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The Healthy Family Meals Newsletter, Issue #113 One Great Cookie!
January 21, 2009
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One Great Cookie
This recipe was developed by a registered dietitian and nutritionist. It is appropriate to use for people experiencing many common health problems, BECAUSE: There is no processed sugar or flour, gluten, dairy or other very common problematic foods. It is WHOLE FOODS based, high in fiber and nutrients, and has healthy choices from all the 3 macronutrient groups – carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The cookies are very satisfying to the appetite and very supportive for glucose levels, and digestive Health. ENJOY, the cookies taste great!
* 4 cups almond meal (make your own by grinding almonds or buy prepared)
* 1 stick butter (1/2 cup or 1/3 c), or 1/3 c coconut oil
* 3/4c cup honey
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 1 tsp. baking soda
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 tsp vanilla (or more)
* 1/2- 1.5 cups raisins or dates
* 1 cup chopped pecans, &/or walnuts
* Optional: 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, 1/2 – 3/4 c carob or dark choc chips, 1/2 – 3/4 c shredded raw carrots, 1/2 c flax meal
Melt butter and stir in the rest of the ingredients adding the meal, coconut, raisins and nuts last. Cook at around 325 - 350 F, until they just start to get a little brown – approx 12 minutes. Then watch & take out at desired color.
The temperature and time can vary depending on your oven and cookie sheet. You may want to drop in balls and leave, or press down 1/2 way through baking.
Use as a dessert or snack.
SOURCE: These cookies were designed by Mary Beth McCue RD, LDN, CDN an Integrative & Functional Nutritionist with over 20 years of experience helping people feel their best and recover from any health condition. Visit her website at www.sipn.info/mccue.html
What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?
Celebrating Healthy Families 2009
Thanks for reading and have a great week!
Kindy --Your Family Dietitian
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