With the holidays come and gone, we can probably all say that we did a little splurging in the food department. I know I ate enough to keep me content through most of 2016. If you’re in the same boat and you’ve vowed to start this year in a healthier way than how you ended last year, start with baby steps! Making small changes to your diet really adds up to positive results, without the stress of counting calories or only eating celery for 48 hours (don’t do that).
A good example is breakfast- the most important meal of the day! Skip the onion bagel with cream cheese and opt for something just as delicious but much healthier, like these unbelievably yummy five ingredient breakfast cookies. Brought to us by The Domestic Geek, this recipe is simple, very healthy and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast! Most importantly, these breakfast cookies are so delicious, you won’t even notice how good they are for you – which means they’re perfect for kids, too!
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ cup nut OR seed butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 cups quinoa, cooked
- 1 cup rolled oats
½ cup strawberries, finely chopped
¼ cup chocolate chips
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup shredded coconut
½ cup carrot, finely grated
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves
- In a large bowl, mash banana with a fork.
- Mix in peanut butter and maple syrup.
- Add quinoa and rolled oats.
- Spoon dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 375º for 20 minutes.
These might be called “breakfast” cookies, but the truth is, they’re perfect for any time! Craving a dessert? Need a filling mid-day snack? Count on this nutritious indulgence to get the job done!
What do you think of this healthy recipe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.