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Satisfy your Cookie Cravings!

So, it’s that time of the month again – No, not that time, I mean the time where when you’re trying to watch your sweets intake, cravings strike! Well, by making this scrumptious cookies (courtesy of Oxygen, one of my favourite fitness magazines!), you can crush those cravings with chocolatey, nutty, healthy, greatness.

Ingredients

  • 1/2cup oats (organic is always the best!)
  • 1tbsp almond butter (a much healthier substitute for peanut butter, but if unavailable, use an equal amount of all natural peanut butter!)
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder (if it’s chocolate, even tastier!)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 packets of Stevia (an all-natural sugar replacement) for taste
  • 1/2tsp baking powder
  • 1/8cup carob chips (a high-fiber substitute for chocolate chips with the same great taste)
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F (176*C). Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix with clean hands
  3. Shape dough into golf-ball sized balls. Place onto cookie sheet, about 1½ inches (4cm) apart. Bake for about 10 min, serve.
Nutrition Facts per cookie:
Calories: 30, Total Fats: 1g, Saturated/Trans Fats: 0g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 15mg, Carbs: 3g, Fiber:0g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 2g
 
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Posted by on September 24, 2011 in Desserts, Low-Cal, Low-Carb, Snacks

 

Low-Carb Pancakes

So I came across this recipe and have yet to try them, but they were featured on about.com ; so I figured I’d see if anyone would try and review. They require almond meal – if you don’t know what that is (and I didn’t!), it’s mostly just a flour replacement for low-carb diets. Be warned, however: they do contain a large amount of calories.

So let’s being with the recipe!

  • 1 cup Almond Meal
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup soda water (if you want puffy pancakes, if not, you can you regular water)
  • 2tbsp cooking oil (sunflower or olive both work)
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1tbsp sweetner (Splenda is pretty bad for you, so I’d use Stevia. If you don’t have any, a bit of sugar won’t kill you)

Mix ingredients and cook as you would other pancakes. However, these pancakes will not bubble on the top. Flip when underside turns brown.

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Breakfast, Low-Carb