By Saiyed M. Fauzan Ali
Healthy eating does not mean tapering with your eating options, but rather making healthy choices to keep yourself energized, satisfied and full. Some of us think that eating dessert is bad for health, especially when we’re working out. I say go for it, you don’t need to cut down on dessert as long as you’re making it the right way.
We are frequently struck by sugar cravings, which often include the desire for cookie munching. However, the cookies available in the market have empty calories which are bad for health. A few days back I was searching for some Chocolate protein bars to satisfy my munching needs, and I came across some tantalizingly wrapped peanut butter protein cookies. The pack said they were made with whey protein and promised low carbs, high fiber, and a delicious taste. These cookies sounded too good to be true. However, upon a closer inspection of the pack, I realized that these cookies were nothing but empty promises as each cookie had as many calories as a full meal, and they were really expensive. Now, I wouldn’t want to blow up my budget just to eat up my daily calorie count. So, I decided to come up with my own recipe that delivers everything that the pack promised without hurting that waistline if I decided to have a few. I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to cookies I always have more than one.
So, here is my homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies recipe. These cookies are less than 100 calories each, and they contain 8 grams of protein. So if you eat two then you’re up to 16.
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ tsp Kosher Salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp All Natural Peanut Butter
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 4 Scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein (I used On Gold Standard Whey Isolate, you can use any brand of your choice)
- ½ Cup of Coconut Flour (Gluten Free)
- ¼ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees F. Take a bowl and mix in brown sugar, egg, salt, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Keep on mixing until the ingredients are blended well. Next, add in baking soda, and slowly add protein powder and coconut flour until the mixture is gooey and all the ingredients are perfectly combined. Taking a spoon, drop a spoonful of the mixture onto the baking rack, and in the same manner, make 10-12 cookies and place them into the oven. Bake the cookies for about 7 to 8 minutes. Next, leave the cookies to cool for about 2-3 minutes before placing them onto the cooling rack.
The all natural wonder treats are ready to be devoured. I hope you all give it a try. Until next time, stay blessed and keep on grinding.
– Saiyed M. Fauzan Ali is an MBA/M. Phil specialized in Supply Chain Management and a Certified LSS (USA). The Author has worked in the past as a research analyst and a critical reviewer. He is the founder of The Health Sphere and a fitness and writing enthusiast. You can follow the author on Instagram @saiyedfauzan or visit his Linkedin Profile
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