Recipe round-up: Whole Wheat Cinnamon Chips, Fruit Salsa, and Oatmeal Banana Smoothie

This week I packed homemade fruit salsa with whole wheat cinnamon chips in Cole’s lunch. This was actually left over from the night before when I brought this appetizer to a Ladies Wine Night gathering. Both the ladies and Cole loved it. It was my first time making it and I LOVED it too. I looked at a few recipes for ideas and just made it up as I went.

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I was too busy chatting and sipping wine at Ladies Night to remember to take a photo, so this was a few days later and the colors are not as vibrant as they were when it was fresh, but it still tastes great for a few days.

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Ingredients:
10-12 large strawberries
2 kiwi
1 peach
1/4 cup blueberries
1/3 cup pineapple
1/2 of a golden delicious apple

Directions:
Rinse and chop all fruit into small pieces. I left the apples separate so they wouldn’t brown or take on the color of the other fruit. Other recipes I found called for adding sugar, which I found was unnecessary as it is very sweet & delicious on its own. Some also called for lemon or lime juice, which would help a bit with preserving the oxidation of the apples.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Chips

Ingredients:
4 whole wheat tortillas
Butter or cooking spray
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350*
2. Spread a very light layer of butter or cooking spray onto the tortillas
3. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture onto each tortilla, covering evenly
4. Slice tortillas into “chips” using either a knife or pizza cutter
4. Place on parchment lined baking sheet
5. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes
6. Allow to cool for a few minutes, Enjoy!

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Oatmeal Banana Smoothie

I have always wanted to try a smoothie with oatmeal in it and think its a great way to get a nutritious & filling breakfast.

Ingredients:
1 banana, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup old fashion oats, cooked with 1/2 cup of water or milk (I used milk)
1/3 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
3T sliced almonds
1cup ice

Directions:
Place all ingredients into a blender, blend until desired consistency (it won’t be completely smooth with oats & almonds). Pour into a glass & Enjoy!

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