Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Snack Time! (for mommies)

Weight Watchers is good. If I can find things to eat that are low in points and that satisfy the sweet tooth, then I'll be golden...let's face it..I didn't gain weight because I eat too many veggies (bloody Superstore fresh donuts...) So I have turned to my favorite resource Pinterest and here is what I came up with

"Brownie" bites & Peanut Butter Oatmeal "Cookies"


Raw "Brownie" Bites: (adapted from Triumph Wellness)
(16 balls- 2 WWPP each)




  • 1 1/4 cups walnuts
  • 13-14 large dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extrac
    1. Place walnuts in a food processor.
    2. Process until finely ground.
    3. Add remaining ingredients and process until all mixed and uniformly crumbly.
    4. With the machine running, add a few drops of water at a time, just until the mass starts to stick together in a big ball. (Better to add too little that too much!)
    5. Roll mixture into balls
    6. ENJOY!
              Raw Peanut Butter Oatmeal "Cookies"
              18 balls (1 WWPP each)


              Ingredients

              • 1 cup rolled oats
              • 13-14 large pitted dates
              • 2 Tbsp peanut butter 
              • 1 tsp vanilla
              • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
              Instructions

              1. Put oats in food processor.
              2. Process until finely ground.
              3. Add remaining ingredients and process until fully combined.
              4. Add a few drops of water if needed to form balls.
              5. Form into balls 
              These were delicious and the kids ate them up! I'm loving the health benefits that making more "raw" food in our diets has for everyone. I haven't crossed the whole way to raw but I am heading back to my way more neurotic about what we eat, most especially what the kids eat. I'll never reach goal if I don't start paying more attention and planning snacks...and to my horror I discovered that my favorite Second Cup baked good has 17 WWPP per item.....no more chocolate covered oatcakes for me!


              just a random adorable picture to make you smile!





              1 comment:

              1. Oooh.. I've been meaning to try those... They look yummy!

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