Healthy, no-bake recipes to keep resolutions going
Whether they’re on a master list of resolutions or not, most likely eating better and having more time to spend with family and friends are high priorities. Easy, no-bake recipes that focus on healthy ingredients will help you do both.
Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars:
Keep the calories down but satisfy that sweet tooth with Healthy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars, courtesy of Food Network Kitchens. Line a square baking pan with foil and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Put 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate and 3 tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is melted.
Grind nine chocolate graham crackers in a food processor. Add melted chocolate mix and combine. Press into bottom of pan. Sprinkle ¼-ounce package unflavored gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water and soften for five minutes, then microwave to dissolve, stirring every 10 seconds.
Combine 2 8-ounce packages low-fat cream cheese, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/3 cup natural peanut butter, 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt and process until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture over crust and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
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No-Bake Energy Bites:
Start with this healthy twist on a no-bake cookie recipe. These No-Bake Energy Bites from allrecipes.com can be stored in the freezer, so make a double batch. Simply combine a cup of rolled oats, ½ cup mini chocolate chips, ½ cup ground flax seed, ½ cup crunchy peanut butter, 1/3 cup honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Form these into balls and freeze until set, about an hour.
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