I came across a couple delicious recipes in my Biggest Loser cookbook that I thought would be great for the "Big Guy" or for you (wink) I know I feel guilty with some of the things I eat this time of year, and when better to start watching what I'm eating than at Christmas. Why wait another week for New Years? So here you go.
Peanut Butter- Oatmeal Cookies
What you'll need:
12 Pitted Dates
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon reduced-fat peanut butter
Place the dates in the bowl of a mini-food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Process until the dates are very finely chopped and stick together. With a spatula, transfer to a small mixing bowl. Add the oats and peanut butter. Using an electric mixer fitted with beaters or your hands, mix well.
Divide the mixture into 4 equal amounts. Shape each into a ball. Place one ball between two sheets of waxed paper. Flatten the ball to a 3" diameter cookie. repeat with each ball. Serve immediately or stack between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight plastic container. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Iced Buffed Mocha
What you'll need:
1 tablespoon water
3/4 teaspoon instant coffee powder
1 cup light chocolate soy milk
2 tablespoons fat-free, artificially sweetened vanilla yogurt
1 package sugar substitute
8 ice cubes
2 tablespoons aerosol fat-free whipped topping
In a small microwaveable cup, combine the water and coffee powder. Microwave on high power for about 20 seconds, or until hot. Stir to dissolve the powder.
In the jar of a blender, combine the milk, yogurt, sugar, reserved coffee mixture, and ice. Blend on high speed or ice-crush setting for 30 to 60 seconds, or until smooth. Pour into a large glass. garnish with whipped topping and dust with cocoa, if desired. Serve immediately with a straw.
I love the Biggest Loser Cookbook, (the original one) It has several yummy recipes, and I highly recommend it if your going to start a New Year's resolution soon!
If you need a couple more cookie recipes or a shot, check out these yummies!
Happy Eating or Drinking! ♥ BJ