Sunday, I was following my regular meal planning routine. I usually
start by going through the grocery store ads and using what's on sale
to help inspire me. I didn't find much. I stewed and started flipping
through cookbooks and the piles of recipes I've collected, still not
I thought, I've spent all this time an effort reaching out to people,
trying to help them find ways to make healthy delicious meals, maybe
they can help me. I tweeted, posted to Facebook and several cooking
sites seeking inspiration.
first person to respond was Ruth on Facebook. "I am missing cookies
today. I haven't seen desserts on your blog, so what about a breakfast
cookie," she asked.
that's a challenge. First, because I generally don't bake. I kind of
fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to cooking. I read recipes,
but rarely follow them exactly. I see them as more a guide than a
scientific formula. You generally can't get away with that in baking.
That's not to mention cookies are not generally breakfast food, or
particularly healthy. Now that's some inspiration.
started with the healthiest cookie I could think of, oatmeal raisin,
upped the fiber using whole-wheat pastry flour and some bran cereal,
and added some tangy apple chutney to balance the sweet with a little
savory. Quinn loved them and didn't wait until breakfast for his first.
And with all the fiber, one is very satisfying for about 209 calories
with 10 grams of fat and 3 of fiber per cookie.
Hey Ruth, let's eat!
Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie.