Healthier Holiday Treats

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Yes, low sugar, fruit and rolled oats!

These mini chocolate chip breakfast cookies are so wholesomely delicious that you can easily eat them for breakfast or dessert!  These are soy-free, peanut-free, egg-free and dairy-free! And you can modify for other dietary restrictions if you use gluten-free oats and sugar-free chocolate chips. 

Ingredients: makes 18 mini cookies or 10-12 bigger cookies

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup applesauce or mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter - or allergy-friendly alternative
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp mini chocolate chips or chunks
  • 2 1/2 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries - or 1 tbsp dried fruit or more chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the applesauce or banana with the nut butter, then add all other ingredients and mix until well-combined.
  2. Shape into cookies using a mini cookie scoop and bake on a greased cookie sheet for around 14-16 minutes. Let them cool 10 minutes before removing from sheet.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 35; Fat 2g; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 5g; Fiber 1g; Cholesterol 0mg

A Healthier You

A Healthier You Portal Enhancements

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We made it easier to access and navigate Biometric Screening registration (if available through your employer).

Portal Updates - A Healthier You recently launched Biometric Screening registration enhancements to make it easier to access the components of your unique employer-specific wellness activities. These enhancements are designed to:

  • Reduce confusion when accessing Biometric Screening registration.
  • Access improvements to the Manual Submission Form (physician form).

Biometric Screening Registration - Based on direct feedback, we enhanced the portal to easily display your information. This applies only if you are enrolled in multiple Blue KC medical insurance products.

  • Navigation updates between the personalized A Healthier You portals to access Biometric Screening registration and information.
  • A quicker view of scheduled appointments specific to your employer group.
  • Access improvements making it easier and continuous to see your past and present Biometric Screening results.




Healthy Holiday Eating

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Stay heart-healthy with seasonal, healthy foods.

  • Eat a healthy snack before attending the obligatory holiday party so you aren’t as tempted.
  • Find seasonal, local foods at your farmer’s market.
  • Eat more vegetables, to help feel fuller longer so you avoid the sweets.
  • Keep munchies at least six feet away.
  • Take time to eat, and concentrate on your meal rather than rushing.
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Have sugar-free mints around all the time.
  • Do one thing healthy before you splurge.
  • Keep track of what you eat.
  • Don’t keep sweets at home. Design a small container to share small samples with your guests.
  • Use small plates and smaller serving utensils.
  • Pour drinks into tall, skinny glasses.
  • Eat with a group of people, rather than alone. You will eat up to 76 percent less.
  • Stay positive, don’t put yourself down.
  • Avoid fast-food places that use the color red. That can stimulate the appetite and cause you to eat more.