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What if cookies were actually good for you?

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What if cookies were actually good for you?

Healthy cookies I think everyone has asked this question at one time or another, wishing that, if only the foods they loved were nutritious, they would be healthier, slimmer and happier. Well, I think I’ve found the answer to that wish in Hippie Cookies. Made from things like organic nuts, coconut and cacao nibs, and sweetened with nothing but agave syrup, these cookies are packed with fibre and healthy fats. What you won’t find is preservatives, artificial flavours or colourings, gluten or GMOs. Sure, they’re not made of kale and berries—they’re meant to be a treat—but they are made of whole foods. Each variety (they come in Chocolate Cashew, Lemon Coconut and Vanilla Almond—my favourite) contains no more than seven ingredients. And you’ll be able to pronounce all of them! The makers of the cookies also use low heat, rather than baking the cookies, to avoid damaging the nutrients. They don’t taste quite like regular cookies (after all, they contain no flour), but they are equally delicious and they’ll certainly satisfy your afternoon sugar craving! Find out where Hippie Cookies are sold near you, or ask these questions when you’re choosing a healthy treat: 1. Does it have ingredients you can pronounce? In most cases, the easier it is to pronounce, the less processed it is. 2. Does it contain fibre to help you feel full? According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, you need 21 to 38 grams of fibre a day. 3. How many times does sugar appear on the ingredients list? Look for words like fructose, molasses, sugarcane, high-fructose corn syrup, sucrose or rice syrup. They’re all sugars. Even if sugar isn’t the first thing listed, having several different types of sugar could be a sign that it’s the main ingredient.
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