Why waste time on white sugar when safer sweeteners make cookies just as craveable? Here’s a new one to try: lucuma. From a tropical superfruit native to Peru, this off-white powder is packed with vitamins and minerals, with a naturally sweet, malty flavor similar to maple. In this recipe, it’s combined with quinoa flakes (a nice change of pace from oats!), raw honey, coconut oil and other natural favorites for a sweet yet healthy cookie that won’t send your blood sugar on a roller coaster ride.
Is there anything cozier than baking during the holidays? The weather outside may be frightful, but inside it’s warm and wonderfully fragrant with cinnamon and chocolate.
Think that because you’re on a diet you can’t indulge in holiday baking? Oh yes you can, with this guide to smart swaps.
One evening at dinner, when my children were particularly whiny and ungrateful, as children have a tendency to do sometimes, I decided to have everyone in the family say what was their favorite part of the day. We went around the table, and if anyone slipped into a complaint or a comparison instead of putting forth a positive thought, they had to start over. And the favorite part of the day cannot involve something that could hurt another’s feelings, such as, “My favorite part of the day was when Sarah left,” because siblings are prone to this type of thing.
Wasn’t it just yesterday that you were thinking about back-to-school bargains for fall? Now we’re into the holiday season, which kicks off on Thanksgiving and continues through New Year’s Day. If you have a party looming on the horizon, we’re here to help you plan ahead for a fabulously festive occasion.
There’s always a birthday party or book club meeting that could use something sweet and spicy to get people talking. Bring on the ginger cookies! Really steal the show by shaping your batch with a gingerbread man cookie cutter and topping with cinnamon-swirl protein icing. Read more →
It’s OK to cave to cookie cravings with these quick, 50-calorie creations. Made with fiber-filled oats, rich cocoa and creamy peanut butter, they’re not only diet-friendly, they take just minutes to make—no oven required. See? A little something sweet doesn’t have to sabotage your diet!
Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. We’ve all been there: You’re trying to read a book, or pet the cat, or clean the kitchen floor. And you can’t stop thinking about…fill in the blank.
For some people, it’s a cookie. Some long for potato chips, while others are ready to scream for ice cream or pudding. And here’s the problem with trying to substitute supposedly healthy foods, like carrots and celery, for those cravings: You can end up eating so much that you actually consume more calories than if you had just one serving of the real deal!
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