Have you ever noticed how healthy eaters are perceived by many not-so-healthy eaters as people who only eat salads and boring, flavorless food?

If that’s you, you’ve got it all wrong! We enjoy treats like these Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies, but we are cautious about the ingredients we put in our body and are careful to not over consume on treats (not to say it never happens!). The quality of food becomes the focus and mindset.

This mindset change was new to me. I grew up in a home where many great habits were instilled. My mom always had a vegetable on our plate and it was usually broccoli (yay!) and cooked at home almost every meal (even if some was convenience food). Much of the focus was on what was least expensive, as it is for any family who is mindful of their spending. Any fast food restaurant we went to, we all bought from the dollar menu, and I rarely remember having foods like avocados or raspberries because they are more expensive. This mindset will not bring health in the long run. It may save you a penny in the present, but will catch up to you in meds and doctor visits in due-time. Change your mindset to change your health.

The interesting part of all this, is that our family of 5 spends less than $150 in groceries per week.

How?

  • We eat what we buy (and we buy and store extra since we buy in bulk)
  • Plan out our meals
  • Don’t buy EVERYTHING organic
  • I know the prices of the stores in my area (It’s amazing how different prices can be for the same item at different stores….watch out for this!)
  • Stick to only buying real food. Buying real food and then buying processed food in the mix will add up your grocery bill fast!

SO what makes these cookies healthy, you might ask? Well, I really don’t want to say they are healthy per say because it’s still a cookie, but they are MUCH better for us than store-bought and most homemade cookies. If you really are looking to understand WHY, you will want to check out my Whole Foods VS. Processed Foods course. It really eliminates the confusion of what makes something healthy comparatively.

ANYWAY…if you love a good cookie, you’ll want to snatch this recipe. Thank you to our community member, Cindy W., for such a fab recipe!!! <3

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-Laura

 

 

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Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies: Gluten-Free
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Servings
8
Cook Time
35mins
Servings
8
Cook Time
35mins
Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies: Gluten-Free
Print Recipe
Servings
8
Cook Time
35mins
Servings
8
Cook Time
35mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
  • 3 tbsp. pure coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey or 100% maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tbsp. dark chocolate chunks
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine first four ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine wet ingredients/remaining ingredients into a small bowl.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Add in the chocolate chunks. Stir.
  5. Spray a baking sheet pan with coconut oil spray. Bake for 10 minutes until edges are golden.
  6. Leave on pan for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
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