Food for Thought – National Bake Cookies Day

Celebrating National Bake Cookies Day!

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Welcome to the sweet celebration of National Bake Cookies Day!

While indulging in traditional cookies is a delightful way to mark this occasion, we're here to explore healthier alternatives that still satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising on flavor or nutrition.

Join us on a journey of baking bliss as we discover wholesome ingredients and creative recipes that make your favorite cookies a guilt-free pleasure.

Nutrient-Packed Additions

Elevate your cookie game by incorporating nutrient-dense ingredients. Consider adding chopped nuts, seeds, or dried fruits for extra crunch and flavor. This not only enhances the texture but also provides essential vitamins and minerals.

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Dairy-Free Delights

For those with lactose intolerance or seeking dairy-free options, try using plant-based milk and non-dairy butter alternatives. There are many flavorful options available that won’t compromise on taste.

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Mindful Portion Control

Enjoying your cookies in moderation is key to a balanced approach. Portion control helps you savor the deliciousness without overindulging.

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Experiment with Gluten-Free Options

Explore gluten-free flours like rice flour, chickpea flour, or a gluten-free baking mix for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

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This National Bake Cookies Day, let’s embrace the joy of baking while making conscious choices for our health. With these healthier alternatives, you can relish the delectable taste of cookies guilt-free. So, preheat those ovens, gather your ingredients, and embark on a baking adventure that combines the love of cookies with a commitment to well-being.

Happy baking!

– Krupa Patel, MPA, RD/LDN Registered Dietitian

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Check out our previous edition of Food for Thought!

As the festive season unfolds, we find ourselves immersed in the delightful tradition of gingerbread houses. Learn about the history of gingerbread houses and some recipes to create one of your own with our previous edition of Food for Thought!

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