Snacks is a big problem for me. The Boy craves chips. I crave sugar.
When I make cookies for the Boy I make a batch and only cook about 10. I do this for a few reasons:
- When I have a cookie craving I want about 4 – 2 now and 2 for lunch the next day.
- The Boy has no restraint when it comes to fresh cookies. If I make 50 he’ll eat 50. He’ll feel sick afterward and probably even while he is eating them… but he’ll keep going. They’re fresh cookies after all – who doesn’t love those.
- If I only make a few of them and drop out the rest I can in theory make cookies with ease next time. Only every fourth batch do I need to actually go through the long process of making cookies – all the other times I can just grab 10 cookie balls, stick them in the oven and POOF – delicious cookies without all the work.
This method is great in theory except for one small problem. Did I mention I crave sugar? The Boy would tell you I would give him hell for doing this but every once in a while I go into the kitchen looking for… something. What do I find? Healthy fruit? No. Frozen cookie dough ball? Yes.
Is that gross? It might be. But it’s so delicious.
So when I read about these over at Peas and Thank You – I was intrigued, but not quite ready to try them. With the new food challenge though – I thought now or never and gave them a whirl.
They are delicious. They don’t taste like real cookie dough balls – but they’re still delightful – or pealightful as Mamma Pea would say.
The Boy isn’t a huge fan – and they don’t really help his snack situation since all schools in York Region are nut free. But I think they’re great. And because they’re so packed full of goodness they’re surprisingly filling. I did a hot yoga class a couple weeks ago
and nearly died and stuck two in a bag for afterward. Awesome. Gave me a little pick-me-up on the go.
Now if only I could eat only these – do you think that would count as cleaning up my eating?
Some other great snacks I’m loving lately:
No-Bake Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites – I added some flax to these and the Boy wants me to try and make them drier – so I’m thinking of trying them again with some ground rice cakes. These are nut-free which is good for school snacks!
I also have some Raw Chocolate Brownies in my freezer right now. They are not brownies. They are more like fudge… that you eat with a spoon. They are very gooey. But good. Just not brownies.
I figure if I can make my snacks
healthy healthier that’s always a step in the right direction.
What kind of snacks do you love?