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Lavender Pumpkin Chia Seed Waffles
I love recipes that have hidden health benefits. Waffles are traditionally laden with butter, sugar, and are considered a gluttonous treat. However, these wonderful little waffles actually have very little butter, and are loaded with nutrients from the pumpkin and chia seeds. They have a delicious fall spice to them and will leave you coming back for more. 

4 tbs butter, melted
2 eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup water
2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup chia seeds
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp lavender
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp lavender salt

Mix together your wet ingredients, slowly incorporate your dry ingredients. Cook on hot waffle iron. Makes a large batch, but extra waffles may be frozen and reheated in the toaster for a quick and easy thoughtless breakfast. 

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Bon Apetite! 

Sneaky Cookies
Today we are making healthy cookies. As a mom, I know there is one thing that my child will never turn down, a cookie. A cookie can make all things right with the world. Unfortunately, most cookies are just processed sugar, bleached flour, and fat. I wanted to come up with a cookie that was not only healthy, but also good for you. Behold: Sneaky Cookies!

Just 6 ingredients, not only are these cookies super easy and affordable to make, but that are also very good for you. And the fact that they are in cookie form means even the most picky pallets will enjoy them! They are also gluten free, vegan, and all of that wonderful stuff. They have chia seeds in them, which are a whole grain food but naturally free of gluten. They are full of protein, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients. There is no butter and no sugar in these cookies! The sweetness comes from the tiniest bit of agave nectar, which we all know has the most favorable glycemic profile. So yes, these healthy cookies are winners in many ways. 

2 ripe bananans
2 tsp agave nectar
2 tsp chia seeds
2 carrots, shredded
1 cup oats
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Mash your bannanas, then mix together all of the ingredients. Form into balls and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. (See? Told you it was simple.)