When starting a healthier lifestyle, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by all the products and food on the market. I am a firm believer that simple swaps add up and make a difference over time. Each Saturday I will feature a Smart Swap! These Smart Swaps will be healthier choices and recommendations for your favorite not-so-healthy foods.
Today’s Smart Swap: Double Chocolate Cookies
For a long time, I operated under extremes. I cut entire food groups out, only to binge and overeat. This was a vicious cycle. I have found that what works best for ME is to allow myself one chocolate treat per night, as long as it fits into my daily calorie budget. And you can bet your biffy that I make it fit!
When I know I have one small treat to look forward to every single day, it makes it super easy for me to stay on track during the day! One treat that I definitely look forward to is cookies! While I would love to eat Tollhouse Cookie Dough straight off the roll, I know there are better options.
Rather than comparing nutrition facts today, I thought I would share a healthier Double Chocolate Cookie recipe from Kodiak Cakes! The nutrition facts for this recipe is included below.
I am definitely not a culinary goddess, so I take no credit for this recipe! I will say, this recipe was super simple and easy to follow. The most time-consuming part was measuring out each teaspoon of dough- but I wanted to be accurate so that I could track these correctly!
- 10 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2-3/4 cups Kodiak Dark Chocolate Power Cakes
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (6 oz)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, vanilla and egg. Stir in Kodiak mix, followed by chocolate chips. The dough will be crumbly.
- Drop about 2 teaspoons of dough at a time onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.
- Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges start to crisp. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
- This recipe utilizes Kodiak Cake mix instead of flour!
- These cookies are chocolatey, low calorie and high in protein compared to regular double chocolate cookies.
- The only problem with these cookies is that it is very hard to eat just one or two!
If you give these cookies a try, let me know what you think! I would love to hear what you think!