Love it, Like it, Hate it: Cookies!

Cookies are one of the ultimate diet indulgences, and quite frankly, it’s often difficult to stop at just one!  And with so many seemingly-healthy cookies in shelves, labeled as sugar free or low in fat, it’s hard to know what’s really a better option, so today we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best and worst of this sweet treat favorite!

 

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Swerve Make-Over of Quaker Oat’s Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie

Simply substitute coconut oil for butter, use Swerve Sweetener in place of one cup sugar (using raw sugar or brown sugar for the remaining quarter-cup sugar), and nix the raisins, and you’ve got a whole grain, no-sugar-added cookie with 20% fewer calories, 50% more fiber, and 80% less sugar!

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Kashi Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookie

First ingredient is rolled whole grain blend (oats, hard red wheat, rye, triticale, barley), followed by dark chocolate chips, canola oil, Kashi Seven whole grain flour blend…. BUT, a single cookie has 130 calories, along with 20 grams carbs, 4 grams fiber, and 8 grams sugar, so for those watching their waistlines, it’s key to stop at just one!

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Zoe’s House-Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookie:  470 calories, 80 grams carbs, 6 grams fiber, 50 grams sugar

Murray’s Sugar Free Cookies, 100% whole grain Newtons, Snackwell’s cookies, and WhoNu cookies are marketed as better-for-you cookie alternatives, but all have about as many calories & carbs as ordinary Chips Ahoy or Oreo cookies.


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