Protein Mashed Potatoes

I know what you’re thinking. Mashed potatoes are not a health food. And you’re right. But I have some fantastic news for you!  You can now indulge without the bulge!!!

Healthy Protein Mashed Potato Recipe | Amanda's Apron

I came up with this idea partially on accident, partially after talking with Hanna, who has written a guest post for me here.  She is a fitness pal of mine and talked about adding garbanzo beans to her mashed potatoes to give her extra protein.

Saturday Sips ~ 35+ Flavored Water Recipes

You’ve seen them all over Pinterest, but have you actually tried them???  Naturally flavoring water is so easy and so good for you.  I’ll throw some fruit and mint leaves into my water on my way to work and each sip kinda makes me feel like I’m at the spa.

Over 35 Fruit Flavored Water Recipes from Amanda's Apron

Water is the healthiest beverage possible, and if you’re vowing to drink more of it, you may need to switch it up once in awhile so you don’t get bored.  Bonus, by adding healthy fruits and herbs, you’re getting the benefits of those vitamin packed goodies, too.

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

On Wednesdays I typically share a basic recipe.  Today I have the healthiest cookie recipe I’ve developed to date!  It is gluten-free, vegan, and is sugar-free aside from the natural sugar found in the fruit.  And yet, it is still delicious!!!

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Cookies | Amanda's Apron

Granted, I will say these are not sweet like traditional cookies.  I included a list of add-in ideas if you want a sweeter cookie.

Peanut Butter Banana Cookie Recipe yields 1.5 dozen
2 ripe bananas
1.5C rolled oats
2/3C natural peanut butter (peanuts and/or salt only)
2/3C unsweetened apple sauce
1/2C chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1T vanilla extract
1t cinnamon

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