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Healthy Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies (made sugar free & low fat)
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cookies
  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories per serving: 75
  • Fat per serving: .8g

 

Ingredients

  • 136g (1 cup) Sweet White Sorghum Flour
  • 2 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • one 15oz can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed well (weighed 278g after rinsing)
  • 123g (1/2 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 144g (3/4 cup) Organic Stevia Mix**
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Butter Extract
  • 1 heaping tbs Organic Lemon Zest (don’t pack it)
  • Natural Yellow Food Coloring (I used ~1/2 tsp of India Tree’s food coloring, just enough to make the dough yellow)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two cookie sheets with Silpats or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the sorghum flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree the beans, applesauce, almond milk and stevia until completely smooth.
  4. Scoop the puree into a large bowl (scrape out every last bit!). Whisk in the vanilla extract, butter extract, lemon zest and food coloring.
  5. Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and whisk together. The dough should be more like a muffin batter… but really kind of like mashed potatoes. This is normal!
  6. Scoop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets and tap them into cookies with clean fingers. Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until the center of the cookies indent just barely when you tap them.
  7. Let the cookies cool slightly, then serve immediately! If not serving right away, store the cookies in an airtight container.

Notes

**I bought a bag of Earth’s Pride Organics Organic Stevia at BJ’s Wholesale. It’s a mix of Erythritol and Stevia Extract (both organic and non-GMO) and is 2x as sweet as sugar so sugar will not substitute. An alternative is Truvia spoonable.

This recipe is: sugar free, low fat, eggless, gluten free, vegan!


Healthy Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies nutrition label (sugar free, low fat) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-gluten-free-lemon-sugar-cookies/

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What do you think of Map My Run does it work as well as Map My Fit?

Asked by Anonymous

I used to have Map My Run but then changed to Map My Fitness, and they’re basically the same- I logged into Map My Fitness with my Map My Run username or whatnot, and it still kept my old workouts! I think the Fitness one just allows you to log your nutrition as well!

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What do u think of Chobani Oats -- are they ok to have? They tastrd pretty healthy and delicious--the apple cinnamon & the Blueberry.

Asked by Anonymous

I have never tried Chobani Oats before- I honestly didn’t even know they existed until you mentioned it! I mean they shouldn’t be bad at all- maybe could be better but still nothing to worry about!

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You eat back your calories right? To maintain?

Asked by Anonymous

Me personally? Or in general? I don’t count calories- so I honestly wouldn’t even know at this point- but if I do exercise then I make sure to eat more than I normally would! But yes to maintain, you should eat back the calories you burn while exercising!

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I had anorexia for about 11-12 months but i also binged sometimes between then and even now sometimes i eat when im not hungry (im not hungry often) and i worry if my metabolism will ever return to its previous state. i really wish it will ;-;

Asked by Anonymous

Hey doll! I’m sorry you had to go through that, but I’m also happy that you are fighting to get better now! Stay strong!!

I also think you should try to stop worrying so much about all that right now! Sure your metabolism might have slowed some because of restricted eating, but it will go back up with time as you regularly eat more and more! You can slow your metabolism down and also bring it back up- it’s a two way street!!
And, those “binges” are probably not actually “binges” because most likely you’re not even overeating that much, and even if they are actually “binges”, then it still isn’t something that is going to ruin your future or your progress. Just another bump in the road, you slow down for speed bumps, climb over them, and then you move past them and keep going!! Drink a cup of water or two, take your mind off it, and move on! You have so much potential and are capable of whatever you put your mind towards- so brush off the bumps and keep on trekking!!! Take care doll! X

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So I woke up at 6 and ran 6 miles this morning, and I was really proud of myself for having all negative splits- each mile was faster than the last! I started out at a pretty easy 9 min mile pace, and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw I was running my last mile at around a 7:17 min mile pace! Like I always say, FINISH STRONG!!

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Healthy Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Healthy energy bites made from 5 simple ingredients. Perfect for on-the-go! Bites are gluten free if using certified gluten free oats.

yield: 14 BITES

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • dash of salt to taste (optional)
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • cocoa powder, cinnamon sugar, melted chocolate, or toasted coconut for rolling (optional)

Directions:

In a small bowl, melt the peanut butter and honey in the microwave in 10 second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and combined. Set aside.

In another small bowl, combine the oats and ground flax. Pour peanut butter/honey mixture over dry ingredients and stir until fully combined. Add more oats if the mixture is too moist. Stir in the chocolate chips, which will slightly melt upon contact.

Add salt and/or cinnamon to the mixture if you prefer. Roll into 14 balls. I rolled the balls into cocoa powder, but that’s optional.

Store the bites in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days. Bites freeze well and are good in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

*These bites are highly adaptable. Add in you favorite nuts or seeds. Add more oats if the mixture seems too moist and likewise, add more melted peanut butter & honey if the mixture seems too dry and crumbly.

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/09/09/healthy-peanut-butter-chocolate-energy-bites/

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Bikini Body Workout, Andrea Orbeck Fitness, Class FitSugar

If you have 10 minutes to spare, celebrity trainer Andrea Orbeck can help you get beach-ready. To help you rock your bikini bottoms, our latest Class FitSugar offers a full-body workout with a focus on the legs and glutes. Grab a set of three- to eight-pound dumbbells, press play, and get ready to work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODUxn8mDfKs

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