Monthly Archives: August 2014

Breakfast Bites (Vegan)

Breakfast Cookies - vegan, no added sugar, healthy. www.guesswhoscooking.com

These breakfast cookies are vegan and are healthier than most other breakfast pastries. Although there is no added sugar, there is still a decent amount of natural sugar from the fruit, so don’t overdo these! Pair a cookie or two for breakfast with a protein source for a quick and balanced breakfast.

Breakfast Cookies

Serves 12-20 cookies
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
These breakfast cookies are vegan and are healthier than most other breakfast pastries. Although there is no added sugar, there is still a decent amount of natural sugar from the fruit, so don't overdo these! Pair a cookie or two for breakfast with a protein source for a quick and balanced breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup raisins or other dried fruit
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon oil (such as virgin coconut oil) (for greasing)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with oil, such as coconut oil.
Step 2
In a medium bowl, mash the bananas (using a potato masher, whisk, or fork).
Step 3
Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
Step 4
Drop cookie batter onto cookie sheet. Shape the cookies because they will not expand. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 5
Let cool for a few minutes, then move cookies to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.
Before baking
Before baking

 

Breakfast Cookies - vegan, no added sugar, healthy. www.guesswhoscooking.com

Nutrition Facts:

Serving size – 1 cookie (1/18th recipe)

Calories 61

Total fat 1g (1%)

Saturated fat 0g (1%)

Sodium 1mg (0%)

Total carbohydrate 14g (5%)

Dietary fiber 2g (6%)

Sugar 6g

Protein 1g

 

 

 

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken - healthy, clean, natural, low carb, gluten free, dairy free. http://guesswhoscooking.com

Kung Pao Chicken

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Formal Party
Region Chinese
This recipe isn't perfectly authentic, but it is tasty and uses pretty wholesome ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1lb chicken breast (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups mushrooms (quartered)
  • 2 bell peppers (chopped)
  • 4-6 green onions (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch (non-GMO and/or organic) (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium tamari (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 10-12 dried red chiles
  • 1/4 cup nuts, such as peanuts or cashews

Directions

Step 1
In a medium bowl, combine chopped chicken with 1 tablespoon corn starch and 1 tablespoon tamari, Let sit for a few minutes while you chop the other vegetables.
Step 2
Preheat a wok over medium-high heat and add coconut oil. Add chicken and cook until all sides are opaque.
Step 3
Add mushrooms and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add bell peppers and cook another 2-3 minutes. Add green onions and dried red chilis and cook for about 2 minutes.
Step 4
Meanwhile, combine tamari, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, and 1 tablespoon corn starch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water. Add to the wok after you finish cooking the chicken and vegetables. Stir to combine and turn down heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
Step 5
Top with nuts and serve.

 

Kung Pao Chicken - healthy, clean, natural, low carb, gluten free, dairy free. http://guesswhoscooking.com

Kung Pao Chicken - healthy, clean, natural, low carb, gluten free, dairy free. http://guesswhoscooking.com