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    3 Healthy Lunchtime Cookies

    Every child looks forward to seeing a sweet treat in his or her lunchbox. What’s great about these cookies is that they are both tastyand nutritious!

    Whole-Grain Lunch Cookies

    1 cup whole wheat flour

    1/4 cup ground flax seeds

    1 tbsp ground cinnamon

    1 tsp baking soda

    1/4 tsp sea salt

    2 large eggs

    1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt

    1/4 cup agave nectar

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    1 cup old-fashioned oats

    1 cup whole-grain cereal

    1/4 cup raisins

    1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, stir together flour, flax seed, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, yogurt, agave and vanilla. Stir until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix until blended.
    2. Drop dough by 1/4 cup onto a nonstick or lightly greased baking sheet, about 4” apart. Flatten slightly and form into 4” rounds.
    3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until browned. Cool on a wire rack. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to three days.

    Yield: 12 cookies

    Source:Reprinted fromAppetite For Life by Stacey Antine, MS, RD, with permission of HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers (


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    Oatmeal Goji Cookies

    1 1/2 cups rolled oats (certified gluten-free)

    1 cup brown rice or millet flour

    1/3 cup NaturesPlus Organic Paleo Protein powder (optional)

    3/4 tsp xanthan gum (use guar gum if corn-sensitive)

    1/4 tsp sea or Himalayan salt

    4 tbsp ground flax seed plus 3/8 cup warm, filtered water

    1/2 cup pure maple syrup (unprocessed; use up to 3/4 cup sweetener to your taste)

    3/4 cup walnut, sunflower or unrefined, virgin coconut oil (If using coconut oil, measure 3/4 cup after melting)

    1/2 tsp cinnamon

    1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla flavoring

    1/3 cup goji berries

    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease two cookie sheets with unrefined, virgin coconut oil.
    2. Combine oats, flour, protein powder (if using), xanthan gum and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine ground flax seed with water and set aside. In another bowl mix together maple syrup (or other sweetener), oil, cinnamon, vanilla and goji berries. Combine the two wet mixtures in one bowl.
    4. Add wet ingredients to dry mixture, and mix well. Using a tablespoon, drop cookies onto the cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

    Yields 26 cookies

    Source: Used with permission fromSweetness Without Sugar by Wendy Vigdor-Hess (Solthea Press)


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    Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

    2 cups blanched almond flour

    1/4 tsp baking soda

    1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste

    1 tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin (optional)

    1 tsp pure vanilla extract

    1/3 cup honey

    6 tbsp melted unrefined virgin coconut oil

    3/4 cup mixture of raisins, chopped nuts and dark chocolate chips

    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, sifting until finely blended.
    2. In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients. Pour wet into dry and add fruit/nut mixture.
    3. Roll dough into tbsp-sized balls and press flat onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the middle of oven for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on a cookie rack.

    Yield: 22 cookies

    Source: Jordan Porter

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