Healthy Eating and Healthy Living ~ two of my top {personal} priorities lately, but, this girl still loves to eat and to bake ~ what to do?  I’ve been converting some of my usual recipes into healthier ones but also got the Hungry Girl to the Max Cookbook.  The first recipe I tried was this Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Softie ~ it was delicious.  Even my husband and kids loved them

Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
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1/4 cup brown sugar {not packed}

3 packets of Truvia {you can also use 2 tablespoons of Splenda or 2 tablespoons of sugar}

2 tablespoons light whipped butter or light buttery spread at room temperature

2 tablespoons no-sugar-added applesauce

2 tablespoons fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup whole-wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup old-fashioned oats

3 tablespoons mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, thoroughly whisk brown sugar, Truvia, butter, applesauce, egg substitute, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir until smooth. Fold in oats and chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon batter onto the sheet in 6 evenly spaced mounds. Use the back of a spoon to spread and flatten into 3-inch circles.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a softie comes out clean, about 10 minutes.


111 mg sodium, 23 g carbs, 2.5 g fiber, 10.5 g sugars, 3 g protein Note: if sugar is used: 157 calories, 27 g carbs, and 14.5 g sugars.


Calories: 143 cal
Fat: 4.5 g g

If you want to share the goodness you can write the name of this little goodie on one side of a popsicle stick, the nutritional info on the other and give to a friend whose watching what they eat as well!

I bought my cookbook at Sam’s Club but you can get it for a little less at Amazon.

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