Publix Healthy Deals 1/13-1/19

Here are some of the deals at Publix this week on healthy items – A great way to eat healthy and save!

BOGOs
Starkist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 4 pk.
Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Multigrain Cheerios
Planters Cashews Halves and Pieces or Mixed Nuts
Thomas English Muffins – whole wheat
Arnold Sandwich Thins
Power of Fruit All Fruit Bars – a great treat for kids
PRODUCE
Grapes
Cheeries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Broccoli
DAIRY
Egglands Best Large Eggs
Kraft Shredded Cheese, 2%
Organic Valley Milk
Friendship Cottage Cheese
GROCERY
Flatout Bread (Top with pesto and  sprinkle with shredded mozzarella  then bake for 10 min. or so- yummy!)
Back To Nature Nuts
Smart Balance Microwave Popcorn
Newman’s Own Pasta Sauce
Newman’s Own Cereal
Newman’s Own Salad Dressing
Nestle Toll House Morsels – Dark Chocolate is the best choice!
Extra, DoubleMint or Juicy Fruit 15 stick gum – A great way to  curb that sweet craving
MEATS
Flank Steak – a lean cut of beef
Mahi Fillets
Salmon  Fillets

For all Publix deals, and links to matching coupons, I use www.iheartpublix.com or www.southernsavers.com

Heart, Soul, Mind, & Strength

One of the main reasons I strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle is because, as a follower of Christ, I must be obedient to Jesus’ command to love the Lord with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. (Lk. 10:27) In order to serve Him and others, I need to be physically able to give Him all that I am. It takes a lot of energy to keep up with all that a woman and/or mom is called to do, whether within her household or within the community. I recently began reading the daily devotionals from the Proverbs31 website, and this particular one titled “Honestly” was the one that catapulted me into finally beginning the blog which I had put off for too long. God spoke, and I listened.  I hope you enjoy reading it and find the time to read some of the other posts on there too!

Breakfast “Cookies”

This recipe came from Publix’s Greenwise magazine. I have found several recipes in this publication that I really like. This is the first one I tried and we all love them! My kids can have cookies that are both delicious and nutritious! You can actually scoop them out onto a cookie sheet, slip it in the freezer, and then pop them in a freezer bag. Then you can bake them whenever you need them 🙂

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

1 large banana, mashed (½ cup)
½ cup natural peanut butter
½ cup Honey or Agave Nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
½ cup chickpea or whole wheat flour
¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup raisins or semisweet chocolate chips or a mix of both
ONE Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat two cookie sheets with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl stir together banana, peanut butter, honey and vanilla. In a small bowl combine oats, flour, milk powder, cinnamon and baking soda. Stir the oat mixture into the banana mixture until combined. Stir in raisins or chocolate chips.

Mixing the wet ingredients

TWO Using a scant ¼-cup measure, drop mounds of dough 3 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. With a thin metal or small plastic spatula dipped in water, flatten and spread each mound of dough into a 2¾-inch round, about ½ inch thick. Once baked, each cookie will be about 3½ to 4 inches in diameter.

Final mix!

THREE Bake, one sheet at a time, for 9 to 11 minutes or until browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months; thaw before serving. Makes 12 breakfast cookies.

The Finished Product!

Nutrition Facts per cookie: 227 cal., 6 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 77 mg sodium, 37 g carb., 4 g dietary fiber, 6 g protein. Exchanges: 2.5 starch, .5 fat. Carb choices: 2.5.

Let me know if you get a chance to make these. You won’t be disappointed!

Why I am blogging…

Beginning this blog has been a goal of mine for many months. I often have people ask me for tips on healthy living or for recipes.  I am always happy to oblige because I love to see others strive to live a healthier way.  In fact, Scott and I had the opportunity to take a friend of his to Publix today because he wanted to see what we buy and why. So my main goal for this blog is to share how I approach food and fitness. My blog title, “Wholly Hot Mama” stems from the fact that I use a whole or clean foods approach in my eating. The ‘Mama’ part is there for obvious reasons (3 to be exact), and the adjective ‘Hot’- well, let’s just say that’s not always the way I feel since I am a mom of 3, and so I tossed that in there just to make me feel good about myself! My prayer is that the information I post here will help others continue in their healthy lifestyle, and to also give those who want to start down that path, the tools to do so successfully.