Chickpea Cream Pies!

If you’ve ever liked Oatmeal Cream Pies, you’re gonna LOVE our latest unique dessert submission! Check out these “Chickpea Cream Pies” by Maria & Savannah of “BusyGirlsEatClean” in Las Vegas, Nevada; it’s a great healthy & delicious twist to an American classic sweet treat, and we were surprised at how food conscious one of these yummy cookies actually was. You’re getting 31% of your DV of fiber, 13.8 grams of protein, 10% DV of Calcium, and much more! Calorie count is low too, at only 243 per serving. Give this dessert recipe a try, and share your thoughts with us by leaving a rating & comment below; we know you’ll enjoy it. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 243 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 64 grams.

 

What you need:

 

  • Cream Pie Ingredients

1 Can of chickpeas

1/4 Cup almond butter

1/2 Cup oats

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. vanilla whey protein

  • Frosting Ingredients

1/4 Cup almond butter

2 Tbsp. vanilla whey protein

2 Tbsp. non-fat Greek yogurt

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 20 minutes; Servings: 8-10)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.

  2. Next, mix all of the Cream Pie ingredients together in a blender or food processor.

  3. Take the Cream Pie mixture, and fill a large, lightly greased muffin tin, using enough mix to fill each individual muffin tin 1/4-1/2 of the way full. (Quick Tip: It’s easier to make the “pies” with a muffin tin, but you can also use a cookie sheet.)

  4. Bake in the oven for 13 minutes; while the Cream Pies are baking, mix together your Frosting ingredients by hand in a small bowl.

  5. When Cream Pies are done, remove them from your muffin tin or cookie sheet; next, add “cream” to one side of Cream Pie, and make sandwich with the other; Serve immediately, or refrigerate for a later date.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

  Thanks Maria & Sav for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Healthy Blueberry Pancakes with Coconut Cream!

A healthy, balanced breakfast is ESSENTIAL to kickstarting a food conscious day! It’s important to get our metabolisms going early, and replenish our bodies with good fuel. These Healthy Blueberry Pancakes with Coconut Cream submitted by Yelitza Velazquez of Plymouth, Connecticut feeds 5-6 people at a low 240 calories per serving, contains a whopping 9 grams of protein per serving, and they’re packed full of fiber, calcium, and Vitamin C! Let us know what you think by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 240 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 105 grams.

 

What you need:

 

  • Ingredients for pancakes

1 Cup multigrain pancake mix

1/4 Cup oats

1/2 Cup blueberries

2/3 Cup 2% milk

2 Tbsp. banana

1 Tbsp. ground flax seed

3 Tbsp. water

  • Ingredients for coconut cream

1 Cup fresh coconut

1/2 Cup almonds

2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

1 Tbsp. water

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serves 5-6.)

  1. Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium/medium-low heat.

  2. Next, mix all of your pancake ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.

  3. Pour batter onto your preheated skillet or griddle, until you see bubbles on the top (3-4 minutes); Then, flip the pancake to other side, cooking for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Remove from skillet/griddle, and set aside.

  5. Next, mix all of your coconut cream ingredients in a food processor or blender, and serve over pancakes while hot.

  6. Serve immediately. (Feel free to top with fruit & nuts!)

  7. Eat & enjoy!

 What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

“Summer Of The Superfood”: Oats (1 of 50)

It’s summertime, and we wanted to give our food conscious community a bit of “summer-school” to keep us all educated about the things we put into our bodies, and what we’re getting out of it. There are tons of sources, from stores, fitness & health gurus, all the way down to your next door neighbor that claim to know exactly what “the best” foods are for you to eat; but who really knows? Well have no fear! Our team has hand-selected 50 “superfoods” that we’ll talk about each day through mid July, as we learn a bit of the nutrition that goes along with these incredible foods we recommend chowing down on.

 

So, without further ado, here’s #1 of 50 in our “Summer Of The Superfood” series: OATS.

 

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 Before we jump too deep into how great this superfood is for your body, it’s important to know that any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain, is a grain product. The common oat is one of the most common species of grains that we consume each day.

 

 Back in 1997, the FDA allowed a label to be placed on oat foods, which claimed that there was an association between eating a diet rich in whole oats, and a reduced risk for coronary heart disease—our nation’s number one killer. The overall conclusion from this review was that oats could lower serum cholesterol levels, and that “the main active ingredient that yielded this exciting positive effect is the soluble fiber found in oats called “beta glucan.” (Beta-glucans are a diverse group of molecules, which can be found in the “bran” of oats, and aid in normalizing cholesterol levels in the body.)

 

Quick Tip: Oats are rich in fiber, so a serving can help you feel full throughout the day! Just a half of a cup packs 4.6 grams of “resistant starch”, which is a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat. Pretty awesome, eh?

 

 The combination of all the nutrients found in oats, makes them one of the most outstanding superfoods, and a big reason why we chose to talk about this one first! In addition to their power to reduce disease and extend your health span, oats are also great for practical reasons: they’re inexpensive, readily available, and incredibly easy to incorporate into your life; which is what we’re all about at Tasty25 Magazine. We suggest eating a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, and cooking with oat bran or oat flour as a practical way to get a solid dose of this hearty superfood. Remember to eat a bowl of oats regularly, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a food conscious individual! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 Wanna know a few ways to incorporate oats into your diet? Check out these great Tasty25 creations that contain oats:

 

Tasty25 TV: Autumn Harvest Cookies!

We’ve been waiting for the next great dessert recipe to be submitted to Tasty25 Magazine, and today we got it! These Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies sent in by Reese Latham of Oxford, MS are a tasty way to include fresh fruit & honey into warm, soft, chewy cookies! Each one of these delicious treats are only 132 calories per serving, so you can feel at ease with indulging your sweet tooth also. Make sure to share your thoughts and opinions below by rating & commenting on this recipe; we know you’ll enjoy this one! Have a great day, be food conscious, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1 1/2 Cups multi-grain flour

1 1/2 Cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 Cup fresh clover honey

3/4 Cup finely chopped fresh apple slices

3/4 Cup caramel bits, chopped

6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

1 Tsp. baking powder

1/2 Tsp. baking soda

1/2 Tsp. salt

2 Tsp. vanilla extract

1 Large egg

 

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Yields 36-48 cookies.)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Combine your flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl; Stir well.

  3. Next, place your honey & butter into a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy; Add your vanilla and egg, and beat well; Gradually add the flour mixture to the bowl, and beat at low speed until mixture is just combined; Then gradually fold in your chopped apple slices and the bits of caramel.

  4. After you’re finished combining the ingredients, drop the dough by 2 teaspoonfuls two inches apart onto baking pans lined with baking paper.

  5. Flatten balls slightly with your hand, and bake at 350 °F for 9 minutes.

  6. When cookies are done, cool the cookies in the pans for about 3 minutes.

  7. Then remove cookies from pans, and allow to cool completely on wire racks.

  8. Eat & enjoy!

(Tasty25 Staff Tip: Refrigerate excess cookies as a treat for a later day; place them in tupperware or zip-lock bags to ensure freshness!)

 Thanks Reese for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Homemade Protein Granola Bars!

Healthy & delicious snacks make the world go round! Check out these tasty Homemade Protein Granola Bars submitted by Tasty25 contributor Giana Basile of Boston, Massachusetts; the recipe yields 4 servings of these 198 calorie protein bars, and they make a great lunch or snack option for your kids or a grab-n-go healthy snack for the workplace! Give this recipe a try, share your thoughts by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy! Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

CALORIE COUNT: 198 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 1 Adult

 

What you need:

1 Cup rolled oats

1/4 Cup almond milk

1 Scoop of vanilla whey protein powder

2 Tbsp. of almond butter

1 Tsp. honey

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Makes 4 servings.)

  1. Mix together dry ingredients

  2. Heat the milk & almond butter in the microwave for 30 seconds; stir together then add to dry ingredients.

  3. Mix ingredients & press together- forming a flat rectangular shape on a nonstick plate & freeze for 20 minutes

  4. Cut into 4 bars- wrap with plastic wrap & refrigerate

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Giana for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Cranberry-Coconut Granola!

Healthy snacks are a GREAT way to keep yourself on track of a wholesome daily diet, and we’ve got a great new one for you today! This Cranberry-Coconut Granola recipe from Mary Plies of Columbia, SC is light, low-fat, and sweetened with natural ingredients, giving you a healthy & delicious snack that’s less than 150 calories per serving! Whole grains, almonds, sunflower seeds, and more round out this tasty creation, and we know this is one that our food conscious community will definitely enjoy for many times to come. Make sure to share what you think about this recipe by rating and commenting below, and we hope everyone has a healthy & happy day. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

3 Cups quick-cooking oats

1 Cup 2% milk

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (Melted)

1 Cup flaked coconut

1 Cup sliced almonds

1/2 Cup unsalted sunflower seeds

1/2 Cup sweetened dried cranberries

1/2 Cup fresh clover honey

Extra-virgin olive oil

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serving size – 8-12 adults; Makes 16-24 granola bar squares.)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees °F, and then grease a 9×13 inch pan lightly with olive oil.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, milk, butter, coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, and cranberries with your hands until well blended; After ingredients are mixed well, press flat into the prepared pan; After pressing mixture in the pan, drizzle all the honey evenly on top, and place in the oven.

  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on how crunchy you prefer them. (Lightly browned just around the edges will give you moist, chewy bars.)

  4. Let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares then let cool completely before serving.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Mary for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Nutella Oatmeal Cookies!

And the great recipes just keep on comin’ in! This recipe of Nutella Oatmeal Cookies sent in by Holly Klumpp in Prague, Czech Republic is a sweet treat that’s chock full of healthy carbohydrates and protein! And besides, who doesn’t like Nutella? This is a MUST try, as Tasty25 Magazine gives this recipe our official stamp of approval. Try, share, and enjoy! Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1 3/4 Cup of All-purpose flour

4 oz (1 stick) Unsalted butter (softened)

2 Egg whites

3 Cups of oats

1/2 Cup of Nutella

3/4 Cup cane sugar

1 Cup fresh clover honey

1 Tsp vanilla

1 Tsp cinnamon

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Yields 16-24 cookies.)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Combine the butter, cane sugar, and fresh honey in a large bowl until fluffy. (Use hand mixer if you have one.)

  3. Add the Nutella; Add egg whites to mixture one at a time; Add cinnamon & vanilla.

  4. Slowly incorporate the flour in small portions until completely mixed.

  5. Add oats and mix.

  6. Place golf-ball sized portions of cookie mix on a baking pan, and bake at 350F for 14-16 minutes.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

(These cookies are mostly soft and chewy. For crunchier oatmeal cookies, add a few tablespoons of water to the dough. -Holly)

Thanks Holly for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.