Heart Healthy Cookies for My Valentine
As I grow older I become even more conscious of the importance of taking care of what I feed my body and my soul. My husband and I both decided this year, we would make the foods we eat a priority. It’s something that can be a win-win for us both. I decided for the upcoming Valentines day I would bake some heart shaped cookies packed with only healthy ingredients.
They turned out to be even better than I imagined they would. These cookies are moist and full of so many yummy flavors. They are soft, nicely chewy, and slightly sweet. It’s like a flavor and texture party in your mouth! These cookies would be a great way to start the day, or perfect for a mid-morning or mid-day snack.
We’ve been cutting down on carbs so I have been using less flour in my recipes. I am amazed at how you can make perfectly delicious treats without any flour or sugar at all.
2 cups quick oats, I used organic
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, I used Himalayan Pink
1 cup Simply Sesame with Vanilla with Almond Bits
1/4 cup honey, I used local honey
1/3 cup applesauce, I used my homemade applesauce
1/3 cup pureed pumpkin, I used my pumpkin puree
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped cranberries
1/4 cup chia seeds
Combine all the above.
I found these cute heart cookie cutters, sprayed them lightly with oil and filled each one with the batter. It’s thick so I used my fingers to press them into the cut-out. Each cookie is about a half inch thick.
So what do you think? How about showing the people you love some real heart-healthy love by giving them the gift of taking better care of what they feed their body. I figure my husband and I both need to take care of ourselves so we can be there when the other needs us. 🙂
I made this recipe for the Simply Sesame blogger Recipe Challenge contest with their sesame seed spreads. I received each flavor: Vanilla and Almond, Pistachio and Pure Roasted Sesame. Their spreads are 100% Natural, No additives, No Preservatives, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Palm Oil Free, Non GMO, Vegan, No Trans-fat & No Cholesterol, Low in calories, sugar, and sodium.
They will have a first place prize of $1,000.00 second place prize of $500.00 and third place prize of $250.00!
Wish me Luck!