Cinnamon Crisps with Blackberries and Yogurt - A healthy dish for breakfast, snack or even as dessert! via Fit, fun & delish!

My Facebook page is flooded with updates from my friends showing their kiddos going back to school. The kids look so small and adorable with their little backpacks! While it gives me great joy seeing those updates, it also give me lots of nostalgia. Now that my boys are in college, I really miss those days. I miss the little boys they used to be and I wish I could hug them at that age one more time. When I start feeling like that I remind myself that I’m very lucky to have them around and that they live close by and didn’t move away to college out of state. I have to focus on the positive right?

My friends, if you have little ones, do not take for granted the days you have with them. Cherish e v e r y  m o m e n t! They grow up fast and suddenly poof! They’re gone :(.

Okay, let’s cheer this post up and talk about this awesome dessert! In fact, I made this with the kiddos in mind as a perfect snack for school lunches or as an after school snack. It’s healthy, easy to make and loaded with protein! I eat yogurt pretty much everyday and now I’m digging the addition of these cinnamon crisps.

I think you will like this too:)

Cinnamon Crisps with Blackberries and Yogurt - A healthy dish for breakfast, snack or even as dessert! via Fit, fun & delish!
Cinnamon Crisps with Blackberries and Yogurt - A healthy dish for breakfast, snack or even as dessert! via Fit, fun & delish!
Cinnamon Crisps with Blackberries and Yogurt
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 8 wonton wrappers, cut in had diagonally
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 packet of no calorie sweetener (I prefer Truvia as it has the same consistency of sugar) or 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups plain fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 4 teaspoons honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Arrange wonton wrappers in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; lightly coat wrappers with cooking spray.
  3. Combine sweetener/sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  4. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over wrappers.
  5. Bake for 3 minutes or until crisp and slightly browned.
  6. Set the wrappers aside to cool slightly.
  7. In a medium bowl add the yogurt & honey and mix well.
  8. Layer the yogurt & berries in 4 small bowls.
  9. Serve each with 4 wonton crisps.

 

Cinnamon Crisps with Blackberries and Yogurt - A healthy dish for breakfast, snack or even as dessert! via Fit, fun & delish!

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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - Only 4 ingredients! via Fit, fun & delish!

We survived an intense week of packing & moving from one place to a new one. Everything happened faster than we anticipated leaving us very little time to prepare all the details of the move. Let me tell ya… do not under estimate the amount of work it takes!!!! I bow to you all that move to a different state (not from one local city to another like I did) and have everything ready to move in 1 day. I don’t think I could do that.

I started packing way ahead of time and still didn’t get everything done. I guess that’s what happens when you have a full time corporate job, a part time business and a blog right? I still have a few items left in my other place that I didn’t have time to pack. Mainly all of my food props. Wow! To see how many things I have accumulated over the past year was an eye opener! Sadly , many I have yet to photograph :(.  The good news is I have a better space to take photos and to organize my props…. that inspires me even more!

On a side note, this post’s photos are very simple as I still have all of my props in my old place (which will be brought home this weekend). Hence the food styling is very minimal ;) 

While packing I realized I have a serious addiction to cake stands! For someone that doesn’t bake cakes that often I have eight of them! There is something whimsical about cake stands that just make me want to have them all. I truly adore the look of cake stands and often use them to display food (even if it’s not a cake) during family & friends gatherings. Fortunately I recognized I had an “issue” before this move and stopped myself from becoming a hoarder. It was hard! I drool over cute cake stands whenever I see them and think I could use a few more to complete my “collection”;)

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - Only 4 ingredients! via Fit, fun & delish!

These cookies only require 4 ingredients and are so easy to make! It will definitely take care of your sweet tooth while being able to stay on track for your healthy eating. They are sooo good!

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Serves: 10
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, smash the bananas with a fork.
  3. Add the oat flour and mix well.
  4. Add the peanut butter and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix well.
  5. Bake on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes.
  6. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Note: to make your own oat flour, simply grind your oats in a food processor, blender or magic bullet. It should reach the flour consistency in about 1 minute. If needed, shake the flour a little bit in the processor and pulse for another 30 seconds or so.
  9. cup of oats yields about 1 cup of oat flour.

{{See the nutritional value below}}

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies - Only 4 ingredients! via Fit, fun & delish!
HEALTHY BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES - Nutritional Value

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  • I love healthy cookies like this! This recipe is great!!ReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      Thanks a bunch Katrina! xo, anaReplyCancel

  • Beautiful recipe and beautiful photos! I like simplicity best in food photography!ReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      Thanks a bunch Rebecca! I appreciate your comment :) ReplyCancel

  • A girl can NEVER have too many cake stands, Ana! lol

    Good luck in the new home!
    xoReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      Thanks for making me feel better Caren. I always need this kind of support lol! Thanks so much! I’m really enjoying it so far :) ReplyCancel

  • Ilse

    Hi Ana! I don’t cook much let alone bake, but this recipe looks so easy and yummy that I think I can make them, I’m always looking for something sweet after a meal,these would definitely do the trick… Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      Hi Ilse! Thanks so much! I think they’re so easy that anyone can do it. Perfect for the girls! xoxo, anaReplyCancel

 

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich via Fit, fun & delish!

Do you cook certain dishes at home because they taste better then what you can get anywhere else? This Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich is one of those for us. There are several restaurants around us that offer this same sandwich and for some reason the home version is much better! It must be the love that it’s made with right? Like these Chocolate Chip Cookies that Mr Delish is hooked on. I also started making Chicken Pot Pie and he says he can no longer eat chicken pot pie anywhere else lol! (that recipe will be posted in a few weeks when the weather cools down :))

I love going out to eat don’t get me wrong; I like trying new places, dishes cooked by Chefs & love being pampered by the wait staff. And let’s be honest, I don’t know a single soul that likes to clean the kitchen afterwards. But there is something rewarding about a home cooked meal. Specially when it comes out delicious and much better than a restaurant version.

Trust me, this sandwich is delicious! The photos don’t do it justice. I don’t think I did a very good job in capturing the yumminess. I was in a rush knowing the sandwich was waiting for me to eat right after the shoot:)The toppings in this Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich can be adapted according to taste. You can add avocado, jalapeños, tomatoes, lettuce, grilled onions, etc. The options are endless! I like to keep it simple and don’t add more than 2 toppings (besides the cheese & pineapple of course)

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich via Fit, fun & delish!
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches
 
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The toppings in this Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich can be adapted according to taste. You can add avocado, jalapeños, tomatoes, lettuce, grilled onions, etc. The options are endless!
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • Teriyaki marinade ( I use Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade
  • Teriyaki baste & glaze (I use this one)
  • 2 pineapple slices
  • 2 swiss cheese slices
  • 2 sesame-topped kaiser rolls, split
  • Mayonnaise, avocado & jalapeños, optional
Instructions
  1. In a shallow bowl, marinade the chicken with the Teriyaki marinade for about 10 minutes.
  2. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  3. Grill the pineapple slices for 1 minute on each side.
  4. Top the grilled chicken with the cheese, cover and cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve on warm buns and add preferred toppings or just enjoy with the cheese and pineapple.

 

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich via Fit, fun & delish!

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  • That looks great! Love how healthy it is :) ReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      Hi Baby June (love the name btw), thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • it looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • i am so craving one of these sandwiches right now.. they look delicious!ReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      Thanks Thalia! I hope you got to make them!ReplyCancel

  • I am a big fan of teriyaki and you have just made it awesome! Loving the addition of jalapenosReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      Yes the jalapeños are the bomb in this sandwich! Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Now this looks like my kinda sandwich… perfect for the summer and great way to change up that plain old chicken! Grilled pineapple rocks!ReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      Hi Krista, Yes I agree… grilled pineapple is awesome! I hope you’re having a lovely summer!ReplyCancel

 

Traditional Mexican Horchata (Rice drink) | fit, fun & delish!

Oh boy, where can I start my friends? A lot of things have happened since I last wrote on this lil’ blog. My life is like a tornado these days and changes are happening faster than I can count to 3 in Spanish!! The truth is that I thrive when I’m busy and  change never scares me. When you’re the youngest of 9 kids you have no option than to be adaptable right? Even with my super multi-tasking skills this has been a little too much, but nothing I can’t handle.

Since my last post (a little bit over a week ago) my husband accepted a new job offer in a nearby city, we started looking for houses closer to where he’s going to work, found the perfect home, secured the lease, started looking for new furniture and worked on the other arrangements that come with a move. The end of lease is coming up where we live and let’s just say that the timing could not have been more perfect!  So there you go, we’re moving 40 minutes from where we are in less than two weeks!

To my own surprise I also started packing :). Each time I have moved I told myself that I need to start packing a few days before the big day so that I’m ready on time…..aaaaand never do.  And yes, you guessed it, right before the movers arrive I look like a mad woman trying to get everything ready. This time I want it to be different and actually be packed on time if not earlier. Am I being too ambitious? Who knows but I’m going to try! I don’t mind living between boxes for two weeks even if that means eating out of paper plates for a few days……Let’s hope for a smooth move:)

Traditional Mexican Horchata (Rice drink) | fit, fun & delish!

It’s been a hot summer here in Phoenix (well, when is not? ;)) and we all need cool refreshing drinks these days. I grew up drinking Horchata but unfortunately don’t make it often.  I’ve been craving it lately so I decided to make a batch and share the recipe with you. I hope you get to make it!

Traditional Mexican Horchata
 
This recipe can easily be cut in half.
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cup long grain rice
  • 2 1-inch piece cinnamon stick (broken into 3 parts each)
  • 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup milk (2% or whole)
  • 5 to 6 cups of water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ to 1 cup sugar
  • Ground Mexican cinnamon, to garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash and drain the rice. Place the rice, cinnamon stick and 3 cups of water into a bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 4 hours.
  2. Add ⅓ of the rice, a cinnamon stick and some of the water in a blender. Puree the rice until it is as very smooth. About 3 minutes long.
  3. Using a very fine strainer (or some cheese cloth) pour the blended mixture over a pitcher. Strain out as much liquid as possible, pushing on the solids with a spatula or spoon.
  4. Repeat this process twice for the rest of the rice mixture.
  5. Stir in the milks, vanilla, ¾ cup sugar and 3 cups of water. Stir well.
  6. Taste and add more sugar or water as needed.
  7. Serve over ice and sprinkle some ground cinnamon if desired.

 

Traditional Mexican Horchata (Rice drink) | fit, fun & delish!

 

 

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  • LOL….same thing over here. My husband is interviewing for a job in Austin, so we went there last weekend to check out the city and see if we could live there. I LOVED it, but holy balls it was HOT!!

    Given where you live, 97 degrees is probably no biggie, but when you live on the coast, it’s a wild difference.

    Anyway, not sure if the job will come through or not, but fingers crossed as I really liked the city.

    Good luck with your move and your new adventure!ReplyCancel

    • ana @ fit, fun & delish!

      I hope the trip went well! We considered moving to Austin at one point lol! Good luck with the job hunt! And thanks… we’re settling nice in the new home :) ReplyCancel