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Healthier White Chocolate Chip Cookies


For those of you who don’t know, I LOVE my treats! I try to keep them to a minimum. But, I do eat them.

When making treats I try to make healthier versions of them. This white chocolate chip cookie is made with garbanzo beans (chickpeas)!  I didn’t use flour, but oat flour instead. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go out and buy a $5 bag of oat flour, you can make oat flour in seconds using regular old fashioned oats in your food processor! Easy peasy.  Honey is used instead of white sugar, and the only naughty thing is the white chocolate chips which you can omit if you like. It would be just as tasty with dried cranberries or raisins. I love nuts in my cookies, so I added peanut butter. You can just as easily substitute almond butter, pb2, or omit nuts all together if you like.

OK, enough small talk. Here’s what you’ve been waiting for… Enjoy!

 

 

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Happy Halloween- Fit Meals Monday


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

2 Cute Black Cats


I wish I could tell you all that we will be sugar free today.  And, that I will eat perfectly healthy food all day.  Sorry, I can’t say that.  I don’t believe in deprivation, I believe in moderation.  On holidays I like to eat some yummy treats, and on Halloween I will definitely enjoy some. But, you better believe that I have a plan to eat super healthy and exercise the rest of the week.  I’m sorry I didn’t share my new fall fitness plan with you last week.  It’ll go up this week instead.

For those of you who are thinking, but Annett this is a fitness blog, how can you eat those yummy sweet treats?  Well I won’t eat a ton of them, but I will eat some of my favorites.  Here’s a link that gives you ideas of how to get rid of most of your Halloween candy so that you, and your kids won’t eat it all. It’s a MUST read. :)

For those of you who are new to the blog, welcome!  On Monday’s here we have what’s called Fit Meals Monday, which is our family’s meal plan for the week.  Feel free to use it, most of the meals have links to the recipes.  This week since we are trying to eat well to get rid of the Halloween junk, we are going to go delicious Vegetarian.  Enjoy!

What’s On Our Menu?

Monday– Halloween…. I’m not sure.  We may have a block party, we may have a private party?  Who knows. Most likely I’ll make my famous chili, it’s a tradition.  This is NOT healthy at all, I make it once a year.  It’s a multi-bean chili with turkey, chorizo, and bacon.  Once a year people, once a year.  :)

Tuesday– Halloween Detox begins! Tomato Basil Soup and Weight Watchers grilled apple cheese sandwiches

WednesdayMartha Stewart’s Big Batch Vegetable Soup

ThursdaySlow Stewed Cabbage with Vegan Sausage

FridayBlack Bean Burritos Stuffed with Veggies

Saturday– Leftover Buffet

SundayClean Eggplant Parmesan


What’s On Your Menu? Leave a comment about one of the meals you are excited about eating this week.

Annett Davis
Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal


If you’ve been following the blog lately you know that I LOVE all things PUMPKIN!  I’m so excited it’s fall I don’t know what to do.  Pumpkin Spice Latte’s from Starbucks, homemade pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, and more, oh my!

Since I’m going Pumpkin crazy over here, I thought I cannot be alone.  So, for you fellow pumpkin lovers the next few weeks are for you.   I’ll be posting a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes.  Make sure you come back, or better yet subscribe on the right sidebar so that you won’t miss them!

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal


3 cups uncooked old fashioned oats (not quick oats)

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning blend (if you don’t have any use cinnamon)

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup low fat milk (you can probably substitute soy or other alternatives)

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or melted butter

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

4 egg whites (or 2 whole eggs)

Optional: you can also add diced apples, cranberries,

walnuts, and flax seeds to boost nutritional value)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl stir together oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Mix in vanilla, milk, oil or butter, applesauce, eggs, and pumpkin puree.  Stir until well combined.  Pour your fruit of choice onto the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.  Spread oatmeal mixture over the fruit.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

Adapted from my Healthy Kid Approved Baked Oatmeal

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I’m Back…Fit Meals Monday


Hi Fit Moms!

I am finally back!  As some of you know I took a two week vacation from the site to get some things taken care of.  I had an unbelievable schedule.  My pro beach volleyball season is now over so that’s one big thing off of my plate.  I was traveling back and forth from the west coast to east coast weekend after weekend, spending only a few days at home with the family so I had to release something before I had a nervous breakdown. :)

Miami Volleyball Tournament Sunset

Two weeks ago I was given the opportunity to speak at our church’s young adult ministry about marriage with my husband!  The title of the talk was Covenant Keepers.   This was a great experience, we had a blast doing it together.  If you are single or married we tell some of the good, bad, and ugly times in our lives, and we share some biblical marriage tips.  So, check it out!  Let me know if you do.   Click here for the link for the video. If you want the audio version that you can download for free of course click here.    This weekend I was asked to speak at our church’s first young women’s conference for 18-30 year olds, called Arise.  I was not the main speaker, but a breakout workshop speaker.  I taught “How to Study the Bible” three times.  It was a blessing to me to be able to share what I’ve learned over the years with these eager to learn ladies.  I remember when I was in their shoes not knowing Genesis from Revelations.  I still appreciate the help of older women pouring their lives into mine, it is so important, so needed.

Last week I took the entire week off from doing any physical exercise.  I was “detoxing” from my season.  I just wanted to do absolutely nothing physically.  This week I’m going to get on track and start working out again in my “home gym” which consists of an elliptical machine, weights, strength bands, yoga mats, a machine that vibrates you while you do exercises (I forget the name),  trx bands, and videos (like P90-x and yoga videos).  This year I’m adding something new, kettle bells!!!  I’m so excited about the kettle bells.  I only have a couple but I’m hoping to get some more soon.  Any sponsors or reps out there who want me to try theirs, please contact me.  :)

Victoria taking a picture of herself for your enjoyment

What’s On Our Menu?

This week is shop from my pantry, freezer and fridge week.  My goal is to spend less than $30 on items to complete these meals, including breakfast & lunch items.  I’m making my own bread this week so I won’t need to buy any, and I already have all the supplies to make it.  I plan on having smoothies and sandwiches this week for lunch.  Breakfast will rotate between cereal, oatmeal, egg scrambled with veggies inside & toast, and pancakes with turkey bacon one day for a treat.

Meatless Monday- Black and White Vegetarian Chili  served with Cornbread

Tuesday- Chicken Veggie Wild Rice Casserole

Wednesday- Sloppy Joes with fruit salad

Thursday- Hoppin’ John’s (a black eyed peas dish)

Friday- Tilapia Corn Chowder

Saturday- Camping with Cub Scouts!

Sunday- Leftover Buffet :)

Tell us in the comments below one meal you are making this week that you are excited about!

Annett Davis

Annett Davis, Olympian & Founder of Fit Moms Fit Kids

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