Heart Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Modified Recipe)

Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies
Calories: 65, Total fat: 2g, Sodium: 33mg, Cholesterol 0g
1 cup plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 tbsp. margarine (stick)
6 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1/2 cup 3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup dry, uncooked oatmeal

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine margarine, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla; beat until creamy. Beat in egg whites.
  • Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and oatmeal.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.

Tips: Eat with berries, or some fruits to up your vitamin intake!
        If you are a vegan, you can easily swap the ingredients for vegan     
        items such as apple sauce in the place of butter.

Bistro Chicken And Bean Salad Recipe

16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon olive or canola oil
4 ounces gourmet salad greens
1 1/2 cup canned pinto beans (rinsed drained, or cooked equivalent)
4 bacon slices -- fried crisp, well drained, crumbled
1/4 cup walnut pieces -- toasted
***Maple-Balsamic Dressing***
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice (more if desired)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

PREPARATION: Coat both sides of chicken breasts with seasoning. Cook chicken in oil in medium skillet over medium heat until browned, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly; cut or shred chicken into 3/4-inch pieces.

Toss chicken, greens, beans, bacon, and walnuts in salad bowl; drizzle with Maple-Balsamic Dressing and toss.

Maple-Balsamic Dressing : Mix all ingredients

Tips: If you are a vegan, switch the ingredients up. Use vegan chicken strips instead! Enjoy...

Tamarind Balls

200 grams of tamarind (see note below) – a little less than 8 ozs
1/2 scotch bonnet pepper (or any hot pepper you like)
2 cups golden brown sugar
3 tablespoon white sugar (granulated)
2 cloves garlic

Please see for instructions.

Simple Vegetable Medley

This is a simple dish, could be used as a side dish, a hot salad or whatever you want to eat it with!

1 cooking spray
1 tomato, diced
1 pinched garlic pepper seasoning
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 yellow squash, cubed
2 zucchini, cubed


Spray a large skillet with cooking spray or olive oil (Whatever you choose) and add tomatoes. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes and add garlic pepper. Stir in mushrooms, squash and zucchini. Simmer until vegetables are tender crisp, 10 to 15 minutes.

Tips: You can mix with mushrooms or Tofu also