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The other day I was enjoying a homemade salad (you know, still trying to shed some weight from the holidays) and was admiring all the yummy toppings I had on it. I had a bit of honey glazed sliced almonds, some croutons, some Craisins, sesame seeds and a bit of shaved cheese. All of it added the perfect balance to a somewhat too healthy meal.
That got me thinking… what if I did something creative to this dish to make it even better? Say I eliminated the lettuce and added butter instead? Yeah, I know I just threw healthy out the window, but who cares?! This is an awesome idea so far. Maybe instead of almonds, I will throw in flour. And instead of croutons, I will add some oats. Oh, and in place of cheese, I add some vanilla. Yeah, I know I have completely steered away from my healthy salad, but now I have COOKIES! Throw all these ingredients together and I will have made the perfect oatmeal craisin cookie. Together, these ingredients make the best treat (and much better than a salad, for sure!). Do not be afraid to play with your own ingredients, you might get results like mine!
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