Healthy Recipes

Breakfast through dinner, these healthy recipes give you the most flavor for the least amount of calories, with tasty treats ranging from braised balsamic chicken to applesauce. And you don't have to give up your cookies and coffee treats, either!

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Desserts

Healthier Cookies

Recipe

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 45 Minutes

Servings: 36

"These no-bake cookies are made healthier with oatmeal and unsweetened coconut."

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups white sugar

1/2 cup low-fat (1%) milk

1/2 cup butter

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

powder

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

3 cups quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves, about 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats, coconut, and vanilla extract. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on waxed paper. Let cool until hardened.

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Ready In: 5 Hours 15 Minutes

Servings: 8

"Make your own fresh fruit-filled popsicles by blending assorted summer berries and sliced bananas with yogurt, then freezing the tasty mixture in small paper cups with popsicle sticks."

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries,

strawberries and sliced bananas, mixed

2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt

1/4 cup white sugar

8 small paper cups

8 popsicle sticks

Directions:

  1. Place the mixed blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, yogurt, and sugar into a blender. Cover, and blend until fruit is chunky or smooth, as desired.

  2. Fill paper cups 3/4 full with fruit mixture. Cover the top of each cup with a strip of aluminum foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the center of the foil on each cup.

  3. Place the cups in the freezer for at least 5 hours. To serve, remove foil and peel off the paper cup.

Frozen Greek Yogurt

Recipe

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Ready In: 2 Hours 5 Minutes

Servings: 7

"Cold, smooth, and refreshing, frozen Greek yogurt with minted honey is the perfect dessert for a warm summer evening."

Ingredients:

3 cups plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

5 tablespoons honey

10 chopped fresh mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Stir together the yogurt and lemon juice until smooth in a freezer-safe metal bowl. Combine the honey and mint in a small bowl. Pour the honey on top of the yogurt, then give the yogurt a few quick stirs so that the honey forms "ribbons" in the yogurt but is not blended in completely. Cover bowl and freeze for 1 to 2 hours.

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Ready In: 55 Minutes

Servings: 9

"Seedless raspberry jam is sandwiched between buttery brown sugar-oatmeal cookie crusts."

Ingredients:

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil.

  2. Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.

  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.

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