Today begins National Cookie Month!
Coincidentally, it is also National Diabetes Awareness Month. Don’t overdo it on the cookies.
A co-worker is getting married on Saturday, so we’re having a little shin-dig for him at work. I was asked to make a dessert. Seeing that he’s on a health kick and, like his bride, wants to be svelte for the wedding, I decided to go a slightly healthier route:
This is a bad cell phone picture (and pay no attention to the dishes drying in the background…), but I took my favorite oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, baked it in mini muffin tins, squished a depression in the center, filled them with blueberries and blackberries, then topped them with raspberry jam! Not legitimately healthy, of course, but way healthier than a huge chocolate cake or some such.
For a healthy snack: roast some chickpeas in the oven in a little tiny bit of oil (just over a tbsp for the whole pound – you want them lightly lightly coated in the oil, not drenched in it), and coated with paprika, salt, cayenne pepper… really what ever mixture of spices you choose! They’re delicious, crunch like a potato chip, can be used on salads or by themselves, and are packed full of protein and fiber!