Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 12 December 2017
The Christmas season tends to be the most common time of year that people stray away from their healthy eating goals. I find it interesting how the indulgences of Christmas Day have evolved over time to span the entire month of December.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love the Christmas cookies that my mom makes every year and for a few years I started making my own versions of her recipes to keep the tradition alive. Then I asked myself, why am I doing this? I don’t want a months worth of treats in the freezer that I know I will end up eating and then feel guilty about it.
Time for a change up! Now I only make cookies once a year and when I do it’s a real food friendly, grain-free recipe. I seriously still have a large bag of all-purpose flour sitting in my pantry that I bought over 8 years ago!! (Why I bought that large of a bag in the first place is beyond me)
Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups almond meal
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate + 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I actually use just the chopped dark chocolate)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup grade A maple syrup
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Now I would love to hear from you!. What is one “healthy” Christmas tradition that you have started for yourself and/or your family? Leave a comment below and I’ll be back next week with another edition of Doctor as Teacher Tuesday!
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