Last updated on September 23rd, 2018
Healthy Cookie Roundup
With Christmas getting close, baking lists are getting made! And what kind of Christmas would you have really if it didn’t involve some Holiday cookies! I’ve always been a sucker for cookies (these cashew cookies being my current favorite) but I do tend to eat more than my fair share at Christmastime 😀
A I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I am a cookie fiend! Really! It’s rare that a day goes by that I don’t have at least one cookie. They’re are simply one of my guilty pleasures.
That said, not all cookies are created equal. In fact, after having eaten my fair share of cookies (understatement) I can honestly say that nothing compares to real, whole food based cookies.
Way back when, long before my lovely health journey, my go-to cookie was a simple, store bought chocolate chip version. Normally the President’s Choice ones. I could easily mow down an entire box of them in one sitting.
Now-a-days, the thought makes me a little queasy because truthfully they just don’t have great ingredients. To be honest, they serve no purpose to me anymore.
While I love cookies, I also love giving my body real, whole and minimally processed foods. Even if I’m eating cookies I’d still prefer those cookies to be nutritious, provide me with some sort of benefit and of course taste good!
With store bought cookies, everything is just make belief. There’s flours that have been stripped, oils that have been altered and sugar in excess.
So it was a pretty natural transition to begin making my own cookies!
Below are six of my favorite, go-to cookies. Not only are they addictively tasty but they’re also healthy!
My goal when making cookies is to use real ingredients. I aim to use alternative flours, no processed sugars and sneak in nutrient boosting options when I can.My goal when making cookies is to use real ingredients. I aim to use alternative flours, no processed sugars and sneak in nutrient boosting options when I can. Click To Tweet
Thus, all of these cookies taste delicious but also make pretty good snacks when you need a sweet fix.
Tip: make big batches and store the cookies in the freezer!! This way, you always have some on hand when you’re in a pinch 😉 (yes, I take cookies THAT seriously 😉
These cookies use an almond flour base which keeps them gluten free and paleo friendly.
If you opt for enjoy life chocolate chips you’ll also keep them dairy free. They’re tasty and healthy so it’s a win.
These gluten free cookies are decadent thanks to the cashew butter!
These cookies are loaded with fiber, healthy fats and just enough savory flavors to make you want more.
These cookies were an addiction for far too long. Literally, I made batches of them.
Mainly, because they’re so darn healthy! These cookies have so many healthy additions they’re a super simple way to boost healthy fat intake and enjoy every minute of it.
Just in time for Christmas these sugar cookies are beyond simple, vegan and gluten free.
They contain a bit of a nutty flavor and are so light you may find yourself eating the whole batch…
Coconut flour is an amazing way to enjoy a dessert while keeping it low carb but high fiber.
This flour becomes a bit dense when you bake with it which is perfect for a cookie! These cookies are cinnamon sugar based so not as sweet as some but they’re definitely delicious.
By far one of my new favorite Holiday cookies! These little bites are simple and easy to make but insanely amazing. They’re a crispy sugar cookie that’s healthy!
Like the almond based ones these cookies are light enough you’ll want to eat them all- so make yourself an extra batch.
So there you are, my favorite healthy cookies! While the Holiday’s are a time of indulgence, for me it’s still important to reduce processed foods, sugars and really make the most of what I’m eating. I always aim to fuel my body and these cookies, while indulgent, do just that!
Don’t forget to pin these tasty cookie recipes!
These healthy cookies are perfect for any get together but also healthy enough to keep in the freezer and snack on. All of the cookies listed are healthy, contain minimal processed sugars and use real, unprocessed ingredients. Not only does this provide your body with extra nutrients but it also makes them taste great!