Pecan Pie

Who doesn’t love Pecan Pie during the holidays?? Add this to your Christmas Menu and everyone will love it! Well this healthy alternative will leave you feeling less guilty and it’s better for your body!

Healthy Cooking: Pecan Pie
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, and stir in coconut oil. Stir in brown sugar, white sugar, and the flour; mix well. Then add the milk, vanilla, and nuts
  3. Pour into an unbaked 9” pie shell. Bake in preheated oven for 10 min at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes or until done.

Homemade Protein Bars

Homemade Protein Bars

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Natural Jiff Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of Agave Nectar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup of Old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1/2 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup of dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil together in a small sauce pan over low/medium heat, stirring constantly. It only takes a minute or two to melt. 
  2. In mixing bowl, combine all other ingredients except for chocolate chips, and stir well. 
  3. pour liquid mixture over dry mixture and stir until well combined
  4. Let cool in bowl for several minutes
  5. Place mixture into foil lined 8x8 pan and press down firmly. 
  6. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top and press down firmly with hands. 
  7. Place in Fridge or Freezer to set
  8. Flip the foil out onto cutting board and cut into desired bar sizes. 

ENJOY!

12 grams of protein per bar

4 grams of carbohydrates

2 grams of sugar

Makes 12-14 bars