A Balanced Diet…

A Balanced Diet
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“A balanced diet = a cookie in each hand”

In case you missed the joke, this one’s a pun-intended diet quote not to be taken seriously. However, it depends on the cookie. Certain cookie recipes are actually rich with the needed vitamins and nutrients to be considered a balanced diet.

They call them “breakfast cookies”, cookies that are crafted specifically for the first meal of the day. It’s general knowledge that breakfast should be the healthiest and heaviest meal, so how could a cookie take the place of bread and eggs? Furthermore, the typical cookie contains too much fat and sugar! But let’s be honest: these easy to eat on-the-go are not only tasty but also the perfect breakfast for a hectic Monday morning. That is exactly why brilliant cookie lovers made awesome recipes to transform cookies from fatty to guilt-free.

Sweet Walnut Cookies, Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Cups, Banana Blueberry Cookies, Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Cookies, Gluten-Free Cranberry Walnut Cookies, and Apple Cinnamon Cookies are only a few of the countless variety of breakfast cookies you can choose from. They are reportedly high in nutrients and heart-healthy ingredients absent in your typical chocolate cookies. The best part is that you can make them in batches and refrigerate or freeze them for future meals.

Taking in mind the important nutrients for a balanced diet, you can invent your own breakfast cookies. If you’re allergic to peanuts for example, you can substitute them for sunflower seeds or soy nuts. It’s all a matter of being resourceful and creative in being healthy.

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