FAT-BURNING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
(Best Eaten: as a morning or pre-workout snack) Now lets be honest, these cookies don’t actually blast fat off thighs or eliminate the need for that afternoon run, but they do help sustain blood sugar levels which help us fight the urge to over consume at our next meal or load up on bad carbs and fat! Every mom and Grandma should have this recipe around for those little ones who are always willing to have a cookie 😉
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 cups whey protein powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ cups low-fat small-curd cottage cheese
½ cup honey
¼ cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
½ cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl and blend with a fork.
3. In a separate bowl, combine next 5 ingredients and whisk
together with a fork, or use an electric mixer or food processor.
4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix with a fork. Mix in oats,
chocolate chips and walnuts.
5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an oiled or parchment-paper lined
baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes until the cookies are slightly
brown on top.
Nutrients per serving (2 cookies): Calories: 99, Total Fats: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 72mg, Total Carbohydrates: 11g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 7g, Iron: 0mg
Staying slim requires eating satisfying snacks that keep hunger away. Key ingredients in these cookies include: Cinnamon to keep your blood sugar in check, slow-digesting protein from cottage cheese paired with faster-digesting whey protein powder to steadily suppress appetite, whole wheat flour for energy-revving B vitamins, oats for their anti-inflammatory polyphenols and beta-glucan, which along with healthy fats from walnuts promote a feeling of fullness that subdues cravings. We all crave sweets, so the way I look at it is, why not put something in our bodies that will actually do some good! Complete Recipe also available on The Healthy Belly.com
BONUS: Chocolate chips will surely squash any feeling of deprivation!