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Monday, March 31, 2008

Bring on the Cookie Monster!

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you received your You Have Arrived Newsletter today and found some delicious and nutritious cookie recipes you could use. If you aren't a subscriber yet simply click HERE to learn more about our free email publications.

Do you want to make that cookie snack even more nutritious? Here are few "throw-in" ideas for adding more nutrition to the recipes:

Add 1-2 teaspoons of ground flaxseed (flaxmeal) for added fiber and Omega-3 vitamins.

Walnuts are a super food and go great with oatmeal. Add chopped walnuts and dried cranberries for a chewy-good designer oatmeal cookie.

Change-out some of the all-purpose flour for wheat flour, wheat germ, soy flour (go easy with this one) or quick-cook oatmeal. The more whole grain the better, but don't go all the way. You need about 2/3's all-purpose flour to 1/3 whole grain swap-out to keep the cookies light and tasty.

Add a pinch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg to the oatmeal cookies. Both cinnamon and nutmeg have nutritional benefits and they add great aroma and taste to your treat.

Prefer milk to the protein shake? Great! Fortify your milk with a spoonful of dried milk product or vanilla flavored protein powder. Try soy milk for a refreshing and lactose-free option. 8 ounces of soy milk has 6 grams of protein and is believed to help lower cholesterol.

Remember, your life after weight loss surgery is not about denial and deprivation. It's about consistently making wise choices to improve your health, wellness and longevity.

Have a GREAT day!

2 comments:

Red said...

Excellent! I endorse anything containing cinammon!

mynewlife3 said...

Sounds great - can't wait to try it. And...I LOVE the fact that there are so many recipes and suggestions for 'healthier/better' choices, without completely denying any access to enjoy sweets on occasion. I sometimes feel guilty 'indulging' in treats but if I'm honest, I'll NEVER completely give that stuff up, it's more about making better choices the majority of the time and the recipes and suggestions like this cookie one, certainly help to do that!!