100 calories per cookie (NO egg, refined flour, or sugar)
I know that I love sugar. I have always known that. I think it is a coping mechanism, every time
I eat it I “feel better”. This is definitely emotional and more than me enjoying the dessert/sweet but also me needing that energy boost.
However, recently I have cut out added sugars. Why? Because this year is about ME. My protecting my energy to make a healthier me.
Yes, I live a very healthy lifestyle already. But my last habit to break is SUGAR.
However, something I DO NOT believe in is restriction. Why?
When we restrict ourselves from something we CRAVE IT MORE. LET ME REPEAT THAT, WE CRAVE IT MORE. This is why many people who go on “diets” fail. Diets are not sustainable. CHOOSING healthier options is while still allowing yourself to indulge.
I got to work at an eating disorder facility during one of my rotations to become a Registered Dietitian. I saw how eating and emotions really do go hand in hand. I also myself used to put my self worth into what size I was.
I was far from healthy. Today, I am my healthiest. I crave vegetables, I crave healthy foods because I MADE IT A LIFESTYLE NOT A DIET.
Anyways, every once in a while I enjoy a dessert. These are my twist on a normal chocolate chip recipe!
-2 tbsp unsalted butter OR coconut oil (MELTED)
-3 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I use almond milk in every thing oops not sorry!)
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 cup coconut sugar (however, I usually will use less or none)
-1/2 cup almond flour & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
-1/2 tsp baking soda (NOT POWDER)
-dark chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, whisk the butter, almond milk, vanilla & salt. Stir in whatever amount of coconut sugar then add the flour and sprinkle the baking soda over the flour. Stir is up until every thing is incorporated together. Finally fold in the dark chocolate chips. LASTLY, Chill the cookie dough for about 30 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet using a spoon. Slightly flatten the cookies. GENTLY press the remaining chocolate chips on the tops of the cookies.
- Bake at 350 for about 9-12 minutes. Cool the cookies on a wire rack about 6 minutes after cooling on the baking sheet ( you do not want them falling apart)
FINALLY SHARE & EAT!!!