Oh come on, like you thought I was going to go a month without baked goods. Get real! I thought I better tell you about cheater snacks. I have decided (and I am by no means a medical/nutritional/health professional) that if I take foods that are not so heart healthy (cookies, bread, muffins, ice cream, cake -- whatever!) and add heart healthy ingredients, well they can't be all bad!
Enter Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies. Jclarkey has always been a fan of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, but I was never crazy about them. The dark chocolate chips have converted me -- these cookies are straight from heaven!
I started with a basic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, omitted the salt and used dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate. I was planning to munch on one of these yummers for dessert last night, but I went for a few squares of straight dark chocolate instead. It is surprisingly good for you, and might even be good for your skin!
I also have plans for Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins in the future, but that dream has yet to be realized.
I also wanted to mention I'm having a dinner guest tonight! I'm so excited to be able to share a delicious heart-healthy dinner with a friend!
Wednesday, February 3
Breakfast: Cheerios, Milk & Tea
Lunch: Tuna Wrap, Mixed Berries, Water & Cheater Cookies
Dinner: Pecan Crusted Chicken Fingers, Sweet Potato Sticks, Garlic Steamed Broccoli, Wine & Chocolate