This is the snack I eat every time my sweet tooth hits. Gluten free & sugar free recipe!
Happy Friday! How did your week go?! I hope the short week treated you well 🙂 Today, I’m sharing a yummy snack that’s great for those Friday nights when you’re wanting something sweet.
If you’re anything like me, sweets can be your downfall. You can handle the whole day, eating on plan, getting in all your veggies and protein, but by 5pm, you’re looking for something to fill your sugar cravings.
When this craving hits, you’ve got a few options that won’t hinder your progress.
Grab a piece of fruit (or frozen berries, my fave)
Eat half a protein bar (Quest or Clif Z-Bars, yum)
Eat just a square of dark chocolate
OR, try my protein cookie dough made with my favorite protein.
I prefer my cookie dough because volume. There’s something satisfying about a food that lasts more than a few bites. Don’t get me wrong. I love my dark chocolate but that’s “over” way too fast. With this cookie dough, you get 1 protein and 1/2-1 carb serving, and that leaves me feeling very sated.
It’s a super basic recipe that you can tweak to your cravings, too. Add chocolate chips, frozen berries, or shredded coconut to your protein cookie dough. Anything you want: just be sure to measure those add-ins. This will make sure you don’t go overboard.
Let me know if you try it! In addition to being a great cravings buster, it’s an awesome pre or post workout treat 🙂
Oh, if you are looking for ways to fit this yummy protein cookie dough into your diet, head over to my instagram to see how I #mindthemiddle in all nutrition situations. It’s totally possible to have your cake and eat it too, I promise!
What’s your favorite “healthy” snack?