Eating Cookie Dough Just Got Healthier
September 19, 2012 23 Comments
Bored with the same old apple and peanut butter? Love to eat cookie dough out of the bowl?
Well, I have a solution for you! And, get this, it involves chickpeas.
Chickpeas were just featured on Dr. Oz as one of the cheapest and most nutritious foods you can eat. I am sure that when Toll House hears about this - they will start including chickpeas in their famous chocolate chip cookie recipe.
This is vegan cookie dough dip - no butter or eggs are used to make this work. This also involves just one bowl (your food processor) and zero cooking.
Think of it like "cookie dough hummus". This is seriously fun to make with the kiddos.
There is 1/2 cup of sugar in this recipe (or it wouldn't work) and it boils down to about 1 teaspoon of sugar per serving (1 tablespoon) - which I realize is not a healthy amount.
Keep this cookie dough dip in the TREAT category. Keep in mind that if you compare it to regular cookie dough (with the butter and eggs) you are doing much better in terms of saturated fat intake with this dip.
Serve it at a party and don't tell anyone about the chickpeas!
You could have a game - "name the mystery ingredient in the cookie dough dip" and the person who guesses correctly gets a can of chickpeas. No one will accuse YOU of having dull parties.
This dip works with apple or pear slices, in yogurt, on oatmeal or just straight into your mouth :0
For the photo, I used a new cutting board that Dexas sent me. Have you ever noticed that if you cut up your fruit on the same board as garlic or onions, it starts to taste funky? My husband was trying to get me to STOP chopping onions on the “fruit” board when this one showed up.
Not only can you designate it for the non-smelly foods, but you can serve your snacks on it. I think it is super cute and you can find it for $20 here:
Watermelon Cutting Board at Bed, Bath & Beyond
Have you tried cookie dough dip?
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Cookie Dough Dip Recipe
(makes 2 cups)
1 - 15 ounce can chickpeas
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup almond or soy milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Drain and rinse chickpeas. Put all ingredients except mini chocolate chips in food processor and blend until very smooth. Mix in chips and serve! Store in refrigerator for one week.
1 tablespoon is 78 calories, 2.7 g fat, 11 g carbohydrates, 3.0 g protein, 2.3 g fiber, 14 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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