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Want to make the tastiest healthy dessert?


We’ve all been there. It’s late at night, you’re about thirty minutes or an hour away from going to bed, but you want one more little bite to eat to please your sweet tooth.

If you want a quick and delicious dessert that is surprisingly really good for you, break off a piece of 70% organic dark chocolate, and enjoy! But if you want to make a dessert that you won’t regret having eaten the morning after? Here’s an easy, painless recipe that will fill your stomach with a good mix of protein and carbs, as well as pure deliciousness!

Bananas Foster Style is a divine little dessert that is perfect for a late night snack / dessert. You get some fruit, a little protein, and a sweet, sumptuous glaze of maple syrup. You’ll only need four ingredients, as well as a frying pan!

Bananas Foster Style Ingredients

1 Ripe Organic Banana

½ Cup Organic Low Fat Cottage Cheese

2 Tablespoons Organic Grade B 100% Natural Maple Syrup

Splash of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Start by heating up your frying pan and sprinkling in it a small amount of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. (You can also use a tiny amount of Organic Butter if you prefer.) Keep the burner at a medium setting.

Next, take your banana and slice it to the end. You should have ten to fifteen slices of banana by the time you’re done. If you’re really hungry, you can use two bananas, but one banana is typically enough.

Spread the slices of banana around the frying pan so each slice has its own section — don’t stack any slices on top of each other. Keep the burner on a medium setting and let the slices of banana sizzle on the pan for one minute.

Next, pour the two tablespoons of maple syrup on top of the banana slices, making sure each slice has a small amount of syrup surrounding it. Let the slices sizzle in the syrup for another minute. Next, each banana slice over and let the other size of each slice sizzle with the syrup in the pan.

Next take a half cup of organic low fat cottage cheese and place it in the center of a small plate. You can heat the cottage cheese in the microwave if you prefer, but it’s not required. Next, brush the banana slices off the pan to the top of the cottage cheese on the plate. Serve immediately.

Voila! A quick, easy healthy dessert option that will please any member of your family.

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Want to make the best chocolate chip cookies?


Nothing is better than a moist, delectable chocolate chip cookie. There are thousands of recipes out there, many of which use healthy substitutes for the butter, and others that add nuts and oats and all sorts of unnecessary goodies. Truly the best chocolate chip cookies are the ones with the least amount of ingredients and the least amount of hassle. This is a super easy recipe to make, one that you can even get your children involved in!

If you’re simply looking to bake classic chocolate chip cookies, look no further than this divine recipe. Here are the ingredients and steps to put together a plate of goodies your whole family will be devouring in no time.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1 Pinch Salt

2 Large Eggs

1 Cup Butter

½ Cup White Sugar

½ Cup Brown Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

12 oz Bag Chocolate Chips

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

A Dash of Cinnamon Gives These Cookies Some Spice

Start with the dry ingredients. Get a wire whisk. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Get an electric mixer with this next part. In a larger bowl, add the butter and mix it in with the white sugar and brown sugar. Don’t overmix, but be sure to get rid of all the clumps. Add the vanilla extract and continue mixing.

The Trick is to Not Overmix the Ingredients

Next, add the eggs, one at a time. Be sure to beat each egg well into the mix.

Once the mix is creamy and looks ready, take the small bowl of dry ingredients and add it to the large bowl of wet ingredients. Don’t add all the dry ingredients at once. Add one third of a time, beating it in with the wet ingredients.

Add a Cup of Your Favorite Chocolate Chips

Put the electric mixer aside; you won’t need it for this last part. Take a 12 oz bag of any chocolate chips of your choosing and dump all of its contents into the mix. Don’t mix the chocolate chips in with a wire whisk or the electric mixer; use a spoon. Blend slowly and thoroughly.

Add spoonfuls of the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for ten to twelve minutes or until brown. Cool on cookie sheets for three to five minutes before serving,

Makes between five and six dozen cookies.

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What are the five best nutritional snacks?


Most people think of their daily food intake as breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but what about those snacks in between? No matter how healthy your meals are, your whole day’s nutritional intake can be thrown off by reaching for the potato chips and candy for a mid-afternoon or midnight snack. Your body works best when supplied food at least once every two to three hours, and nutritious snacks throughout your day should be just as important as what you eat at the family dinner table.

Here are five of the best nutritional snacks you can find…

Apple with String Cheese

This one’s the easiest. Put it in your child’s lunch bag or make it for yourself late in the afternoon. Recommended are baby gala apples, which are smaller and work best for quick snacks.

One Cup of Cottage Cheese with One Half Cup of Grapes

Cottage cheese is a great choice for a snack because it’s filling, plus it’s packed full of protein. Really any fruit, or yogurt, can accompany the cottage cheese, but the tastiest fruit has to be a handful of red seedless grapes. The sweetness of the grapes goes really well with the flavor of the cottage cheese.

Banana with Tablespoon of Peanut Butter

This one’s a classic staple, and sometimes this mix can be more appetizing than any other snack. The key here is not go overboard with the peanut butter. A generous tablespoon is the perfect amount, allowing for a great nutritional intake of protein and unsaturated fats. But peanut butter is definitely fattening, so don’t eat half the carton.

Yogurt with a Handful of Strawberries

Any yogurt will do here, but watch out for the more fruit-based yogurts. Some of those tiny yogurts can have as much as thirty grams of sugar! Try to buy the less sugary alternatives and enjoy your yogurt with a handful of yummy strawberries.

Single Serving of Healthy Pancakes

See the recipe here. This is about the closest to a nutritional dessert you’ll ever get. It tastes just as good as a pancake, if not better, but it’s loaded with oats, cottage cheese, and egg whites, offering lots of protein and zero guilt. A single serving of this pancake alternative will make you look forward to your next snack break!

One More Tip: Buy Organic.

It should be noted that many of the foods listed above will come with a bigger nutritional punch if you buy organic. The fruits especially might have icky pesticides on their surfaces. So buy organic, save money, and eat your best!

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Want to try the world’s greatest pumpkin bread?


Not only is this the best pumpkin bread out there, it’s so easy to make that even your young child can prepare it! Take a look at this super fast and easy recipe…

Nothing screams the fall like warm, scrumptious pumpkin bread. The moister the better, and the more pumpkin-y the better, and this super fast and easy recipe will have you devouring the entire bread within the first twenty-four hours.

While there are a lot of complicated recipes out there for pumpkin breads, the best usually are the most simple, with the fewest amounts of ingredients. Look no further than this recipe, which only has five main ingredients! Read on to find out how to make this amazing pumpkin bread…

Pumpkin Bread Ingredients

1 Box Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix

2 Eggs

½ Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Cup of Water

1 15oz Can of Trader Joe’s Organic Pumpkin

1 tsp Cinnamon (optional)

1 tsp Nutmeg (optional)

Pumpkin Bread Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

You’re only going to need one large bowl. Start by whisking the two eggs, then add in the oil and water. Whisk all three ingredients together until they’re blended well.

Don’t Follow The Box Directions: Add More Pumpkin!

Now for a perfectly delicious pumpkin bread, you would just add the mix and be done. You would pour the batter into one or two of your bread pans, put it or them in the oven, and wait an hour for some pumpkin-y goodness. But come on, you want to have some real pumpkin in there, right? Load up on some Vitamin A, it’s good for you.

While the boxed recipe doesn’t call for any extra pumpkin, trust me, it makes all the difference. And don’t be bashful. Add the whole can of Trader Joe’s Organic Pumpkin. All 15oz. Not a half a cup. A whole can. Blend the pumpkin well with a wire whisk.

Extra Cinnamon and Nutmeg Make This Even Better

Finally you’re going to add the Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread & Muffin mix. Don’t add it all at once. Add a third of the mix and then blend, another third and then blend, the last third and then blend. If you want extra spicy goodness, add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg to the mix, but that’s optional.

Now you’re almost done! Pour the batter in your favorite bread pan and put it in the oven. Let the bread bake for exactly one hour, then take it out of the oven. Test the inside of the bread with a toothpick or knife. If the instrument comes up clean, then it’s ready! Let it cool for ten to fifteen minutes, then give it a try.

Two Words: Pumpkin Heaven!

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Want to try the best healthy pancakes ever?


Warm, delicious buttery pancakes can be scrumptious on a chilly Sunday morning, but then you might spend the rest of the day feeling guilty about all those carbs you just consumed. Plus, oftentimes pancakes can just leave you feeling weighed down and gross.

But if you love pancakes, here’s a recipe that’s nutritious and delicious, and it will leave you feeling great for the rest of the day!

Ingredients (Serves Two)

1 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese

1 Cup Old Fashioned Quaker Oats

6 Egg Whites

1 Tsp Brown Sugar

1 Tsp Cinnamon

¼ Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (for skillet)

Organic Maple Syrup (to taste)

1 Ripe Banana (Optional)

Blueberries and Strawberries (Optional)

Prepare your blender for use. You’re not going to have to mix any ingredients beforehand in a bowl.

The Recipe is Nutritious and Easy to Make!

Start by putting one cup of the fat free cottage cheese and one cup of the old fashioned quaker oats in the blender. Next, add the six egg whites to the blender one egg at a time. Alternatively, you can just add three eggs to save time (if not the cholesterol).

Next, add a teaspoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and just a tiny splash of vanilla extract. You can add in other spices if desired, but the cinnamon should do the trick to give the pancakes that extra add of spice. Blend all these ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.

A Banana Can Be Added for Extra Flavor

An optional addition to this delicious recipe is to add a ripe banana to the blender as the other ingredients are mixing together. If you love banana pancakes, feel free to make this addition.

Next, turn on the stove to medium heat. Pour about a teaspoon worth of olive oil on the skillet and wait for the drops of oil to start jumping up and down. Add a half cup of the batter to the skillet. Cook each side for one to three minutes, depending on how hot you have the skillet. Repeat until all the batter has been used. This recipe should make between five and six pancakes.

Use Real Maple Syrup, not that Fake Stuff

Finally drop the pancakes on the one or two plates and pour about a quarter cup of maple syrup, preferably organic real maple syrup (Trader Joe’s Pure B syrup is ideal) over the pancakes. Add slices of blueberries and strawberries for extra flavor and nutritional value.

Serve Hot!

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The Best Banana Bread in the World!


Follow this recipe and you will have your whole family in tears of happiness over this delicious banana bread

Nothing beats a really delicious banana bread. While many recipes only call for one or two bananas, this one calls for five or six. The extra banana flavor makes for a truly outstanding bread that is rich enough for a dessert but light enough for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

The best banana bread in the world is located in Maui, HI, in the tiny village of Kahakuloa, at a small green stand called Julia’s Best Banana Bread. If you are unable to make it to Hawaii, however, what follows is the next best scrumptious treat.


· 2 cups all-purpose flour

· 1 teaspoon baking soda

· ½ teaspoon salt

· 2 eggs

· ½ cup butter

· ¾ cup brown sugar

· 1 teaspoon vanilla

· 2 ½ cups mashed extremely ripe bananas (5–6)

· ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees F and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

In a small bowl, mash the bananas until chunky, but not smooth. Make sure that the bananas are extremely ripe, or the end result may turn out bland. If the bananas are starting to collect flies, that means they’re ready.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. You can optionally add some spices, including ½ teaspoon of cinnamon and ½ teaspoon of nutmeg. Set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the butter with the brown sugar. Then add the eggs and vanilla. Beat thoroughly.

Next add the mashed bananas to the ingredients in the large bowl. Make sure not to over mix the bananas. They should still be a little chunky, not completely smooth.

Next add the flour mixture. Don’t add it all on once. Add a third of the mixture at a time and slowly mix. Once all the flour is mixed in, you are almost done.

The final ingredient is the semi-sweet chocolate chips. You don’t want to add too many or the bread will be too sweet. You should add just enough to add a bit of extra sweetness to the banana flavor. Mix the chocolate chips in slowly with a spoon.

Spoon the mixture into the greased loaf pan and bake until the bread is lightly browned, about 55–60 minutes. To know the bread is done, stick a knife through the center. If the knife comes up clean, the bread has finished baking.

Cool the bread for at least ten minutes before serving.

The bread should serve 6 to 8.