Thursday, October 25, 2007

Nutritious compared to...

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Today the kids were begging for me to bake/make them something. Can't blame them. It's a dreary rainy day and the house was begging for warmth. So, I decided to make some cookies, but discovered that I used most of the sugar last night to make us apple strudel. sigh. So, I scoured the cook book for something without sugar - honey, maybe - to use in the cookies (and yes, in hindsight I could have made cookies with honey, but oh well...

I found a recipe called "Nutritious no-bake cookies". I'm going to write out the recipe here and you let me know how exactly these are nutritious... :)

1 cup nonfat dry milk
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup CORN SYRUP???

I started laughing here. Those are some HEALTHY cookies, huh?

The option is given to use 1 cup of honey instead - that might help, huh? The funny thing to me is that graham crackers, processed peanut butter and corn syrup - so really not good for you!! :)

So I revamped it a little bit - used blended oatmeal in place of the graham cracker crumbs and 1/2 the honey and they turned out pretty good. You are supposed roll them into small balls and eat them without baking (obviously) - and as I gave them to the kids, Laurianna looked at them and said, "Um, Mom. These haven't been cooked yet." When I told her they weren't supposed to be, she said, "Well, I really like the ones that are flat - and brown - and warm."

Oh, well. :)


  1. ROFLOL!!! I do have a healthy recipe for "cookie-ish" fruit chewies. The raisins and dates have natural sugar in them, yes. BUT...they also are a great source of fiber and anti-oxidants. You can check it out here;

    Just out making new friends in blogland and stopped by via CWO.

  2. hey chickie...
    Yep. Leave it to L. to give it to you straight up. Flat. Brown. Warm. So much for trying to do something new, eh?

  3. It is amazing what can be considered "healthy" these days...I am with your daughter though...FLAT, BROWN, and warm...course a little bit of chocolate chips doesn't hurt either :)


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