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Quinoa Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can’t wait to try out this recipe for Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies!!! AND they have quinoa in them! One of my favorite protein packed grains!!

They’re gluten free and would be perfect to bring to a Christmas or Holiday party!

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Here’s the recipe:

*Nonstick cooking spray
*2 cups cooked quinoa
*½ cup all-natural peanut butter
*5 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
*1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan Salt)
*1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
*1 large egg
*⅔ cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Lightly coat two large baking sheets with spray. Set aside.
Combine quinoa, peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, extract, and egg in a large bowl; mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips; gently mix until blended.
Drop by rounded Tbsp. onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until set.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets; remove from sheets and cool completely on a wire rack

Makes 24 cookies! (1 yellow and 1 tsp on the fix per cookie)

4 Healthy but Sweet Treats!

Full disclosure…I have the worst sweet tooth. The only thing that seems to be able to derail my generally healthy diet, is my frequent cravings for something chocolate. Since I know this weakness of mine I try to combat it on the regular by incorporating healthy, but sweet treats into my daily diet. Since I know so many people struggle with the frequent sweet tooth, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.

Chocolate Shakeology One of my favorite foods that I incorporate daily is my chocolate shakeology. To make it even more filling, I love mixing it in the blender with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, lots of ice, 1/4 tsp. of xanthan gum, and on occasion with even sprinkle in some instant sugar free, fat free pudding mix (not the healthiest but a good addition every once in a while). I also love to mix in organic puffed rice for some crunch!

photo-47Chopped Apple Typically I love any kind of fruit to combat my sweet tooth with but to change it up and make a regular apple more exciting, I like to chop it in small pieces, sprinkle with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, and then drizzle with a tbs. of melted peanut butter or almond butter.

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Quest Bar While these are a bit more expensive than the other options I love having a quest bar as an occasional treat every once in awhile. They are also high in protein and fiber, which means they are super filling.

photo-31Mug Cake When I have some extra time to make my sweet, healthy treat, I like to get creative with a mug cake recipe. These are actually pretty simple to make and cook up fast in the microwave. One of my favorite recipes contains:

  • 1 scoop protein
  • 1 tsp. coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbs. unsweetend applesauce
  • splash of unsweetened almond milk

Simply mix it all together, pour into a greased coffee mug, and microwave 2-3 minutes.

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What’s your favorite sweet but healthy treat? 

Sweet tooth or salty tooth?