Anyways,today was my first day nannying of the summer! For the next few months, don’t be surprised if you frequently start to see three beautiful blonde-haired children pop up in my posts. I promise I didn’t steal them! This will be my second summer nannying for my family and I am already loving it! Henry is 11, Maddie is 10, and Charlie is 6. I couldn’t ask for a more down to earth, positive, fun, inspiring family to spend my summer with :) I’m pretty much a live-in paparazzi, I just can’t help taking bajillions of photos of these gorgeous kids.
My kids know about my blog, and are actually avid readers :) So, our task today was to “healthify” the typical chocolate chip cookie recipe so Lee could blog about it. *hult* Under one condition:“I don’t want to be able to taste the oatmeal…” *gasp* That’s the best part. Lez get real.At least I had some helpers [who were coincidentally wearing the same shirt]!
Our cookies featured a few nontraditional chocolate chip cookie ingredients: oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and flax seed meal. We cut back on the sugar and incorporated whole grains. Note: this recipe is a child approved healthy chocolate chip cookie. check.
Those guys were gobbled down straight out of the oven! I don’t even think they realized they were whole grain! Not a single complaint. NADA. Zilch.
And now I will leave you with a cute conversation between Charlie and I during an epic game of hangman.
Charlie: “Can I have a clue?”
Me: “It’s a state”
Me: Those aren’t states Charlie…
What is your favorite kind of cookie?
Did you every babysit/nanny? Any funny quotes or stories?!
Healthified Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/4 cup flax seed meal
- 1/2 teapoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoom salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 jumbo egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease 2 cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray
- In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients. In a small bowl, mix together wet ingredients. Then, pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir.
- Using a cookie scoop [an ice cream scoop worked quite well], form small balls and evenly space onto greased the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies begin to brown.
adapted by an EatingWell recipe