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  1. Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Yes, it is possible to make cookies that are wholesome, filled with low-glycemic sweetness, and in line with our fitness lifestyle. These Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great example of a recipe that takes healthy ingredients to create a sweet taste that’s guilt-free and just as enjoyable as traditional cookies.

    What makes these cookies healthier than Mrs. Fields?

    • It’s gluten free: I used a combination of the cooked quinoa and blanched almond flour rather than traditional white grain flour.
    • It’s free of cane sugar and low glycemic: No refined cane sugar in these sweet morsels, just some unrefined coconut sugar. You may also sub out some of the coconut sugar for a bit of liquid stevia if you’d like to lower the sugar grams even more.
    • The chocolate is stevia-sweetened: To keep our sugars in check even more I’ve used Lily’s chocolate chips which are sweetened with stevia and contain zero cane sugar.
    • The serving size: Using 1 heaping teaspoon of dough will get you 48 petite cookies, which make portion control easy. You can enjoy a little cookie without taking in too many calories!

    Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

    Servings: 48

    Here’s what you need

    • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • ⅓ cup palm shortening
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 egg
    • ¼ cup coconut oil, softened but not melted
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups blanched almond flour
    • 1 cup cooked quinoa
    • 1 (9 oz) bag Lily’s chocolate chips (stevia sweetened)

    Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl beat the coconut oil and the shortening on high for 30 seconds. Add the coconut sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat on medium for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. Add in the egg and vanilla. Beat in the almond flour and quinoa. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    3. Drop the dough by teaspoons 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Transfer the parchment paper onto a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!

    Nutritional Analysis

    One cookie equals: 108 calories, 7g fat, 11g carbohydrate, 3g sugar, 79mg sodium, 2g fiber, and 2g protein.


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