Healthy Three-Ingredient Cookies You Can Whip Up In No Time!


On a strict diet, sugary treats, no massive calorie intake are allowed. But then, your cravings for a chewy chocolate chip cookie is making your life very difficult. You are struggling to resist the urge while your calorie counter app is whacking the heck outta your phone with a calorie warning. And now, you are at a point of which you just don’t know how to throw the word “NO.” So, your inner cookie monster is exclaiming “why on earth would a chocolate chip cookie be so sinful?!!”

Okay, I’m exaggerating, but we all know how it is when you are painstakingly reminding yourself of your diet restrictions amidst the cravings. In all seriousness, cravings for sweets happens on a low-carb diet because our bodies needs to adjust to the lower sugar and starch intake. So, it is really natural. There’s no need to deprive yourself because your body also deserves indulgence sometimes to function at its best.

But really, breaking your addiction to sweets doesn’t necessarily have to be an all-out battle against it as still needs sugar for energy. There are lots of alternatives to eating foods with sugar. I’m talking about the natural sources of sugar straight from your fridge or pantry, — fruits and peanut to be exact. If you are a chocolate lover, you can always go for bittersweet chocolates. So, here we have a super healthy, quick, and easy to make cookies made from natural ingredients.

Now, this is a guilt-free delicious treat you can enjoy munching while watching Netflix with your teddy bear or favorite pillow.

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Banana-Berry Oatmeal Cookies

INGREDIENTS

2 bananas
1 cup of berries (any kind of berries)
1 1/2 of rolled oats

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F or 180ºC
  2. Chop the bananas and berries into small pieces
  3. Mix it with the rolled oats in a bowl
  4. Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
  5. Drop the rounded scoops of the chunky cookie dough on a baking sheet and bake it for 15-20 minutes until they start to turn golden.

Would you believe you can sip some wine while munching on this banana-berry oatmeal cookies? Yes! I also got curious as to what wine would complement these delectable cookie treats. So, I do store a few bottles of different wines in case I feel like wanting to relax. So, here’s my pairing decision, I find a sparkling white wine so well with these cookies. It’s sweeter than the cookies, but it somehow balances with the sweetness of the cookies.

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Chocolate Crunch Cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (I’m sure if you are a chocolate lover you have these at home.)
1 cup natural creamy peanut butter
3 cups corn flakes cereal

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Melt the bittersweet chocolate chips cookies in the microwave
  2. Mix the peanut butter into the melted chocolate until welll-combined
  3. Thoroughly fold the corn flakes cereal into the butter-melted chocolate mixture
  4. Use a tablespoon to drop the mixture on a parchment lined cookie sheet
  5. Toss it in the fridge or in your freezer for roughly around two to four hours.

Who says you should restrict yourself from eating chocolates? It’s best to suggest that bittersweet chocolates are better than semi-sweet chocolates. Why? Bittersweet chocolates contain approximately 30% sugar and the 60% is pure chocolate liquor. Whereas semi-sweet chocolates are generally within 40-50% range of sugar content. Alternatively, you can use unsweetened but just add honey for sweetness. Now enjoy this with your favorite non-fat milk!

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Pumpkin Oat Cookies

INGREDIENTS

2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup pumpkin puree (assuming you’ve made one)
2 packets Stevia or 1/4 cup honey

DIRECTIONS

  1. Start by preheating your oven to to 350°F or 180ºC
  2. Mix all the ingredients, make sure you taste it in case you need to adjust the sweetness.
  3. Form the dough into cute little balls using your hands and place it on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake it for 10-12 minutes or until it changes to slightly golden

You have the option to buy those canned pumpkin purees which can go around $15 to $23 for a 15-ounce, I prefer making my own pumpkin puree. But, either of the two, they are just as delicious when added to cookies. If you have raisins, nuts or dried fruits you can also add that. Seriously, it shouldn’t be a cloudy mass of BS to make these cookies, they are easy to make and does not take so much of your Netflix time.

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