As most of you actually DON’T know, March is considered the National Nutrition Month. This program was started to help curb child obesity and teach teens proper eating habits.
Healthy + Desserts= possible?
YES!!!!!!!!!! The combination of ingredients to substitute the nasty, double-chin producing, love-handle exploding ones are endless…and you can do this while tricking your brain and palette while reducing the caloric and fat intake into your system!
I have decided to hunt down, produce, and share recipes in the month of February with all of you in preparation of National Nutrition Month. Try the recipes out, and leave some feedback on what you think!!!
1. Use Unbleached All-Purpose Flour to avoid added chemicals. (think about it- what do you use to bleach your clothes? exactly.)
2. Instead of Margarine or pure butter, use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter or other blends
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper. On sheet of waxed paper, mix flour, baking soda, and salt until well blended.
In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter on low. Remove pan from heat; with wire whisk, stir in brown sugar and granulated sugar until blended. Whisk in egg and vanilla extract. With wooden spoon, stir in flour mixture, then oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts until combined.
Spoon batter into center of prepared cookie sheet. With spatula, spread batter to an even 8-in. round. Bake 18 minutes, or until cookie is golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet on wire rack 15 minutes. Transfer to cutting board lined with waxed paper; cut cookie into 12 wedges and serve warm.