Chocolate, Date and Walnut Bites

I got to taste these the other day at a meeting at work. A colleague made them for a snack and shared a bite with me. So yummy! Dates, walnuts (or almonds, I made two versions for this post) and 100% cocoa powder. That’s it! Put all three ingredients in a food processor and process until…

Better for You Banana Bread

I always seem to have over-ripe bananas in my house which are perfect for making banana bread. I’ve been making this recipe since my children were little.  It’s from an older cookbook called Recipe Rescue from Eating Well. Traditional banana bread can be heavy from the extra oil and sugar but this recipe uses more bananas,…

Sunday Steel Cut Oatmeal

My husband eats steel cut oatmeal every weekday morning. To keep him from buying sugar-laden oatmeal on his way to work, I make a batch on Sunday. When cooking the oats, I use 1/2 water and 1/2 milk (4 cups liquid to 1 cup oats). This makes a creamy oatmeal and ups the protein and…

Oatmeal with a Protein Punch

Most of us don’t need more protein in our diet but many of us don’t get enough protein at breakfast.  Studies show that a larger breakfast, with protein levels around 20 grams, can improve blood sugar and set the satiety tone for the day.  Here’s a way to give your oatmeal a boost.  Start with…