While others are overindulging in high carb sugary breakfast meals (bagels, donuts, granola bars, etc.) treat yourself to a cookie you don’t have to feel guilty about. They taste great with just 1.5 net carbohydrate gram and just 6 grams of fat. Have one with your morning protein. Tastes great with an evening meal too. Each cookie counts as one fat serving on any of the Key Diets. Make a batch, freeze them and take one out each day for breakfast.
Makes 24 cookies. Enjoy on any of the Key Diets.
- 1 cup Almond Meal or a 50/50 mix of Almond and Hazelnut Meal
- 1 ½ cups Berry Good Cereal (Lydia’s Brand)
- 4 Egg Whites
- 1 ½ tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 Tbsp. Butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp. Reduced fat cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup Non-Nutritive Sweetener (Splenda, Xylosweet, Truvia, Stevia)
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In separate bowl, cream together the sweetener, butter, cream cheese, almond meal and vanilla.
- In a measuring cup, mix together cereal and baking powder.
- In a large bowl, with an electric mixer (or food processor), whip the egg whites until they are firm.
- Slowly add the sugar mixture and mix until smooth.
- Slowly add the cereal mixture until the batter is evenly moist.
- Using two cookie sheets for baking, drop 12 heaping teaspoon scoops onto each sheet.
- Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
- Let cool on baking racks for cookies to set.
Nutritional Analysis: Each cookie contains approximately 3 grams of protein, 1.5 gram of net carbs, 6 grams of fat and 75 calories. On the Key Diet, count one cookie as a fat serving.
by Paula Hendricks, Nutritionist-C, copyright hfhrecipe1/13Leave a reply →