I’m back today with Whole Foods sharing my holiday traditions + tips for their #MyHolidayTradish campaign, and this week I’m detailing how I put a healthful + solful spin on holiday baking.
There’s no denying that the holidays are the sweetest time of year, figuratively and like actually there are cookies and chocolate f***ing everywhere. I probably don't need to tell you that sugar is seriously damaging to our bodies, minds, and beauty. Simply put, sugar makes us fat, sick, and tired. It's a harsh reality, however, there are wholesome options when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth. With cookie season full-on upon us, I’ve created a recipe that eases sugar cravings in a way that also nourishes the body.
In keeping true to the Solful Health ideals of eating as many wholesome, nutrient-dense foods as possible, these Carrot Chocolate Chip Cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and healthy enough to eat for breakfast (yes, really). Using only whole food ingredients, these sweet treats are designed to nourish your mind and body on every level. They’re super high in fiber, full of anti-inflammatory and beauty-boosting spices, and yes, even contain a vegetable.
I included carrots as they are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, and also serve as a natural sweetener. The combination of natural, low glycemic sweeteners (carrots and raw honey) and high fiber ingredients ensures that blood sugar is not negatively affected. Each ingredient, from the coconut flour to the cacao nibs, were selected because they offer both flavor and nutrients. I used eggs as a binding agent, but you could easily keep the recipe vegan by substituting these for flax eggs (*see directions below).
As a solful spin on a classic pairing, I enjoyed my cookies with a glass of chlorophyll-spiked and date-sweetened almond milk. Recipe for the milk to follow soon!
Don't forget, there is still time to enter the #MyHolidayTradish giveaway! Whole Foods and I have teamed up to offer you and a friend a chance at winning free groceries for an entire year. Click here to enter!
CARROT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Makes about 16 cookies