{Wifestyle} Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Does it get any better than warm chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven? At least, that’s what my husband would say. So I like to surprise him every once in a while with homemade chocolate chip cookies – with a healthy twist, of course. Enter my recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Add in whole wheat flour, organic dark chocolate chips, egg whites and steel cut oats and I have managed to create a treat with less calories and more nutrition than the regular old chocolate chip kind. Read on to find out how to bake up these yummy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies tonight.

 

-1 Cup of Butter

-1/2 Cup of Light Brown Sugar

-1/2 Cup of White Sugar

-2 egg whites

-2 TBSP Vanilla Extract

-1 1/4 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour

-1/2 TSP Baking Soda

-3 Cups of Steel Cut Oats

-1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

-1 Cup Organic Dark Chocolate Chips

-Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

-In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the steal cut oats, chopped walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop onto a baking sheet with an ice cream scoop to create the perfect cookie shape.

-Bake for 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before diving in.


{WifeStyle} Kale Smoothie

Making my kale smoothie recipe is a practically a daily event for me. Why? It’s an easy way to get more greens in your diet. It’s packed with antioxidants and ingredients like blueberries are shown to help de-puff your belly. Of course, there is a beauty bonus: Kale helps skin glow. Plus, this recipe is so simple and under 300 calories. It’s the ideal smoothie to kickstart your spring.

-1 Cup of Almond Milk

-1 Cup of Organic Kale

-1/2 Cup of Organic Spinach

-10 Organic Blueberries

-1 Scoop of Whey Protein Powder

-1 Banana

-1/2 Cup of Ice

In your Vitamix or blender, add fruit and vegetables. Then add in your milk, whey and ice on top. Blend for 2 minutes or until rich and smooth. You can make this healthy recipe for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack in under 10 minutes.


{WifeStyle} Ice Cream Sundae

Nothing beats the classics – a classic LBD, a crisp white button down, a pair nude heels. Same story with entertaining. A classic ice cream sundae is always a hit when you’re hosting. Delicious? Of course. But it also brings back memories of being a kid and easy breezy summers when an ice cream sundae was a nightly event. Remember those days when calories didn’t really count? Nowadays, Of course, I like a healthy twist to the ice cream sundae I serve. Here’s how you can do the same.

 

Look for old-fashioned, retro ice cream dishes. The below one featured are from Bloomingdales. Pick plain old vanilla or chocolate ice cream (in this case low fat ice cream) or make your own in your Vitamix. Then layer on fruits like blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Top with a layer of healthy almonds or walnuts (only a few since they are packed with calories.) Melt rich chocolate in a double boiler and pour over your sundae. Classic, right?


{Live Gorgeously} Cooking With Wine

Here’s a fact about me: I don’t drink wine. I’ll occasionally splurge and have a glass, but that’s very rare. Maybe it’s the calories, the morning after headache, but in the last few years it’s no longer my cup of tea. But I do love cooking with wine. For anyone who is a starter chef, it’s a simple way to make food tasty. Its rich notes can make any recipe toast worthy. When wine is heated, the alcohol and sulfates burn off, only leaving behind its yummy taste (so no morning after headache!). That’s why the first rule is don’t use a wine you wouldn’t drink or serve to guests. So skip the cooking wine and go ahead and use the pricier wine to make your meals yummy. Here’s a guide on how to cook with wine.

 

 

 

4 Ways to Cook With Wine

1. Marinate meats and seafood.

2. Substitute wine for water in any recipe.

3. Make a gravy or sauce with red wine.

4. Sautée veggies in a mixture of white wine and olive oil.




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Hello Gorgeous! A bit about me: I’m an on-air beauty & style expert. Yup, you’ve seen me on TV. I’ve been sharing my beauty & fashion tips for over a decade now on national television, print, and online. You can check out more about my work here: rebekahgeorge.com. The rest of the time, I’m a wife who knows as much about LeCreuset as Louboutins. I affectionately say that makes me a Wifestyle Expert™. From my simple suppers to effortless entertaining, and of course, beauty and style tips, follow me at home on my journey to get gorge.

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