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Chai oatmeal raisin ccokies

This cookie recipe features chai tea. The antioxidant properties in tea are well-known. Indiana University School of Medicine reports that the antioxidant effects of tea are not altered by temperature, so they maintain their integrity throughout steeping and baking. The cloves in this recipe stimulate digestion. With its powerful antioxidant properties, tea also helps reduce inflammation.


200 Calorie Chocolate Cupcakes?

Believe it! The staff over at Prevention magazine has provided us with a winning recipe for fudgy chocolate brownies for under 200 calories! They present beautifully, and would make a great dessert to bring to a party. These cupcakes are sure to impress, and I’m sure guests would be happy to know they aren’t 500 calories a pop.

Blueberry muffin recipe

Don’t you hate how those huge (and calorie-loaded) blueberry muffins in the coffee shop call your name as you’re waiting for your latte? Don’t let them get to you – bring your own! Here is a great recipe from Hungry Girl, putting a healthier spin on blueberry muffins. You could whip up a batch of these, put them in individual bags in the freezer, and pop one every morning! At only 137 calories per muffin, why not?

Health benefits of blueberries

With just 80 delicious calories per cup and virtually no fat, blueberries offer many important nutrition and health benefits. Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. In fact, a serving contains about 14 mg or almost 25% of daily requirement for Vitamin C. Vitamin C also promotes a healthy immune system. Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber. Blueberries are an excellent source of manganese, which plays an important role in the development of bones and in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrate and fat. Blueberries contain substances that have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which are unstable molecules linked to the development of a number of diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

Check out this tasty recipe for blueberry tartlets:

Grown-up grilled cheese

Check out Prevention’s grown-up grilled cheese recipe. Looks like a pretty tasty (and easy) fix for those mundane work week lunches!