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Expressive Mom

American Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and then the rest of the holidays follow. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, you and your family will be doing plenty of eating. Food will be everywhere, and food and festivities always go hand in hand. However, why not enjoy yourself and be as health conscious as possible at the same time?

Teaching your kids proper nutrition and eating sweets in moderation is important so their risks of obesity related diseases later on in life is minimized. Even though once again I am not diabetic, I always look for diabetic friendly recipes to enjoy with the family because the sugar content in these is reduced significantly. I found a great cookie recipe that everyone will enjoy.

Diabetic Fruit and Raisin Cookies

• 2 cups of flour
• 1/2 tsp of baking soda
• 1 cup of water
• 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped dates
• 1/2 cup of peeled and coarsely chopped apples
• 1 1/2 cup of raisins
• 1/4 cup of margarine
• 2 cup of quick oats
• 2 eggs that are slightly beaten
• 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla
• 1 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped pecans

Go and sift flour as well as the soda then set aside. Boil water and then app up dates, apple as well as the raisins. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Take out from heat and then mix the margarine and then stir. Let the mixture cool and then gradually put in eggs, 2 cups oatmeal and the other dry ingredients; mix the vanilla as well as the nuts. Cover the batter and chill it overnight. Place batter on cookie sheets 3 inches spaced out. Bake the cookie dough in 350 degree oven for just about 25 minutes.

Voila and enjoy the cookies!

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