This past week I found out that I tested positive for Mitral Valve Prolapse.
A genetic(highly hereditary) Heart abnormality. Mitral Valve Prolapse occurs when
Leaflets of the mitral valve bulge (prolapse) into the heart's left upper chamber (left atrium) like a parachute during the heart's contraction.
Mitral valve prolapse sometimes leads to blood leaking backward into the left atrium, a condition called mitral valve regurgitation.In most people, mitral valve prolapse isn't life-threatening and doesn't require treatment or changes in lifestyle(Thankfully!...Just a pain in the butt!)
It's also known to cause anxiety in the patient, which results in rapid heart rate...also triggering the Mitral Valve Prolapse(vicious cycle)😳
My Cardiologist suggested changing up my diet & making sure I'm eating a lot of heart-healthy foods such as Olive oil, Honey, Oats, nuts, Fresh Fruits & Veggies etc...as well as taking a daily walk whenever possible(strenuous exercise can trigger it as well)
All that to say this...I've been changing up a few recipes here & there to make them compatible to the diet I'm supposed to follow.
Today is one of only 2 days that I know I'll be home for sure, & next week looks no different.
I knew I needed to do some baking that I could freeze for the end of next week. We are starting out our summer vacation with a BANG!
The day after, the last day of school, we are headed out for a 4-day camping trip with husband's family.
Camping is mostly about the food, so I knew I wanted to have a little something something for snacking too 😜
I had about an hour before needing to take the kiddos to school, so I whipped these cookies up in no time at all.
without further ado...
3/4 Cup Olive oil
1 Cup Wildflower Honey
1 Cup Peanut Butter
2 Eggs, Beaten
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Cup dark chocolate chips
3 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
-Bake at 350' till just golden brown(do not over-bake). Leave set on cookie sheet till slightly cooled.
You get a subtle hint of the olive oil, but mostly you just taste peanut butter & chocolate, & they are ever so soft.
Whether you're needing to be health conscious or not, this is a recipe you'll want to keep in rotation-I know I will 😋