In the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, incorporating nutritious and delicious recipes into our daily routine can make all the difference. It’s the love month and we are so excited to make some delicious healthy Valentine’s treats to celebrate with our loved ones. We’ve stumbled upon a delightful recipe that not only caters to your taste buds but also nourishes your body with essential nutrients, is gluten-free and vegetarian! Say hello to the Raspberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Hearts – a heartwarming treat that’s as good for your body as it is for your soul.

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Raspberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Hearts Recipe:

These Raspberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Hearts are not only visually appealing but also packed with the goodness of whole ingredients. This recipe, from Haute & Healthy Living, is the perfect delicious and healthy recipe for Valentine’s Day! Let’s dive in!


Dry ingredients:

Wet ingredients:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bow, mix all of the dry ingredients together.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash the banana until mostly smooth. Add the remaining wet ingredients other than the raspberries. Mix to combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
  5. Evenly distribute the mixture among approximately 16-18 silicone heart-shaped cups or regular silicon muffin cups, filling each cup almost to the top. You can also bake the mixture in an 8×8 inch baking dish if you prefer to cut the mixture into bars.
  6. Top the cups evenly with the raspberries pressing gently so that they sink into the oatmeal mixture. If the raspberries are large, you may wish to break them into smaller pieces before pressing them in.
  7. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cups to fully cool before removing from the muffin pan.

Benefits of the Raspberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Hearts:

  1. Heart-Healthy Ingredients: The inclusion of oats, bananas, and raspberries contributes to a heart-healthy profile, supporting cardiovascular well-being.
  2. Fiber-Rich Goodness: Oats and raspberries are excellent sources of fiber, promoting digestive health and keeping you full for longer periods.
  3. Natural Sweetness: Ripe bananas and a touch of pure maple syrup provide natural sweetness without the need for refined sugars.
  4. Versatile and Convenient: These baked oatmeal hearts are not only a delightful breakfast option but can also serve as a satisfying snack or a healthy dessert alternative.

Recipe variations:

The Raspberry Banana Baked Oatmeal Hearts from Haute & Healthy Living are a perfect addition to your repertoire of nutritious recipes. With a combination of wholesome ingredients, a dash of creativity, and a sprinkle of love, this recipe will undoubtedly become a favorite in your household. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a delightful and nutritious experience that aligns with your fitness goals. After all, a fit lifestyle should be as enjoyable as it is beneficial, and these baked oatmeal hearts strike the perfect balance. Enjoy the journey of creating and savoring these delightful treats!

After a busy season of holiday festivities and parties, it’s normal to want to get back on track and incorporate more healthy recipes into your diet. Amid the holiday and New Year’s rush, finding time for homemade dishes can be a challenge. We’ve put together a warm winter dinner recipe that’ll keep you fueled for all of the winter get-togethers and at-home dinners ahead. Read on!

Dinner Recipes | Fit City Mag

Porterhouse Steak with Rosemary Potatoes

Ingredients (Steak):

• ½ tbsp sea salt

• ½ tbsp black pepper

• 16 oz NY Strip Porterhouse, or Rib Eye

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• 2 tbsp unsalted butter or butter alternative

• 1 sprig fresh rosemarys

Ingredients (Potatoes):

• 2 idaho potatoes

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• 1 tsp sea salt

• 2 minced garlic cloves

• 1 tbsp crushed fresh rosemary


1. Preheat oven to 450°F and bring the steak to room temperature.

2. Heat the cast iron in the oven for 15 minutes.

3. Pat the steak dry. Mix together in a small bowl the spice rub of sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Massage this generously into the meat. Drizzle olive oil onto the meat and rub into the meat. Let this rest again while the cast iron heats up.

4. In the meantime, cut the potatoes into ½-inch chunks. Next, toss them together with olive oil, sea salt, minced garlic, and crushed rosemary. Afterward, spread the seasoned potatoes onto a baking sheet and place it in the oven to cook for 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown, remembering to flip them halfway through. Meanwhile, you can keep the potatoes in the oven while the steak is cooking.

5. When the cast iron is ready, take it out and turn the stove to high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the pan and add a sprig of rosemary. The pan should be screaming hot.

6. Add the steak to the pan and let sear 2 minutes on both sides, for about an inch thick NY Strip. Take out the sprig of rosemary.

7. Flip the steak back to the first side and transfer this to the oven to cook at 450°F. Cook this for 2.5-4 minutes per side depending on how you like it and how thick your steak is. 2.5 minutes would be medium rare for an inch thick steak.

8. Once the steak is done, pull it out of the oven and let it rest. After the steak has rested, cover it on a cutting board for at least 10 minutes for the juices to settle.

More Warm Winter Dinner Ideas:

  • Soup
  • Chili
  • Black bean quinoa bowls
  • Cast iron meals

Check out Fit City Magazine for more healthy fall recipes! 

This Merry Mocktail is the perfect beverage for any holiday gathering this winter. It’s the perfect blend of flavors that will quickly become a holiday staple all season long! 

Merry Mocktail | Fit City Magazine


  • 2 oz. 100% pomegranate juice
  • 2 oz. kombucha
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. sparkling water or seltzer
  • Ice for serving

Optional garnishes:

  • Pomegranate arils
  • Lime or apple
  • Frozen cranberries
  • Fresh mint or fresh rosemary


  1. In a large pitcher, stir together the juices.
  2. Slowly pour in the kombucha and sparkling water.
  3. Stir gently (don’t stir too fast or you’ll lose some of your bubbles).
  4. Option to add stevia drops to taste.
  5. Pour immediately into glasses with ice and garnished with fruit of your choice.


Fall is right around the corner and it’s time to start making some delicious healthy fall recipes that will make you want to cozy up and most importantly, feel GOOD! We’ve put together two healthy fall-inspired recipes with bursts of seasonal flavors that will quickly become fall favorites all season long! 

Healthy fall recipes | Fit City Magazine

Healthy Fall Pumpkin Chili

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Cook Time: 40 minutes 

Total Time: 1 hour

Servings: 10

*Courtesy of Chew Out Loud*


  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 7 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB ground cumin
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 TB tomato paste
  • 2 green + 1 orange/yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 29 oz fire-roasted tomatoes, with juices
  • 3 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 28 oz black beans, from can, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese for topping, optional


  • In a large heavy pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil until hot. Add onion and garlic, stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add sugar, chili powder, cumin, pumpkin pie spice, oregano, and coriander. Stir to combine, 10 seconds.
  • Add ground turkey to pot and sprinkle 1 tsp salt over it; cook/stir to break up into small pieces. When turkey is cooked through, add tomato paste and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add bell peppers, fire-roasted tomatoes with juices, and broth. Scrape the bottom of the pan while stirring. Bring chili to a simmer; simmer covered for 20 minutes. Add beans and pumpkin puree. Bring chili back to a simmer for 15-20 min or until heated through. Remove from heat. Add additional kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve warm, with shredded cheddar cheese if desired.


  • Chili keeps well; simply cover and chill in the fridge. Reheat by bringing it back to simmer on the stovetop.
  • Make it meatless by using veggie broth and omitting turkey.

Nutrition: (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 1399mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2661IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 6mg

Healthy Fall Recipes | Fit City Magazine

Three Sisters Sauté with Sage Pesto

Three Sisters Sauté is a traditional Native American dish that showcases a harmonious combination of three main crops: corn, beans, and squash. This dish not only reflects the agricultural practices of various Native American tribes but also holds cultural significance and a deep connection to the land.

*Courtesy of Thirty Nine Restaurant inside the First American Museum*


  • 1 lb of zucchini squash, cut into bite-sized pieces, or thinly julienned
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup heirloom beans, cooked
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen sweet corn, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped ripe Roma tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup sage pesto

Sage Pesto Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh sage leaves, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh, mild goat cheese (optional)


  • Rinse and trim squashes, julienne on a mandoline slicer using the skins for a pasta effect, cut into bite-sized chunks, or use whole baby squashes.
  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan. Add squash and sauté for 1 minute, then in succession, tossing and stirring with each addition, add beans, corn, and tomatoes, then add the sage pesto stirring gently to distribute evenly.
  • Salt if needed, and serve.

Sage Pesto:

  • Toast pine nuts in a dry sauté pan or in a 350-degree oven on a sheet pan. 
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Check out Fit City Magazine for more healthy fall recipes! 

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