Healthy Recipes

Halo Bar – “The Sinfully Healthy Snack Bar”

By Posted on 0 Comments1min read601 views

So even us health minded parents give in now and then and can’t help but allow our kiddo’s to enjoy a little candy or treat.  Unfortunately most of these big corp candy treats will not only rot your little ones teeth but they sure aren’t doing much for their minds.  What do we do?  We need a tempting alternative for those rewards or times when we want to spoil our little ones palettes!  Well folks that’s when you run literally to your nearest local health food store and demand a Halo Bar.

Shop Warby Parker Online

Holy moly where we blown away here at the Healthy Belly when we stumbled upon these geniuses at Pro Bar when we tasted a sample of the delightful snack bars that pack a good amount of Omega 3 & 6!  Beyond omega the bars are dairy free and vegan as well as made with organic oats!  They truly are too good to be true, and have extremely tempting flavors like S’mores, Nutty Marshmallow, Rocky Road, and Honey Graham.   With an extremely low serving of Sugar per bar and all natural ingredients what parent wouldn’t want to turn to this no-brainer snack food alternative.  The only problem is with a treat this tasty and tempting how do we save them for the kids?  When you spot the bars at your local retailer you’ll know the packaging alone says it all…

To Learn more about the Halo line check out their website 🙂

Share

Yes Mommies a “real” Healthy Cookie” recipe!

By Posted on 3 Comments2min read534 views

FAT-BURNING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

(Best Eaten: as a morning or pre-workout snack) Now lets be honest, these cookies don’t actually blast fat off  thighs or eliminate the need for that afternoon run, but they do help sustain blood sugar levels which help us fight the urge to over consume at our next meal or load up on bad carbs and fat!  Every mom and Grandma should have this recipe around for those little ones who are always willing to have a cookie 😉

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 cups whey protein powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ cups low-fat small-curd cottage cheese
½ cup honey
¼ cup canola oil
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
½ cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.   Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl and blend with a fork.
3.   In a separate bowl, combine next 5 ingredients and whisk
together with a fork, or use an electric mixer or food processor.
4.   Add wet ingredients to dry and mix with a fork. Mix in oats,
chocolate chips and walnuts.
5.   Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an oiled or parchment-paper lined
baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes until the cookies are slightly
brown on top.

Nutrients per serving (2 cookies):  Calories: 99, Total Fats: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 72mg, Total Carbohydrates: 11g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 7g, Iron: 0mg

Staying slim requires eating satisfying snacks that keep hunger away. Key ingredients in these cookies include: Cinnamon to keep your blood sugar in check, slow-digesting protein from cottage cheese paired with faster-digesting whey protein powder to steadily suppress appetite, whole wheat flour for energy-revving B vitamins, oats for their anti-inflammatory polyphenols and beta-glucan, which along with healthy fats from walnuts promote a feeling of fullness that subdues cravings.  We all crave sweets, so the way I look at it is, why not put something in our bodies that will actually do some good!  Complete Recipe also available on The Healthy Belly.com

BONUS:  Chocolate chips will surely squash any feeling of deprivation!

bon’ appetit

Amber 😉

Share