My 13-year-old son told me he wants to eat healthier.
Big picture, he IS a healthy eater, but that kid can also put away some junk food after school.
We had to come up with a solution that would still let him feel like he was having some of the treats he likes but in a healthier way. Now, after school, he reaches for fresh fruit instead of the little, square, orange crackers he used to favor. I love that he’s doing this, and it’s motivated the rest of us to reach for more fresh fruit and vegetables, too.
Every once in a while, he wants a cookie or something sweet.
These are the perfect solution. Originally they were called “Three-Ingredient Cookies,” but I throw in some extra ingredients!
Healthy Oat Cookies
2 ripe bananas
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds or nuts, crushed
Mash bananas in a large bowl. Stir in oats, raisins, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds or nuts.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Scoop dough into 16 balls, and place evenly around a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 60, Calories from Fat: 12, Fat: 1 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 5 g, Protein: 2 g.
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