Just in time for the holidays!

At Davis Lewis Orchards, we love the holiday season and we love using our products to make yummy treats for the whole family to enjoy which is why when we say these Cranberry-Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Health.com, we jumped on them. They are delicious and good for you,..each cookie is just 75 calories!

 

Cranberry-Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour 

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup regular oats

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup dried cranberries

2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts

2 1/2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate minichips

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

5 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons honey

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 egg white

Cooking Spray

Preparation:

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, oats, baking powder, and the next 5 ingredients (through chips) in a large bowl.

Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add honey, vanilla, egg and egg white; beat well. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350*

Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto a  baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on pans. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories per serving: 75

Calories from fat: 31%

Fat per serving: 2.6g

Saturated fat per serving: 1.3g

Mononsaturated fat per serving: 0.7g

Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.4g

Protein per serving: 1.4g

Carbohydrates per serving: 12.1g

Fiber per serving: 10mg

Cholesterol per serving: 10mg

Iron per serving: 0.5mg

Sodium per serving: 49mg

Calcium per serving: 12mg

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A fun way to dress up a side

Everyone know that you need to eat lots of green leafy vegetable as part of a healthy diet. But not everyone loves green leafy vegetables and Chard has perhaps even fewer followers. With the right preparation and treatment turn Chard from Drab to Fabulous!
Sauteed Chard with Almonds and Dried Apricots

Lisa Turner | Delicious Living

Serves: 4 People   Calories per serving: 149

Deep- colored chard and good-fat almonds fight inflammation -tastily. For a spicier version of this easy dish, substitute escarole for the chard and add crushed red pepper flakes (chili peppers are also anti-inflammatory). Serve alongside steamed salmon.

 

Ingredients: 

1 large bunch (about 12 ounces) red or green chard

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 small red onion (halved and cut crosswise into thin slices)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots

1/4 cup sliced almonds (lightly toasted)

 

Directions:

1. Remove stems from chard. Chop stems into 3/4-inch pieces. Stack leaves and cut crosswise, about 1/2 inch wide.

2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and chard stems and saute for 2-3 minutes, until just tender. Add chard leaves. Using tongs, turn greens to coat with oil. Sprinkle with sea salt.

3. Add garlic and apricots. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until chard is bright green and just tender. Transfer Greens to a serving dish. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve.

 

Per serving: 149 Cal, 11g fat (8g mono, 2g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 4g protein, 11g carb, 3g fiber, 183 mg sodium

Want to reduce toxins in your diet?

At Davis Lewis Orchards, we believe in living balanced, clean life especially when it comes to the food we eat!

Kellee Katagi from Deliciousliving.com wrote an informative article on 5 ways to reduce toxins from your diet. Even if you find trying to stick to all ten overwhelming just choose one! Your body will thank you for it.

Check out the full article a deliciousliving.

 

Cherry Trail Mix

From Nuts.com/recipes/cherry-trail-mix.html

2 cups Pepitas

1 cup Almonds

3/4 Cup Raw Sunflower Seeds

6 tbsp Maple Syrup

1 cup Dried Cherries

salt to taste

 

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees

2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, silicone baking mats or a TFX non stick kitchen sheet.

3. In a large bowl, toss the pepitas, almonds, and sunflower seeds with the syrup until evenly coated. Spread the nuts and seeds out in an even, single layer on the lined baking sheets and season with salt.

4. Bake, stirring several times with a spatula until just golden -about 20 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven. Cool the nuts and seeds completely on the baking sheet. Add the CHerries and toss to combine.

Yummy recipe just in time for summer

Super easy Fruit and Nut Snack Mix 

9 1/2 ounces mixed nuts
6 ounces smoked almonds
8 ounces dried apricots, using kitchen shears cut in halves (or thirds)
8 ounces dried cranberries

Directions:

Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container or bags.

Read more: <a href=”http://www.food.com/recipe/fruit-and-nut-snack-mix-253332?oc=linkback”>http://www.food.com/recipe/fruit-and-nut-snack-mix-253332?oc=linkback</a&gt;