December 2, 2015

Heart Healthy Desserts!

The holidays make it tough to eat healthy, never mind heart healthy. My mother modified her Thanksgiving dinner for my dad knowing what she was allowed to sneak in with his dietitians's consent. A little dessert is okay every now and then, provided the ingredients stay within a few guidelines.

I know he likes his sweets and I know he likes oatmeal. Let's see what he thinks of these two recipes.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies use canola oil and soymilk in place of butter and whole milk. Carb lovers will also enjoy them simply because of the addition of bananas (they contain resistant starch). You can also use an organic sugar substitute and make them with raisins instead of chocolate chips. Get the recipe here.

And because oats are an excellent heart-healthy food, try this recipe for Baked Pears too.

P.S. Here are a few more heart healthy recipes.

Photo: Janet Hudson