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Heart Healthy Pumpkin & Raisin Cookies

Hello blog world! The past couple of weeks have been beyond hectic! I had my last ‘real’ day of school on Monday and took an exam today. I have one more exam tomorrow and then I am free for the summer! I worked out early this morning and figured I would use my spare time to do a little vegan baking! This is a recipe I created because I was in the mood for something sweet but not heavy.

Pumpkin & Raisin Cookies


  • 1/3 cup Heart Smart Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • Cinnamon and Stevia to taste
  • 1/8 cup Light Soy Milk
  • Mini box of raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix all of your ingredients
  3. Spray a pan with PAM and scoop about 1 tbs of the pumpkin mixture onto pan.
  4. Press cookies flat with a fork.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until done

Yields 11 cookies at about 35 calories a piece.

I am not sure of the exact calories, I just estimated that number in my head! They are perfectly chewy and dense. I really think the raisins make the cookie. I had two and my mom had two cookies as well! I put the rest in the freezer for later lunches this summer!


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Fresh Berries and Oats

Sorry for the lack of a dinner post last night, I had a brain fart and erased my memory card before uploading dinner photos.  I was seriously furious since last nights dinner was actually pretty!  It was corn-blueberry pancakes with an assortment of roasted vegetables.

Anyways, let’s move on to breakfast!

Oats, fresh blueberries and strawberries, almond milk, and flax!

Sooo delicious!  239 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 9 grams of fiber!

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Pasta Night and a Berry Crisp

I’m so glad I have the next week of food preplanned, it was nice to make dinner and not worry about what to put into things!  On the menu tonight was one of my favorite foods… pasta!

Whole wheat pasta with oven baked zucchini and eggplant, Trader Joe’s Chickenless Strips, Cherry Tomatoes, lemon juice, s+p, and garlic!

My family had chips and dip with their dinner so I did have around 1/4 cup fresh avocado on the side!

Dinner was 445 calories, 30 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fiber.

For Dessert tonight, I made a Berry Crisp!  I used 1/8 cup oats, 1 tbs ww flour, 1/2 tbs light smart balance, 1/8 cup silk, and 1/2 cup of frozen berries!  I baked it for about 25 minutes at 375*

It was really good and only 152 calories, 5 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber!


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Mmm, Pumpkin!

It’s funny how much I miss oatmeal after not having it for a day!  Breakfast this morning is current favorite version of oats: Pumpkin Oatmeal!  I was really tired when I took the picture so I’m afraid it doesn’t look too good!  If only blogs had a ‘scratch and sniff’ option, this breakfast smells so good!

Made with oats, almond milk, water, cinnamon, and flax seeds!

240 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 12 grams of fiber

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Wrapping Up!

It’s so hard packing for lunch, I usually make food based on cravings!  Since school is starting up again, I really need to sit down and write out a weeks worth of food- it would save a lot of time and energy!

For this Tuesday lunch, I made a great wrap!


4 slices smart deli Turkey slices, Nayonaise, mustard, and spinach all wrapped in a light Flat Out Wrap.

On the side, I had a serving of firm tofu.  I really love the taste of tofu, I eat it cold and right out of the package!  Anyone else eat tofu like this?

I also had a cut up carrot on the side!  Lunch came out to be 325 calories, 33 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fiber!

I think I am going to rest today and not exercise… I’m honestly not in the mood!  I am starting my 10k Training Tomorrow so I think a day off from cardio should be good for me! 

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Tupperware Tuesday

Well, I am officially back in school which means tupperware for breakfast and lunch!  This morning, I have banana-flax oatmeal.  I love banana oatmeal, it never gets old!  I also had my cup of coffee with silk creamer.

261 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fiber.

One more quarter of school and then I am done!

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A Stab at Sweet Hummus

Since it’s so dreary out today, I stayed inside and worked out on the Elliptical.  I exercised for 45 minutes while watching Top Chef!  I love that show so much! 

For my afternoon snack, I was really craving that lemon ‘yogurt’ hummus from last week but I opened up my Silk Yogurt and it was runny!  I’m not going to let it go to waste so I’m going to attempt homemade soy yogurt tonight.  Since I was really craving a sweeter hummus, I decided to whip up something to see what I could do. 

  • Can of rinsed Chickpeas
  • Tiny bit of lemon zest
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbs tahini
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

It’s a little thick and not quite as good as the lemon-yogurt hummus but it is still a fresh take on hummus and i’ll mess around the ingredients in the future!

I had 50 grams of Sweet Hummus, A Carrot, Celery, and some cinnamon dusted apple slices.

This tasty snack was just 186 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fiber!

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