Healthier Hot Chocolate

Little-boy approved. No mixes, high-fructose corn syrup, or partially hydrogenated anything required.

1 cup milk of choice
1 tsp sugar (or sugar-free equivalent)
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa

Combine all ingredients in a ceramic or glass mug of choice. Heat in a microwave for 1 minute; stir vigorously to dissolve cocoa.

My taste testers prefer a garnish of seven mini-marshmallows.

Banana-oat-peanut butter cookies

A quick and healthy treat for breakfast or a snack.

2 very ripe bananas
1 c quick oats
1/2 c chocolate chips
1 heaping spoonful peanut butter

1. Peel bananas and break into chunks into a medium, microwave-safe mixing bowl. Nuke on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, or until melty and stirrable.
2. Add pb and oats, stir until homogenous. Fold in chocolate chips.
3. Drop by spoonfuls on to a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until set.

Click here to see our website's terms of service.