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Recipe: Low-fat Pumpkin cookies & Peanut butter glaze

Posted Nov 20 2012 12:09pm
Happy Tuesday! Three days till Turkey day and I am in a baking and cooking mood! For this years meal, I am bringing my brussels sprout recipe, it's here, I made it last year. 

I am also bringing a great little recipe I modified from Love From the Oven , a low-fat, oatmeal pumpkin cookie! 
I love treats and sweets actually! These easy, little cookies are low-fat, filled with good ingredients and with the right topping, satisfy your sweet tooth!! 

Ingredients:
1 CAN (15oz) pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie filling…)     1 egg + 1 egg white 1 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 cup white wheat flour, 2 & 2/3 cups rolled oats, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Optional Mix Ins – 1 cup of pecans, walnuts, raisins or chocolate chips, 1 scoop whey protein! I didn't do ANY mix in's this round.  Directions:   Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine pumpkin, eggs and vanilla until well combined.   In a separate bowl combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices and mix ins.


Bake at 350 for 12 min! Cool on parchment paper before icing or enjoy alone!
Optional Icing:  Not clean, but a nice touch of sweet and protein too!  2/3 Cup powdered sugar, 4 teaspoons of water, 1 Tablespoon of creamy nut butter ( I used peanut butter) 
Drizzle on cooled cookies and enjoy!
My modifications: I used a whole can of pumpkin and 1/3 of a cup LESS oats than the original recipe, they are soft and not dry! I also doubled the above icing recipe and used it over the whole batch!  



Holiday TIPS! 
My reverse resolution challenge girls are ROCKIN' it out! They are all doing great with their goals AND their accountability, shout out to them!  Here are some healthy holiday tips I gave them, that I want to share with you for Thursdays big day. Remember, it's a lot like any other day! Do the same you would on a regular weekday, workout, rest, drink that water etc...and ENJOY! 
- Drink A LOT of water, your same amount you would normally
- Eat breakfast and a snack like normal! 
- Have one plate of food and drink a glass of water 
- Aim for MORE GREENS (or colored carbs) than grains
- Eat your favorite treat, have that sliver of pie and enjoy 
- Go for a walk after, play food ball, do a body weight workout with your kids to instill great habits! 

What is your healthy holiday tradition?


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