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    • 20 JAN 13
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    Berry Good Cookies

     lo-carb cookie, weight loss, healthy dessertWhile 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.

     

    Ingredients:

    • 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

    Instructions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. In separate bowl, cream together the sweetener, butter, cream cheese, almond meal and vanilla.
    3. In a measuring cup, mix together cereal and baking powder.
    4. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer (or food processor), whip the egg whites until they are firm.
    5. Slowly add the sugar mixture and mix until smooth.
    6. Slowly add the cereal mixture until the batter is evenly moist.
    7. Using two cookie sheets for baking, drop 12 heaping teaspoon scoops onto each sheet.
    8. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
    9. 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 hfhrecipe1/13

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