The Pursuit of Healthiness

The Pursuit of Healthiness
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Better for You Breakfast: Gooey Smores Cookies

Sounds more like a dessert right? But with all the fiber in this meal, they are actually a pretty great way to start the day, keeping you full until lunch. Of course, if you want to have them for breakfast and dessert, no body is going to argue.

Recipe for three cookies
1 cup of Quaker oatmeal (I actually used one package of lower sugar Quaker Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal, which worked very well)
2 Hershey Kisses, grated
3 Jumbo marshmallows, chopped up, or 12 mini marshmallows
1/4 cup of skim milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the oatmeal and skim milk and add in the marshmallows. Scoop out the mixture in three rounded spoonfuls and put them on a greased pan. Then sprinkle the chocolate over top of the spoonfuls and bake for twenty minutes. Take out and let cool.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Better for You Dinners:Tangy Grilled Chicken Salad

Since I've been home, I've been in my chicken basically nonstop. I'm sick of takeout, my body's since of takeout, and all I want is a fresh cooked meal. And what's fresher than hearty salad on a hot summer day?

I cooked this meal with my mother last week and together it only took us about ten minutes total. Not bad, especially after a long day of work.

Recipe (serves two)
1 mango
1 avocado
2 chicken breasts
four cups of spinach
1 tbsp virgin olive oil\
1 tbsp of lime juice
1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Add salt and pepper to rub the outside of the chicken breast and grill the breasts until there is no more pink in the middle (this was between 7 and 9 minutes for us). Dice the mango and avocado and add them to the spinach. Cut the grilled chicken into thin strips and toss them into the salad. Mix together the vinegar, lime juice, and oil and drizzle the mixture over the salad. Toss the salad and serve.

Enjoy your salad!