert or for a pick-me-up snack rich in protein. I like it with pure vanilla and topped with nutmeg, because there’s something warm and comforting about the combination of eggs, vanilla and nutmeg. However, Mom loves it Brûléed. Custard is a slightly sweet dessert made with simple ingredients, just milk, … Continue reading Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg

Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

TASTY PISTACHIO OATMEAL COOKIES WITH CREAMY WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIPS! One way to make a cookie healthy is to make it all about the super nutritious and tasty pistachio nut. The whole-wheat flour and oatmeal in these delicious cookies adds to their healthiness, so I don’t feel bad about adding a few good quality white chocolate chips for a little fun. Pistachios are a rich source of protein and … Continue reading Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Crunchy Egg Salad on Goat Cheese Toast with Tomato Wedges

CRUNCHY CREAMY EGG SALAD ON TANGY GOAT CHEESE TOAST WITH TOMATOES! This is NOT the egg salad sandwich I had as a child, it’s definitely the adult version. With crunchy celery, Dijon mustard, healthy parsley, smoky paprika and tangy goat cheese, the flavors and textures are plentiful. As always though, the base of the egg salad is the nutrient rich egg. Eggs are loaded with high-quality protein, and vitamins and minerals. One egg contains 6 grams of protein … Continue reading Crunchy Egg Salad on Goat Cheese Toast with Tomato Wedges

Rich “Coconut Cream Pie” Pudding

EASY LUSCIOUS “COCONUT CREAM PIE” PUDDING! Coconut cream pie is one of my favorite desserts, but I don’t always want the crust. This pudding version of the pie provides all the comfort, rich flavor and chewiness of the coconut flakes without the carbs from the pie crust. Sometimes you just need something rich and luscious to satisfy that urge for comfort food. This homemade coconut pudding is made … Continue reading Rich “Coconut Cream Pie” Pudding

Fuji Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice

FUJI APPLE CRISP WITH OATS AND PUMPKIN PIE SPICE! Apples are one of my favorite foods because they are so full of nutrients and are crunchy, tasty and satisfying. A few days ago, I found myself with a handful of apples that were a little more tart than I like and decided to bake something with them. Being short on time, the first thing that popped into my mind was … Continue reading Fuji Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice

Triple Chocolate Eggless Pudding

RICH TRIPLE CHOCOLATE EGGLESS PUDDING WITH WHIPPED CREAM! Both my husband and my mother, who lives with us, are allergic to eggs, so I like to look for ways to make treats for them without using eggs. They both love chocolate and so do I, and that makes this rich creamy smooth chocolaty dessert the perfect solution. REAL TRIPLE CHOCOLATE INGREDIENTS In a saucepan over medium heat, add … Continue reading Triple Chocolate Eggless Pudding

Apricot Jam and Banana Oatmeal Muffins With Chopped Pecans

COMFORTING AND FLAVORFUL APRICOT AND BANANA OATMEAL MUFFINS WITH CHOPPED PECANS! The apricot jam I keep as a staple in my pantry is full of flavor and is low in sugar, and makes the ideal topping for these comforting nutritious oatmeal muffins. They can be enjoyed for breakfast or a quick snack anytime for a boost of energy. I always love a good muffin and these are filled with wholesome ingredients, including the … Continue reading Apricot Jam and Banana Oatmeal Muffins With Chopped Pecans

Sweet Dark Cherry and Banana Smoothie for Two

NUTRITIOUS SWEET DARK CHERRY AND BANANA SMOOTHIE FOR TWO! A smoothie is a thick beverage made from blended raw fruits and vegetables and is a quick and easy way to get more healthy foods into your diet. This sweet dark cherry, banana, yogurt and vanilla version is rich and it seems more like a milk shake than a wholesome drink. I’ve loved cherries for as long as I can remember … Continue reading Sweet Dark Cherry and Banana Smoothie for Two

Dried Plums, Walnuts and Maple Syrup Refrigerator Oatmeal

SUPER HEALTHY DRIED PLUMS, WALNUTS AND MAPLE SYRUP REFRIGERATOR OATMEAL! One of my favorite ways to prepare oatmeal now is this simple and convenient “Refrigerator or Overnight” version. I just recently discovered this style and it’s amazing. No more waiting 20 minutes while my morning breakfast cooks. The flavor combinations are endless and it’s ready when I am! You can eat it warm or cold, but I thoroughly enjoy it cold. This particular … Continue reading Dried Plums, Walnuts and Maple Syrup Refrigerator Oatmeal

Winter Season Cranberry and Pecan Trail Mix

WINTER SEASON CRANBERRY, PECAN AND PUMPKIN PIE SPICE TRAIL MIX! Trail mix can be a tasty satisfying snack and good for you if the ingredients are selected carefully. My simple standard recipe is 1 part Seeds, 1 part Nuts, 1 part Grains, 1 part Dried Fruit and 1 part something fun, just make sure the something fun is not too sugary. Dark chocolate works for me since it’s … Continue reading Winter Season Cranberry and Pecan Trail Mix

TIP: Coconut Cookie Thins and Lemon Ricotta

QUICK AND EASY COCONUT COOKIE THINS AND LEMON RICOTTA SNACK! During this busy time of year I don’t mind at all taking a little help from the grocery store and this snack is a simple delicate tasty slightly sweet treat. On a recent visit to Trader Joe’s, one of the favorite stores in my neighborhood I can walk to, they were demonstrating a new product. A heavenly Baked Lemon Ricotta Cheese. Everyone in … Continue reading TIP: Coconut Cookie Thins and Lemon Ricotta