In my continuing efforts to keep the baby weight at bay, I’m always on the lookout for ways to treat myself without consuming a gazillion calories, or filling up on foods that have little to no nutritional value.
Enter healthy cookie dough! I found the recipe here, and made a few modifications to suit my tastes.
It sounds weird. You must try it, and tell me what you think. I think it’s a revelation.
Healthy Cookie Dough
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 Tablespoons almond butter
- 1 Tablespoon light butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients into a food processor (I used my Ninja), and blend until VERY smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Devour.
The whole recipe is 720 calories, so I ate half and called it breakfast. What? Chickpeas have 12 grams of fiber, 15 grams of protein, and 26% of your daily iron requirement per serving! Bow down.