✨Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies✨ Fun Fact: when I was younger oatmeal raisin were my favorite cookies, but none of the other kids ever liked them because they were “healthy” cookies. The other day, out of curiosity, I looked up oatmeal raisin recipes and realized there is nothing healthy about them! So I decided to make my own. Warning: these are addicting!
Unlike most oatmeal raisin cookie recipes that are made with white flour and refined sugar, this recipe is made with real food ingredients, gluten free, and rich in fiber.
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Fact: you do not need pancake batter to make your own pancakes.
I have been making my own pancake batter a lot lately and have been seriously loving it. I love making pancakes with ingredients that I already have in my pantry. I have also learned to mix them in a way so they are nutritious and fiber rich, but still taste delicious!
Its no secret that I love oatmeal. It is a staple in my breakfast rotation and I also regularly make pancakes using oat flour. HOWEVER, you do not need oat flour to make pancakes. You can make your own. This is easy and cost efficient. In order to make pancake batter, I have been blending gluten free oats with chia seeds, fruit, and almond milk and adding a tsp of baking soda. Each of these ingredients are critical.
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I started making this smoothie this past winter after reading Kelly Leveque’s book Body Love. In this book, Kelly promotes eating according to the Fab 4 Method (protein, fat, fiber, and greens) in order to help turn off your hunger hormones and keep you feeling satiated for longer. Additionally, the book talks about a diet that is lower in sugar and carbs. I was inspired by this book to make a low sugar smoothie bowl that is full of protein and healthy fats in order to feel satisfied for long after consumption.
Like I said in my last post, this is not turning into a keto or low carb blog. I believe different ways of eating work for different people. I want to share a variety of different recipes that support several different ways of eating. All of my recipes, however, have one common thing- they are all made with real food. I’m a real food enthusiast, meaning I believe in eating food in its most natural and unprocessed form. In my mind, eating real good is #1 and any other diet that you follow comes second.
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Have you ever added avocado to your pancakes….? Let me introduce you to this rich, chocolately stack of Banana Cacao Pancakes. These pancakes taste so creamy and delicious, but are made with all clean ingredients! This recipe is gluten free and vegan.
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