FOOTBALL PARTY FOOD IDEAS
Low calorie recipes for game day (go JETS!)
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
At just about 60 calories a pop, these sweet treats score big points with everyone.
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat no-stick baking sheets with no-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
2. In a small bowl, combine the whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
3. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, brown sugar, confectioners’ sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until well-blended. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the oats and raisins or dates. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2″ between cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Do not overbake. Remove the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Or, if using parchment paper, slide the cookies and parchment paper onto a countertop to cool.
Makes 40 servings. Per serving: 61.5 calories, 1.8 g fat, 0.2 g sat fat, 10.8 g carbs, 5.1 g sugar, 0.8 g fiber, 1.1 g protein