HEALTHY OATMEAL RASIN COOKIES

It’s Holiday Baking Season! Let’s start this season off right with a healthy choice.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/3 cups of quick cooking oats or rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons of room temperature unsalted butter ( margarine may be substituted)
  • 3/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of dark raisins
  • 1/3 cup of flax seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a hand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until fluffed up ( 1-2 minutes) and add the egg, cinnamon and vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the oats, raisins, flax seeds and flour with baking powder and baking soda and pinch of salt.
  4. Then using a rubber spatula, fold the oat mixture into the egg mixture. The dough will be a little crumbly, that’s ok.
  5. Using a standard tablespoon measuring spoon or a small ice cream scoop or oiled hands, pick up golf ball sizes of the dough and place them on the cookie sheet about 1/2 inches apart ( these cookies don’t spread too much).
  6. Bake the cookies ( middle rack) for 12-14 minutes depending on the size of your cookies. Take them out while the centre is still soft but the edges have set ( if you like a chewy cookie) or let them bake an extra 2 minutes until the centres are set too if you like a crunchier cookie.
  7. Cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before attempting to remove them.
  8. Now enjoy!
  9. To freeze the dough: wrap it in wax or parchment paper and freeze it as a log or pre-measure it into golf ball sizes. When ready to bake slice the dough ( if it’s a log) or bake the gold ball frozen doughs at the same temperature for an extra 2 minutes longer.

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Quinoa Edamame Salad

QUINOA EDAMAME SALAD aka Traffic Light Salad

Yields:  Approximately 12 – 15 servings

Preparation time and cook time: total 15 minutes

 

Salad Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked quinoa, prepared according to package direction

1 12 oz bag frozen shelled edamame, defrosted

3 scallions chopped

1 red pepper chopped

1 can of yellow corn

1 avocado chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

¼ cup red wine vinegar

3 Tbsp water

½ cup olive oil

1 Packet Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Packet (0.7oz)

Directions:

In a small pot, combine quinoa and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 12 – 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat; set aside.

In a large bowl combine the quinoa, edamame, corn, red pepper, scallions, and avocado; toss to combine. Add dressing; toss to coat.

Source: Anonymous

Registered Dietitians at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center assist patients to grow their knowledge about nutrition, wellness, and healthy eating. An appointment with a Registered Dietitian consists of a comprehensive nutrition assessment, nutrition education, behavior modification counseling and goal setting. Each goal established is individually tailored to patient’s specific nutritional and medical issues. Our outpatient Registered Dietitians specialize in weight management counseling, diabetes, as well as pediatric and prenatal nutrition.

To schedule an appointment, please call 718-206-7056.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

Healthy Alternatives For Holiday Favorites

November, December and sometimes January are when we all gather around the table for some of our holiday favorites to feast on. This year we want you to stuff your face with some low-fat alternatives to the foods we love best but aren’t the best for us.

 

Candied Yams  

 

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

*Skip the corn syrup and get right

to the nutrition!

Dark Meat Turkey White Meat Turkey
Traditional Gravy Low-Fat Gravy
White Flour Rolls Whole Wheat Rolls
Egg Nog Apple Cider

For more healthy alternatives for your holiday favorites please visit: http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-and-nutrition-pictures/healthy-holiday-food-swaps.aspx

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.