Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Waffles

Ingredients (Makes 8-14 waffles):

  • 1 c. Whole Wheat Flour
  • ¾ c. Oatmeal
  • ½ c. Raisins
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1tbsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ¾ c. Milk
  • ½ c. Applesauce (or vegetable oil)

In one bowl mix together dry ingredients, including raisins.  Make a well in the center.  In another bowl, whisk eggs and then stir in the rest of the wet ingredients.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry.  Fold the mixture together until moist, it will be a little lumpy.

Depending on the size of the waffle iron, add ¼ c. to 1 c. of the batter and cook until golden brown.

These are perfect topped with a nut butter and fresh fruit!


Creamy Salmon Lemon Pasta

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 1 can of canned pink salmon
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 5 tbsp light cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup pureed cauliflower
  • ½ the juice from the can of salmon
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon, plus a little added lemon zest
  • 1 tsp of dill
  • Desired amount of whole wheat pasta

First, start the water for the pasta. Meanwhile, heat the milk on medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the cauliflower puree, and cream cheese. Allow the cream cheese to melt. Next add the lemon juice and zest, dill and salmon. If necessary, add a little bit of corn starch (follow directions on box) to thicken. Serve over pasta.

Ham and Cheese Beer Batter Crepes

Ingredients (serves 4, 2 crepes each)

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 3 tbsp beer
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 8 slices of Natural Deli Ham
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (or cheese of choice) shredded
  • 1 large tomato sliced

In a bowl, whisk egg and combine liquid ingredients, salt and butter.  Slowly whisk wet ingredients in with the flour.

Coat a skillet with natural non stick spray.  Heat the skillet on medium heat (make sure it’s hot before adding batter).  Coat the skillet (in a circle) with about ¼ c. batter.

When the crepe (skillet side down) turns a nice golden brown.  Flip it.  Then add to each crepe one slice of ham, a little cheese and two or three slices of tomato.

Huevos Rancheros con Oatmeal 


  • 2 eggs (140 calories)
  • 2 corn tortillas (100 cal.)
  • 1/2 cup oats (140 cal)
  • 1/4 cup salsa (25 cal)

Directions (requires basic cooking skills). Preheat oven to 400. Place the corn tortillas on a cooking sheet. I did not keep track of the time, but the tortillas will be nice and crispy when they are finished.

While the tortillas are baking. Fry the eggs over easy and put 1/2 a cup (or less) in a bowl with water. Microwave oats for 3.5 minutes (or follow package directions). When oats are finished add a pinch of chili powder, and a little garlic powder and salt.

When the tortillas are nice and crispy, layer on the tortillas, oats, salsa and eggs. Top the juevos with a little hot sauce for an added zing.


Spinach, Walnut and Pasta Salad

This is an easy recipe, but it’s all in the dressing baby!

Ingredients (For 1 Serving)

  • 1/2 c. Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta
  • 1 c. Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 oz Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 oz. Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 c. Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil (Plus a little more for saute)
  • 1/2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • Dash of salt

For the salad: Cook the pasta until al dente.  Sauté the garlic and the nuts on medium-low heat in a small frying pan until you can start to smell the garlic and it turns opaque.  Be careful not to burn the walnuts.  Add the spinach to the garlic and walnuts and lightly sauté the spinach until heated, but not smooshy.  Top the salad the pasta, feta and diced tomatoes.

For the Dressing: Wisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey and a dash of salt.

Recipes from Others

Deceptively Delicious Tuna Salad by Jessica Seinfeld

Ingredients (serves 4):

  •  2 (6 oz.) cans light tuna packed in water
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower puree
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayo
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (I used less in my 2nd go round; I found it too salty the first time)
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Drain tuna and mix ingredients together.  Stuff in whole wheat pita, whole wheat tortillas or on whole wheat bread. 


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