Cookies - healthy or not healthy?

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    May 11, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    Hey guys

    I got bored and I wanted something sweet so I made cookies. In an attempt to make them healthy I substituted the butter for organic almond butter, I replaced the sugar with a banana and cinnamon and I used whole wheat flour and oats instead of white flour?

    Am I trying to convince myself this is good for me or is it actually a healthy snack?

    They taste good regardless kinda like a flapjack cookie lol.
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    May 11, 2014 8:56 PM GMT
    I don't know if it's "healthy" or not, but it's surely healthier than the original recipe. So enjoy them.
    Remember: if your regimen contains nothing pleasurable at all, you'll eventually fall off the wagon. So there's nothing wrong with this. At all.
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    May 11, 2014 8:56 PM GMT
    Danny_boy93 saidHey guys

    I got bored and I wanted something sweet so I made cookies. In an attempt to make them healthy I substituted the butter for organic almond butter, I replaced the sugar with a banana and cinnamon and I used whole wheat flour and oats instead of white flour?

    Am I trying to convince myself this is good for me or is it actually a healthy snack?

    They taste good regardless kinda like a flapjack cookie lol.


    can you send some on my way? icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 11, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    Well I've only had one because it's nearly 10pm and I would eat them regardless but I just didn't want to feel bad about it lol. Tbf I hate waste and the bananas were really ripe so they wouldn't have lasted much longer anyways so that's my justification icon_razz.gif

    I'm not really restrictive with my diet except sugar because my doctor has tested me for diabetes twice now because I drink so much water. I don't have it but now I take precautions about sugar just in case I do get it.
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    May 11, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    General rule of thumb - there are no healthy baked goods, only less unhealthy ones. Anyone remember the 700 calorie bran muffin craze in the '80s? Forget corn syrup, upsized portions, and Hagan Daaz pints; that's what really fueled America's obesity epidemic.
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    May 11, 2014 9:27 PM GMT
    Danny_boy93 saidHey guys

    I got bored and I wanted something sweet so I made cookies. In an attempt to make them healthy I substituted the butter for organic almond butter, I replaced the sugar with a banana and cinnamon and I used whole wheat flour and oats instead of white flour?

    Am I trying to convince myself this is good for me or is it actually a healthy snack?

    They taste good regardless kinda like a flapjack cookie lol.



    In my opinion as long as you have this frame of mind with all your food and have an active lifestyle then there is no need to wonder about things like this. That is unless you are training for something and then you would already know the answer to your question.

    Its not about diet, it's about lifestyle.

    Ps. Welcome back
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    May 11, 2014 9:30 PM GMT
    Cheers icon_smile.gif

    It's just a once in a while thing anyways. I made 4 and then froze the rest of the dough for another time. I usually have a smoothie when I want something sweet.