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 Wake Dad this Father’s Day with a warm homemade Breakfast Cookies ’n milk!  So quick and easy, even the kids can make – with a little help from mom. 

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BREAKFAST COOKIES

Makes 16 to 18 cookies

2 cups whole grain cereal flakes

3/4 cup Flour Blend (equal parts all-purpose flour and whole grain flour)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 large egg

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

Cinnamon sugar for dusting

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with oil).

Using a rolling pin, gently crush the cereal (in a sealed plastic bag) into coarsely crushed flakes. Alternatively, you can quickly pulse the cereal in a food processor.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together Flour Blend, crushed cereal, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, oil, vanilla, and ricotta cheese. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just enough to moisten dry ingredients. Drop single tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheets, leaving about an inch between cookies. Flatten cookies with the back of a fork and then sprinkle tops generously with cinnamon sugar (or just sugar if your kids don’t like the cinnamon flavor). Bake about 18 to 20 minutes, or until nicely browned and crispy around the edges.

 

Sneaky Tip: Cinnamon has been found to help stabilize blood-glucose levels, thereby preventing the usual “ crash and burn” feeling we all get after eating sweets.


Perfect Father's Day Recipes

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One of the best things we can do for the man in our lives this Father's Day is to cook him up one of his favorite meals. And what man doesn't love breakfast in bed?!
 
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Stacked Pancakes is one of the most requested recipes out of my Men's Book and guys go nuts over them. It's fast, easy, and it lets you make his favorite breakfast both tastier and healthier–he'll not only flip for the flavor but he'll be able to enjoy them guilt free : )
 
These pancakes have more nutrition than a boring bowl of oatmeal, but they have the look and taste of a white flour pancake (and yet there is absolutely no flour in them!) and enough protein and whole grains to keep your man energized all morning long.
 
Plus, make an extra batch for future mornings when you want a great grab-n-go breakfast during the week. Just place the extra cooked pancakes in a plastic bag and freeze them for months, then simply toast them in the morning. He'll love them as a handheld breakfast in the car on the way to work, and remember his sweet Father's Day breakfast for many more mornings to come.
 
Happy Father's Day to one and all!
 
Missy
 
Makes 8 to 10 large pancakes
 
4 egg whites 
1⁄2 cup part-skim or fat-free ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt 
1⁄2 cup oat bran 
1⁄4 cup Ground Almonds
1⁄4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries 
   (optional)
Maple syrup, warmed, for serving
 
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, ricotta, and vanilla. In another large bowl, whisk together the baking powder, salt, oat bran, and ground almonds. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just blended. Batter should be fairly thick and slightly lumpy. But if the batter is too thick, add a touch of milk. Add the chocolate chips or blueberries, if using, and mix lightly.

Butter or spray a large skillet over medium heat. Test the pan by tossing in a few drops of water; it will sizzle when it’s hot enough. The skillet will grow hotter over time, so turn down the heat if the pan starts to smoke.
Drop medium-size ladles of batter onto the skillet in batches, making sure there are some chocolate chips or blueberries in each pancake. When bubbles begin to set around the edges and the skillet-side of each pancake is golden (peek underneath), gently flip them over. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is fully set.
 
Serve stacked high, drizzled with a little warm maple syrup.
 
Cinnamon apple pancake variation
 
Follow the instructions for Stacked Pancakes, adding 1⁄2 teaspoon of cinnamon and substituting a peeled, chopped apple for the chocolate chips or blueberries. For smoother texture, grate the apple before adding it to the batter. Serve with a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Delicious BBQ!

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turkey burgers smaller.jpgWhat better way to celebrate summer than with a delicious BBQ outing with the family? That's why I wanted to share a couple of my favorite BBQ recipes with you from my BBQ e-book, my BBQ Sneaky Turkey Burgers and Sneaky Greek Grilled Pizza. They're both packed with hidden healthy ingredients, yet you would never know by the taste. 

Enjoy and have a happy and healthy summer!
 
Missy

ebook cover w jerry smaller.jpgJust in time for summer season, the following is adapted from my first in a series of e-books that I plan to offer this year! In this book, we take a sneaky detour outside to the family BBQ, the center of all things yummy and historically not-so-good-for-you meals. In the warm weather months, I loosen my sneaky mask to reveal the abundance of fresh, seasonal, mouth-watering ingredients, simple to make and enjoy with family and friends. When I think about summer, I think BBQ and the smell of juicy burgers on the grill, the taste of fresh local peaches, corn, and tomatoes, icy refreshing strawberry slushies, and of course, my sneaky dipping sauces!
I never had the courage to take my sneaky wand outside and tackle what had traditionally been known as “the man’s kitchen,” the outdoor BBQ grill! As a result, I’m happy to bring you 15 all-new delicious and healthy meals you can share with your family and friends (and not feel guilty the next day) - and best of all, you never have to turn on the oven!

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STRAWBERRY LIME SLUSHY
I recently asked my Facebook fans what flavor they wanted for a healthier “Slurpee” or “Icee” copycat recipe – strawberry lime won hands down, so here it is – equally as refreshing, delicious and fun, without all the artificial color, sweeteners and chemicals!

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2 tablespoons pomegranate or cranberry juice
Juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice)
2 tablespoons sugar, ideally raw
2 cups fresh, sliced strawberries
3 to 4 cups ice cubes

Fill blender or food processor with pomegranate (or cranberry) and lime juices, first, then sugar, strawberries, and ice. Blend or puree until thick and smooth, stopping to mix contents and push ice to bottom, if needed.
Serve in a tall glass with a straw.


SNEAKY GREEK GRILLED PIZZA
Bring the taste of the Mediterranean into your backyard with this Greek-inspired grilled pizza. Convert your outdoor grill to a high-heat pizza oven simply by closing the lid! Pocketless pita bread makes the perfect-sized ready-made pizza crust (use whole grain, if available).

Diverging from my usual puree of cauliflower, now we’re going to simply “rice” raw cauliflower and sprinkle it in with flavorful feta cheese – the vitamin-rich cauliflower crumbles will disappear, so no one will know!greek pizza sm2.jpgMakes 4 Personal Pizzas
4 pocketless “Greek-style” pita breads
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup raw cauliflower florets
4 ounces feta cheese, about 1 cup crumbled
1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano)
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
24 kalamata olives, sliced in half and pitted
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat an outdoor grill to medium (or inside oven to 400 degrees) and take out a pizza stone or large baking sheet.

“Rice” the cauliflower by pulsing the raw florets in a food processor until they resemble rice or crumbles (not pureed).

In a mixing bowl, combine the riced cauliflower together with feta, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, oregano, tomatoes, olives, and a few turns of freshly ground black pepper. Place pitas on pizza stone or large baking sheet and brush with the remaining olive oil.

Top pitas with the feta mixture, divided evenly among 4 crusts. Transfer onto the grill (or oven), close grill cover, and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or crust is golden and cheese is slightly melted. Remove from heat and serve – can also be eaten folded in half like a soft taco.

Tip to Make More Kid-Friendly: use the pitas as crust, but substitute kids’ favorite pasta or pizza sauce mixed with some Sneaky Chef Orange Puree and/or White Puree. Top with favorite cheese and grill as above. 

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD FULL E-BOOK FOR 15 DELICIOUS & HEALTHY BBQ RECIPES!
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B&N NOOK
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Father's Day Stacked Pancake Recipe

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One of the best things we can do for the man in our lives this Father's Day is to cook him up one of his favorite meals. And what man doesn't love breakfast in bed?!

Stacked Pancakes is one of the most requested recipes out of my Men's Book and guys go nuts over them. It's fast, easy, and it lets you make his favorite breakfast both tastier and healthier–he'll not only flip for the flavor but he'll be able to enjoy them
guilt free : )

These pancakes have more nutrition than a boring bowl of oatmeal, but they have the look and taste of a white flour pancake (and yet there is absolutely no flour in them!) and enough protein and whole grains to keep your man energized all morning long.

Plus, make an extra batch for future mornings when you want a great grab-n-go breakfast during the week. Just place the extra cooked pancakes in a plastic bag and freeze them for months, then simply toast them in the morning. He'll love them as a handheld breakfast in the car on the way to work, and remember his sweet Father's Day breakfast for many more mornings to come.

Happy Father's Day to one and all!

Missy

STACKED PANCAKES RECIPE:

4 egg whites
1⁄2 cup part-skim or fat-free ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup oat bran
1⁄4 cup Ground Almonds
1⁄4 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 1⁄2 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
(optional)
Maple syrup, warmed, for serving

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, ricotta, and vanilla. In another large bowl, whisk together the baking powder, salt, oat bran, and ground almonds. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just blended. Batter should be fairly thick and slightly lumpy. But if the batter is too thick, add a touch of milk. Add the chocolate chips or blueberries, if using, and mix lightly.

Butter or spray a large skillet over medium heat. Test the pan by tossing in a few drops of water; it will sizzle when it’s hot enough. The skillet will grow hotter over time, so turn down the heat if the pan starts to smoke.

Drop medium-size ladles of batter onto the skillet in batches, making sure there are some chocolate chips or blueberries in each pancake. When bubbles begin to set around the edges and the skillet-side of each pancake is golden (peek underneath), gently flip them over. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is fully set.

Serve stacked high, drizzled with a little warm maple syrup.

Cinnamon apple pancake variation

Follow the instructions for Stacked Pancakes, adding 1⁄2 teaspoon of cinnamon and substituting a peeled, chopped apple for the chocolate chips or blueberries. For smoother texture, grate the apple before adding it to the batter. Serve with a dusting of cinnamon sugar.

 

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