It's that time of year where holidays treats are everywhere you turn. And for diabetics or people facing pre-diabetes, it can be difficult to meet your goals when delicious candies and cookies are just a few steps away.
But did you know that a single chocolate chip cookie can have up to 16 grams of carbs?
If you're like us and you still have trouble saying "no" to all of the decadent and beautiful sweets, try making some of your own that are easy and will help you keep your blood sugar and carb intake under control!
This recipe cuts the amount of sugar needed by half and opts for raw sugar over processed. It also calls for coconut oil and whole wheat flour - easy substitutions to make these cookies a bit more healthy, but just as delicious!
What you'll need:
1 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of raw sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3.5 cups of whole wheat flour
Large mixing bowl
1. Stir together coconut oil and sugar in a large mixing bowl. 2. Add eggs, vanilla, and baking powder to the mixture. 3. Stir in flour until a solid ball of dough forms. 4. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour. 5. Roll chilled dough on a well-floured surface as thin or thick as you like. 6. Cut with cookie cutters and place about a half inch apart on a baking sheet. 7. Bake in a 350° oven for about 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
And if you still can't resist a traditional cookie at the holiday party this weekend, consider skipping your bread roll at dinner to still keep your carb intake consistent and enjoy your cookie guilt free!
Have questions about how to successfully manage your diabetes ? Schedule a 15 min call with Kent, our diabetes educator and pharmacist. He can help you learn how to celebrate the holidays safely with diabetes!
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