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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies | happyfitmama.comThis is a sponsored post on behalf of Barlean’s.  All opinions are my own.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I kind of have mixed feelings about this “holiday”.  I love all the love things but it’s kind of overkill. I mean, chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and stuffed animals that say ‘Be Mine’ are cool if you are into that sort of thing.  But what about the other 364 days of the year?  Don’t your loved ones deserve to be showered in love on those days too?

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies | happyfitmama.comI heard a suggestion of what to do with your Valentine on the big day on the radio – recreate your first date.  Sounds cute, right?  But not when your first date was 19 years ago and you saw the movie “She’s All That”.  Does anyone remember that movie and the song “Kiss Me”?  Yup.  That was our first date.  Ron was a sport for sitting through it that time.  I don’t think either of us could watch the movie in it’s entirety now.

These are all the things that were going through my mind while out on my run on Tuesday.  Running makes me think deep thoughts obviously.

It also makes me think about cookies.

That’s why I’m sharing a healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies recipe with you guys today.  My cookie craving was satisfied and you can share this recipe with your loved ones on any day of the year.

Random Wednesday in July?  Show some love with cookies!

After 6+ years of blogging, I can’t believe this is my first official chocolate chip cookie recipe. Chocolate chips cookies after all are my favorite type of cookie. I shared a 3 Ingredient Cookie Bite but never a straight up cookie.

Well the wait is over!

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1.5 Cups oat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • 2 tsp pure almond extract (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ Cup melted butter or coconut oil (I used Barlean's Butter Flavored Coconut Oil)
  • ¼ Cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Blend old fashioned oats into oat flour. Be sure to measure the oats after blending to be sure it's 1.5 cups.
  3. Combine oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt (as desired). Set aside.
  4. In separate bowl, beat almond extract, egg and coconut sugar.
  5. Add melted coconut oil and mix.
  6. Stir wet mixture into dry till combined.
  7. Add mini chocolate chips and stir.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool before enjoying.

A little crunch with just a touch of sweetness that hits the spot.

Don’t brush this cookie recipe off just because I threw the word healthy in front of chocolate chip cookie.  It has less sugar and I used oat flour, other than that, it’s got all the other usual ingredients. You probably won’t even think of it as healthy!

Another swap I did was rather than using butter, I used Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil.  It’s an easy 1:1 ratio to swap butter for Barlean’s coconut oil in recipes.  There great thing is that there’s no coconut flavor at all.  All you get is the rich flavor of butter to your recipe.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies | happyfitmama.comSo whip up a batch of this easy cookie for your loved ones ANY time of the year.

Here’s more recipes using great products from Barlean’s”

Coconut Banana Bread

Chocolate Almond Butter Nice Cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

No Bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Hmmmm…I think I have a thing for chocolate? 😉

What’s your favorite cookie?

Chocolate Almond Butter Nice Cream

Chocolate Almond Butter Nice Cream | happyfitmama.com

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Barlean’s as a member of their Blogger Team.  All opinions, as always, are my own.  Thank you for your support!

Summer is here and all I want to do is eat ice cream.

Now don’t get me wrong, I could eat ice cream year round. And I do. But summer.  There’s just something about hot and humid weather that makes ice cream 10,000 times better. Am I right?

A few years ago, I found out about the beauty of blending frozen bananas to make soft serve or Nice Cream.  It’s delicious and so easy!

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Now, I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that it tastes exactly like ice cream.  If you believe that then we have a serious problem.

But it does taste similar to soft serve or frozen yogurt and has the same consistency.  If you add the right toppings and flavors, you can totally mask the banana flavor.  Not that there’s anything wrong with bananas.  I love bananas!  But some people (ahem, Ron) do not like anything banana flavor.

Barlean’s recently sent me a canister of their Chocolate Silk Greens. I’ve heard of it before but never tried it myself. It’s kind of like adding greens to your smoothies or milk to up the nutritional value. Not only are there greens like barley grass, parsley leaf, and spirulina, there is also fruits and veggies like strawberry, carrot and açaí juice.

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Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens is a great way to help if you need a little boost in achieving your recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. It’s made with Fair-Trade, antioxidant rich cocoa. There are no added sugars and it’s dairy, soy and gluten free and Non-GMO. It makes a great alternative to chocolate milk or hot cocoa too. 

I’ve tried the Chocolate Silk Greens in smoothies, why not add it to Nice Cream for a nutritional boost?

The result?

A cool treat that tastes like chocolate.  No that’s nice (cream).

Try this easy and delicious Chocolate Almond Butter Nice Cream for a healthy alternative to ice cream. happyfitmama.com

Chocolate Almond Butter "Nice Cream"
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 scoop Barlean's Chocolate Silk Greens or 2-3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2-3 Tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1-2 spoonfuls Almond Butter
  1. In high power food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients. Add more milk to reach desired creaminess.
  2. Eat right away or freeze for later.

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Have you made Nice Cream before?

What’s your favorite thing to add to Nice Cream?




Easy Chicken Fajita Power Bowl

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This post is sponsored by Simply Organic in partnership with Mambo Sprouts. All opinions, as always, are my own. Thank you for your support!

I’ve got a delicious recipe idea to share with you today.

I’m all about easy week night meals. Power bowls have been my thing for years except I called it an ‘Everything but the kitchen sink’ bowl.  What’s not to love about a meal that comes together quickly and is dumped into a bowl? Absolutely nothing.

I’ve used Simply Organic spices in my kitchen for cooking and baking.  We love their taco seasoning too.  Now there’s something new to add to my pantry – Simmer Sauces for fajitas and tacos.

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I tried out the new Classic Fajita Simmer Sauce on a recent taco night to spice things up. Adding the sauce to make an Easy Chicken Fajita Power Bowl made it super easy and super delicious.

Easy Chicken Fajita Power Bowl
  • 1 bell peppers, sliced (any color will do!)
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into half moon shapes
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • Oil for cooking
  • 1 pouch Simply Organic Fajita Simmer Sauce
  • Grain of your choice (I used Organic Sprouted Brown Basmati Rice), prepared as directed
  • Optional toppings:
  • Lime, plain Greek yogurt/sour cream, cheddar cheese, avocado or guacamole
  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and zucchini and cook until crisp tender, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of oil to the pan along with chicken. Cook until golden.
  3. Add cooked peppers, zucchini and Simply Organic Fajita Simmer Sauce to chicken. Mix until coated completed and heat to a simmer.
  4. Assemble Power Bowl, adding additional toppings as desired.


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The fajita sauce adds so much flavor to this simple power bowl meal. It’s not too hot but still has a little spice.  My son, who likes a little heat, happily gobbled it up.  I think he may have said, “This is so good!” at least five times.

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Made with real, organic veggies and spices, the Classic Fajita Simmer Sauce is just as Simply Organic’s tagline implies – Pure. Simple. Joy.

Simply Organic only uses ingredients grown and processed without the use of toxic pesticides, irradiation, or genetically engineered products. There’s no funky ingredients because funky does not belong in food.  What you will find is organic tomatoes, onions, peppers, chili pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle and other yummy ingredients for just the right flavor.

What are your power bowl essentials?