Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Skinny monkey cookies

Thank goodness these are only1 weight watchers point each (according to my recipe builder), because I can not stop eating them.  Even the triplets loved them and they are totally healthy! They are not the prettiest cookies out there but they are sure yummy.

The recipe calls for three mushed up bananas and my triplets totally loved being able to help with this.  Lastly, no eggs in this, so batter tasting is totally acceptable and encouraged.

Here is what you need-

  • 3 bananas - the riper the better
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter - i used natural
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 3 packets of splenda
  • Dash of cinnamon 


Preheat oven to 350°F.  Have your little helpers mash the bananas.  No toss in all remaining ingredient with the bananas in a large bowl. Then drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. These don't really spread as they bake, so you can make them into balls or flatten them out. Bake  for 10-12 minutes.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Best flank steak marinade ever!

This recipe is so simple and yet so delicious. It is one of the few ways I can get the triplets to eat red

1 flank steak
1 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 honey
Wisk together the vinegar, soy sauce and honey.
Marinate the steak in it over night .
You can throw the steak on the grill or I have been making this in the broiler all winter. Broil on high for about 8 minutes on each side.
Slice and enjoy

Friday, March 2, 2012

Easy tip for pizza toppings

Pizza Making

We love making pizza around here. And Meijer has pizza crust that are only 6 weight watchers points for the entire crust, score. Anyhow, I have been looking for a way to make pizza prep with 3 toddlers a little less messy and more organized. Also, I hated having so many dishes from all the toppings.

Well, the empty egg carton came to the rescue. Perfect size for toppings and everyone gets their own - and easy clean up!

Now, if I could just get the triplets to stop fighting over an imaginary cupcake. That's right, I get to referee fights over IMAGINARY food items! Sheesh.