Healthy Stumbles

My husband and I (and his entire family) are working on eating healthier this year. Really, who doesn’t want to eat healthier? It’s always a good goal but we are committed to doing our best. The truth is that I enjoy baking and I enjoy eating, so I am working on baking and enjoying healthier food options, as I watch portions. I’m always looking for new recipe ideas. Here are some that I’ve stumbled upon recently.

Allrecipes has a recipe for Crispy Edamame. I like Edamame all by itself, but this seems like a fun alternative for a salty snack when I want something crunchy.

Texanerin Baking shared a recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites. What I find most intriguing is that these are made with chickpeas – and no added butters or oils. This is a healthier option than a cookie when I have a chocolate craving. I need to buy some chickpeas.

100 Days of Real Food has a great list of 85 Snack Ideas that Cut Out Processed Foods. Actually, their whole site is an interesting read with all sorts of thought-provoking articles, recipes and advice.

Skinny Ms. shared a recipe for Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup. I’m planning to make a batch soon with some of my shredded chicken and package it for school lunches. I think that sounds like a frugal and healthy lunch option. Win-win!

I’m planning on making another batch of my Mom’s baked oatmeal this weekend, because it’s a delicious and healthy start to my day. Plus, the oatmeal keeps me full to lunch, even after chasing preschoolers all morning!

Baked Oatmeal

Those are a couple of my health(ier) stumbles of the week. It’s amazing what ideas one can glean on Pinterest! Do you have any healthy recipes to share?

PS Remember, if you want to pin any of these ideas, please follow my links to the original website, or pin from my boards on Pinterest. Thanks!



  1. Thank you so much for the cookie recipe! I am always looking for something that Phil can eat (gluten free) and healthy, too! Going to the store to find the chickpeas and natural peanut butter. Blessings to you!

    • You are welcome, Kathy! It sounds like you will be making them before me, so you’ll have to let me know how you and Phil like them. Chickpeas are on my grocery list for next week, too.

  2. Just FYI: butter and oils are realy good for you…it is the flour and sugar in cookies that are “unhealthy.” I can email you recipes for treats with honey/almond flour instead of flour and sugar.

    • I’ve made the switch to butter (mostly) but can’t see myself giving up flour. I’m impressed that you can and do!

      • Phil doesn’t have a choice about the grains. He has a disease with a huge long name. If he would not give up the grains, he would get cancer. I eat some of the things he does, but not always. I am going to try agava nectar by domino. I can’t have the artifical sweetners as I get really sick, so this is the only one I haven’t tried and I read that people that can’t use the others can handle this. I will try it. I am watching sugars and flour. I use whole grains for myself. We are a mess, but I am dropping some pounds, and that is good. Thaks Kristen!

        • Also, I have been using butter for years after I heard how bad the margarine is for a person. We only use olive oil, too. Trying to be healthy!

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