Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt 1 egg 2 tablespoons of maple syrup 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, melted and cooled 3 tablespoons of dark chocolate chipsDirectionsPreheat oven to 160°C (320°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium size bowl combine your oats, coconut, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir to combine. Add egg, maple syrup, vanilla and coconut oil. Stir to combine. Allow to sit for a minute or 2 to allow the oats to soak up some of the moisture. Add you chocolate chips and stir to combine. Use a tablespoon measuring spoon and scoop cookies onto parchment lined sheet. These cookies don't melt or spread, so shape them how you

[caption id="attachment_11763" align="alignnone" width="565"] Okay, so it's not a bagel. We know you're too smart to fool. But these apple begal bites make a great snack, sure to fill you up and satisfy your sweet tooth. [/caption]Makes 2 servingsIngredients1 apple 1 ½ tablespoons almond butter ½ teaspoon cinnamon sugar or 6 blueberries or 1 tsp chopped nuts or unsweetened coco powderDirectionsSlice apple into rings. Use a small round cookie cutter or knife to cut out center and remove seeds. Spread almond butter on one side of each slice. Arrange on a serving platter, sprinkle with topping of choice. Enjoy!NUTRITION INFORMATION:Servings: 2 Calories: 105 Chol: 0mg Total Fat 6g 9 % Sat Fat 0g 0 % Total Carb 13g 4 % Fiber 3g 12 % Sugars 9g — Cholesterol 0mg 0 % Sodium 24mg 1 % Protein 2g 5 %

Quick, simple, and full of delicious flavor, use avocados, cucumbers, or lettuce leafs for boats, then stuffed with tuna salad (or quinoa, if you prefer a vegetarian option). This is a great snack that will fill you up and curb those cravings. Enjoy!Serves 1 Ingredients1/3 cup albacore tuna (or quinoa for vegetarian option) Cucumber (halved), Avocado (halved) or lettuce leaf 1 tsp Dill, fresh or dried 2 tbsp Purple onion 2 tbsp red pepper chopped 1 Salt and pepper 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp Olive oil 1/2 cup Coconut or almond milk yogurt, plain parsley or chives for garnishDirectionsPrep your boats. Halve and clean avocado or cucumber. Wash and dry lettuce. Drain tuna. Mix all remaining ingredients together in a bowl, reserving garnish. Stuff your boats with tuna mixture. Garnish and serve.

Ingredients1 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 2 medium zucchiniMethodWith a good potato peeler, create long “noodles” by starting at the top of the zucchini and peeling wide ribbons down the length of the zucchini. Continue making ribbons as you turn the zucchini to get all the green part off first. When the center portion becomes too thin, set it aside to use for a salad and start a new zucchini. Heat a large skillet on medium high. Add the olive oil and zucchini “noodles”. Saute the “noodles” for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with freshly grated black pepper and salt if desired to taste. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce or just as is.

Ingredients2 large egg whites 1 tbsp cinnamon ½ tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce ¼ cup grated apple 2 tsp baking powder 2¼ cups oatmeal ¾ cup skim milk ¼ cup of chopped walnuts or pecans Baking DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Spray muffin pan with non-stick spray or line with cupcake liners. Mix oatmeal, salt, baking powder, cinnamon. Add remaining ingredients until it resembles slightly runny oatmeal. Fill muffin cups ¾ full. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 15–20 minutes until golden brown.

Health Tip:  Flax Seeds are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. They are also very low in carbohydrates, so they are ideal for people who limit their intakes of starches and sugars while following a low carb/low glycemic diet. Studies show that soluble fiber may help lower blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of glucose through the small intestine, which prevents the rapid insulin spikes that can occur after eating.Ingredients1 unripe banana, sliced 1 cup of greek yogurt 1 handful of ice cubes 1 cup orange juice 100 ml pineapple juice 1 tsp of flax seedsMethodCombine ingredients. (all but flax seeds) Blend until smooth and poor into glass. sprinkle flax seeds on top and enjoy.