This afternoon I finished my last pass at the wrap coma I have put myself in over the last week. Once I like something, I really like it- and eat it every day! Today was a roasted veggie wrap:
- 1/2 of a Whole Wheat Lavash wrap with roasted eggplant and zucchini (my current favorite vegetable) with a healthy glob of Sundried Tomato and Basil Hummus
- Sprouted bread (4 grams of fiber per slice!), Jasmine Green Tea, Organic Hemp Protein (8 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber per serving), Olive Oil
- Gummy vitamins, Vanilla 0% Greek Yogurt (run to get this- it's as amazing as it sounds!), tempeh, organic pink lady apples, refried black beans, pesto, organic light string cheese, natural BBQ sauce, and Turkish figs.
- Topped with BBQ sauce, carmelized red onions, and artichoke. Yum yum! I served brussels sprouts on the side for extra chewing satisfaction.
Since the oven was already on and I still had my mom's mixer (Hi Mom! I'll give it back eventually), I went to town and baked chocolate chip cookies. Once upon a time, when hubby and I were courting, I used to make him cookies. I made the doughy, buttery, chocolate filled yummy kind and then I started experimenting and making healthier cookies. He always ate them- there was even a green cookie incident. It was the moment I knew he loved me <3!
When it comes to cookies, I think one needs to separate them from healthy eating. There is room for a real cookie in a diet from time to time. However, I can't help myself but to experiment. I saw the whole wheat pastry flour and went to town!
I present- Whole Wheat Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp brown sugar
Desired amount of chocolate chips
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 stick butter of choice
Vanilla extract to taste
2 Tbsp agave nectar
Mix all wet ingredients (the last 5) and then slowly incorporate the combined dry (1st 3 ingredients). Add in your chocolate chips too! Drop onto the cookie sheet using a spoon. This should make about 20 fairly large cookies. If you prefer, cover in melted chocolate like I did. It's still healthy because the recipe is whole wheat.
In all honesty, the texture of these is 'healthy.' I love healthy, so I enjoyed one with a dollop of my new greek vanilla yogurt: