Lactation Cookies Recipe No Sugar Deconstruction

Lactation cookie recipes are delicious and great for a treat. However, as a regular snack, these guys have just way too much sugar for me! Try my alternative recipe – there is no added sugar and has almost the same ingredients. And there’s no baking… OK, so they’re not cookies either – they’re what I call “deconstructed” lactation cookies. And it’s sweet enough it still feels like a treat!

They’re so easy to make and perfect for nursing moms who don’t have time to bake.

Sugarless Lactation Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup raw natural oats

Handful of raisins

Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt

2 Tbsp ground flax

1 cup of milk (dairy, nondairy or even breastmilk will work)

Instructions:

1. Put all of the ingredients except for the milk into a cereal bowl.

Recipe for Lactation Cookies No Sugar

2. Add the milk and stir.
No Sugar

3. Let it soak for a minimum of 5 minutes, less if you like raw oats and more if you like soft oats. The one below soaked for about 10 minutes.

Sugarless Lactation Cookies

4. Eat and enjoy!

Watermelon with Bulgarian Cheese

A popular summer snack recipe in Israel is watermelon with Bulgarian cheese. It’s sweet, it’s salty and best yet it requires little preparation. Simply cut up a watermelon and sprinkle chunks of Bulgarian (Bulgarit) cheese on it and that’s it! Curious to know more about Bulgarian cheese? Read on . . .

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High Protein Healthy Snack: Melon & Cottage Cheese

High protein snacks or high protein breakfasts are an important element of dieting for anyone from bodybuilders, diabetics or expectant moms. Protein doesn’t have to be boring – or come from meat! Try this tasty, simple and high protein snack – if you use 1 cup of cottage cheese, you’ll get 28 grams of protein!

High Protein Snack

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Heirloom Simplicity – The Last of the Tomatoes

Boo!  It’s the last of the tomatoes this season.  Whether in your backyard, the farmer’s market or your supermarket – for most of us – it’s the end of tomatoes.  There is no better way to say bye-bye to tomatoes than to enjoy a lovely heirloom tomato in its simplest form.  Simply slice it up, add a few drops of olive oil and some chunky sea salt.  See you next summer!

Heirloom Tomatoes

Spunky Apple Salad

Apples are awesome, but do you ever get bored with them?  Here is an easy recipe to spice up your apples!  It’s a great breakfast choice, filled with energy and fiber OR a nice after-gym snack.

Apple Salad

Cinnamon Poppy Apple Salad

Ingredients

1 Large Granny Smith Apple

1 Teaspoon Honey

1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds

1 Oz Walnuts (28 g)

1 Dash Cinnamon

Instructions

Mix all of the ingredients together!  That’s IT:)

Apple Walnut Tahini Snack

Diet changes are hard!  When I switched to my new healthy way of eating, I felt so victorious that I could now eat 3 meals a day and not snack.  But I was dead wrong.  My mood started changing and every day around mid-morning and mid-afternoon I didn’t feel hungry, but I felt angry.

I spoke with my nutrition coach and she suggested I add snacks.  I was indignant – I finally learned to eat just the right amount, my weight goal was almost reached and now she wanted me to eat more?!  As a solution, I cut down the calories in my main meals and added some snacks whenever I felt upset for no reason.

Here is an easy snack.  It’s raw, fits in with most special diets and best of all it’s tasty!

Apple Walnut Tahini Snack

Ingredients:

1 Granny Smith (or other tart apple)

3 Tbsp. Tahini Paste

30 grams (1 oz) walnuts, raw, unsalted, not roasted

Instructions:

Peel and slice the apple as shown.  Since I don’t use organic apples all the time (don’t judge!) I prefer to peel them first.  Throw the apples on a plate once they’re peeled and sliced and spoon on some tahini paste.  Add walnuts and there you go!  Use the apple as a “chip” and the tahini as a “dip.”

Tahini TIP: The tahini paste is concentrated.  If you’re using it for spreading and snacks like this, that’s great.  If you want to use it as a dip, you should mix it with water, lemon juice and add some garlic.  Keep stirring until it gets a smooth texture – it takes a minute or two and looks stringy until it’s mixed right.