Friday, December 30, 2011

Healthy Treats For Your New Year Resolutions

Everyone always makes new year resolutions to lose weight or eat healthier, here are some delicious looking recipes from Shape magazine that will help you sacrifice the calories without sacrificing taste :).


These are fake doughnuts, they look like doughnuts but they have about half the calories of a real doughnut. This quick and easy treat only takes a bout half an hour to make and makes about twenty four mini doughnuts. Here is the recipe for the Rosemary-Olive Oil Fonuts :).

 Calorie Count: 143 per Fonut (9g fat, 15g carbs, 2g protein, 21mg calcium, 1mg iron, 81 mg sodium) Compare to Dunkin' Donuts at anywhere from 200-500 calories for a full size donut.
2 Cups of Flour
3/4 Cup of Sugar
2 and 1/4 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Eggs
3/4 Cup of Milk
1/4 Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons of Coarsely Chopped Fresh Rosemary
Zest from 3/4 of a Lemon
Juice from 1/2 of a Lemon
1/4 Cup Pine Nuts (for the top of the fonut)

1) Preheat your oven to 350 and grease your doughnut pan.
2) Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl
3) In another bowl mix the eggs, milk, oils, rosemary, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
4) Combine the wet and dry ingredients
5) Mix until they are combined (this mixture may be lumpy)
6) Fill each slot 2/3 of the way full.
7) Bake for 10-12 minutes
8) Grind the pine nuts into a powder and place the powder into a shallow pan, when the doughnuts are finished cooking lightly spray the top of them with a cooking spray and dip them into the pine powder.

For more Fonut Recipe's check out Shape's website :).

2) Vegan Cupcakes:

If chocolate is your weakness try out these chocolate cupcakes topped with a healthier version of butter cream.  This recipe makes about 12 frosted cupcakes.

Cake Ingredients:
1 Cup of Almond Milk
1 Teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil
3/4 Cup of Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
1 Cup of Flour
1/3 Cup of Cocoa Powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

Frosting Ingredients:
1/2 Cup of Vegan Margarine (or butter)
3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
2 Chai Tea Bags
2 Tablespoons of Boiling Water
2 Tablespoons of Almond Milk
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt

Cupcake Steps:
1) Preheat your oven to 350
2) Mix the vinegar and the almond milk and let them sit for five minutes
3) Whisk your vinegar almond mixture with the oil, sugar, and vanilla
4) In another bowl sift the dry ingredients together
5) Combine both bowls and mix them together
6) Pour the batter into the cupcake molds and bake for 25 minutes.

Frosting Steps:
1) Beat the butter until it is soft
2) Brew the tea in the boiling water and let it sit for ten minutes
3) Add the almond milk to the tea
4) Next mix the tea with the powdered sugar and the butter
5) Beat for ten minutes
6) For extra flavor try adding some cinnamon to the frosting.

For more on these cupcakes check out Shape Magazine

3) Molasses Cookies:

Yum!!  These cookies look delicious and they have healthy ingredients to help you get your sugar fix while keeping you in shape and on track for your new year goals.  Makes 20 Cookies.

2 Tablespoons of Ground Flax
1 Egg White
1 Banana
1 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1 Cup of Oats (not instant)
1/2 Cup of Blackstrap Molasses
2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

1) Preheat the oven to 350
2) Combine the flax and egg whites
3) Mash the banana in another bowl
4) Add the flour and oats to the banana and mix well
5) Add the flax and molasses and mix until combined
6) Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
7) Scoop rounded spoonfuls of batter onto a baking sheet
8) Bake for 25 minutes

For other healthy cookie ideas scroll through Shape's healthy cookie slide show.

4) DRINKS :)

Celebrate the new year and get a jump start on your resolution at the same time.  Celebrate with a 92 calorie Cranapple Cobbler.  Mix 1 and 1/2 oz of TY KU Liqueur with 1 oz of apple juice and a splash of sugar free cranberry juice.  For other drinks Shape can help give you ideas.


1 comment:

  1. These look great!!! Can't wait to try to make them fer daaays!