Healthy Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

easy healthy chocolate chip oat cookies



easy oatmeal chocolate cookies


easy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

easy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

easy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies


easy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies



Oats  2 cups

flour  1 cup

mashed bananas   3

butter   100 gm

dark choc chips or chunks



1. Combine all the ingredients,except choc chips, together and stir them really well with a wooden spoon till they resemble a dough.

2. Add another mashed banana if the dough is still loose.

3. Grease hands with bit of olive oil and make balls. Flatten each ball to form a cookie and place choc chips on top.

4. Place cookies on a baking sheet lined with greased parchemnt paper. Bake on 250 C for 15-20 mins or until lightly golden brown.

5. Remove, cool down and enjoy!


Ramadan Kareem

You know that its ramadan when you see trays lined with sheets of prepared rolls and samosas. An iftar table is simply not considered complete without these crunchy decadent treats. Not only does this sight take me back down the memory lane, but also they  have this huge sense of accomplishment and fulfillment associated with them, paired with the complete satisfaction that with these on hand; iftar will be a breeze.   DSC_0327 DSC_0328 DSC_0335 DSC_0310 DSC_0314 DSC_0313 DSC_0311 DSC_0310   Ramadan Kareem everyone!

Red bean breakfast bruschetta

My favorite breakfast has been this beautiful red bean and mushroom bruschetta on toasted whole wheat bread.  The aroma of thyme drizzling olive oil and the lovely reds of the tomatoes what more can you ask for!
whole wheat toasts 2
red beans 4Tbsp
mushrooms 2 Tbsp
chopped tomatoes  1 medium
chopped onions 1/2 medium
 thyme 1 tsp
salt and pepper
vinegar 2 tsp
Olive Oil
1. Heat a pan and pour generous amount of olive oil. when the oil has heated up a little add mushrooms and roast them. For about 3 mins.
2. Add chopped onions and saute.
3. When the onions are translucent add tomatoes, thyme and red beans. Add more olive oil if necessary.
4. Saute for a minute till tomatoes are tender.
5. Toast or bake two whole wheat toasts. Set aside. Pour the tomato and red bean misture over the toasts. ladle the extra olive oil and juices in the pan over the toast as well for that extra yumminess.
6. sprinkle salt and pepper and enjoy the lovely bruschetta and the lovely morning!

Detox Diet part II

Okay here is the deal with detox: You need to concentarate on taking as many fruits and vegetables and antioxidents as you can in a day. Which means that your diet is primarily limited to friut salads and vegetable salads. Here I try to show you how to add variety to your healthy detox meal and how to make it delicious and oh so irresistable!

First thing first:

Upon rising
• 1/2 lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water
• 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of water

        Lot of guides

Tea: You can take any herbal tea, but this is the recommendedone.
Ginger Tea Recipe

• water, 4 cups

• 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root

• optional: honey and lemon slice

Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea. Add honey and lemon to taste.


  • Vitamin C supplement after breakfast.
  • Multivitamin after lunch
  • GNC has a wonderful detox program. You can go to the store and ask for the detox kit. It comes with the entire menu and the supplemets as well as boosters which helps the body release toxins etc. I personally didnt follow that program but it has great views and if you are interested you can try for a better fitter version.

Now comes the diet: I used a combiation of soups, smoothies,desserts with my salads which was fun and appealing. This combination added variety and treats for my tatste buds, although I stuck with a few for more than a few days coz I loved them so much. Here is the plan day by day.



Breakfast: Omelete made of two eggs and cherry tomatoes, seasoned with thyme, salt and pepper.
                lmonds and walnuts on the side, ginger tea.
SNACK: smoothie of strawberries, orange, apple.
LUNCH: Mexican tomato soup, salad with hummus.
DINNER: Lentil curry.
SNACK: Orange and date dessert.


Breakfast: Banana, pears, apple, orange, salad topped with almonds, raisins and walnuts.
snack:       smoothie
lunch:        carrot and lentil soup, nut butter on wheat free toast.
dinner:      Spinach curry with wheat free pasta and stirfry veggies
Snack:       Date and rice krispie biscuits


Breakfast: Fresh fruit salad of your choice with ginger tea.
Snack:       Date and rice cripy biscuits
Lunch:       Carrot and lentil soup (leftover) with salad
Dinner:     Stirfried oriental broccoli.
Snack:      Fresh fruit juice


Breakfast: Start the day with cereal ( the recipe for detox cereal is given below)
Snack:      Cucumber and celery sticks with hummus
Lunch:      Chunky vegetable soup made from vegetable stock,
Dinner:     Marinated vegetable kebabs
Dessert:    Apple sauce


Breakfast: Compote of mixed dried fruits- soaked in orange juice and served with live youghurt
Snack:       vegetable broth
Lunch:      Masoor dahl curry
Dinner:     A selection of roasted vegetables aubergines, beetroot, onions, tomatoes, courgettes with
                pumpkin seeds and crumbled goat cheese on top.
Dessert:   Pomegranate ice


Breakfast: Mediterranean omelet made of red onion, cherry tomatoes and courgettes
Snack:      Strawberry juice
Lunch:      Popcorns popped at home without butter from the organcic corns served after or before fruit

Dinner:     Fish fillet and tomato salad
Snack:      crumbles made with oats and crushed nuts toppings

                                                                     via house of brinson

Breakfast: Oat porridge made of old fashioned oats and served with your choice of non dairy milk, fruit
                 and honey
Snack:      smoothie
Lunch:      Pasta made with simple tomato sauce and served with steamed veggies
Dinner:     MAshed potatoes with hummus and red beans served with salad
Snack:      Orange and date dessert



Breakfast: Poached organic eggs with steamed spinach
Snack:       Strawberry, orange and papaya smoothie
Lunch:       Chiled beetroot soup
Dinner:     Oriental stirfried broccoli
Snack:      Nuts and fruit


Breakfast: Detox cereal
Snack:      Date and ice krispy biscuits
Lunch:      Steamed broccoli sprinkled with sesame seeds and beets served on lemon juice and brown
Dinner:    Asian potato and egg curry
Snack:     Nuts and dried cranberries

Breakfast: Fruit salad (I was hooked to my early morning large bowl of bananas, grapes, pears and
                 strawberries topped with tons of almonds and walnuts)
Snack:      orange juice
Lunch:      Spinach soup
Dinner:     Tomato and chickpea casserole
Snack:      nuts and dried figs
Breakfast: Oat porridge
Snack:       strawberry, mango and avocado smoothie
Lunch:       Goat’s cheese salad with walnuts sprinkled on top
Dinner:     Baked sweet potato with roasted vegetables ( Follow the recipe given below it is delish)
Snack:      nuts and raisins

Breakfast: Poached organic eggs with steamed spinach
Snack:       strawberry , orange and papaya smoothie
Lunch:      Baked potato with Greek salad_ Feta cheese, onion, cucumber, black olives and tomatoes
Dinner:    Baked salmon with vegetables of your choice
Snack:     apple sauce

Breakfast: Omelet and fruit salad
Snack:      vegetable broth
Lunch:      Spinach soup
Dinner:     BBQ chicken with hummus and salad
Snack:      Roasted mashed sweet potato and ginger tea
Breakfast: Fruit salad
Snack:      citrus smoothie
Lunch:      sweetcorn soup
Dinner:    Beef steak with baked vegetables (coz you are coming off the diet)
Snack:     popcorns

Here are the links to all the recipes that are included in my menu. There are loads of recipes and data available on the net. You can determine your own plan and make your choices. But these are the tried and tested recipes.
Detox cereal
Detox soup
Detox Salad
Detox Dinner choices
Detox Desserts
Fruit Smoothies
And all the beautiful images that you see which are not labelled with the source are from angelahardison. Its a wonderful link to follow and a great source of wonderful recipes as you can see from the images. It is not entirely aimed at detox, but seems to be rising from the same theory. A wonderful place for all nutirition lovers and not.
Tomorrow I will be back on all the wonderful accompaniments of detox diet, which will turn this experience more heavenly and divine for you leaving you on the seventh sky!
Hope you enjoyed the post! Feel free to add in, leave comments, enlighten or share more recipes and sources.

Have a great Week ahead!