10 Delicious Holiday Cookies Under 100 Calories
With the holidays coming, we have a tendency to gain weight! Cookies are one of the main culprits, added our holiday feasts, and is it any wonder that obesity rates are climbing, as well as at an alarming rate in children. Children these days are fed a regular diet of processed foods, sweets, and fast foods. This goes on all year long too, so when the holidays come, it does not help with the health issues.
Holiday is coming, be prepare
Eating healthy and proper eating habits should be maintained throughout the year. You should always make sure that ninety percent of your diet is healthy and the remaining ten percent would not have to be so healthy. If you are taking proper care of your body and system, then it will detoxify the moderate sugars. That is the secret.
Throughout the year, eat right! Exercise and continue doing this, when the holidays come as well. Exercise 30 minutes a day, at least four days a week. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Through the winter months too. Stay away from the soft drinks. Filtered water is best. Fruits are rich in natural sugars and therefore more healthier to eat, instead of processed sweets. Keep energy levels up throughout the holidays with natural carb foods, such as potatoes, carrots, bananas, etc. Make sure you are getting your sleep! For proper sleep, get at least eight hours each night. Lastly, as stated, limit yourself to sweets, and not only during the holidays, but throughout the year.
Eat delicious with fewer calories
With the above being stated, there are other things to do to stay healthy and still enjoy the sweet stuff. Customize or modify, when baking. For example, typical added fats include oil, butter, eggs, shortening, milk and cream cheese. Here are some things you may do to modify when baking with the above. Try replacing one half of your butter with applesauce, egg whites, pureed fruits, apple butter, or just plain yogurt. You may also substitute coconut butter for regular butter. You may replace half of your oil with applesauce as well. Use vegetable or olive oil, rather than Canola oil. Replace sour cream with yogurt. You may substitute skim milk with half of the cream cheese when baking. Shortening can also be substituted with half of it being one third cup vegetable oil. Substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose as much as possible. Also, vegans will love this, for milk, replace it with coconut or almond milk.
Now, here are some treats or cookies you can try and all under 100 calories:
1. Chocolate Rice Cookies. Bake cookies as usual, but add bitter cocoa to the mix will balance the sweetness. 54 calories per cookie.
2. Flour less Chocolate Walnut Cookies. A dose of healthy heart fats and antioxidants from the nuts and cocoa. 55 calories.
3. Coconut Macaroons. Fancy up this classic with a drizzle of chocolate and substitute coconut for part of the oats. Each cookie has 52 calories.
4. No Fuss, Chewy Chocolate Cookies. These cookies can be made on the waffle iron and can even be hand mixed. Very simple and fast to make!
5. Mint Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies. Customize these cookies by using mint chips. Sixty nine calories per cookie.
6. A Cherry Berry Oatmeal Cookie. Oatmeal cookies with dried cherries, blueberries, and cranberries. About seventy-seven calories.
7. The Pumpkin Cookie. This cookie is only 38 calories! Low sodium, low-fat, and delicious! High in Vitamin A, courtesy of pumpkin.
8. Classic Bourbon Balls. Each cookie has about 46 calories! You may also substitute rum or whiskey when making them. Of course, those sensitive to alcohol, may want to avoid.
9. The Eight Calorie Chocolate Kiss. Indeed, it is and only needed ingredients are 3 egg whites, 1/2 tspn tarter, 1 cup granulated sugar and 2 tbsps of cocoa.
10. The Six Calorie Cookie Ball. For this six calorie cookie, use 1 cup Bisquick, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of oil and 1 box of instant pudding of any flavor. Mix all and should make about 26 balls. Bake at 350
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