After creating my Guilt-Free Banana Oatmeal Cookies back in January, I've probably whipped them up about 100 times for various birthdays, celebrations, etc. I decided it was finally time to come up with an equally delicious, healthy cookie to throw into the mix and excite all you cookie monsters. I absolutely love this recipe . . . my friends and I came up with it while having a super girly, lazy Sunday, watching No Strings Attached, painting our nails, and talking about how we were craving some fresh homemade cookies. I was scavenging the pantry to see what ingredients I had on hand, and when we found the bag of unsweetened shredded coconut, we got inspired to make macaroons. With only 6 ingredients, this is one of the easiest & healthiest cookie recipes you'll find. To make our cookies more bikini-friendly, we tried out SugarLeaf, which is an all-natural mix of SweetLeaf Stevia and cane sugar, and it has 2/3 less calories than regular sugar! And let me tell you - you really cannot tell the difference . . . the cookies were sweet, delicious, and less than 75 cals each!
You ready to make these cute little cookies yet?
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp salt
1/6 cup SweetLeaf Stevia SugarLeaf
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp natural almond butter
Optional: chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or sliced almonds. I like to add 1 chocolate chip in the middle of each cookie.
One more little story about these cookies . . .
My dad is a total health nut. He literally has the cleanest diet and lifestyle I've ever seen, and no wonder he has so much energy and is always feeling amazing! Anyway, he came to my apartment the day after I made the macaroons and I said "Dad! Try out these healthy cookies that I made!" "No thanks Linds, but they look good." "No seriously Dad, they're really healthy! Just egg whites, coconut, almond butter, a little salt, stevia, and vanilla! And ONE chocolate chip!" After skeptical look, my healthy dad ate not one, but several, of the cookies, and he was amazed. He was convinced they had to have some butter or oil in them . . . how could they possibly be so buttery and yummy with just those few ingredients? I can't explain it, they're just that good! Moral of the story - these macaroons passed the Gary-Levine-health-test, and the Lindsay-Levine-deliciousness-test, so I'd
say that's a win for everyone! :)
Enjoy and have a sweeet day!
July 28th, 2016
December 6, 2016
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.