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Sugar Cookies (Paleo & Vegan)

Mmmmm, it’s wintery and time for cookies. Of course, I prelude every season with that statement. ?? But nonetheless, these are a delicious addition to any season (especially with Valentine’s Day coming up), extremely allergy-friendly, & on the healthy side to boot! Can I hear a “woohoo?!”

If you’re new to the term “paleo,” you’re probably wondering what it means… Essentially, it excludes any grains, refined-sugars, and dairy from the diet. I’ve lost a ton of weight from going on this diet (45 pounds in 8 months), and I’m feeling GREAT. So, is it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! I fit into my high school-sized pants again… WHAT!?

I do still eat dairy products, because I simply can’t give up cheese. I went to college at Washington State University, so basically Cougar Gold cheese is the 8th food group in our house. ?? I usually make these cookies with butter, but I assure you that using the organic shortening in these is equally to die for!

Mix all of the cookie dough ingredients together! Make tablespoon sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. When cookies are cool, frost & eat! If you don’t want to frost, these cookies are great on their own, or dipped in chocolate. If you need dairy free chocolate, use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips!

For the frosting, mix everything in your Kitchen Aid except for the coconut oil… Then when everything is well-blended, drizzle melted coconut oil in slowly while continuing to mix on high. Whip for a few minutes and DONE!

I should note that I brought these to my preschool class and they were DEMOLISHED. There were no complaints whatsoever! ??

9 responses to “Sugar Cookies (Paleo & Vegan)”

These look amazing – just like those fluffy round sugar cookies with icing they sell at Kroger that I ate as a kid. I have been dying to have a Paleo/GF replacement for those! This looks like it could be the winner. Definitely pinning these to make soon!

The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

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2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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