except She did venture there….yep, Me.
Wait. You may be asking yourself this question:
The dietitian eats cookies?!?
Good Q, readers! Let me help you.
YES, I eat cookies.
I don’t view them as a reward or something I save up for.
They are just part of a day. Or not.
I am capable of enjoying a cookie without it leading to a binge.
I am not participating in any restrictive diet. This doesn’t mean sweets are a large part of my intake.
I, personally, have more trust in health professionals that seem “human”, rather than the fake types or those living a completely different life than what is selectively portrayed.
Yeah, I know I don’t post gobs of photos of me eating sweets, but that’s mostly because it is a small part of my food life.
So, the summary is : I eat cookies occasionally. The cookie exchange was just a ‘thing’ with friends and neighbors that I wanted to try. And yes, I now have a freezer full of homemade goodies to figure out what to do with (want to come over?).
I realized you may have thought of one other question. What cookie did I make?
I’m honestly not much of a cookie maker because I live at 8600 feet where baking is not my forte. However, I found a flour-free cookie with cocoa and coconut (hello, you two delights!) and not much sugar that interested me. (Note: just because there isn’t much sugar, doesn’t mean these are low calorie. They actually have a decent amount of fat.)
I adapted this recipe by adding more than a pinch of cayenne (for some ZING, y’all), more than a pinch of sea salt (I love the combo of chocolate + sea salt + coconut), and slightly less honey. I also skipped the dip in melted chocolate and just left them as is.
“Speak softly and carry big cookie. Big enough to share with a good friend.” — Cookie Monster