There must be something about seeing 1/1 show up on the calendar that makes us all crave a little change. All week long I’ve been bombarded with blog posts, magazine articles, and new programs that promise to make me healthier and more motivated..
Healthy means something different to everyone. It’s really rooted in where you are at right now. If you are coming from a meaty standard American diet even the smallest changes will have a big impact on how you feel. But if you are farther down the path, or have been eating consciously for years, you may want to up it a notch.
No matter where you are starting from embrace where you are and be kind to yourself. It’s not always easy to make life changes, but many changes can still be tasty.
Speaking of tasty… Cookies get a bad rap because most recipes are packed full of fat, sugar, refined flour and a single cookie can be 2 to 3 servings. While my White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Cookies are not 100% healthy they are a few steps ahead of the typical chocolate chip cookies.
They are light and cake-like instead of a typical crunchy cookie. The banana keeps them very moist too. Leave out the white chocolate chips to make them almost fat-free or you can sub regular chocolate chips if you can’t find vegan white chocolate ones. [Read more...]