Healthy Eating Posts by Jen

Wanted: Cookies!

October 17, 2016

One thing that has drastically changed over the years are our eating habits. Ever since Jake’s diagnosis, we are way more mindful of what goes into his body. One thing his Endocrinologist made sure to tell us though is that Type 1 Diabetics can eat anything that a non-diabetic can, just in moderation and with their insulin of course! That goes without saying that healthier variations are always better; complex carbs over regular carbs, non-processed food over processed, etc. I too have recently started my own journey towards healthy living. I have changed my eating habits and am re-shaping my relationship with food, which in turn has trickled down to Jake’s eating habits as well. And for the most part he has totally been on board with our healthy eating with one exception that came from him recently.

Cookies.

He requested cookies. Specifically peanut butter cookies. And I was torn. I wanted to honor his request but I didn’t want to have sweets in the house, let alone a whole big batch of cookies just sitting around begging to be eaten. So I did some looking around the internet. And it’s no surprise that I gravitated to one of my favorite cooking blogs Skinny Taste, which was created by my favorite food blogger of all time, Gina Homolka. If you haven’t checked out her website, www.skinnytaste.com then you are in for a treat! Gina creates healthy recipes that are low in calories and good for you, that never seem to skimp on the flavor.

After a few minutes of looking through all of her amazing cookie recipes, I settled on one to try. 3-Ingredient Almond Butter cookies. These cookies use no flour and just 6 tablespoons of raw sugar making them a lower carb naturally glutten-free treat that I feel good about giving to my son. So even though I am not a baker, I decided to whip up a batch this weekend. I was even able to find Justin’s Maple Almond Butter like Gina suggested in her recipe and let me tell you, this stuff is AMAZING. It’s got such a good natural flavor that I would definitely buy it again and maybe try these cookies with some different types of nut butter.

With just 3 ingredients and a cook time of 10 minutes, these cookies are fast and easy and they are now teenager- approved! Which I feel is the best endorsement a recipe can get around our house. And at 63 calories and 7g of carbs per cookie, it’s a treat that I can feel good about eating as well!

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