Last night I revisited the “Tone It Up” nutrition guide in search of a healthy meal. I stumbled across their Blondie Muffins and I’m so glad I did. I was a bit hesitant to make these muffins knowing that the main ingredient is garbanzo beans but I went for it anyway. Let me tell you, they’re the perfect alternative to a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie or any dessert. I modified the recipe by adding chocolate chunks and ended up creating these Chickpea Blondie Chocolate Chunk Muffins….
Thanks to my dad and his persistence, I made this delicious homegrown zucchini bread.
My Dad loves to garden in the summer, so much that he built a second and third garden behind his property. He also loves to show people his garden. He grows anything from tomatoes to watermelon though he has the best luck growing zucchini. Each time I’m visiting, he tries to send me home with a “home grown” souvenir. I was a bit wary traveling with a zucchini, though he insisted. I packed the zucchini into my carry on and headed to Atlanta. Just as I predicted, airport security had to check my bag due to the weird shape they saw….
Just one bite of these chewy monster cookies and you’ll steal the title as the Cookie Monster.
Erik’s grandma is always making monster cookies when she visits from Iowa and they’re delicious. I always get a kick out of watching my father-in law take down 20 cookies in one sitting. Once I saw how much he loved these, I knew I needed the recipe for myself. They’re extra soft and have just the right amount of peanut butter. The M&Ms make the cookies kid friendly and the oatmeal adds dietary fiber. So next time you have a sweet tooth try these cookies, I promise you’ll love them!
I’m definitely one to fall into the sweet craving trap after a meal. I’m always digging for that handful of chocolate chips or spoonful of ice-cream, but this time it was Erik. After dinner he turned to me and said, “I wish there was healthy dessert that we can have, like cake.” This is the guy who always yells at me for wanting a piece of chocolate after dinner and believes the cravings are all in my head. Oh well, I’m always up for dessert and an experiment.
I decided to try making a healthy version of a chocolate chip cookie and these turned out super good. They are almond flour-chocolate chip cookies with coconut oil and coconut sugar. To keep my husband’s interest, I didn’t cut the butter from the recipe but I’d like to believe they’re a healthy alternative when it comes to dessert. My only regret is forgetting to check the expiration date on my baking soda prior to mixing everything together… my cookies turned out a bit flat!
Feeling uneasy about the election? Rather talk about something lighter and sweeter? These mouthwatering Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are the perfect way to console yourself. They’re chewy and chocolaty, just the comfort food you need to get through today’s politics. And even more uplifting news… they’re not even terrible for you, so go ahead and have as many as you want.
Vote for Cookies!