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Chocolate Pomegranate Drop Cookies

 

This is a recipe that I started playing with last year.  I wanted a high fiber sweet snack to satisfy sweet tooth cravings.  Just to warn you…this cookie packs a fiber punch.  hahaha!  Enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup bread flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup Uncle Sams cereal
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 T unsalted butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ T cinnamon
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup dried pomegranates
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Combine flours and next 3 ingredients.  Stir with a whisk.
  2. Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. 
  3. Add applesauce and brown sugar, stirring until smooth. 
  4. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture.  Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  5. Add pomegranate, vanilla and egg.  Beat until combined.  Fold in chocolate. 
  6. Drop dough 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. 
  7. Bake at 350F for 10-12 min. Cool completely on wire racks. 

Nutrient Break (per cookie) – Recipe makes 48 small cookies

Calories 67, Fat 2g, Sat fat 0.5g, Chol 9mg, Sodium 5mg, Carb 7g, Fiber 1g, Protein 1g

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Black Bean Corn Salsa

Ingredients

  • 15 oz canned No Salt Added black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 11 oz canned No Salt Added corn, drained
  • ¼ cup Serrano chile peppers (seeds removed)
  • 2 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh cilantro
  • Key lime
  • ¼ cup Chopped white onion
  • ½ tsp Balsamic vinegar
  • Whole wheat chips or cucumber slices

Directions

  1. Mix together the first 8 ingredients.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator if not served immediately.
  3.  Serve with whole wheat chips or cucumber slices

Nutrition Info (per ½ cup serving)- Serves 14

Calories 38 kcal, Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 120mg, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 1g, Protein 2g

Apple Crisps

  • 2 Apples (pick a sweet variety, like Gala)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Optional:  Lemon juice from 1 lemon
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 F.
  2. Thinly sliced apples with a mandolin (if available) or a knife.  Place them in single layers on a baking tray covered with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.  Sprinkle evenly over apple slices.  OR- If you’d like to save some calories, just drizzle lemon juice over the apple slices.  The lemon juice will prevent browning and help to elevate the apple’s sweetness.
  4. Bake for about 2 hours until the slices are crisp and dry.  When cooled, you can transfer them to an air-tight container.  They should keep for about 3 – 4 days…if they last that long!