Healthy Snack Wednesday!

Don’t forget to
read to the bottom of this post for a great contest from Pretzel
Crisps and Tribe Hummus
! For our 2nd week of “Healthy
Snack Wednesday”, Lara and I decided
our highlighted ingredient would be oatmeal. When you think
healthy, oatmeal is one of the first things to come into mind,
right? Unfortunately my creativity when it comes to this ingredient
is less than enlightened. All I could think of was cookies or
granola. Since Lara has plans to make granola soon, I took the
cookie route. After talking over oatmeal recipes with the great
nutrition team over at BU’s Sargent
College
, and consulting the internet for some
inspiration, I finally found a TRULY healthy recipe.
This one did not include butter, it did not include shortening, and
it did not include 2 pounds of sugar. It was the perfect starter
recipe for me to play with, and utilize the Quaker Bran I had
picked up at the market. So how does an
ultra healthy cookie taste? Well, it tastes healthy! If you are
expecting this cookie to become your new favorite, or to replace
brownies all together, you might want to adjust your expectations.
BUT, if you are looking for something to cure that mid-afternoon
sugar fix, or to add some extra fiber and protein into your day in
an enjoyable way, than this is the perfect recipe for you!

Recipe: Wicked Healthy
Oatmeal & Craisin Cookies

(Adjusted from Cooks.com recipe “Low
Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies”)

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1.5
    cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 egg
    whites
  • 2 tbsp skim or 1% milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 3/4 cup
    flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2
    tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup
    unprocessed bran
  • 1 cup Craisins

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheet with parchment
    paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix together brown
    sugar and oil
  • Add egg whites and mix
    well
  • Add milk & yogurt and mix
    well
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt,
    baking soda and cinnamon
  • Mix the dry mixture
    into the wet mixture
  • Once well mixed, fold in
    oats, bran and craisins
  • Use a spoon to scoop
    cookie sized balls of dough onto cookie sheet
  • Use the back of the spoon to flatten dough.
  • NOTE- The shape of the cookie on the sheet will remain
    the same, these will NOT flatten or spread during
    baking.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the
    bottom of the cookie is lightly brown.
  • Cool on
    baking sheet for 2 minutes then remove to tray to cool.

And
now a contest…

Pretzel Crisps and
Tribe
Hummus
have been amazing supporters of my blog, as well
as of our work’s Biggest Loser type contest! Continuing that
support, they have joined forces to bring you a Healthy Snack
Wednesday give away!

Visit both of these great snacks’
websites, and comment on my blog on which flavor Pretzel Crisps and
which flavor Tribe Origins Hummus you would like to try (My personal faves
are Buffalo Pretzel Crisps, and Horseradish Hummus). This should be
one comment and counts as one entry. For a second entry, become a
fan of Pretzel
Crisps
and Tribe Hummus on
Facebook, and leave me a comment saying you did so. For a third and
final entry, subscribe to my blog and leave another comment saying
you did so.

Winners
will be chosen at random using www.random.org. One winner will win
a case (12 packs) of Pretzel Crisps in the flavor(s) of their
choice. 3 additional winners will win 2 vouchers for their choice
of Tribe Origins Hummus. Winners will be announced on www.eatliveblog.com
on Monday, January 17, 2011.

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43 thoughts on “Healthy Snack Wednesday!

  1. I would like to try the Sesame Pretzel Crips. I normally buy the Cracked Chili Pepper Hummus which is my favorite; but I would love to try the Tribe Origins Zesty Spice and Garlic.

  2. I like the milk chocolate pretzel crisps – yum, and the chipotle hummus. Not so much together, btu independently. 😉

  3. Call me old fashioned (ha) but I love the original flavors of both the pretzel chips and Tribe Hummus.

    But I think I must try your oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal raisin is my favorite go to cookie. Healthy or not these sound delicious.

  4. A perfect pairing in my mind would be Tuscan Three Cheese Pretzel Crisp with the Tribe Origins Tomato & Veggie Hummus. Oh wow, that sounds so perfect!

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