Valentine’s Day

 Happy Valentine’s Day!

 We started our morning off with lots of kisses and hugs.  I got to deliver all of my little treats last night, because the husband said he planned something special for the two of us tonight.  So we’ll see what the mister has in order.  He always has great surprises!

Yesterday was a full on bake day.  With lots of goodies packed up to deliver to our friends.  We wanted to let them know how much we love them and appreciate having them in our lives.

ps check out the red chocolate chips, they’re perfect for Valentine’s Day.

 Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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Chia Delight

Chia seeds: A nutty-tasting whole grain.  Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, they have among the highest antioxidant activity of any whole food.  They also do a lot of good things for your body, like keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control.  They are loaded with calcium, protein, fiber and many other vitamins.

Chia seeds are a member of the mint family.  You can put them in muffins, cereals, smoothies and salads.  Chia seeds are a vegetarian source of protein.  They are available at Whole Foods.

Chia Banana Date Cookies

 4 tbsp of chia seeds

4 tbsp of plain flour

1/2 of a banana (dried cranberries are good to)

2 tbsp chopped dates

2 tbsp rolled oats

1 large egg

2 tbsp honey

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp water

Put seeds and flour in bowl and mix together, adding oats.  Set aside.

Blend together the banana, egg, dates, honey, baking powder and water.  Add this to the dry ingredients in the bowl.  Mix together.  The consistency should be similar to a cake batter.

Drop dessert spoons of mixture on to an oiled cookie sheet.  bake at 350, for 15-20 minutes.

Zero Sugar Cookies

We all like cookies, what we don’t like are the calories.  Here you have it, a new cookie to eat and not feel guilty.  Zero Cookies, by Julian Bakery.

Gluten free, no starch or sugar, not sweetened with maltitol, xylitol or sorbitol.  made with heart healthy fiber, good for digestion and helps satisfy hunger cravings.

You can purchase this delightful little treat at Whole Foods or Lazy Acres.