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Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies for Mamas ONLY!

As Henry cries himself to sleep (we’re trying to give him the skills to fall asleep on his own, by effectively pushing him out of the nest and hoping he can fly) I decided to make cookies.  At least I will have cookies to soothe my stomach, if not my aching heart.

2 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup oats

1/4 cup oat bran

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup salted butter (or two sticks)

3/4 cup white sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups chocolate chips

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.  Combine the flour, oats, oat bran, and baking soda.

In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.  Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Add the chocolate chips.

Spoon by teaspoon onto baking sheet, spacing cookies two inches apart.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.

Allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

 

***Enjoy your delicious baked delights with a glass of warm tears or cold milk…your choice…***

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Three Bean Turkey Chili

This is a fantastic, nutrient rich recipe to make on a Sunday morning and will last throughout the week. Or you can freeze a portion to easily reheat later.

3/4 cup chili beans (dried)

3/4 cup black beans (dried)

3/4 cup black eyed peas (dried)

1 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes

1 6 ounce can tomato paste

1 pound ground turkey breast

1 cup carrots (chopped)

1 onion (chopped)

3 cloves garlic (minced)

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup zucchini (chopped)

1. Soak the beans in water overnight (8 hours). Drain and rinse.

2. Brown the ground turkey. (I like to use a non-stick pan to avoid added fat. It doesn’t make a difference in taste.)

3. Combine all of the ingredients in a slow cooker, EXCEPT for the zucchini. Cook on LOW for 7 hours.

4. Add the zucchini and cook for one hour.

5. Serve with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Yum!

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