Getting Healthy from the Inside Out

HEALTHY Protein Cookie

With going away this weekend, I’m a little nervous about being able to maintain my healthy eating- easpecially as I won’t be able to work out. I was looking for something that was going to be easily portable, healthy, and, most importantly, tasty! Originally I was thinking energy balls, but I kept on wanting cookies! I may have gotten lucky on my first attempt, but these are YUMMY!

Try changing the recipe up- add raisens (raisens are mixed into our oats, so they’re visible in the picture) or other dried fruit. Add a small amount of carob chips for a sweet treat. Or try changing up the spices or add fresh lemon zest!

  •  1/4 Cup Oats
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon (or to taste)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Unsweetened Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Potato Flour (or flour of choice)
  • 2 Packs Stevia
  • 1/2 Tbsp Carob Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Egg Whites

Combine all dry ingredients. Add egg whites and mix thoroughly. Mixture will be very gooey. Spoon as 3-4 cookies and bake at 350′ approx 12 minutes until cookies are firm to the touch and starting to brown.

Allow to cool before storing or enjoy warm!

NUTRITIONAL VALUE:

  • Calories: 473 cal (334)
  • Fat: 16 g (2.5 g)
  • Carbs: 49 g (44 g)
  • Fiber: 8 g (4 g)
  • Sugar: 6 g (4.5 g)
  • Protein: 38 g (36.5 g )

The values in the brackets are without the coconut. As that’s where all the fat comes from, most of the calories are also from there. If you wish to make them healthier, omit the coconut, but you’ll have to add something else- more oats or flour. Just keep in mind, this is healthy fat!

*NOTE* I tried a variation of these cookies this afternoon and they didn’t turn out quite as good. I reduced the coconut and increased the flour and oats. I tried a chocolate protein powder and omitted the carob powder. They didn’t hold their shape as well- they spread quite a bit more- and because they didn’t have the natural fat of the coconut, they stuck more. And they simply didn’t taste as good! Try the recipe as it is to see how you like it, then play with it! …at least that’s my suggestion!

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