Monday, 19 July 2010

Quick & Easy Strawberry Cookies

This is an unusual way to make cookies, but these cookies have a very cake-like texture and a terrific strawberry taste.

Quick & Easy Strawberry Cookies

Makes 12 cookies.

1 cup Strawberry Nesquick
2 cups plain white flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons light margarine or butter
low calorie oil cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 200F/100C.

2. Mix all of the ingredients together until smooth.

3. Place spoonfuls onto baking tray sprayed with low-calorie cooking spray, leaving adequate space between each one as they will spread when cooking.

4. Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.

Alternatively, your kids can sprinkle some Hundreds & Thousands over the cookies before baking, making the cookies into Strawberry Confetti Cookies.

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Saturday, 17 July 2010

Peanut Butter Honey Oatmeal Balls

This recipe is simple, does not require any cooking, and provides a bit of protein and fiber.

Peanut Butter Honey Oatmeal Balls

1 tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter
1 tbsp. pure honey
1/2 cup oats

1. Mix the peanut butter and honey together until smooth.

2. Add in the oats and mix completely.

3. Using your hands, separate the mixture into five sections and roll into balls.

4. Refrigerate for one hour and then serve.

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Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

These ice cream sandwiches are easy to make and are a little healthier than store bought ice cream sandwiches.

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1 packet Sugar-free Dream Topping/Dream Whip
300ml Semi-skimmed or 1% fat milk
30 digestive biscuits (or, in the U.S.A., you can use graham crackers)
Cling film (or, in the U.S.A., you can use Saran Wrap)

1. Using a mixer, mix the Dream Topping and milk according to the instructions on the packet.

2. Spread the whipped mixture onto 15 biscuits.

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich

3. Place another digestive on top of the ones with the whipped topping, being careful not to press the digestives down.

4. Carefully wrap some cling film around each digestive, being gentle and taking care not to press the two digestives together.

5. Freeze for one hour.

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich 2

For variation, mix hot chocolate powder into the whipped topping. There are several flavors of whipped topping to choose from, including mint chocolate, regular chocolate, and toffee.

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Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is very simple, but, for very young children, will require an adult to use the oven. This also makes a colorful cookie for Halloween.

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

cookie dough mix
package of candy corn
low calorie cooking oil spray

Prepare the cookie dough mix as instructed on the packaging. (Some only need water added which is ideal when cooking by kids, but other mixes may require eggs and/or butter. Alternatively, buy pre-made cookie dough, although your child will miss out on the "mixing" part of the preparations this way.)

Place spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a baking tray sprayed with low-cal cooking oil spray. Add one candy corn on the top of each cookie right in the middle.

Bake as instructed on cookie dough packaging. The candy corn will become slightly melted but stil retain most of its shape once the cookie is finished baking.

Good-For-You Strawberries & Cream

This recipe is super easy for children and very healthy.

Good-For-You Strawberries & Cream

Strawberries (washed and sliced - For very small children, the slicing can be done in advance by mom or dad)
Non-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tsp. sweetener (optional)

Place the washed and sliced strawberries into a bowl and pour the non-fat vanilla yogurt over them. (Optionally, for added sweetness, sprinkle the teaspoon of sweetener over the strawberries before pouring the yogurt.)


Reduced Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

Kids will find this recipe simple to make, and it only uses a small amount of ingredients. Very small children will need a parent to help with the oven.


2 oz peanut butter
2 oz light margarine
3 1/2 oz Splenda
1 beaten egg
4 oz self-raising flower

Cream peanut butter, light margarine and Splenda together. Beat in the egg. Stir in the flour and knead well. Place small balls well apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes at 200C/395F.