Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Sneaky Chef

The Sneaky Chef is a cookbook to help you sneak more veggies, fiber and healthy goodness into your recipes! I received this book free from my husband's medical insurance last year. If you are interested in this book, first I would recommend checking it out from the library before you invest the money. Try a few recipes and see if you will use it.

Also, check out her website. She offers many free recipes to try. YUM!

Here is one of her recipes that I tried over the weekend. Breakfast Cookies...they were very good! (Since this recipe was originally posted here on the internet, I figured it was okay to pass it along.)

Nutrition Highlights: whole grains, calcium, and protein. Rich in vitamins B and E, iron, potassium, folic acid, calcium, tryptophan protein, and fiber.

2 cups whole grain cereal flakes (such as Wheaties or Total)
3/4 cup Flour Blend (1/4 cup white flour, 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, and 1/4 cup wheat germ)1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
Cinnamon sugar for dusting*

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with oil).Using a rolling pin, gently crush the cereal (in a sealed plastic bag) into coarsely crushed flakes. Alternatively, you can quickly pulse the cereal in a food processor.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together Flour Blend, crushed cereal, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, oil, vanilla, and ricotta cheese. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just enough to moisten dry ingredients. Drop single tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheets, leaving about an inch between cookies. Flatten cookies with the back of a fork and then sprinkle tops generously with cinnamon sugar (or just sugar if your kids don’t like the cinnamon flavor). Bake about 18 to 20 minutes, or until nicely browned and crispy around the edges. Makes 16 to 18 large cookies.*Cinnamon has been found to help stabilize blood-glucose levels, thereby preventing the usual “crash and burn” feeling we all get after eating sweets.

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1 comment:

Jackie said...

I LOVE this book! I have made TONS of recipes and I've reviewed many of them. If your readers want to check out, they can go to the following link:

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