There are so many temptations daily for those who are trying to eat healthy. It is very easy in our hurried lives to eat fast food and junk, processed foods. Many think if you are trying to lose weight, eat vegan or just eat healthier you cannot enjoy cookies anymore. Cookies are one of my favorite treats and not having any would be almost impossible to me. Here are five of the most popular choices for those looking for a healthier cookie that also taste good.
Willie T’s Cookies
Made in Vermont these vegan cookies are made with whole flour and natural sugars derived from evaporated cane juice and Vermont maple syrup. They have over twenty Vermont locations where you can purchase these tasty Vegan cookies or they can be mail ordered. They offer six delicious healthy cookies year round and in the fall you can enjoy their pumpkin cookies. All are healthy and yummy their Trail Mix cookie is their claim to fame. This cookie has chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut and raisins and comes two in a package and are approximately 4 ounces each. Each of the trail mix cookie has 207.37 calories, 3.375 protein, 6.1 total fat, 36.32 carbs, 17.195 sugars, 1.84 total fiber, 25.045 calcium, 1.855 iron, 4.96 sodium, 242.93 Vitamin A, .57 Vitamin C, 3.055 saturated fat and zero cholesterol. Check out their website for descriptions and nutritional information on all their wonderfully healthy cookies.
Penny’s Low Fat Desserts Inc.
Since 2005 this company has been dedicated to offering healthy and low fat tasty dessert options and their cookies are no exception. Their cookies are not only low fat but are high in fiber and they do not use artificial preservatives or sweeteners. Two of their cookie are also dairy free for those with dietary restrictions. All of their cookies are absolutely amazing one wonderful choice is their No Sugar Chocolate Truffle Cookie. This cookie is perfect for those who are having to watch their sugar intake it is sweetened with rebina a zero calorie natural plant derived sweetener. This 2 ounce cookie only has 100 calories with 30 fat calories, total fat 3 grams, saturated fat 1.5, Sodium 200 mg, Total carbs 32 grams, Fiber 7 grams, Sugar 3 grams, Protein 3 grams, Calcium 2% and Iron 15%. You are able to find their healthy cookies in some California Whole Foods grocery stores and you can order them online here.
This companies name says it all, they have cookies that are perfect for people who follow diabetic, vegan or special diets. The tasty cookies are half the fatty of regular cookies and made with all natural ingredients. All of the types of tasty cookies also come in Vegan options. There are many healthy cookies to pick from some examples are sugar, lemon, ginger spice, triple chocolate and peanut butter. One of the most popular is their M&M cookie, as with all the cookies each one is 1 & ½ ounces. The M&M cookie is 107 calories with 2 grams of protein, 17.1 grams of carbohydrates, 3.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 18 milligrams of cholesterol, 84 milligrams of sodium and 3 grams of fiber. You can get all the information about their healthy tasty cookies online.
It is hard for people to believe they can find a healthy good tasting vegan cookie this upscale company defies that stereotype. Allison’s line of Vegan Gourmet cookies are freshly baked with organic and fair trade ingredients. When ordering online here you can choose from butterscotch pecan, cinnamon snicker doodle, vanilla almond, oatmeal raisin and double chocolate chunk. But one of their top sellers is their unique mint chocolate chip that gets rave reviews. They come in 2 cookie packages each cookie is 3.5″ in diameter. They use only the finest ingredients the mint chocolate chip cookies are made with vegan organic whole wheat pastry flour, organic cane juice, organic maple juice, organic sunflower oil, organic dairy free chocolate chips, organic brown rice syrup, baking soda, sea salt, non aluminum baking powder and pure organic peppermint.
Striving to provide cookies that use healthy ingredients for those with allergies and still be tasty is the primary goal of company founded in Massachusetts. If your local grocery store does not carry these wonderful cookies they can easily be ordered online at their website. Offering cookies in adorable packaging in interesting flavors like Gingerlicious, Luscious Lemon Chewies, Seriously Cinnamon Almond and Perfectly Peanut Butter the website has information on which ones are safe for those with certain allergies. Some of their cookies are nut free, gluten free, lactose free, soy free, vegan free and tree nut free. As the mother of a daughter with a severe tree nut allergy options like these are very important to me so she can enjoy tasty treats without any worries. It is easy to see why their top cookie is the Heavenly Chocolate Pillows. Each 17 gram cookie is only 60 calories made with wheat flour evaporated cane juice, fresh vegetable puree, canola oil, eggs, cocoa, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Each cookie has 2.5 grams of fat with no saturated or trans fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 35 milligrams of sodium, 9 grams of total carbohydrates, 5 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
With such a large selection from these five diverse companies it is easy to find a tasty healthy cookie that you will love that will also be good for you.