Here are some of my favorite recipes I made this week. They’re all made with healthy ingredients and are pretty high in fiber.
Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Ambitious Kitchen is the genius behind these wonderfully warm and moist banana cookies that resemble banana bread in a cookie form. We’ve been adding chocolate chips to our banana bread for years so this wasn’t strange to us but to some it may seem a bit odd. You just have to try it. These stayed fresh for several days and I didn’t have to throw one out. That says something. 🙂
Here’s where you can find the recipe: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2014/10/whole-wheat-banana-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies/
Whole Wheat Spicy Chicken Pizza
Ok, this was my own concoction. A couple weeks ago, we made a pizza using a whole wheat crust from Wegman’s, one of the grocers in our area. It was so delicious I had to make another. My family LOVES anything spicy and I was in the mood for pulled bbq chicken and pizza so I figured why not have all three? I bought an already cooked bbq rotisserie chicken, brought it home, shredded it, added some Red Hot and some extra bbq sauce and the protein part was ready to go. I then sautéed a yellow pepper and some onion until softened. For the sauce, I drizzled olive oil all over the shell, then topped that with ranch dressing and spread it all around. I then added all of the toppings (in the order given below) and it was ready to go. In about 15 minutes at 425° , we had a warm, spicy, taste-tantalizing meal that delivered protein, veggies, dairy and a carb. What more could you ask for? 😉
Ingredients in order:
- Whole wheat crust from Wegman’s
- Ranch dressing and olive oil mix
- Cheddar cheese
- Pulled chicken
- Roasted yellow pepper and onion
- Feta cheese
- Parmesan cheese – sprinkled this around the edges
- Jalepeno peppers – optional of course
Pair up the pizza with a beer or glass of wine and take it out by the fire – that’s how you spend a Saturday evening.
Quinua Meatless Meatballs
We’d already had red meat twice in the week so I didn’t want to make regular meatballs but I was in the mood for spaghetti. I figured there had to be a recipe out there to make meatballs using quinua. One quick search and uh-huh! I found an amazing recipe that I’ll be sure to make again.
I found these meat-less meatballs to have a consistency much like a regular meatball and the flavor was fabulous. My husband even liked them so that says something. Now, I do have to say my 14-year-old is not so much a fan. I was ok with it – I ate hers too…lol.
Oh, also, because of my attempts to add as much fiber to my diet as possible, I added black beans on top of the sauce. This is optional of course.
Credit for this recipe goes to Blue Apron. Check it out here: https://www.blueapron.com/recipes/perciatelli-pasta-vegetarian-meatballs-quinoa
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes
I’ve tried sooo many home-made pancake recipes, especially using whole wheat flour, and this is my favorite BY FAR. They were so fluffy and moist and just simply amazing. I just figured they’d turn out like all of the rest always had…sort of flat and dense. But they didn’t. They were really, really good. I highly recommend!
Get the recipe at Pinch of Yum: http://pinchofyum.com/best-ever-whole-wheat-pumpkin-pancakes
Since I started putting this post together a few days ago, I’ve already tried some new recipes I plan to tell you all about soon! I love trying new things – especially when they turn out delicioso! Happy cooking!
Have you tried anything new lately? Or do you have any high fiber recipes you’d like to share with me? Comment below and let me know. I’d love to hear from you!