September 26, 2011

Yummy healthy recipes...

Baked Ginger Pumpkin Oatmeal
Makes 1 serving

  1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  2 tbsp non-fat cottage cheese
  1 cup water
  1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  1/2 tsp baking powder
  Dash sea salt
  1 tsp cinnamon
  1/2 tsp allspice
  1 piece crystallized ginger, crushed

1.            Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2.            Combine all wet ingredients in a large bowl.
3.            Place dry ingredients, except ginger, into a small bowl.  Mix.
4.            Mix dry ingredients with wet.  Stir in crystallized ginger.
5.            Bake in oven proof dish at 350 for 30 minutes.  Serve.

Calories 233, Total fats 3g, Saturated fats 0.5g, Trans fats 0g, Cholesterol 0g, Sodium 103mg, Tota carbohydrates 38g, Dietary fiber 6g, Sugars 9g, Protein 9g, Iron 2mg

 Chocolate Protein Bars


  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • ½ cup Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal  (I don't add this.)
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 8oz Berry flavored Baby Food  (***  I didn't have any so I used 8oz applesauce and 3 tbls organic berry preserves.
  • 3 tbsp Baking Cocoa
  • 4oz Water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (oat flower, vanilla whey protein, baking soda, salt, baking cocoa) together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients (egg whites, Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal, Berry flavored Baby Food,Water) together in a medium sized bowl.
  4.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
  5. Spray cooking dish with a non stick butter spray and add batter to dish.
  6. Bake 20-30 minutes in oven.

Makes 16 squares, serving size=2 bars. Calories:  96, Fat:  1.4 grams, Carbs:  12 grams, Protein: 10 grams

I also made "Tuna" salad for sammies for lunch.

"Tuna" Salad
Makes 4 sandwiches

  • 1 - 15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 celery stalks, washed and minced
  • 1 to 2 tbsp pickle relish
  • 1/2 tsp onion flakes
  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • Black pepper, celery seed to taste
  1. Mash chickpeas with a fork until course and no whole beans are left.
  2. Mix all ingredients in bowl with mashed chickpeas.  Add extra mayo if desired.
Calories 125, Total fat .9g, Carbs 22.5g, Protein 7.1g


  1. Yum! Gonna try the protein bars for sure and the tuna salad too - sounds great! Thanks Wendy!

  2. Oh and the pumpkin oatmeal too! :)


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